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2020/21 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue

TRAN5162M Green Logistics

15 creditsClass Size: 50

Module manager: Anthony Whiteing

Taught: 1 May to 30 Sep View Timetable

Year running 2020/21

Pre-requisite qualifications

Any student at this University on a programme with analytical contact will benefit from this module. Please contact the module team to discuss.

Module replaces


This module is approved as an Elective

Module summary

The module re-appraises supply chain logistics using the latest thinking and endeavours to offer possibilities to reduce the environmental impact.


The module is designed to help students who aspire to work in planning, policymaking and consultancy roles in which they will need up-to-date knowledge of best practice in reducing the environmental problems associated with freight and logistics activities.

Learning outcomes
Students will have a good understanding of how supply chains currently work, and how they might be improved for the benefit of the environment and society, now and in the future.


The module will consider relevant aspects of logistics and supply chain management, including: vehicle utilisation; vehicle routing; fuel efficiency and use of alternative fuels; moving to greener modes; reverse logistics ('returns' and waste management); the 'food miles' debate, reducing the environmental impact of warehousing; greener city logistics; the role of e-logistics; methods of carbon auditing; the role of the government in green logistics.

Teaching methods

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Private study hours130.00
Total Contact hours20.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)150.00

Private study

Students will prepare for a group presentation at each of the seminars, one unassessed, two assessed (10 x 3 hours) and engage in general background reading (64 hours)
Preparation of 2 courseworks, 20 hours each (40 hours)

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Via the three seminars. Non-attendance will be followed up.

Methods of assessment

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Essay2,000 words50.00
Essay2,000 words50.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

Resit on the anniversary, with 2 essays counting for 100%

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 07/08/2020 16:13:01


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