CME8038 : Sustainable Industry
- Offered for Year: 2017/18
- Module Leader(s): Dr Sue Haile
- Lecturer: Miss Sharon Joyce
- Owning School: Engineering
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||10|
To provide knowledge and understanding of the need for sustainability to be a key consideration in engineering practice. To underline the requirements for consideration to environmental, social and economic factors when making business decisions.
To explain the need for Sustainable Development, the role of Chemical Engineering in society and understand the requirement for its activities to be conducted in a sustainable way. To show the need for Environmental, Social and Economic considerations in the management of planning and operation of new projects.
Outline Of Syllabus
Need for sustainable development and laws of thermodynamics, limits of growth and carrying capacity, Carbon Accounting and Ecofootprinting, Carbon Offsetting; Natural Capitalism; Key Performance and Sustainability Indicators; Role of the engineer in sustainable development. Government strategies, Economic Intstruments,; Sustainability Principles and Policies; Stakeholder analysis, Ethical responsibility, Corporate Social Responsibility; CSR and Risk Communication, Sustainability Reporting, Media/community relations. This syllabus will be delivered partly through lectures and discussion but also through the use of workshops and/or class exercises.
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||2:30||2:30||Exam and presentation|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||9:00||9:00||Exam revision|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||25||1:00||25:00||case studies/written report|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||18||1:00||18:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||6||2:00||12:00||tutorials|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||1||2:00||2:00||seminars|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||31:30||31:30||Review lecture material, prepare for small group teaching|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Key knowledge and concepts of Sustainable development are taught in lectures. Case study based workshops and/or assessed presentations allow the students to evaluate and understand the limitations and applications of SD techniques in a business context.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Oral Presentation||30||1||M||20||Group oral presentation and minutes of meetings|
|Case study||1||M||10||Individual self reflective report (approx. 1500 words)|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
Key knowledge is assessed by formal examination and understanding of the practical applications of sustainable development are assessed through participation in workshops and by an oral presentation and written report.