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SSUD71-309: Building Services


This subject provides an introduction to building services which include plumbing, electrical, mechanical and vertical transportation services. Students will be able to identify at the completion of this subject the appropriate services to a particular building with an ability to estimate approximate costs. Students will be asked to undertake a number of case studies.

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: $4,890
  • Commencing in 2020: $5,070

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. List the life-cycle costs and benefits associated with the use of low energy and/or passive engineering systems in buildings.
5. Recognise the space occupied by building services installations and where they are best placed.

Enrolment requirements

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Co-requisites: ?

There are no co-requisites.

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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

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