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SSUD12-309: Sustainable Building Services


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

Subject details

FacultyFaculty of Society & Design
Semesters offered
  • May 2018 [Standard Offering]
Study abroadNot Available to Study Abroad students
Study areas
  • Architecture and Built Environment
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2017: $4,205
  • Commencing in 2018: $4,247

Learning outcomes

1. Identify the components of conventional engineering systems in building and an ability to describe their functions in general terms and the issues involved in their design.
2. Describe and discuss the contribution of engineering services in buildings to total energy use and consequent environmental impacts.
3. Identify alternative systems for meeting the needs of building users/occupants that are currently met by conventional engineering systems.
4. Recognise the life-cycle costs and benefits associated with the use of low energy and/or passive engineering systems in buildings.


Pre-requisite: SSUD11-101 Understanding Buildings 1

Subject outlines

Subject dates

Enrolment opens19/03/2017
Semester start15/05/2017
Subject start15/05/2017
Cancellation 1?29/05/2017
Cancellation 2?05/06/2017
Last enrolment28/05/2017
Last withdrawal?09/06/2017
Teaching census?09/06/2017