Heating, Ventilation and Airconditioning

Subject 421-697 (2009)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2009. Search for this in the current handbook

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:

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: 36 Hours; Non contact time commitment 84 Hours
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 Lu Aye


Dr Lu Aye
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Tel: +61 3 8344 6879
email: lua@unimelb.edu.au
Subject Overview: Topics covered include applications of refrigeration and air conditioning, psychrometry and conditioning process, indoor air quality, heating and cooling load, air conditioning and distribution systems, pumps and piping systems, cooling and dehumidifying coils, HVAC system control, acoustic and noise control, design for efficiency. Vapour compression refrigeration system, refrigeration multi pressure systems, cooling towers, vapour absorption refrigeration system, absorption system, heat pumps and energy conservation.

On successful completion, students should be able to:

  • evaluate the suitability of a given heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) system for a given application
  • analyse and design refrigeration and air conditioning systems
  • understand the design optimisation process of systems
Assessment: One 3 hour examination (50%). Project work approximately 2,500 words (50%).
Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Notes: This subject will be offered for the last time in 2009.
Related Course(s): Master of Energy Studies
Master of Engineering Project Management
Master of Engineering Science (Energy Studies)
Master of Engineering Structures
Master of Environmental Engineering
Master of Water Resource Management

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