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Module

CME8038 : Sustainable Industry

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

Aims

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.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion112:0012:00Revision for examination
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion12:002:00Written examination
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion15:005:00Assessment preparation and completion of Case Study.
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture241:0024:00Including a presentation by a company on Sustainability in Business. Lecture will summarise info
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching11:001:00Tutorials with Module Leader as required by Individuals groups
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study561:0056:00Review lecture material
Total100:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Key knowledge is developed and consolidated by the formative assessment which allows 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. This knowledge is then tested by exam.

Assessment Methods

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

Exams
Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination1201A100N/A
Formative Assessments
Description Semester When Set Comment
Prob solv exercises1MGroup work exercise
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

Key knowledge is developed and consolidated by the formative assessment which allows 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. This knowledge is tested by exam.

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