This unit of study introduces approaches to thinking and working in the built environment that are based on measurement, analysis and modelling. Students develop a range of quantitative skills, from the ability to measure several important aspects of buildings to the ability to use mathematics to communicate insight into the relationships between the characteristics of building and the perceptions and experiences of occupants. This unit explores subjective and objective data, measurement uncertainty and bias, analysis techniques for different kinds of data, visual representations of data, and mathematical modelling. Topics that enable students to understand empirical research, including experimental design, research methods, and ethics, are also discussed. During lab sessions, students apply the concepts introduced in the lectures to real architectural spaces.
lecture 1 hr/week; lab 2 hrs/week
assignment 1 (20%); assignment 2 (30%); exam (50%)
Course material, announcements and assessment submission will be available at www.canvas.sydney.edu.au
BDES1023 and DAAE1001