Course Title: Energy and Environment Management

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Energy and Environment Management

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


115H Aerospace, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering

Distance / Correspondence or Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2006,
Sem 1 2007

Course Coordinator: Mr Allan McLay

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 99254416

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 56-3-81

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

Environmental management in energy supply and utilisation is increasingly becoming a critical issue for both government and business as they focus on the management of global warming and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. Cross-disciplinary knowledge and skills in this field are in high demand in both the public and private sector.

The subject Energy and Environmental Management is a post-graduate elective subject available to all post-graduate students at RMIT. It is suited to students completing post-graduate studies in the fields of management, business, engineering, economics, policy and related social and physical sciences. In particular the subject will be complementary to other subjects in courses with an environmental or energy focus. The subject is self-contained and covers key concepts associated with environmental management in relation to energy production and utilisation. The approach is multi-disclipinary and addresses the subject from the perspectives of management, economics, technology, and policy.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Based on an understanding of the environmental impacts of energy supply and use, the course aims to develop capabilities to approach related problems from the perspectives of technology, management, economics, and policy.


The course is designed to develop capabilities to approach energy and environmental management related problems from the combined perspectives of technology, management, economics, and policy.

Overview of Learning Activities

Students will explore a range of issues associated with the management of energy systems. Lectures, tutorials, readings and discussions will form the basis of learning experieneces.

Overview of Learning Resources

A detailed study guide is provided to assist learning and provide insights into key concepts. It provides detailed references to the prescribed text.

There are a wide range of Recommended References and readings as listed in Part B of course guide. You should select from these those most relevant to your chosen area of case study.

Overview of Assessment

An assignment is the main learning and assessment activity. It is designed to develop and assess understanding of the policy, management, and technological aspects of the subject rather than familiarity with information. For external and part-time students, assignments are generally tailored to meet the interests of individual students while for full-time students the assignment may be undertaken by groups of typically three or four students. Assignments are normally designed to address case studies or real-world problems where policy, management, and technology perspectives interact. For example some assignments focus on the economic and environmental assessment of energy projects.