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CE50189: Sustainable development

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2014/5
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Chemical Engineering
Further information on credits Credits: 6
Further information on unit levels Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Further information on teaching periods Period: Modular (no specific semester)
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 50%, EX 50%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Assignment (CW 50% - Qualifying Mark: 30)
  • Exam (EX 50% - Qualifying Mark: 30)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment: Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
The unit aims to enable students to respond appropriately to demands that sustainable development aspects be considered in their decisionmaking.

Learning Outcomes:
After successfully completing this unit, students should be able to:
a) discuss the evolution of thinking and policy about sustainable development, recognising the diversity of perspectives and opinions which are relevant to the subject; and
b) interpret and apply sustainable development principles in a business or other organisational context using recognised guidelines and standards, metrics, reporting and concepts of social responsibility and organisational culture appropriately.

This unit will develop the ability of students to work independently. Writing skills and skills in the preparation of presentations will be developed through the coursework assignments for the unit.

Sustainable development ideas, definitions and interpretations; legislation and guidance including international treaty law relevant to sustainable development; corporate social responsibility principles and practice, organisational culture, sustainable development metrics and reporting.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

CE50189 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Chemical Engineering
* This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2014/15 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2015/16 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2014/15.
* Programmes and units are subject to change at any time, in accordance with normal University procedures.
* Availability of units will be subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.