Module title: Sustainable Urban Property Development

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: BSV11125
Module leader: Mark Deakin
School School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Building and Surveying
Prerequisites

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

2017/8, Trimester 2, Face-to-Face, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Mark Deakin
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning and Teaching Methods (including their alignment with learning outcomes)

The module is taught thematically with each lecture providing an opportunity for the student to learn about key sustainability issues underlying the development of urban property. Each lecture is supported with case study material drawn from the experiences of property management in the corporate and independent sectors. The tutorials are used to reflect on these application of sustainable urban property development techniques. The lectures and tutorials shall meet LOs 1-6.
Embedding of Employability/PDP/ Scholarship Skills

The module shall assess the standards of communication, nous/commonsense and creativity demonstrated in answering the question(s) set.

Assessment (formative and summative)

The assessments take the form of research-based investigation briefing document and professional report designed to evaluate the student's understanding of sustainable urban property development and knowledge of the techniques available for such purposes. The assesments are set for weeks 5 and 8 and supported by tutorial classes and private tution sessions designed to give the students an opportunity to plan their work, receive constructive criticism and act upon the comments received. The first assessment shall address LOs 1-4 and the second will assess LOs 5 - 6.

Research-teaching Linkages

As an essay exercise the assesment draws literature found in text books and journal articles on property management and provides an early opportunity for them to use research material of this type.

Supporting Equality and Diversity

Learning material provided over a Virtual Learning Environment include: reading lists, lecture notes, power-point presentations and supporting essays. The essay assessment takes the form of a losely structured question and provides suficient content for students of diverse background and aptitude to address the issues in question.

Formative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Summative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 20
Face To Face Tutorial 10
Independent Learning Guided independent study 170
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Other 50 1,2,3,4 9 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2000
Report 50 5,6 13 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 3000
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

Sustainable urban development, sustainable development, urban property development, development appraisal, sustainable urban property development protocol, environmental assessment methods, case study applications.

Learning Outcomes for module:

On completion of this module you will be able to:
LO1: define sustainable urban property development
LO2: describe sustainable development principles underlying urban property
LO3: explain the urban property development process
LO4: knowledge of sustainable urban property development appraisal techniques
LO5: judge how these technologies are being used as the basis to found a sustainable urban property development protocol
LO6: analyse how urban property protocol combine with environmental assessment methods to evaluate the sustainability of urban development

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
Sustainable Urban Property Development