Courses & Units

Building Technology in Design 5: Interior Lighting and Acoustics KDA313




This unit focuses on the design of internal spaces emphasising the synthesis of daylight, artificial light, acoustics and detailing within the context of Indoor Environment Quality (IEQ) and complex multifunction building types. Decision-making is supported through measuring, calculating and Building Information Modelling of lighting levels and energy demands, daylight factors, acoustic separation and reverberation. The impact of regulations is investigated particularly in relation to health and amenity. It is supported by an investigation into the detailing and documentation of interior spaces and elements with a focus on creativity in design integration.

This unit may be co-taught with unit KDA326 to allow for blended or discipline specific assessment tasks.


Unit name Building Technology in Design 5: Interior Lighting and Acoustics
Unit code KDA313
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Technology, Environments and Design
Discipline Architecture & Design

Teaching staff

Dr Mark Dewsbury

Level Advanced
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 26/2/2018 23/3/2018 16/4/2018 3/6/2018

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Unit census dates currently displaying for 2018 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2018 will be available from the 1st October 2017.

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2018: $1,148.00 2018: $2,243.00 040101

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Teaching Pattern

One hour lecture per week (12 weeks).
Three hours of tutorials and workshops per week (12 weeks).


Two assignments weighted at 40% and 60% respectively.

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