UNIT TITLE: Principles of Environmental Management

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UNIT TITLE: Principles of Environmental Management

CREDIT POINTS: 20

UNIT CODE: EGP405

FHEQ LEVEL: 4

DELIVERING FACULTY: Maritime and
Technology

UNIT DESIGNATION: Traditional

School: Technology

Date validated: May 2013

Date last modified: N/A

Unit

delivery model: PC

Max & Min Student No: N/A



TOTAL STUDENT WORKLOAD





Students are required to attend and participate in all the formal scheduled sessions for
the unit. Students are also expected to manage their directed learning and independent
stud
y in support of the unit.


PRE
-
REQUISITES AND CO
-
REQUISITES:
None


UNIT DESCRIPTION


This unit provides an introduction to the concepts and principles behind the management
of the environment, or more particularly the management of our interaction with
the
environment. The unit will equip students with knowledge of the nature and exploitation
of environmental resources, habitats and species; the conflict between resource uses; and
the ways of mitigating some of these conflicts through management. The u
nit will include
the application of principles through practical measures and techniques, with comparisons
being drawn between terrestrial and marine environments. The unit will also provide
students with an introduction to sustainability and sustainable
development.


LEARNING OUTCOMES


On successful completion of the unit, students should be able to:


Knowledge and Understanding

K1

Describe the nature of anthropogenic environmental impacts.

K2

Discuss the concept of sustainable development.


Cognitive Sk
ills

C1

Examine key underpinning concepts and principles of environmental management.

C2

Compare and contrast the management of terrestrial and marine environments.


Practical and Professional Skills

P1

Apply a systems approach to

environmental issues.


Transferable and Key Skills

T1

Effectively communicate both orally and in writing.


AREAS OF STUDY


The principal areas of study relate to understanding the nature of environmental
management both in terms of its meaning and its application, as well as

to the dominant
paradigm of sustainable development. The principles of environmental management will
be reviewed including: biodiversity and conservation; ecosystem based approaches;
process based environmental management units such as sediment cells and

the watershed;
relative and absolute measures of environmental quality; environmental change and
pollution; resource efficiency and carrying capacity.


LEARNING AND TEACHING STRATEGY


Formal lectures will explore the key issues involved in environmental

management whilst the
tutorial work will focus on student understanding of these issues through case study analysis
and focussed discussions. These discussions will cover the issues and types of problems likely
to be encountered in the examination. To f
urther support the summative assessment,
tutorials will also be used to develop and practise presentation skills as well as addressing the
key elements of examination technique.


ASSESSMENT STRATEGY


The presentation will require students to work in pairs
. They will be asked to choose a
general topic area from a predetermined list of environmental management issues and
then to identify a specific case study in in order to carry out more detailed research. This
will be done under supervision during tutori
als. They will then present a review of this
case study and will be marked on the basis of their presentation, a single mark being given
to the pair.


The examination will test knowledge relayed throughout the course and will be supported
through ex
amination preparation sessions given during tutorials.


ASSESSMENT

AE1

weighting:



50%

assessment type:


Presentation

length/duration:


10 minutes per pair

online submission:


No

grade marking:


Yes

anonymous marking:


No


AE2

weighting:



50%

assessm
ent type:


Examination

length/duration:


2 hours

online submission:


No

grade marking:


Yes

anonymous marking:


Yes


Aggregation of marks

The marks for each element of assessment will be aggregated to give an overall mark for
the unit.


Re
-
assessment Arr
angements

AE1
-

Reassessment will involve revising and re
-
delivering the presentation in the light of
tutor feedback.

AE2


Students will be required to complete a re
-
sit examination.



Unit Author: Anthony Gallagher

Date of version: May 2013