CME8024 : Practical Environmental Auditing

Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0


To give students practical experience of various types of environmental auditing.

A practical based course giving the students real life opportunities to understand and develop their environmental auditing skills and report writing.

Outline Of Syllabus

Reason for auditing, information required for audits, analytical techniques, cost benefit analysis. This will include site audits under the direction of the module leader and other environmental professionals.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion120:0020:00preparation of audit report and presentation
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching61:006:00Tutorials
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesFieldwork130:0030:00Audit exercises
Guided Independent StudyStudent-led group activity110:0010:00group learning
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study134:0034:00Review of lecture material
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Tutorials will provide background theory and signpost information sources. Students will be expected to use these sources and study independently.
The module is based around a practical audit exercise where students will get a chance to put theoretical learning into practice.
Students will be offered tutorials to reinforce their learning and help them solve any problems as the audit progresses.

Assessment Methods

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

Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Oral Presentation202M10N/A
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Report2M90Audit report (max 2000 words)
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

This module is essentially a hands on experience. Assessment via an audit report and an oral presentation of that report is a true and fair demonstration of the student's learning.

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