Green ICT - Sustainable Business Development

2018/2019

Prerequisite/Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The course builds on knowledge obtained in the module “Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Business Models” or similar.

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives

Knowledge

  • Must be able to understand the concept of sustainability
  • Must be able to define the concept of “Green ICT” and be able to identify existing, new and emerging hardware, software and communication technologies for energy saving
  • Must have knowledge about various levels of ICT effects on the environment
  • Must have knowledge and understanding of “linked life cycles concept”
  • Must have knowledge about the role of ICT in energy consumption and energy efficiency
  • Must have knowledge about methods for assessing the potential environmental impacts of ICT products and services

Skills

  • Must be able to recognise the possible application area in which the deployment of ICT is expected to lead to better energy efficiency and to estimate their relative importance
  • Must be able to apply the green ICT strategies
  • Must be able to evaluate the rebound and induction effect within the ICT field
  • Must be able to determine which ICT products/services are relevant for inducing energy efficiency in other economic sectors
  • Must be able to judge the usefulness of the used different scientific methods for analysis of the ICT related energy efficient systems

Competences

  • Must have the competency to apply and integrate sustainability in an interdisciplinary way, considering user, technology and market aspects.
  • Must have the competency to independently define and analyse scientific problems within the area of Green ICT

Type of instruction

Types of instruction are listed at the start of Chapter 3.



Exam

Exams

Name of examGreen ICT - Sustainable Business Development
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
ECTS5
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentAs stated in the Joint Programme Regulations
http:/​/​www.en.tech.aau.dk/​education-programmes/​Education+and+Programmes/​

Facts about the module

Danish titleGrøn IKT - Bæredygtig forretningsudvikling
Module codeESNICTEK2K3
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
SemesterSpring
ECTS5
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Copenhagen
Responsible for the module

Organisation

Study BoardStudy Board of Electronics and IT
FacultyTechnical Faculty of IT and Design
SchoolSchool of Information and Communication Technology