Core Module Information
Module title: Sustainable Development (GA)

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

Module code: BSV10402
Module leader: Behrang Vand Alimohammadisagvand
School School of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Built Environment


Description of module content:

• Sustainable development, global warming and climate change adaptation;
• Infrastructure development;
• Renewable energies;
• Smart buildings
• Environmental assessment.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: interpret and analyse environmental policy at global and local levels;
LO2: explain and evaluate the principles of environmental sustainability
LO3: evaluate, propose and justify the use of renewable energy in the development of buildings;
LO4: assess impact of smart buildings on the environment

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

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
This shall comprise a lecture of up to 2 hours with a linked 1-hour tutorial, held twice per day over a consecutive five day period. The face-to-face teaching delivered in Week 1 shall be supported by independent guided study and underpinned with work-based learning when back in the office and competing the assessments specified for the module (Weeks 2-15).

The aim is to advance the learner's knowledge, comprehension and problem solving abilities using a combination of lectures and tutorials. Use shall be 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.

Formative Assessment:
Feedback on students' activities (e.g. tutorials and presentations) to demonstrate aspects of sustainable development, and elaborate on how to design sustainable buildings by the construction and built environment disciplines.

Summative Assessment:
This shall comprise a presentation (worth 30%) and a report (worth 70%).

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 15
Face To Face Demonstration 15
Independent Learning Guided independent study 170
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Oral Presentation 30 1-4 1 HOURS= 00.00, WORDS= 0
Report 70 1-4 12 HOURS= 00.00, WORDS= 4000
Component 1 subtotal: 30
Component 2 subtotal: 70
Module subtotal: 100

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