- 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 Resource Management and Environmental Science, Business Information Systems, Computer Science, Information Technology
- Academic career PGRD
- Mode of delivery Online
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:
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
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.
Attendance: No attendance is required. All materials and assessment are on-line.
Contributions to the weekly discussion forums, 20% (2% per week, with best 10 out of 12 counted). Two assignments, 40% each.
WorkloadTo complete the subject you will need to spend 8-10 hours each week reading, communicating with colleagues and tutors, and preparing assignments
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/
Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.
- Student Contribution Band:
- Unit value:
- 6 units