Courses & Units

Energy XBR117

Hobart

Introduction

This unit will explore the interlinked scientific, technical, environmental, economic, social and political factors that have shaped society's energy usage and which will impact on future energy policy and decision making.

Energy science, technology, usage and energy policy affect almost all facets of modern life. Energy is the single most traded commodity in the global economy, it is a significant factor that affects political decision making at global, national, state and local levels, and a major determinant of economic and social wellbeing. Ensuring future responsible, equitable, access to affordable energy for both developed and developing societies is probably the most significant challenge currently facing humanity. Critical and wide-ranging examination of this key issue will be a major focus of this unit.

This unit will facilitate active and informed student participation in the ongoing debate regarding current and future global energy policy and alternatives. Students will learn about currently utilised, alternative and potential future energy sources and then set this knowledge in the context of important economic, environmental, social and political factors that affect energy policy.

Summary

Unit name Energy
Unit code XBR117
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Business & Economics
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
Discipline Earth Sciences
Coordinator

Dr Michael Roach

Teaching staff

Dr Michael Roach, Dr Clinton Levitt, Professor Aynsley Kellow, Professor Barry Brook

Level Introductory
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? Yes

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 13/7/2020 10/8/2020 31/8/2020 18/10/2020

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2020 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2020 will be available from the 1st October 2020.

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Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2020: $1,190.00 2020: $2,354.00 010799

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.

Teaching

Assessment

Online Quizzes  15%, Poster presentation  20%, Personal Energy Audit  25%, Final Presentation 40%

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Textbooks

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