Module code: ENGM283

Module provider

Centre for Environment & Sustainability

Module Leader


Number of Credits


ECT Credits



FHEQ Level 7

JACs code

Module cap (Maximum number of students)


Module Availability

Semester 2

Overall student workload

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Coursework COURSEWORK 100%

Alternative Assessment


Prerequisites / Co-requisites

None Qualifying condition(s) A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module

Module overview

As the world is increasing in globalised activity and energy predominantly so, the course looks at understanding the impact and pace of globalisation on the economy. Students will build a systematic understanding and knowledge of the current awareness of economics and finance relating to the energy sector. It also offers the tools and abilities to understand and analyse this sector enabling a comprehensive understanding of techniques applicable to their own research.

Module aims

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Module content

Indicative content includes:

• Energy and economics (Finance)

• Learning the economic theories that are operative in the current climate

• Foundation of micro macro impact of economics on the energy sector

• What is globalisation; breakdown, how does it influence economics

• Understanding globalisations impact on economy and energy

• Tools to analyse business practices such as SWOT and PEST used in the energy sector

• Learning to use empirical methodologies in creating and analysing data and financial activity

• Energy finance and contracting

• Understanding basics in energy markets (commodities trading, speculation and wholesale market players)

Methods of Teaching / Learning

Lectures and practical classes.

Assessment Strategy

Coursework: Written assignment, including essay

Assessment criteria

Assessment Criteria are descriptions of the skills, knowledge or attributes students need to demonstrate in order to complete an assessment successfully and Grade-Related Criteria are descriptions of the skills, knowledge or attributes students need to demonstrate to achieve a certain grade or mark in an assessment. Assessment Criteria and Grade-Related Criteria for module assessments will be made available to students prior to an assessment taking place. More information will be available from the module leader.

Feedback on assessment

Following an assessment, students will be given their marks and feedback in line with the Assessment Regulations and Policy. More information on the timing and type of feedback that will be provided for each assessment will be available from the module leader.

Assessment Regulations

The Pass mark for the module is 50%. Any minimum qualifying marks for specific assessments are listed in the table above. The weighting of the different components can also be found above. The Programme Specification contains information on what happens if you fail an assessment component or the module.

Reading list


Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2017/8 academic year.