Course level

Postgraduate Coursework

Faculty

Engineering, Architecture & Information Technology

School

Civil Engineering School

Units

2

Duration

One Semester

Class contact

3L2W

Prerequisite

CIVL4180

Restricted

Minimum 30 students or at Head of School's discretion

Assessment methods

tests, reports, examinations

Course coordinator

Prof David Lockington (d.lockington@uq.edu.au)

Current course offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 2, 2018 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2019 St Lucia Internal Profile unavailable

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Course description

Engineering a sustainable built environment (e.g., buildings, precincts, cities) requires the ability to quantify a wide range of physical, chemical and biological processes governing sustainable performance. This course develops appropriate skills to model transport of energy and mass in the built environment. Specifically students will learn how to dynamically model flows in the context of: (1) urban air and water quality, (2) heat and mass exchanges between a building and the surrounding environment (including ground heat exchange), and (3) waste management. Students will be introduced to the critical assessment of sustainable performance from a `cradle-to-grave┬┐ perspective, including the role of quantitative methods. Approaches to assessing sustainable performance of a range of existing and emerging construction materials are also critically reviewed and applied.