Gwybodaeth Modiwlau

Module Identifier
Module Title
Sustainability in Practice
Academic Year
Semester 2
Other Staff

Course Delivery



Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Case based practicals  Day practicals involving discussion, synthesis and report writing: * Solar power, Wind and Wave energy 10% * Composting, Sewage and land use 10% * Waste management 10% * Innovation, technology and solutions for a greener future 10% * communicating sustainability 10%  60%
Semester Assessment Targeted governmental report  Targeted governmental report discussing the relevance of one of the above issues (2500 words)  40%
Supplementary Assessment Resubmission of one or both assessments  100%

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module, students will:

  • have broad knowledge of issues relating man's impact on teh planet (both locally and at a global scale) and will use this background to synthesise and discuss specific issues.
  • be aware of an demonstrate an understanding of sustainability
  • be able to understand and deliver practical solutions to improve environmental efficiency at a local level (particularly in the business environment)
  • be able to confidently explain and communicate sustainable issues to the public with accuracy and clarity, both orally and in writing.

Brief description

The module covers the environmental impact of man's activities on land, air and water. The pressures that lead to these impacts are explored and the role of social and economic aspects is included to give students a holistic understanding of sustainable development. Societal and global solutions are considered and practical advice is provided to encourage environmental efficiency in the home and work-place. The module therefore provides excellent vocational skills which bridge the important gap between theory and practice in the environmental sciences. Practical exercises and research skills are provided.

Students will research a topic from the course and produce a targeted 2500 word government-type report. Such a case study approach provides problem centred and solution-based learning.


This module is at CQFW Level 7