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SRT757 - Building Systems and Environment

Unit details

Year:

2020 unit information

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

0.125

Unit Chair:Trimester 2: Mark Luther
Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Typical 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:

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

Content

The unit examines thermal, visual and aural environmental principles. Students will be able to evaluate and ascertain the salient problems occurring in building environments with respect to acoustics, energy and lighting.  They will engage in a series of case studies to examine thermal, visual and aural environmental theoretical principles and practical application. The unit will challenge students to recognise the appropriate selection of environmental system principle 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 as well as colour classifications.  The unit will introduce the application of day light modelling and lighting installation design with specific emphasis on integration control, computational methods and software for lighting design to enable 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. Computational methods are introduced for evaluation and assessment of acoustical environments to support effective decision making to improve built environment performance.

 

 

These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this Unit

At the completion of this unit successful students can:

Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes

ULO1

Understand thermal, visual and aural environmental principles

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO4: Critical thinking
GLO5: Problem solving

ULO2

Evaluate and appraise the appropriate selection of environmental systems to enhance thermal
visual and aural comfort

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO2: Communication
GLO3: Digital literacy
GLO4: Critical thinking
GLO5: Problem solving
GLO8: Global citizenship

ULO3

Apply computational methods and software to make informed judgments in relation to their role as built environment professionals

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO2: Communication
GLO3: Digital literacy
GLO4: Critical thinking
GLO5: Problem solving

ULO4

Develop individual skills and expertise in order to contribute to team work

GLO2: Communication
GLO3: Digital literacy
GLO6: Self-management
GLO7: Teamwork

These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year

Assessment

Assessment Description Student output Weighting (% total mark for unit) Indicative due week
Acoustic task Assessment report 30% Week 4
Energy task (group) Written report 30% Week 7
Lighting task Written report 40% Week 11

The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.

Learning Resource

There is no prescribed text. Unit materials are provided via the unit site. This includes unit topic readings and references to further information.

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