This unit is subject to an enrolment quota: April (900) and October (900)
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.
|Unit name||Introduction to Sustainable Design for Houses|
|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|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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- 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|
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2 Please refer to more information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses.
3 Please refer to more information on eligibility for HECS-HELP.
4 Please refer to more information on eligibility for FEE-HELP.
Please note: international students should refer to What is an indicative Fee? to get an indicative course cost.
This unit is offered fully on-line.
|Assessment||Five Online Quizzes (25%)|Short Answer Questions (25%)|Housing Brief (50%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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