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Kingdom of Saudi

Arabia
Ministry of Higher
Education

Qassim University
College of Architecture,
Planning and Design

Course Specifications
Institution: Qassim University
College:
College of Architecture, Planning and Design
Program: B.Sc in Architecture
Department offering the course: Architecture Dept.

A. Course Identification & General Information


1. Course Title: Environmental Control Systems Course Code: Phy 105
2. Credit Hours: 3

Lecture: 3

Tutorial: 0

Practical: 0

3. Program in which the course is offered: Arch Program


4. Name of faculty member Responsible for the course:
Prof. Dr. Tomas Ucol-Ganiron Jr
5. Year: 2nd

Level: 3rd Level

6- Pre-requisites of the course : - Math 108


7- Co-requisites of the course: - None
8- Location if not on main Campus: -

Total: 3

Kingdom of Saudi
Arabia
Ministry of Higher
Education

Qassim University
College of Architecture,
Planning and Design

B. Objectives of the Course


1- Summary of the main learning outcomes for students enrolled in the course
Upon completion of this course, the student will:
Promote an understanding of the nature and essence of physical principles.
Foster implementation of the scientific approach in the analysis of real life
situations.
Encourage the development of problem solving techniques.
Foster an appreciation and enjoyment of physics as a part of universal human
culture.
Encourage the development of practical skills
Provide an appreciation that physical laws are universal
Cultivate an appreciation of the influence of physics in everyday life.
Encourage an understanding of technological applications of physics and its
importance as a subject of social, economic and industrial relevance.
2. Course development plans
Plans for Course Development:
- Increase of web-based reference material through the establishment of a web-site linked
to the college site and including text and exercise materials.
- Updating the course material through the continuous development of the college
undergraduate plan and the curriculum.

C- Course Description:
1- Course contents:
Topic
Course Introduction.
Measurement
Motion Along a Straight line
(Linear Motion and Free Fall)

Week /
Date

Hours

Lectures

1st

2nd-3rd

Tutorial/
Practical
0

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Arabia
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Qassim University
College of Architecture,
Planning and Design
Motions in Two or Three Dimensions
(Projectile Motion)

4th-5th

Force, Friction and Laws of Motion

6th

Long Quiz

7th

Kinetic Energy and Work

8th

Power and Potential Energy

9th

Equilibrium and Elasticity

10th

Midterm Examination

11th

Light, Vision and Colours

12th

Optics

13th

Seminar Lecture in Physics

14th

Final Examination

15th

0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0

2- Course components (total contact hours per semester): 45


Lecture
45

Tutorial
0

Laboratory

Practical/ Field work/ Internship

Other:

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3. Additional private study/learning hours expected for students per week.


4 hrs

4 Intended Learning Outcomes of the Course (ILOs)


a. Knowledge.
(i) Description of the knowledge to be acquired

Knowledge and Understanding of:


- Vectors and scalars

Kingdom of Saudi
Arabia
Ministry of Higher
Education

Qassim University

College of Architecture,
Planning and Design
- Uniformly accelerated motion
- Newtons laws
- Equilibrium under the action of concurrent and coplanar forces
- Work, energy and power
- Impulse and momentum
- Elasticity, stress and strain
- Light, colors and vision
- Optics
(ii) Teaching strategies to be used to develop that knowledge

Lectures
Assignments, at home
Discussions in the Class

(iii) Methods of assessment of knowledge acquired

Quizzes: to assess understanding of the course knowledge.


Assignment reports: to assess ability to answer some comprehensive questions.
Midterm Exams: to assess understanding of the course knowledge.
Final Exam: to assess understanding of the course knowledge.

b. Cognitive (Intellectual) Skills.


(i) Cognitive skills to be developed

- How to apply the techniques taught in the course to analyze and solve problems of
statics.
- Ability to formulate and test hypotheses
(ii) Teaching strategies to be used to develop these cognitive skills

Lectures
Assignments, at home
Discussions in the Class

(iii) Methods of assessment of students cognitive skills

Quizzes: the ability to know the fundamental principles of statics, lights and optics
Assignment reports: the ability to solve and analyze physics problems related to
statics, lights, colors, vision and optics in the actual practice of architecture
Midterm Exams: the ability to discuss, analyze, and solve the associated problems.
Final Exam: the intellectual skills such as analytical skills and ability to solve
physics problems.

