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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

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Assessment Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Reading Lists

Timetable