|Year of offer||2019|
|Subject level||Graduate coursework|
|Fees||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
The subject teaches how to use two modelling approaches to investigate and communicate complex and innovative environmental solutions for energy efficient building design. Led by experienced software users from industry and from software manufactures, this course will allow students to specialise in a software tool which they may already be using at their work.
Based on a case study approach students will assess an existing or new building project and prepare the documentation arguing for the innovative approaches to energy efficiency that are proposed. Focus will not only be on learning how to model these complex scenarios, but also how to interpret their practicality and develop risk profiles allowing end users to be able to choose between innovation and benefit.
Intended learning outcomes
On successful completion, students will be able to:
- Model complex scenarios including natural ventilation, mixed mode/hybrid ventilation, use of passive techniques such as thermal chimneys, thermal mass, chilled beams, labyrinths, geothermal energy and solar energy
- Use modelling to develop risk benefit scenarios
- Communicate the benefits of various alternative options
- Interpret results
- Appreciate the relationship between design elements and thermal performance
- Be able to add meaningfully to a business case of an innovative system within an active actual project
Eligibility and requirements
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
- Concept design presentation to class, due last day of class, 20%, 1000 word equivalent;
- Final Report, due 3 weeks after last day of class, 40%, 2000 words;
- Take home exam, due 2 weeks after last day of class, 40%, 2000 word equivalent.
Quotas apply to this subject
Dates & times
Principal coordinator Christopher Jensen Mode of delivery On Campus — Parkville Contact hours 36 hours Total time commitment 170 hours Teaching period 24 June 2019 to 12 July 2019 Last self-enrol date 17 February 2019 Census date 5 July 2019 Last date to withdraw without fail 19 July 2019 Assessment period ends 2 August 2019
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Time commitment details
Additional delivery details
This subject is a quota subject and places are limited. Students may provisionally enrol via the Student Portal, but places are not guaranteed until selection is completed. You will be notified in writing by the Student Centre if you are selected.
Selection criteria: Academic merit. Priority will be given to students enrolled in the Master of Environments (Energy Efficiency Modelling and Implementation)
For detailed information on the quota subject application process and due dates, refer to the EDSC Quota Subjects webpage: http://edsc.unimelb.edu.au/quota-subjects
There are no specifically prescribed or recommended texts for this subject.
- Related Handbook entries
- Available to Study Abroad and/or Study Exchange Students
This subject is available to students studying at the University from eligible overseas institutions on exchange and study abroad. Students are required to satisfy any listed requirements, such as pre- and co-requisites, for enrolment in the subject.