Find us on Facebook Find us on LinkedIn Follow us on Twitter Subscribe to our YouTube channel

2015 Unit of Study

The session(s) below are for 2015. For Summer School 2015 unit of study availability please visit the Summer School website (main Summer session January/February 2016).

The University of Sydney session calendar shows exact dates for sessions.

Energy and Environmental Sustainability
UoS Code BUSS6001
Credit points 6
Offered Intensive July
Prerequisites None
Assumed Knowledge
Additional Information
Lectures Intensive - 8 days (4 x Saturday and Sunday) 10-4pm
Assessment class participation (15%), oral presentation (25%) and research report (60%)
Description This unit examines the nexus between energy and environmental sustainability, and the impact of both on business, society and economic development. It assesses the factors that have brought energy security and the sustainability of the environment to the forefront of concern including: the changing dynamics of energy markets in the wake of increasing demand from developing economies; the pursuit of unconventional energy resources; population growth and food security; water scarcity; and climate change. It considers the impact of increasing concern by a range of stakeholder groups on the way businesses are managing risks related to energy resources and other non-financial factors. The unit also examines the effectiveness of government policies in response to these challenges, and considers the impact that new technologies might have in mitigating future risks. The unit is taught intensively with a focus on developing applied business skills.