Carbon Accounting and Energy Audting
University of Newcastle
Area of Study
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Host University Units10
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4 - 6
Hours & Credits
OverviewGreenhouse 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.LEARNING OUTCOMES1. Identify the effects of carbon emissions on the environment and the challenges faced2. Understand the principles of GHG accounting and reporting3. Understand and be aware of relevant environmental laws and regulations4. Determine the scopes of GHG emissions and the main uncertainties and calculation techniques applicable to each of the scopes5. Prepare and interpret a GHG inventory for an organisation6. Complete a carbon Life Cycle Analysis for a product or service7. Develop a comprehensive energy/emissions management planCONTENTThe 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 emissions4. National and international climate legislation and policies5. Carbon auditing and reporting6. Identifying and evaluating carbon reduction and renewable energy options
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.