- Code COMP7310
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Research School of Computer Science
- ANU College ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science
- Course subject Computer Science
- Areas of interest Business Information Systems, Computer Science, Information Technology
- Academic career PGRD
- Mode of delivery In Person
ICT is both part of the problem and part of the solution to climate change. In this course students learn first how to assess the carbon footprint of the ICT operations of an organization, then how to develop a strategy to reduce these emissions. The adverse environmental effects of the materials used in the manufacture ICT equipment is also covered.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills 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
An e-book of materials is provided, along with quizzes, videos and discussion forums. Face-to-face workshops are provided to help the student deepen their knowledge.
- Weekly online quizzes (10) [LO 1,2]
- Weekly discussion forum contributions (20) [LO 1,2]
- Assignments (70) [LO 1,2]
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To complete the subject you will need to spend 8-10 hours each week in workshops, reading, preparing assignments, communicating with peers and tutors. Three hours of face-to-face workshops are provided each week to assist you. The workshops require preparatory reading, and active participation working with other students.
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/
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