The state of play in the global economy has untold impact on the development of environmental policy at both a national and international level.
In this online unit in Environmental Economics, you’ll explore this relationship in depth, as you gain a greater understanding of the implications of economic policy on environmental issues.
Delivered by Open Universities in partnership with Swinburne University, the unit provides a critical perspective on the macroeconomics of the environment, examining issues such as sustainable policy and corporate responsibility.
You’ll cover in detail contemporary environmental concerns ranging from global warming to the consumption of energy and water and the ecologically sustainable disposal of waste products.
Upon completion of this unit, you’ll possess a well-rounded understanding of the complex interplay between the social, political, economic and cultural factors that contribute to debates surrounding environmental policy, and be able to apply this knowledge to more ecologically sound commercial decision-making.
Applicants must have successfully completed one of the following two units in order to be eligible to enter this program:
This multidisciplinary unit will equip you with the knowledge and tools you need to make more informed, environmentally conscious business decisions.
You’ll complete this program of study with an enhanced capacity to draw correlations between economic concepts and their impact on key debates surrounding environmental issues, as well as the ability to critically analyse multiple viewpoints on environmental economics.
If you are an Australian citizen you may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP for this unit, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
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You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP for this course!
This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government loan schemes. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).
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OUA's devotion to online education remains to this day, but where they once focused on higher education, today they offer the broadest set of post-secondary education and training programs in Australia.
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