Green Technology Strategies

Qualification: Postgraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Duration: 14 weeks
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Awarded by: Australian Computer Society
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

This online Green Technology Strategies unit, offered by Open Universities Australia and the Australian Computer Society, aims to provide you with an understanding of the impacts of ICT on carbon emissions, both with regard to their current contributions and their potential to reduce emissions.

You will gain an understanding of the practices that are being developed in the private and public sectors, both on a national and global basis. You will also learn about the lifecycle of materials that are commonly used in the manufacturing of technological components, including initial extraction and use, reuse and opportunities for recycling.

Upon completion of this unit, you will have an understanding of sustainable technology strategies, and how they can be effectively implemented for a greener future. You will also be prepared to give advice on such matters, and will be able to effectively communicate your ideas with regard to green IT.

Eligibility

Applicants must meet the following criteria to be eligible to enter this program:

  • Be accepted into the Computer Professional Education Program

It is also recommended that applicants complete the unit, Risk Management: Professionalism and Compliance or have equivalent knowledge, prior to starting this unit.

Areas of study

In this Green Technology unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Politics, science and business of sustainability
  • Introduction to green ICT strategies
  • The global ICT footprint
  • Enabling ICT: dematerialisation, smart motor systems, logistics, buildings and grids
  • Technical strategy and planning – emerging technology monitoring
  • Energy saving – Data centres and client equipment
  • Materials use
  • Methods and tools
  • Business/IS strategy and planning
  • Business process improvement
  • Improving data centre energy efficiency
  • Enterprise architecture
  • Procurement and management support
  • Energy star program and quality management
  • Compliance audit

Course pathways

This unit is an approved elective in the following course:

  • Computer Professional Education Program, the Australian Computer Society

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 unit will provide you with a range of skills and contemporary knowledge of green technologies. You will gain and update your awareness of developments within the green IT industry, enabling you to make environmentally sustainable recommendations for alternative IT solutions.

Emphasis will be placed upon effective communication of your ideas with regard to green technology strategies, and you will develop your ability to communicate with colleagues and subordinates, as well as customers and potential buyers.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Green Technology Strategies from the Australian Computer Society.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
  • Government financial support is not 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

Upfront payments can be made by credit card, cheque or money order. Enquire now for more information.

 

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