Carbon Accounting and Energy Audting

University of Newcastle

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Carbon Accounting and Energy Audting

  • Host University

    University of Newcastle

  • Location

    Newcastle, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Engineering Science

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are contributing to climate change and environmental impacts worldwide. This course will provide students with an understanding of the carbon audit process, and the skills required to undertake such an audit, with an appreciation of Australia¿s requirements in carbon auditing. Students will gain an understanding of how to create and implement carbon management strategies and lower an organisation¿s carbon footprint.
    1. Identify the effects of carbon emissions on the environment and the challenges faced
    2. Understand the principles of GHG accounting and reporting
    3. Understand and be aware of relevant environmental laws and regulations
    4. Determine the scopes of GHG emissions and the main uncertainties and calculation techniques applicable to each of the scopes
    5. Prepare and interpret a GHG inventory for an organisation
    6. Complete a carbon Life Cycle Analysis for a product or service
    7. Develop a comprehensive energy/emissions management plan
    The course content may include the following topics:
    1. Climate change and the greenhouse effect (trends, predictions and impact)
    2. Benefits of greenhouse gas minimisation and energy reduction.
    3. Methods for reducing greenhouse gas emissions
    4. National and international climate legislation and policies
    5. Carbon auditing and reporting
    6. Identifying and evaluating carbon reduction and renewable energy options

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.