University of Technology Sydney

11225 Thermal Design and Environmental Control

6cp; 2hpw (lecture), 2hpw (tutorial) To comply with health advice from NSW Health, the planned delivery of this subject for Spring 2021 has been adjusted. Activities planned for campus in the first 4 weeks of session are being moved online. Activities for the remainder of the session will be scheduled on campus only if the public health situation permits face-to-face learning in available teaching spaces. Please log into Canvas and monitor your UTS email for the latest advice concerning subject delivery and assessment information.
Requisite(s): 48 credit points of completed study in spk(s): STM91342 132cp Core subjects (Architecture) OR 48 credit points of completed study in spk(s): STM90375 Core subjects BAArch



The subject aims to develop students' understanding of thermal comfort, building thermodynamics and natural ventilation, and provides an introduction to the principles of daylighting. The subject encompasses the thermal design principles and strategies, qualitative and quantitative evaluative methods for environmental control and sustainability. It seeks to equip students with the ability to apply their learning in the technical and design aspects of thermal and environmental control to the design of small to medium scale architecture.

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Spring session, City campus

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