University of Technology Sydney

16103 Materials Science

6cp; 3hpw (2hr lecture, 1hr tutorial /groupwork time, supplemented by online learning), on campus
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.



This subject introduces students to the properties, behaviour and testing of construction materials and the principles of heat, light and sound as they apply to building design. Students explore the important link between ecologically sustainable design and construction material choice during the design process. This includes an examination of the durability and life-cycle of construction materials and the embodied energy and energy efficiency of various design options and construction methods.

Typical availability

Spring session, City campus

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