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Undergraduate | TAS-KDA101 | 2024

Introduction to Sustainable Design for Houses

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Design and renovate healthy and sustainable homes. You’ll unpack what sustainability means for dwellings. Look into designing for health and climate. Exercise your creativity. Get to know sustainable products and building materials.

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Study method
100% online
100% online
Entry requirements
No ATAR needed,
No prior study
14 weeks

Start dates

  • 26 Feb 2024
  • 22 July 2024
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Introduction to Sustainable Design for Houses

About this subject

  • Upon successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:

    1. Identify relationships between the design and construction of homes and their impact on the environment and human health.
    2. Define key principles of sustainable design relevant to the design and construction of individual dwellings.
    3. Explain the rationale for judgements about sustainable design priorities for houses in relation to identified environmental and social contexts.
    4. Communicate sustainable design priorities and strategies related to the design, renovation or retrofit of a home.

Entry requirements

No entry requirements

Study load

0.125 EFTSL

This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

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Diploma of Sustainable Living

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