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CME8012 : Business and Environmental Management

  • Offered for Year: 2023/24
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Anjali Jayakumar
  • Lecturer: Miss Sharon Joyce
  • Owning School: Engineering
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus

Your programme is made up of credits, the total differs on programme to programme.

Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0
European Credit Transfer System


To show students the requirement for industry to consider the environment and sustainability as a core business concern and demonstrate how to implement environmental management in practice.

Outline Of Syllabus

This module given an overview of sustainability as a business concern and the benefits to be gained from a proactive approach to environmental improvement. It includes the techniques and methods involved in environmental management which may be used to monitor and implement environmental improvements within the workplace.

The module covers:
Environmental controls and legislation Environmental Management Systems focusing on;
ISO14001. Environmental Policies and Reporting;
Environmental issues concerning water, effluent waste and energy;
Environmental auditing;
Environmental Reviews.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture122:0024:00PiP lectures (can be online if necessary).
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion130:0030:00Assessment preparation (Independent assessment)
Structured Guided LearningStructured research and reading activities110:0010:00Formative assessment preparation and completion (Group work).
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study136:0036:00Review, Revise lectures / materials plus background reading etc
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

At Masters level the focus is on guided independent study and group supported learning. Online guided learning material is delivered to students via Canvas. The Present in Person (PiP) and any synchronous online sessions will provide students with the opportunity to discuss concepts with lecturers and their peers to consolidate their understanding.

Information literacy, interpersonal communication, planning and organisation, numeracy and written communication will be practiced throughout.

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Report1M100Summative report (2000 words)
Zero Weighted Pass/Fail Assessments
Description When Set Comment
ReportMA group audit based around auditing of the University EMS (Pass/Fail)
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The formative assessment is a group audit based around auditing of the University campus (Pass/Fail)

This is to underpin the lectures with a real life exercise which should strengthen the learning.

The Summative report will be an individual assessment of the challenges faced by a particular industrial sector, the drivers for EMS , typical aspects and impacts and opportunities for improvement and examples of good and bad Environmental practice within the sector. This will give the student the opportunity to embed and further build on the material given during the module.

Reading Lists