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Area/Catalogue
CIVE 2008

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
013010

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s

This class has not been
timetabled for year 2020.

Course owner

Course owner
School of Natural and Built Environments

Course aim

To demonstrate the physical principles used in the design and management of buildings to create environmentally suitable and sustainable conditions.

Course content

Psychrometry and thermal comfort. Admission and exclusion of solar radiation. Resultant temperature, design heat loss/gain, ventilation and insulation. Thermal modelling software. Surveying of building case study. Energy efficiency, life cycle energy concepts, greenhouse gas emissions and other environmental considerations. Requirements of Australian Standard 1680. Introduction to lighting surveys and design methods. Control of noise. Noise annoyance and the community. Building Management Systems (BMS), intelligent buildings and controls.

Textbook(s)

Szokolay, S V 2008, Introduction to Architectural Science: The Basis of Sustainable Design, 2nd edition, Elsevier

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY EAST
Lecture 2 hours x 13 weeks
Tutorial 1 hour x 13 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, CITY EAST
Assignment 1000 words 20% N/A
Group assignment Approx. 1200 words per student 45% N/A
Test N/A 35% 2 hours

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 2)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

Course Coordinators

School of Natural and Built Environments

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