AD2033: Practical Environmental Management

Credit Weighting: 10
No. of Students: Min 20, Max 40.
Pre-requisite(s): None
Co-requisite(s): None
Teaching Period(s): Semester 2.
Teaching Methods: 60hr(s) Directed Study (directed learning with online programme materials and video lectures); 24hr(s) Directed Study (online moderated activities - personal online tutoring and online group discussions); 65hr(s) Other (self-directed reading and reflective practice)
Module Co-ordinator: Dr Séamus O Tuama, Centre for Adult Continuing Education.
Lecturer(s): Staff, Centre for Adult Continuing Education.
Module Objective: To introduce and examine the practical application of government policies and legislation for renewable energy, conservation management and resource management for a sustainable society.
Module Content: Energy legislation and Government policy regarding renewables; Environmental Health and Safety systems. Conservation Management Practice, Flooding Risk Management, Sustainable food production practice and control on the exploitation of natural resources.
Teaching links to SDGs 7, 9, 11, 12 and 15.
Learning Outcome: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
  • Outline the government policy regarding renewable sources of energy.
  • Identify the principal steps associated with implementing an Eco-Management Audit Scheme (EMAS).
  • Explain the different types of flooding risks and methods of flood management.
  • Describe conservation management techniques.
  • Explain the importance of carrying capacity in the environment.
  • Create and undertake an energy review of work/ home environment.
Assessment: Total Marks 200: Continuous Assessment 200 marks (1 x Poster, 80 marks; 1 x Energy Review, 40 marks; 1 x 1,000 word Report, 60 marks, Online Participation Activities, 20 marks.).
Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.
Penalties (for late submission of course/project work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.
Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.
End of Year Written Examination Profile: No Formal Written Examination.
Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated.

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