• Offered by Research School of Computer Science
  • ANU College ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science
  • Classification Specialist
  • Course subject Computer Science
  • Areas of interest Resource Management and Environmental Science, Business Information Systems, Computer Science, Information Technology

ICT is both part of the problem and part of the solution to climate change. A study sponsored by the Australian Computer Society has shown that computers and telecommunications equipment in Australia generated 7.94Mt of carbon dioxide in 2005, 1.52% of national emissions. This course investigates the contribution of ICT to carbon emissions and how technology can reduce those emissions.

This subject is drawn from practices being developed in the public and private sectors internationally. Implementation methodologies and assessment tools currently being field-tested are introduced. Qualification schemes and accreditation are yet to be established and it is possible those completing this subject may be involved in that development.

This course was developed in conjunction with the Australian Computer Society. The Learning Outcomes have been designed for Level 5 competencies of the Skills Framework for the Information Age (SFIA) common reference model. More information is on the course webpage:
http://cs.anu.edu.au/courses/COMP7310/.

Learning Outcomes

At the conclusion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Evaluate the sustainability of IT services, devices and day-to-day operations of an organisation, including the carbon footprint and e-waste.
  • Prepare a sustainability strategy for IT in an organisation,covering both energy and materials use.

Other Information

Attendance: No attendance is required. All materials and assessment are on-line.

Indicative Assessment

Contributions to the weekly discussion forums, 20% (2% per week, with best 10 out of 12 counted). Two assignments, 40% each.


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Workload

To complete the subject you will need to spend 8-10 hours each week reading, communicating with colleagues and tutors, and preparing assignments

Prescribed Texts

eBook supplied with course:

Worthington, T. (2011) ICT Sustainability: assessment and strategies for a low carbon future / Tom Worthington  Tomw Communications, Belconnen, A.C.T. Retrieved from: http://www.tomw.net.au/ict_sustainability/

Specialisations

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Band 2
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2017 $3660
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2017 $4878
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
3048 19 Feb 2018 26 Feb 2018 31 Mar 2018 25 May 2018 Online

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