BLAR13037 - Building Design 2

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit will provide you with an understanding of environmentally appropriate design and planning solutions used in new and refurbished multi-story residential and commercial buildings. You will learn about energy and resource efficiency, universal access, building fabric and services audits, and statutory, planning and heritage considerations. You will be required to establish a mentoring relationship with a professional building engineer. You should have completed previous introductory studies in building design to ensure an adequate level of entry.


Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 3
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prereq: BLAR12036 or [BLAR14015 & BLAR13017]

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Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2019

Term 2 - 2019 Profile

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

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This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).

Consult the University’s Grades and Results Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 2 - 2018 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.3 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 69.23% response rate.

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Source: Have Your Say Feedback
The presentation sessions were very helpful for getting inspiration and feedback from peers.
Continue the group presentation sessions and further develop opportunities for students to gain formative feedback from peers.
Action Taken
The group presentation sessions were continued as an opportunity to gain feedback from peers as well as the lecturer.
Source: "Have Your Say" Feedback
This is a great unit for learning about multiple story design and commercial aspects with residential.
Aspects of mixed multi-story mixed use design will continue to form the focus of this unit.
Action Taken
Source: "Have Your Say" Feedback
The group presentations were also fantastic - good to bounce ideas off each other & see other people's interpretations
Group presentation will continue to be part of the assessment tasks to provide students the potential to see other designs and discuss them.
Action Taken
Unit learning Outcomes
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