Sustainable Development

Course code ARBE6312Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Engineering and Built EnvironmentSchool of Architecture and Built Environment

Develop the students understanding of the concept of sustainable development with an approach to the planning, design, construction and management of buildings and cities within minimum environmental impact.

Available in 2015

WebLearn GradSchoolTrimester 3
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesOn completion of this course students should be able to:
- Understand the principles of building construction and issues of sustainable development in the context of urban development
- Deal with the sustainability issues with practical applications of techniques or tools which seek to improve environmental performance
- Formulate a framework for decision making that would improve the sustainability of an urban development
Content1. Introduction to basic knowledge in building construction, concepts of sustainability and sustainable development
2. Climate change and the urban environment
3. Land use and transportation
4. Energy/Greenhouse gas emissions
5. Water management
6. Resources and waste management
7. Biodiversity
8. Green/sustainable buildings and communities
9. Performance measures of sustainable development
10. Case study and lessons from new development
11. Case study and lessons from green retrofitting and refurbishment
Replacing Course(s)ARBE6311
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNil
Modes of DeliveryDistance Learning : IT Based
Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Teaching MethodsIndividual Supervision
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsAssignment 1 - Report on principles of building construction and sustainability issues
Essays / Written AssignmentsAssignment 2 - Case study project on the analysis of a sustainable urban development
Group/tutorial participation and contributionWeekly Review
Contact HoursSelf Directed Learning: for 10 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for ARBE6312