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This Open Universities Australia and Murdoch University online unit, Energy in Society, offers you the opportunity to explore the supply and use of energy. You will become familiar with the various sources of energy and how new systems can be created to sustainably power our modern world.
During this online unit you will explore a range of energy sources, including fossil fuels, nuclear power, hydroelectricity, geothermal power, wind power, biomass and solar energy. In doing so, you will gain an understanding of the production and consumption of energy, and the accompanying social and economic issues.
The unit also delves into the relationship of energy use with the environment, and encourages you to consider energy use with regard to the broader context of sustainability. In light of sustainability goals, you will discuss the future of energy sources and consumption, and will be able to make decisions and recommendations that help reduce carbon emissions and provide sustainable sources of power.
To be eligible to enrol in this unit, applicants must be accepted into one of the following courses:
In this unit, the topics you will study include:
This unit is a core requirement 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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This unit will give you an understanding of a range of current issues relating to current energy use and sustainability. You will become familiar with the approaches to limiting environmental impacts through energy conservation and renewable energy sources. The unit takes a multidisciplinary approach, and covers a range of sources and uses for energy.
By becoming familiar with the current advances in energy conversion technology, you will also gain the skills and knowledge necessary to make informed decisions and recommendations with regard to energy supply, usage and efficiency.
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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This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. 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).Find out more about government study loans here.
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