|Year of offer||2018|
|Subject level||Undergraduate Level 2|
|Fees||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
This subject covers key elements of building services and sustainability at a residential and commercial scale. The subject aims to teach the basic terminology and concepts behind providing comfortable and effectively functioning buildings in terms of sun, envelope, services (water, waste, gas, electricity, data, fire protection), heating and cooling, air quality, acoustics and vertical transport. Using the sustainability tools being used in the industry (FirstRate5, NABERS and Green Star) students will be given a framework in which to understand how buildings perform and their impact on the environment. They will also be introduced to modelling software that will enable them to carry out performance analysis of initial designs.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this subject students will be able to:
- Understand the terminology, principles and techniques of environmental control systems at both small and medium scale;
- Integrate environmental controls into architectural designs in a sustainable manner.
The following skills should be obtained upon completion of the subject:
- Written, verbal and graphic presentation of ideas;
- Critical thinking and analysis;
- Evaluation of existing knowledge;
- Appropriate use of design terminology;
- Application of generic theories to specific examples.
Eligibility and requirements
One of the following subjects
|Code||Name||Teaching period||Credit Points|
|ARCH10002||Construction as Alchemy||
|ABPL10005||Understanding the Built Environment||
Admission into the B-ENVS and Completion of 50pts of Architecture or Construction major subjects prior to taking the subject
Core participation requirements
The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.
Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home
- Assignment 1, submission of written report and drawings equivalent to 1200 words due week 5, 30%;
- Weekly Quizzes equivalent to 1200 words, 30%;
- One 2-hour exam (equivalent to 2000 words) at the end of the semesterperiod, 40%.
Hurdle requirement: A minimum of 40% must be achieved in the examination in order to pass the subject. Minimum 80% attendance at tutorials is also a hurdle requirement.
Dates & times
- Semester 1
Principal coordinator Xavier Cadorel Mode of delivery On Campus — Parkville Contact hours 2 hours of lectures and 2 hours of tutorials per week. Total time commitment 170 hours Teaching period 26 February 2018 to 27 May 2018 Last self-enrol date 9 March 2018 Census date 31 March 2018 Last date to withdraw without fail 4 May 2018 Assessment period ends 22 June 2018
Semester 1 contact information
- Semester 2
Principal coordinator Xavier Cadorel Mode of delivery On Campus — Parkville Contact hours 2 hours of lectures and 2 hours of tutorials per week. Total time commitment 170 hours Teaching period 23 July 2018 to 21 October 2018 Last self-enrol date 3 August 2018 Census date 31 August 2018 Last date to withdraw without fail 21 September 2018 Assessment period ends 16 November 2018
Semester 2 contact information
Time commitment details
Recommended texts and other resources
Alison Kwok, The Green Studio Handbook: Environmental Strategie, 2nd Edition.
- Construction major
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- Architecture major
- Urban Design and Planning major
- Property major
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- Environments Discipline subjects
- Landscape Architecture major
This subject is available as breadth in the following courses:
- Bachelor of Commerce
- Bachelor of Environments
- Bachelor of Science
- Bachelor of Music
- Bachelor of Biomedicine
- Bachelor of Design
- Bachelor of Arts