Environmental Economics

Qualification: Undergraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: HECS-HELP may be available
FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 weeks
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Awarded by: Swinburne University
Course Unit A course unit is a single subject offered as part of a program of study, but can be completed individually. You may receive Recognition of Prior Learning for studying this unit.

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About this unit

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.

Eligibility

Applicants must have successfully completed one of the following two units in order to be eligible to enter this program:

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Areas of study

In this economics unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Introduction to environmental economics
  • Market efficiency
  • Market failure
  • Valuing the environment
  • Instruments for environmental management
  • The macroeconomics of the environment
  • The environmental movement and regulatory process in Australia; corporate sustainable development
  • Contemporary issues: energy, waste, water, global warming

Course pathways

This unit is a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following courses:

Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.

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How will this unit advance my career?

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.

This unit can also be credited towards a Bachelor of Business or Bachelor of Technology (Computing Studies), allowing you to further advance your studies.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Environmental Economics from Swinburne University.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through FEE-HELP or HECS-HELP is available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA’s full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

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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