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2023/24 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue

SOEE5179M Sustainability Consultancy Project

90 creditsClass Size: 50

Module manager: Dr Paul Jensen

Taught: 1 Oct to 30 Sep (12mth) View Timetable

Year running 2023/24

Module replaces


This module is not approved as an Elective


On completion of this module students will be able to:
- undertake a focussed professional consultancy project
- develop a corrective action plan/work plan/feedback for the client
- consolidate and apply their understanding of billing, time management, marketing and business development in a professional environmental
consultancy context
- apply specialist knowledge to client problems
- synthesise and summarise information critically and cogently
- recognise any moral and ethical issues relevant to their work
- communicate their finds effectively in oral and written form, acceptable both to an academic and an industrial audience.

In addition students will have developed a professional level of skill in self-management (working independently, time management and
organisational skills), in working towards targets, in professional liaison, and in adopting a flexible approach to study and work.


Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Independent online learning hours873.00
Private study hours0.00
Total Contact hours27.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)900.00

Private study

873 hours covering each of the stages listed in the syllabus

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

- Via advisory sessions with project supervisor, including formal check on milestones (topic formulation and initial evidence collation), and
general advice on draft extracts.
- To include review of project proposal and interim presentation

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
In-course MCQOn sustainability consultancy (peer reviewed)0.00
ReportOn their application process (peer reviewed)0.00
ReportPass for progression scoping note, ethical assessment, health and safety risk assessment0.00
ReportFinal project including reflective element60.00
Oral PresentationPresentation to academic team, not project client40.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated.

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 10/05/2023 16:29:09


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