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Competency in Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning (HVAC), Certificate

  • Application Deadline
  • 3 months
    Duration
Online
This course is designed for engineers and technicians from a wide range of abilities and backgrounds and will provide an excellent introduction to the fundamentals of heating, ventilation and air-conditioning.

About

It commences with a review of psychrometric charts and then examines the factors that influence design choices, indoor air quality, load calculations and heating/ventilation and air-conditioning systems.

Numerous tips and tricks taught throughout the course make it very practical and topical to your every day applications.

By the end of this course you will be able to:
  • Maintain and troubleshoot HVAC systems
  • Understand and apply the psychrometic chart
  • Design for good air quality
  • Perform basic load calculations
  • Initiate an effective inspection and maintenance program
  • Reduce forced outages and prevent serious damage to HVAC equipment
  • Provide an overview of the legislative requirements plus the essential steps and responsibilities for the maintenance and repair of HVAC systems
  • Outline the technologies available for the efficient energy management using HVAC systems

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 3 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
    • Time flexibility
      Semi-structured
    • Attendance
      No Attendance
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
    • Student interaction
      Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions), Online group works/assignments

Programme Structure

Course outline:

  • Introduction to HVAC
  • Psychrometry
  • Requirements of Comfort Air Conditioning
  • Heating and Cooling Load Calculation Procedure
  • HVAC Systems
  • Variable Air Volume (VAV) Systems
  • Duct design, Air Flow and its Distribution
  • Insulation of Air-Conditioning Systems and Air-Conditioning Equipment
  • Refrigeration
  • Installation, Commissioning, Operation, Testing and Maintenance
  • Fault Finding and Troubleshooting and Green House Effect and Future Refrigerants

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

A working knowledge of basic electrical engineering principles is required. Experience in planning, installation and maintenance of electrical equipment and systems will enable the course to be placed in context. If you have no electrical background, you will struggle with this course

Technological Requirements

All you need to participate is a computer with an adequate Internet connection, speakers and, if possible, a microphone. The software package and setup details will be sent to you on the course start date

Tuition Fee

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