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Built Environment Technology 2 (10188.2)

Level: Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands:

Band 2 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020) Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021) Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)

Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline: School of Design and the Built Environment


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In this unit students will be looking at small to medium scale buildings and structures, their architecture, construction, structural, environmental characteristics, and site investigation. Integration of building services requirements into structural design and construction of small to medium scale buildings and structures are analysed. Students demonstrate application of materials in construction through precedence analysis, experimentation and documentation. Students will apply appropriate Australian standards and building codes and illustrate these through technical documentation.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Select and recommend appropriate building system selection for small to medium scale buildings and structures;

2. Apply knowledge of material properties and selection for building and architectural applications;

3. Analyse the impact of historic precedence on contemporary construction;

4. Examine architectural and construction parameters in order to understand how structure, building services, and environmental performance integrate.

5. Apply relevant Australian standards and building codes.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

Three hours of lecture and/or tutorials and/or workshops on-campus per week.


8335 Technology Laboratory OR 10187 Built Environment Technology 1
8330 Digital Environment OR 11021 BE: Visual Communication



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Equivalent Units

8397 Architecture Technology 1

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