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2023/24 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue

SOEE5190M Developing and managing environmental projects

15 creditsClass Size: 110

Module manager: Noleen Chikowore

Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable

Year running 2023/24

Pre-requisite qualifications


Module replaces


This module is not approved as an Elective

Module summary

This module introduces students to the core elements of environmental projects as well as the more practical aspects such as responding to tenders and calls, developing proposals and implementing environmental projects. The module includes practical exercises as well as guest lectures from environmental consultants working on the field. As part of this module, students will work in groups to develop a proposal in response to a tender allowing them to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to thrive as a sustainability consultant.


On completion of this module, students should be able to ...
• Understand the mechanisms of developing and managing an environmental project
• Evaluate and respond appropriately to tenders and calls
• Understand client and stakeholder management concepts in the environmental arena
• Developing proposals into projects: proposal and budget development and management
• Develop proposal into projects: people and resources use

Learning outcomes
• Understand the purpose of environmental projects and contracts
• The mechanisms for developing, scoping and managing an environmental project
• How to develop a project proposal in response to environmental tenders and calls, including creating limits to scope
• Law and contractual considerations
• How to manage client and stakeholder relationships
• That environmental consultancy projects are fulfilled by applying and managing resources through effective contract and project management processes


• Overview of environmental projects and contracts types
• The project process - from idea to invoice
• The basics of client management and business development
• Responding to tenders and calls: proposal development and writing and presentation skills
• Environmental law and contractual considerations
• Understanding time and resource management, with environmental case studies
• Budgets and billing
• Managing the project in the environmental arena
• Practical project - development of a project proposal, costs and expected outcome of a consultancy project in an environmental case study

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Group learning22.505.00
Private study hours130.00
Total Contact hours20.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)150.00

Private study

Group work
Reading/ Preparation/ Sourcing Materials

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

• Group presentation (based on group work) and peer-to-peer feedback in class
• Attendance and participation in class (not assessed)

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
ReportIndividual report on critical reflection of the group work. This will be 3,000 words report (summative assessment)100.00
Group ProjectGroup presentation on the group work (formative assessment based on peer-to-peer feedback in class)0.00
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: 29/09/2023


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