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EGB313 Energy Optimised Buildings

The built environment consumes a very large percentage of the earth's resources and contributes significantly to air, land and water pollution. A low ­carbon environmentally sustainable future is dependent on the optimisation of energy efficiency and embedded renewable energy systems at a building and precinct level. This requires an integrated systems approach by all professions involved in the design, construction, operation and performance evaluation of our built environment. In this unit you will explore the fundamental concepts of energy use in buildings and learn tools and techniques for the evaluation, measurement, operation and optimisation of building subsystems, buildings and collections of buildings that form precincts and communities. A key element will be developing your understanding of building occupants and what they need energy for.

Unit information

Unit code
EGB313
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
School/Discipline
Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Study area
Engineering
Credit points
12

Dates and locations

Teaching period Dates Locations
Semester 2, 2019 22 July 2019 - 15 November 2019 Gardens Point
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Fees

Commonwealth supported place (CSP) student contribution amount
2019: $1,169
Domestic fee-paying student fee
2019: $4,632
International student fee (excluding study abroad students)
2019: $4,908
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Guide to fees

Commonwealth supported place (CSP) student contribution amount
For Australian citizens, permanent visa holders and permanent humanitarian visa holders, and New Zealand citizens who study this unit:
  • as part of a QUT course and are eligible for a Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
  • as a cross-institutional student who has a Commonwealth supported place at their home university.
Domestic fee-paying student fee
For Australian citizens, permanent visa holders and permanent humanitarian visa holders, and New Zealand citizens, who study this unit:
  • as part of a QUT course and are not eligible for a Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
  • as part of a QUT course during Summer Semester
  • as a cross-institutional student who does not have a Commonwealth supported place at their home university
  • as a single-unit study student.
International student fee
For international students who study this unit:
  • as part of a QUT course
  • as a cross-institutional student.

Guide to previous study requirements

Prerequisites
To enrol in this unit, you must have completed these prerequisite units (or have credit, advanced standing or exemption for them), or be able to demonstrate that you have equivalent background knowledge.
Anti-requisites
You can’t enrol in this unit if you have completed any of these anti-requisite units.
Co-requisites
To enrol in this unit, you must have already completed these co-requisite units, or you must enrol in them at the same time.
Equivalents
You can’t enrol in this unit if you have completed any of these equivalent units.
Assumed knowledge
We assume that you have a minimum level of knowledge in certain areas before you start this unit.

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Study abroad and exchange

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