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CME8012 : Business and Environmental Management

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Sue Haile
  • Lecturer: Miss Sharon Joyce
  • Owning School: Engineering
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0


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.

To highlight the key environmental and sustainability drivers of concern within the business community and the benefits to be gained from a proactive approach to environmental improvement. To describe the techniques and methods involved in environmental auditing and management which may be used to monitor and implement environmental improvements within the workplace.

Outline Of Syllabus

Overview of sustainability as a business concern; Environmental controls and legislation Environmental Management Systems focusing on; ISO14001. Environmental Policies and Reporting . environmental issues concerning water, effluent waste and energy. Environmental auditing and Environmental Reviews.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion12:002:00Exam
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion16:006:00Exam revision (0.5 hours per lecture)
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion221:0022:00Assessment preparation
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion18:008:00Group oral presentations (approx 30 mins)/ Assuming 4 - 6 students per group
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture122:0024:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyStudent-led group activity201:0020:00group learning
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study181:0018:00Review lecture material
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Lectures impart key knowledge. Visiting lecturers give practical examples of Environmental management. Group exercise allows the students to appreciate how environmental management affects businesses in practice.

Assessment Methods

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

Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination1201A70N/A
Oral Presentation201A30Group Oral Presentation
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

Key knowledge is assessed by formal exam. Case studies demonstrate the students' grasp of key issues and improve their communication and group work skills.

Understanding of the practical applications are assessed by an oral presentation.

Reading Lists