Green Technology Strategies - 2013

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Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Professional
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 14 weeks
  • Government loans available: None
  • Availability for 2013: Sess 1 , Sess 2 , Sess 3
  • Assessment: Assignment 1 (30%) , Assignment 2 (50%) - Learn more

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2013 Fees
Domestic 1,800.00
International 2,050.00

The unit is offered in response to an explosion of interest in climate change and sustainability, including a growing realisation of the high contribution of ICT. This unit investigates the contribution of ICT to carbon emissions and how technology can reduce those emissions. The topics are drawn from practices being developed in the public and private sectors internationally. Green Technology Strategies (Green IT or Green Computing) is the study and practice of using computers and telecommunications in a way which maximises positive environmental benefit and minimises the negative impact. The energy efficiency of operating equipment is a major concern of Green Technology Strategies. The embodied energy and lifecycle of the materials used in the design, manufacture and reuse and recycling of equipment and components are also concerns. Green Technology Strategies seeks to inform accepted management practices to achieve efficient and effective business interaction.

At the completion of this unit you will be able to:

  1. influence organisation, customers, suppliers and peers within industry on contribution of specialisation
  2. work in a challenging range and variety of complex technical or professional work activities; work requires application of fundamental principles in a wide and often unpredictable range of contexts
  3. understand relationship between specialism and wider customer/organisational requirements
  4. advise on the available standards, methods, tools and applications in own area of specialisation and can make correct choices from alternatives
  5. communicate effectively, formally and informally, with colleagues, subordinates and customers
  6. have a clear understanding of the relationship between own area of responsibility/specialisation to the employing organisation and takes customer requirements into account when making proposals
  7. takes initiative to keep skills up to date
  8. maintains awareness of developments in the industry
  9. demonstrates creativity and innovation in applying solutions for the benefit of the user
  10. maintain knowledge of specific technical specialisms
  11. provide detailed advice regarding their application, executes specialised tasks.
  • Assignment 1 (30%)
  • Assignment 2 (50%)
  • Online Discussion (20%)

Recommended prerequisites

You are recommended to have completed the following unit(s) or have equivalent knowledge before starting this unit:

If you are completing this unit as a standalone unit (ie. not part of the Computer Professional Education Program), you can waive the prerequisite.

In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:

Please visit the course details page and read the Requirements tab for more information about eligibility.

This unit addresses the following topics.

1Politics, Science and Business of Sustainability
2Introduction to Green ICT Strategies
3The Global ICT Footprint
4Enabling ICT: Dematerialisation, smart motor systems, logistics, buildings and grids
5Technical strategy and planning - Emerging technology monitoring
6Energy saving - Data Centres and Client Equipment
7Materials Use
8Methods and tools
9Business/IS strategy and planning
10Business process improvement
11Improving Data Centre Energy Efficiency
12Enterprise Architecture
13Procurement & management support
14Energy Star Program and Quality Management
15Compliance audit

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Online assignment submission
  • Web links

Online materials

  • Printable format materials
  • Resources and Links

This unit is an approved elective in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.

Textbook information for this unit is currently being updated and will be available soon. Please check back regularly for updates. Alternatively, visit the The Co-op website and enter the unit details to search for available textbooks.

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