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IDES-EDU: summary of final educational structure

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IDES-EDU is an EU funded project. One of the core outputs of the IDES-EDU project is the design of two full courses on Integral Sustainable Energy Design of the Built Environment which will apply to students (Master level) and to professionals (Post-Graduate level) and will focus on a multi-disciplinary approach integrating elements of architectural, civil, environmental and mechanical engineering. The final educational structure for IDES-EDU is now a reality.
IDES-EDU structure of education
One of the core outputs of the IDES-EDU project is the design of two full courses on Integral Sustainable Energy Design of the Built Environment. These courses will apply to students (Master level) and to professionals (Post-Graduate level) and will focus on a multi-disciplinary approach integrating elements of architectural, civil, environmental and mechanical engineering. The Master course will take four semesters while the Post-Graduate course will take two semesters.

Project partners have identified and assessed the market needs in their country and concluded to a common required "expertise profile" which along with their experience helped determine the structure of education. The final educational structure is now a reality:

Fundamental Educational Packages

  • Integrated Design Process
  • Architectural Quality
  • Sustainable Buildings
  •  Building and Renewable Energy Concepts
  • Indoor Environment 
  • Outdoor Environment
  • Market and Cost Benefit
  • EPBD

Theoretical Educational Packages  

  • Heating/Cooling
  • Lighting
  • Ventilation
  • Energy Production 

Practical Educational Package  

  • Training building objects as cases for implementation of Integrated Energy Efficient Building Design theory and methodology (>Work Package 4)

Master Thesis 

The content of the educational packages is at the final stages of development. Its completion is expected at the end of this year. Once it is finalised it will be implemented into existing courses of the 15 partner Universities or as a new course.

In order to assist in education and training new teaching techniques such as e-learning, multimedia teaching and pedagogical methods shall be included.

For more information please visit the IDES-EDU project website: http://www.ides-edu.eu/