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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 2019 [Standard Offering]
  • May 2020 [Standard Offering]
Study areas
  • Architecture and Built Environment
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2018: $4,247
  • Commencing in 2019: $4,290

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.

Enrolment requirements

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There are no co-requisites.

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  • Study Abroad Students

Subject outlines

Subject dates

Standard Offering
Enrolment opens18/03/2018
Semester start14/05/2018
Subject start14/05/2018
Cancellation 1?28/05/2018
Cancellation 2?04/06/2018
Last enrolment27/05/2018
Last withdrawal?08/06/2018
Teaching census?08/06/2018