Energy and Greenhouse Reporting - 2017

Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Postgraduate
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: No
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP
  • Availability for 2017: SP1
  • Assessment: Assignment 1 (20%) , Assignment 2 (25%) - Learn more

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2017 Fees
Domestic 2,475.00
International 2,725.00

This unit develops an understanding of the rigorous Energy and Greenhouse Reporting methodologies that apply in today’s world of environmental regulation and markets. The possibility of carbon pricing in Australia, combined with an increased community awareness of climate change, demands thorough attention to the accounting of greenhouse gas emissions. Energy Efficiency Programs require strict accounting for energy consumption and the calculation of energy usage breakdowns. This unit will look at systems for reporting both energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.

On successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. define the benefits of using an Energy-Mass Balance and understand where use of this technique fits in the auditing process
  2. conduct a simple Energy-Mass Balance for an industrial facility
  3. explain how to conduct a greenhouse gas inventory
  4. estimate and report GHG emissions following NGER regulation
  5. explain the fundamentals of emissions trading
  6. identify abatement options
  7. estimate the costs of GHG abatement.
  • Assignment 1 (20%)
  • Assignment 2 (25%)
  • Invigilated Exam (50%)
  • Quizzes (5%)
For more information on invigilated exams see Exams and results

There are no prerequisites for this unit.

This unit addresses the following topics.

1Typical energy reporting requirements and standards
2Principles of Energy and Mass balances
3Practical issues related to developing energy and mass balances
4National Inventories, Greenhouse Gas Accounting Standards and Law
5Identification, Estimation and Reporting of Greenhouse Gas Emissions
6Energy and Environmental Input-Output Analysis

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Embedded Multimedia
  • Online assignment submission
  • Standard Media
  • Web links

Online materials

  • Audio/Video - Streaming
  • Online Assessment
  • Printable format materials
  • Resources and Links

This unit is not currently a requirement for any courses, but may be eligible for credit.

  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.
This unit does not have a prescribed textbook(s).

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