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ARCH70-126: Designing for Sustainable Futures


This subject explores how design strategies and methodologies can play a fundamental role in understanding and addressing broader contemporary global environmental, cultural and social challenges.  Understanding of our place and position amongst a complex web of ecological systems is discussed and demonstrated.

A particular area of focus is an analysis and application of passive design strategies including passive solar design, natural ventilation, environmental performance and thermal comfort as a means of reducing energy usage and improving user well-being.

Subject details

FacultyFaculty of Society & Design
Semesters offered
  • May 2023 [Standard Offering]
Study areas
  • Architecture and Built Environment
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2022: $2,505
  • Commencing in 2023: $2,570

Learning outcomes

1. Demonstrate an awareness and understanding of broader environmental, social and cultural challenges. 2. Develop critical and holistic thinking between ecological systems and design methods. 3. Demonstrate an awareness of a set of contextual environments. 4. Develop verbal presentation skills combined with 2D and 3D communication techniques. 5. Ability to work collaboratively and contribute constructively to a team environment.

Enrolment requirements

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  • Study Abroad Students

This subject is not available as a general elective. To be eligible for enrolment, the subject must be specified in the students’ program structure.

Subject outlines

Subject dates

Standard Offering
Enrolment opens20/03/2022
Semester start16/05/2022
Subject start16/05/2022
Cancellation 1?30/05/2022
Cancellation 2?06/06/2022
Last enrolment29/05/2022
Withdraw – Financial?11/06/2022
Withdraw – Academic?02/07/2022
Teaching census?10/06/2022