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IS5106   Green Information Technology

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 15

ECTS credits : 7

Level : SCQF level 11

Semester: 2

Planned timetable: To be arranged.

This module introduces students to a variety of topics and technologies in the area of Green IT and Sustainable IT. Students investigate the way in which technology contributes towards global emissions as well as its potential to enable a positive sustainable future. This includes the responsibilities and actions of IT users, as well as service providers. The module covers key factors driving Green IT from a technical, political, financial, social and legal perspective, and includes the IT life cycle, approaches to product design and the provision of IT services. Students gain understanding and insight into current issues related to sustainable IT usage and future development.

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: Lectures, seminars and tutorials

Scheduled learning hours: 0

Guided independent study hours: 0

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 60%, Coursework = 40%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 0%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 0%


Module teaching staff: TBC Module coordinator(s): Director of Postgraduate Teaching - Computer Science (