Core Module Information
Module title: Sustainable Development

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

Module code: BSV10104
Module leader: Behrang Vand Alimohammadisagvand
School School of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Built Environment

Interest and knowledge of sustainability

Description of module content:

Energy And Environment Issues – Global
Energy And Environment Issues – National
Transportation Issues
Renewable Technologies
Brownfield Site Development
Low energy buildings
Environmental Assessment – Carbon Footprint
Environmental Assessment – BREEAM
Building Performance Simulation

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: interpret and analyse environmental policy at global and local levels.
LO2: evaluate developments in local energy and environmental planning.
LO3: explain and evaluate the principles of environmental issues in the development life cycle.
LO4: assess the environmental impact of developments on the environment.
LO5: evaluate, propose and justify the choices available for components in the development of buildings.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, 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: Behrang Vand Alimohammadisagvand
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
The aim is to advance the learner's knowledge, comprehension and problem-solving abilities using a combination of lectures and tutorials. For example, leading construction sector professions have identified sustainability as a key challenge for the industry. This 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.
A substantial amount of research material generated by different scientists, for example from, the Building Performance Centre, Centre for Timber Engineering and the Scottish Energy Centre are embedded in the teaching material of this module (end of each lecture).
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 electronic format (on Moodle) to cater for students. Timetabled academic supervision is available each taught week of the module to support students.

Formative Assessment:
The provision of formative feedback is a key component of the LTA approach underpinning this module. Formative feedback opportunities are built into each practical session where the student will be encouraged to engage with and reflect upon the module's themes via a series of different learning tasks. These tasks provide opportunities for the module tutor to assist students with understanding and interpreting a module's learning outcomes.
Formative feedback is delivered in-class time in response to student contributions. Formative feedback arises via the discussion and analysis of tutorial questions, examples and associated reflection on a range of learning tasks. In addition, as the final assessment is completely report based, the end of each session is fully timetabled to review the module’s coursework and allow students to ask their questions.

Summative Assessment:
The final assessment is based on a 100% coursework, report, to deliver the LO1-5.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 24
Face To Face Tutorial 12
Independent Learning Guided independent study 164
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 100 1-5 14/15 HOURS= 03.00, WORDS= 4000
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
Sustainable Development