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SSUD71-309: Building Services


This subject provides an introduction to building services which includes electrical, mechanical (HVAC), hydraulics, fire protection and vertical transportation services for medium to large scale, multi-storey buildings. Conventional and alternative systems will be explored with students able to identify at the completion of this subject the appropriate services to a particular building. Students will be required to undertake investigations of systems and buildings.

Subject details

FacultyFaculty of Society & Design
Semesters offered
  • September 2019 [Non-Standard Offering]
  • January 2020 [Non-Standard Offering]
  • May 2020 [Non-Standard Offering]
Study areas
  • Architecture and Built Environment
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2019: $5,220
  • Commencing in 2020: $5,410

Learning outcomes

1. Identify the components of conventional engineering systems in buildings, and have the ability to describe their functions in general terms and the issues involved in their design.
2. Evaluate with justified reasoning appropriate systems for various building scenarios.
3. Estimate the space occupied by building services installations and where they are best placed in buildings.
4. Describe and discuss the life-cycle issues associated with engineering services in buildings; costs, lifespan, energy use and consequent environmental impacts.
5. Identify alternative systems for meeting the needs of building users/occupants that are currently met by conventional engineering systems.

Enrolment requirements

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Subject outlines

Subject dates

Non-Standard Offering
Enrolment opens11/11/2018
Semester start14/01/2019
Subject start28/01/2019
Cancellation 1?08/02/2019
Cancellation 2?10/02/2019
Last enrolment06/02/2019
Withdraw – Financial?18/02/2019
Withdraw – Academic?03/03/2019
Teaching census?17/02/2019
Non-Standard Offering
Enrolment opens18/03/2019
Semester start13/05/2019
Subject start13/05/2019
Cancellation 1?27/05/2019
Cancellation 2?31/05/2019
Last enrolment25/05/2019
Withdraw – Financial?10/06/2019
Withdraw – Academic?27/06/2019
Teaching census?09/06/2019
Non-Standard Offering
Enrolment opens14/07/2019
Semester start09/09/2019
Subject start16/09/2019
Cancellation 1?29/09/2019
Cancellation 2?02/10/2019
Last enrolment27/09/2019
Withdraw – Financial?11/10/2019
Withdraw – Academic?27/10/2019
Teaching census?10/10/2019