Courses & Units

Introduction to Sustainable Design for Houses KDA101

Note:

This unit is subject to an enrolment quota:  April (900) and October (900)

Introduction

This unit aims to develop an awareness of environmental and human health impacts of housing in order to inform critical and creative decision-making in the design and renovation of houses. You will explore how housing affects our own health and the health of the planet, and how sustainable design can reduce environmental impacts and improve wellbeing. You will also learn how to make design choices that are more sustainable in relation to your personal needs and circumstances. The unit will emphasise reflective thinking, practical knowledge and an integrated approach that relates issues of sustainability to quality design, functionality and value.

Summary

Unit name Introduction to Sustainable Design for Houses
Unit code KDA101
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Architecture and Design
Discipline Architecture & Design
Coordinator Associate Professor Ceridwen Owen
Available as an elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Introductory

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Online Semester 1 Off-Campus International Domestic
Online Semester 2 Off-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 10/7/2023 8/8/2023 28/8/2023 15/10/2023
Semester 1 20/2/2023 21/3/2023 10/4/2023 28/5/2023

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Unit census dates currently displaying for 2023 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2023 will be available from the 1st October 2022. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Identify relationships between the design and construction of homes and their impact on the environment and human health.
  • Define key principles of sustainable design relevant to the design and construction of individual dwellings.
  • Explain the rationale for judgements about sustainable design priorities for houses in relation to identified environmental and social contexts.
  • Communicate sustainable design priorities and strategies related to the design, renovation or retrofit of a home.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
040101 $1,037.00 $1,037.00 not applicable $2,522.00

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Teaching

Teaching Pattern

This unit is offered fully on-line. 

AssessmentFive Online Quizzes (25%)|Short Answer Questions (25%)|Housing Brief (50%)
TimetableView the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable

Textbooks

Required

Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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