ems4ibd integrated building design




Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject allows students to work on an integrated or Smart Building project which allows the integration of various specialist areas such as mechanical and electrical services. Innovative design is emphasised, with due consideration of the following: the purpose; community and environmental impacts; data communication from the building; costs and energy rating issues. Students learn both about sensors and actuators and the data-analytics techniques for data-driven decision making.

SchoolSchool Engineering&Mathematical Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorRobert Ross

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites EMS3SYE


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Apply systematic approaches to planning integrated building design projects.

Lectures and Workshops

02. Apply diverse engineering methods in practical applications and develop a framework that specifies a methodology or approach for managing differing design requirements.

Lectures and Workshops

03. Develop creative and innovative philosophies that effectively use and manage information.

Lectures and Workshops

04. Use professional judgement to articulate benefits of integrated design approaches to producing quality outcomes for business, communities and the environment.

Lectures and Workshops

05. Participate effectively in teams to plan complex engineering design projects using organisational and teamwork skills to achieve steady progress.

Workshops and Project Work

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2019, Semester 2, Blended


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRobert Ross

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShopWeek: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.


Assessment elementComments%ILO*
6 Online quizzes (200 word equivalent per quiz), conducted fortnightly3001, 02, 04
Assignment 1 - Individual smart-system proposal (750 words)Written report2001, 02, 03
Individual Project Proposal and Demonstration (1000 words)Written report2002, 04
Group Project (1500 words per student)Written report on analysis of insitu integreate building sensor data3001, 02, 03, 05