Kingdom of Saudi
Arabia
Ministry of Higher
Education

Qassim University

College of Architecture,
Planning and Design

c. Interpersonal Skills and Responsibility


(i) Description of the interpersonal skills and capacity to carry responsibility to be developed

Team work
Ideas development and sharing with others

(ii) Teaching strategies to be used to develop these skills


Assignments, at home
Discussions in the Class
(iii) Methods of assessment of students interpersonal skills
Oral Group Exams: to assess interactive and communication abilities.
d. Communication, Information Technology and Numerical Skills
(i) Teaching strategies to be used to develop these skills
Assignments, at home
(ii) Methods of assessment of students numerical and communication skills
Assignment Reports: to assess technical report writing abilities.
Discussion Groups: to assess interactive and communication abilities.
e. Psychomotor (if applicable) & Other Non-cognitive Skills
(i) Description of the psychomotor or other skills to be developed and the level of performance required
Not Applicable

(ii) Teaching strategies to be used to develop these skills

-----------------(iii) Methods of assessment of students psychomotor skills

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Kingdom of Saudi
Arabia
Ministry of Higher
Education

Qassim University
College of Architecture,
Planning and Design
5- Schedule of Assessment Tasks for Student During the Semester:
Assessment
1
2
3
4

Assessment task (test, group project, examination etc.)

Week due

Weight of

Activity 1
Assignment 1
Activity 2
Activity 3

2%
2%
2%
2%

Long Quizzes

6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13

Activity 4
Activity 5
Mid Term Exam
Assignment 2
Continuous class evaluation
Group reports and seminars
Attendance
Final Exam

Week 2
Week 4
Week 4
Week 5
Week 6
& Week
14
Week 8
Week 9
Week 12
Week 13
1st -15th
Week 13
1st -15th
Week 16

15%
2%
2%
15%
2%
2%
2%
2%
50%

D. Student Support:
- 6 Office hours per week are offered by the instructor to aid the students and support

them. 10 hours/week

E. Learning Resources:
Title

Author

Edition

Publishing
Company

ISBN

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1. Required Text(s)

-Ganiron, Tomas Jr U., Module in College Physics for Architecture, Qassim University, Buraidah
City, 2014
2. Essential References
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Arabia
Ministry of Higher
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Qassim University

College of Architecture,
Planning and Design
3- Recommended Books and Reference Material (Journals, Reports, etc) (Attach List)

-Sears, Zemansky. , University Physics, (13th edition),New York: John Wiley & Sons, 2011
-Haliday, David., Resnick, Robert., Fundamental of Physics (9 th edition), New York: John Wiley
& Sons, 2011

F- Facilities Required
1. Accommodation

- Lecture Room (5x6 m) equipped with Smart Board, White Board, Data Show,
Overhead projector,
2. Computing resources

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3. Other resources

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G Course Evaluation and Improvement Processes


1 Strategies for Obtaining Student Feedback on Effectiveness of Teaching

Questionnaire,
Observing the students opinions recorded in the college student site
Appeal box
Carrying out extensive questioners by a sample of the distinguished students
just after the graduation from the college.

2 Other Strategies for Evaluation of Teaching by the Instructor or by the Department

Periodical review of the teaching methods by both the department council and
the education affairs vice dean. Questionnaire,
Observing the students opinions recorded in the college student site
Appeal box
3 Processes for Improvement of Teaching

Evaluation of the course outlines by external staff member from outside the
university
Periodical contact with the different architecture authorities and industries for
evaluating and getting their feedback and suggestions concerning the course
outlines.

Kingdom of Saudi
Arabia
Ministry of Higher
Education

Qassim University

College of Architecture,
Planning and Design
4. Processes for Verifying Standards of Student Achievement

It is planned to:
Check marking of a sample of student work by an independent faculty member.
Exchange periodically, and remark a sample of assignments with a faculty
member in King Saud University (KSU).
5. The planning arrangements for periodically reviewing course effectiveness and planning for
improvement.

- Assessment and evaluation of the level of achieving the course outcomes through
a continuous improvement process (part of a quality assurance system established
by the university),
- Consequently, actions are to be taken to improve the course delivery when
necessary.
- Review of the course objectives, outcomes and curriculum each 2 years.