Module title: Sustainable Development

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

Module code: BSV10104
Module leader: Celine Garnier
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

2018/9, Trimester 1, 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: Celine Garnier
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & teaching methods including their alignment to LOs
The aim is to advance the learner's knowledge, comprehension and problem solving abilities using a combination of lectures and tutorials. Use is made of practitioners from outside agencies, together with research and consultancy input, to ensure that the learning experience is based on current real-life Sustainable Development issues.

Embedding of employability/PDP/scholarship skills;
Leading construction sector professions have identified sustainability as a key challenge for the industry. A number have introduced a need for sustainability to be tested out in their assessments of professional competence.

Assessment (formative and summative)
Summative assessment is conducted through a 3 hour closed book examination.

Research/teaching linkages
A substantial amount of research material generated by the Building Performance Centre, Centre for Timber Engineering and the Scottish Energy Centre is embedded in the teaching material of this module.

Supporting equality and diversity
The variety of teaching methods and types of assessments ensure that a range of backgrounds and aptitudes are catered for. The lecture and tutorial materials are available in hard and electronic format (on Moodle) to cater for the diverse student group. Timetabled academic supervision is available each taught week of the module to support students.

Internationalisation
Where appropriate, international examples of sustainable development are used where they demonstrate good practice. Reference to International Standards is included.

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 24
Face To Face Tutorial 24
Face To Face Centrally Time Tabled Examination 3
Independent Learning Guided independent study 149
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 100 1-6 14/15 HOURS= 3, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 0
Component 2 subtotal: 100
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

Energy and Environmental issues;
Renewable technologies;
Transportation Issues;
Brownfield Site Redevelopment;
Greening the environment;
Environmental assessment;
Ecological Footprint Analysis

Learning Outcomes for module:

On completion of this module you will be able to:
LO1: interpret and analyse environmental policy at global and local levels;
LO2: explain and evaluate the principles of environmental issues in the development life cycle;
LO3: evaluate, propose and justify the choices available for components in the development of buildings;
LO4: assess the legislative factors affecting environmental planning and sustainable development;
LO5: assess environmental impact of developments on the environment;
LO6: evaluate developments in local energy and environmental planning.

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
Sustainable Development