Environmental Sustainability in Construction

CSM80002 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn, Online Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 24 hours

2020 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 1 Higher Ed. Semester 2

2 Mar 20 - 31 May 20

7 Jul 20

Last self enrolment:
15 Mar 20

31 Mar 20

Last withdraw without fail:
17 Apr 20

3 Aug 20 - 1 Nov 20

8 Dec 20

Last self enrolment:
16 Aug 20

31 Aug 20

Last withdraw without fail:
18 Sep 20

Aims and objectives

The aim of this unit is to impart environmental sustainability related learning outcomes essential for construction industry.

Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO)

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Describe the basic concepts of sustainability, sustainable development and sustainable construction (K1)
2. Recognise the international, national and local regulation developments in the area of sustainability (K4)
3. Appreciate the causes and effects of climate change (K1, K4)
4. Describe the effects of energy usage on greenhouse gas production and relevance of energy efficiency in buildings (K4, K6)
5. Demonstrate a functional knowledge of formulating and specifying practical measures for environmental sustainability that can be implemented in design and construction (K6)
6. Apply sustainability tools and indicators and appreciate their scopes and limitations (S1)