SRT757 - Building Systems and Environment


2020 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 2: Waterfront (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125




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Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 2 hour class per week, 1 x 1 hour seminar per week.  

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin, and includes 5 x 1 hour online seminars per trimester.


Students will be able to evaluate and ascertain the salient problems occurring in building environments with respect to acoustics, energy and lighting through computational and simulation tools. They will engage in a series of case studies to examine energy, lighting and acoustic environmental principles and practical application. The unit will review and challenge students to recognise the appropriate selection of environmental systems and principles to enhance thermal, visual and aural comfort. Students will analyse building envelope materials and assemblies to respond to climatic conditions in order to reduce capital equipment, energy costs and CO2 emissions. Students will appraise various lighting concepts and their systems applied. The unit will introduce the application of day light modelling and artificial lighting installation design with specific emphasis on to the terminology and indicators of good lighting practice allowing students to make informed judgments in relation to their role as built environment professionals. Students will engage in discussion of aural environment and acoustic design of rooms in regards to reverberation times, background noise and speech intelligibility. They will be able to select suitable materials, understand noise problems and sound transmission through structures.

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