Science and Services

Subject 702-219 (2009)

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Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 2 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:

Semester 2, - 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: Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: 702-819 (ABPL00225) - Science and Services (PG)
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:


Ms Philippa Margaret Howard
Subject Overview:

Services (50% of course content): mechanical, electrical and hydraulic services for residential scale buildings, building fire and security control, the planning of services intensive spaces. Thermal Performance and Lighting (50% of course content): human comfort, heat flow, transmission, infiltration, control of solar impact, building envelope performance, heating and cooling loads, energy efficiency, daylighting, perceptions, measurement and control; artificial lighting, concepts, design calculations.


On completion of the subject students should be able to:

  • Direct the work of specialist professional counterparts in services industries
  • Calculate energy efficiency of heating and cooling of buildings
  • Understand how to apply shading to control solar gain
  • Calculate daylighting in buildings
  • One two-hour examination (70%)
  • Exercises - including written and drawn assignments - class presentations equivalent to not more than 3000 words (30%)
Prescribed Texts: None
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 skills in research, critical analysis and writing, and some experience with group work.

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Related Course(s): Bachelor of Geomatic Engineering & Bach of Planning & Design(Prop&Const)

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