Energy and the Earth’s Environment covers a wide range of energy issues ¬– from energy production to the physics of energy's effect on the environment. The unit is suitable for anyone who wants to gain an understanding of energy production and the demands it puts on the Earth, and look towards possible solutions for these problems. This online unit is especially relevant in this society, as it becoming more and more obvious that our energy consumption is unsustainable.
On finishing this unit, you will gain a thorough understanding of basic physics, including the relationships between physical quantities and the physical properties that govern energy production. You will develop knowledge of where and how energy is currently used, and whether this usage is efficient or not. You will also be taught mathematical methods that allow you to calculate and compare the efficiency of different types of energy production. This unit will also discuss the use of different models that demonstrate the greenhouse effect.
To be eligible for this unit, it’s recommended that you have basic understanding of algebra.
Areas of study
In this unit, the topics you will study include:
Introduction to energy concepts
Other methods of energy production
Energy efficiency and storage
Introduction to atmospheric physics
This unit is an approved elective in the following course:
Bachelor of Science (Applied Sciences), RMIT University
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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This undergraduate unit will give you an in-depth understanding of energy production, the issues surrounding it and the effect on the environment. This unit will be an important step in informing you of your interest in this field, and is the ideal stepping-stone into further study on energy consumption and the environment. Alternatively, this unit could give you the knowledge you need to pursue a career in the sector of energy production and the environment. Furthermore, the transferable skills you gain during the course of this unit will be indispensable when it comes to your future employment.
How else will I benefit from this unit?
Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Energy and the Earth’s Environment from RMIT 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 may be 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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If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government FEE-HELP loan, 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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