MAST2016 - Ventilation Systems in Buildings


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Digital oral examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Digital oral examination 100/100

Course content

• Indoor climate; indoor environment, comfort, noise, regulations, standards • Psycrometry; definitions, diagram, processes • Sound; sources, acoustics, dampening, insulation • Ventilation principles; air movement, mixing, displacement • Ventilation systems; components, system solutions, air conditioning, air distribution • Ventilation frameworks; natural ventilation, mechanical exhaust ventilation, balanced ventilation, hybrid ventilation • Demand controlled ventilation • Measurements and balancing • Sizing; thermal basis, physiological basis, flow basis, channels, sound

Learning outcome

Knowledge The candidate has knowledge of • Regulations and standards for ventilation systems in buildings • Requirements for good indoor climate • Properties of moist air • Noise criteria, sources, dampening and insulation in ventilation systems • Different ventilation principles and frameworks for ventilation systems in buildings • Different components in ventilation systems • Ventilation systems commissioning Skills The candidate can • Use the Mollier diagram for moist air • Design and size ventilations systems for modern buildings • Balance ventilation systems in buildings General competence The candidate can • Communicate with architects, building consultants and other stakeholders in the building industry regarding ventilation systems integration in buildings • Assess the influence of ventilation on indoor climate and health • Communicate insight in opportunities and limitations regarding ventilation system alternatives to different stakeholders • Discuss opportunities for innovation and development within ventilation systems for buildings

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, exercises and laboratory work. Possibly visit(s) at buildings and companies. Self-study.

Compulsory assignments

  • Excercises
  • Laboratory exercises
  • Excursions/Practical activities

Further on evaluation

About the assessment 2/3 of the exercises must be approved. Laboratory work is mandatory, as long as nothing else is agreed upon. Excursions and other practical activities are mandatory. Allowed exam aids: Selected basic calculator. The repetition exam is held in May/June.Upon resit exam examination (Kontinuasjonseksamen), the written exam may be changed to oral examination. This is decided by the professional teacher.

Specific conditions

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Mechanical Engineering (BIMASKIN)

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2021

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Heat Ventilation and Sanitary Engineering
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Energy and Process Engineering


Examination arrangement: Digital oral examination

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Digital oral examination 100/100 2021-12-06
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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