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Please Note:  For non-award students, the appropriate background is normally a Bachelor of Engineering.

In Australia and globally, the challenge of climate change is driving growing interest in the design and construction of high performance buildings which are climate appropriate, energy efficient and generate energy from renewable sources. This studio course provides the opportunity for Faculty of Engineering postgraduate students to work together in teams with colleagues from the Faculty of the Built Environment on real world, industry-linked projects focused on the integrated design of sustainable, high performance buildings. The studio will be structured around cross-disciplinary collaboration and integration of low energy, passive design strategies from project conception, and will include opportunities for interaction with experienced industry professionals. Lectures in advanced topics of ESD design and evidence based methods and tools, including evaluation and prediction of building thermal, energy and daylighting performance, will complement and inform students' studio work. 

The course will make use of the Faculty of Engineering's new Design Laboratory.

Study Level


Offering Terms

Term 3



Indicative contact hours


Course Outline

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