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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, Millenium GoalsGovernment 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.

Teaching Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion112:0012:00Revision for examination
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion115:0015:00Preparation and completion of coursework assignment
Structured Guided LearningLecture materials141:0014:00Online teaching materials including recorded lectures, notes, tutorials and quizzes
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading149:0049:00Independent study based on provided course materials and recommended reading
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading32:006:00Structured non-synchronous discussions. Research and discussion on guided topics
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching41:004:00Synchronous online. Timetabled online tutorial sessions
Total100:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

At Masters level the focus is on guided independent study and group supported learning. Online guided learning material is delivered to students via Canvas. The asynchronous discussions and Synchronous online sessions will provide students with the opportunity to discuss concepts with lecturers and their peers to consolidate their understanding.
Key knowledge is developed and consolidated by the summative assessment which allows the students to evaluate and understand the limitations and applications of SD techniques to assess projects in real life

Alternatives will be offered to students unable to be present-in-person due to the prevailing C-19 circumstances.

Students should consult their individual timetable for up-to-date delivery information.

Assessment Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

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

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Essay1M100Coursework assignment
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The coursework assignment tests the students' critical thinking, ability to peer review, team working skills, written communication, numeracy, research and subject-specific skills.

Reading Lists

Timetable