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2022/23 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

CIVE2250 Sustainable Engineering Solutions

10 creditsClass Size: 80

Module manager: Dr Maryam Asachi

Taught: Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2022/23

This module is not approved as a discovery module


On completion of this module students should be able to identify how civil engineering projects impact on the local and global environment. They will have understanding of the drivers for sustainability in a range of different global contexts and they should be able to assess impacts at a project/system scale. They will understand a range of options that are available for engineers to reduce impact of a project and increase sustainability, and have knowledge of tools and technologies to support sustainable solutions.

Learning outcomes
On completion of this module, students will be able to:

1. Understand drivers for sustainability and energy/resource considerations in a local and global context;
2. Understand the impacts of civil engineering projects in both project and system level contexts;
3. Have knowledge of measures and targets for sustainable development and tools for assessing the impact of projects at different scales;
4. Understand technology solutions that can increase sustainability and methods of evaluating the potential benefits.

Skills outcomes
Environmental impact assessment


- Global Sustainability issues;
- Climate change, mitigation and adaptation;
- Sustainable cities;
- Sustainable transport;
- Sustainable buildings/Technologies for low carbon buildings;
- Environmental Impact Assessment and Environmental management system;
- Sustainable urban water management:
- Sustainable Drainage Systems/Nature-based solutions
- Resource sustainability - from a linear to a circular economy;
- Sustainable and international goals.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Private study hours73.00
Total Contact hours27.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)100.00

Private study

- 5 hours: seminar preparation
- 20 hours: coursework assignment
- 55 hours: reading and researching lecture topics.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

1 x student seminar. Feedback on exam performance will be provided after the examination results are released via the VLE.

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
In-course AssessmentIntermediate Assignement20.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)20.00

100% re-sit online time-limited assessment

Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Online Time-Limited assessment5 hr 00 mins80.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)80.00

100- Re-sit online time-limited assessment

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 12/10/2022 14:44:31


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