Course Title: Building Science

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Building Science

Credit Points: 12.00

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

BUIL1239

City Campus

Undergraduate

325H Property, Construction & Project Management

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2017,
Sem 1 2018,
Sem 1 2019,
Sem 1 2020,
Sem 1 2021

BUIL1276

SHAPE, VTC

Undergraduate

325H Property, Construction & Project Management

Face-to-Face

Offsh3 16

Flexible Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

BUIL1276

SHAPE, VTC

Undergraduate

325H Property, Construction & Project Management

Face-to-Face

OFFSe22017 (SE3)

BUIL1276

SHAPE, VTC

Undergraduate

325H Property, Construction & Project Management

Face-to-Face

OFFSep2018 (SE3)

BUIL1276

SHAPE, VTC

Undergraduate

325H Property, Construction & Project Management

Face-to-Face

OFFSep2019 (All)

BUIL1276

SHAPE, VTC

Undergraduate

325H Property, Construction & Project Management

Face-to-Face

OFFSep2020 (All)

BUIL1276

SHAPE, VTC

Undergraduate

325H Property, Construction & Project Management

Face-to-Face

OFFSep2021 (All)

Course Coordinator: Dr Jin Woo

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 0414

Course Coordinator Email: jin.woo@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 08.08.77

Course Coordinator Availability: Tuesday 1.00pm - 3.00pm


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Required Prior Study

You should have satisfactorily completed
BUIL1226 Introduction to Buildings
before you commence this course.

Alternatively, you may be able to demonstrate the required skills and knowledge before you start this course.

Contact your course coordinator if you think you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning.


Course Description

This course will introduce you to the science of building design and construction. You will develop your knowledge of building design principles and how design and actual construction impacts on building performance. The focus of the course is on how buildings interact with the environment.
Topics covered include:

  • Thermal comfort and climate
  • Ventilation and indoor air quality
  • Passive and active environmental controls
  • Natural and artificial lighting
  • Acoustics
  • Energy
  • Water
  • Materials and wastes
  • Building performance evaluation systems


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

In this course you will develop the following program learning outcomes:

  • PLO1: Determine and apply knowledge of complex construction management theory to your professional practice and/or further study
  • PLO3: Apply logical, critical and creative thinking to analyse, synthesise and apply theoretical knowledge, and technical skills, to formulate evidenced based solutions to industry problems or issues
  • PLO4: Collaborate effectively with others and demonstrate intellectual independence and autonomy to solve problems and/or address industry issues and imperatives
  • PLO5: Critically examine and reflect on the profession, in local and/or global contexts, and question accepted interpretations and decision making


Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs)

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  1. CLO1: Identify how the different systems of a building contribute to the building system as a whole
  2. CLO2: Explain environmental influences on buildings
  3. CLO3: Apply principles of building science to assess building design and performance
  4. CLO4: Apply scientific methods to critically evaluate claims on building performance
  5. CLO5: Design integrated systems to optimize building performance


Overview of Learning Activities

The learning activities in this course include lectures, workshops (case studies, calculations and simulations) and web administered learning materials


Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems. 

There are services available to support your learning through the University Library. The Library provides guides on academic referencing and subject specialist help as well as a range of study support services. For further information, please visit the Library page on the RMIT University website and the myRMIT student portal.


Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes.  Assessment includes the following: 

City Campus 

  • Quizzes 15%, CLOs 1,2,3,4
  • Project 35%, CLOs 2,3,5
  • Examination 50%, CLOs 1,2,3,4 

Hong Kong Campus 

  • Quizzes 15%, CLOs 1,2,3,4
  • Project 35%, CLOs 2,3,5
  • Examination 50%, CLOs 1,2,3,4 

Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.

Equitable Learning Services

Equitable Learning Services (ELS) provide support and equal opportunities for students with a disability, long-term illness and/or mental health condition and primary carers of individuals with a disability. You can contact the ELS if you would like to find out more: https://www.rmit.edu.au/students/support-and-facilities/student-support/equitable-learning-services. You can also contact the course coordinator or the program coordinator if you would like to find out more. 

An assessment charter (http://mams.rmit.edu.au/kh6a3ly2wi2h1.pdf) summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teaching staff. 

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures which are described and referenced in a single document: http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=ln1kd66y87rc