CME8038 : Sustainable Industry
- Offered for Year: 2019/20
- Module Leader(s): 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 and review methods to assess this.
Outline Of Syllabus
Drivers for sustainable development, limits of growth and carrying capacity, Carbon Accounting , Footprinting, Carbon Offsetting; Natural Capitalism; Role of the engineer in sustainable development. Government strategies, Economic Instruments,; Sustainability Principles and Policies; Stakeholder analysis, Sustainability Reporting, CSR, ESG Risk and Communication, Media/community relations. Methods of Assessment of the Sustainability of projects such as SusOp and Total Sustainability Management. This syllabus will be delivered partly through lectures, group work and discussion but also through the use of workshops and/or class exercises.
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||3||1:30||4:30||On Line Test (3 attempts allowed, (25 randomised questions from a pool of 75).|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||15:00||15:00||Assessment Preparation and Completion (Completion of Group Minutes)|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||3:00||3:00||Assessment Preparation and Completion (Preparation of Group Video)|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||15:00||15:00||Assessment Preparation and Completion (Case Study Research)|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||8||2:00||16:00||Including a presentation by a company on Sustainability in Business. Lecture will summarise info|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||15||1:00||15:00||Self-reflective report including peer review of 10 videos.|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||3||1:00||3:00||Tutorials with DPD as required by Individuals groups|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||7||2:00||14:00||Summative assessment of case study progress. Peer review Seminars (class will be spilt into cohorts)|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||14||0:15||3:30||Preparation for online test|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||11||1:00||11:00||Review lecture material|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Key knowledge and concepts of Sustainable development are taught in lectures and in additional online lecture notes which are supplemented with links to further reading. Case studies demonstrate the wide variety of sustainability challenges associated with developing new industrial projects and the need to engage with stakeholders effectively to manage Environmental and Social Government risk. The industrial speaker demonstrates the real world challenges business face when trying to operate more sustainable and how these might be overcome.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|PC Examination||90||1||M||20||Open book. Pass mark 55%.|
|Case study||1||M||20||Group assessment including production of table of positive and negative sustainability aspects. Word limit of 1000 words.|
|Design/Creative proj||1||M||25||Video (10 minutes).|
|Written exercise||1||M||5||Minutes of Group Meetings. (1000 words).|
|Reflective log||1||M||30||Including Peer Review of 10 Group Videos. (1000 word limit to include review table).|
|PC Examination||1||M||Practice test|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
Key knowledge is consolidated by the online quiz, consolidation of this knowledge is assessed via online quiz. Case study based workshop and assessed video presentations allow the students to evaluate and understand the limitations and applications of SD techniques to assess projects in real life and consider the roles and attitudes of stakeholders. The midterm peer review session allows students to review each other ideas and discuss what aspects of Sustainability they may have overlooked. The use of the video allows students to present their results assisted by being able to use film clips of the types and./or locations of projects they are assessing and also role play views of stakeholder. Self-reflective report allows students to consider what they have learnt and reviewing other group’s videos lets them appreciate the Sustainability challenges of other types of projects.