Environmental Design (PG)

Subject 702-883 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Graduate/Postgraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:

Semester 1, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Two hours of lectures and up to two hours of tutorials per week.
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability


Dr Darko Radovic
Subject Overview:
Introduction to environmentally responsive and responsible architecture and urban spaces. Topics include environmental issues in architecture and urbanism, primary concepts in environmentally-responsive design, energy use in the built environment, effective use of energy resources, new environmentally-responsive strategies for architectural design and urban development, bioclimatic architecture and urbanism, bioclimatic regionalism and contextualism and the cultural significance of bioclimatic design.
Assessment: Assignments (eg exercises, essays, class presentations) equivalent to not more than 4000 words (60%) and one written test (40%).
Prescribed Texts: None
Recommended Texts: To be advised.
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

On completion of the subject students should have developed the following skills and capabilities:

  • Theoretical understanding of the logic and principles of sustainable urban and architectural design.
  • Practical application of environmental philosophy in urban and architectural design.
Related Course(s): Master of Architecture
Master of Urban Planning
Postgraduate Diploma in Planning and Design
Postgraduate Diploma in Urban Design

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