Sustainable Development - 2017/8

Awarding body

University of Surrey

Teaching institute

University of Surrey

Framework

FHEQ Level 7

Final award and programme/pathway title

MSc Sustainable Development

Subsidary award(s)

Award Title
PGDip Sustainable Development
PGCert Sustainable Development

Modes of study

Route code Credits and ECTS Credits
Full-time PFG61003 180 credits and 90 ECTS credits
Part-time PFG61004 180 credits and 90 ECTS credits

JACs code

H220, H220

QAA Subject benchmark statement (if applicable)

Other internal and / or external reference points

N/A

Faculty and Department / School

Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences - Centre for Environment & Sustainability

Programme Leader

MORSE S Prof (CES)

Date of production/revision of spec

11/09/2017

Educational aims of the programme

To provide participants with a thorough conceptual framework and the skills necessary to understand the concept of Sustainable Development, and make judgements about Sustainable Development policies and their implementation.

To equip participants to evaluate existing political, socio-economic, ethical, cultural and regulatory frameworks to inform decisions regarding Sustainable Development.

To encourage participants to develop a sensitive appreciation of the significance of the contextual settings of sustainable development, especially as they relate to developing countries.

To develop and enhance participants' research and data handling skills.

Programme learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
Concept of Sustainable Development, and awareness of current debates K
Ecological principles and processes and how they are affected by human activities K
How to integrate Sustainable Development into the day-to-day management and functioning of organisations, and on-going performance monitoring K
Accessing and using environmental data K
Absorb complex information and communicate them effectively through logically constructed arguments C
Critical reading and analysis of sustainable development principles C
Learn the value of teamwork to solve problems that require multi-disciplinary engagement C
Independent learning and study through self-directed assignments and dissertation C
Inductive reasoning: using specific examples/observations and forming a more general principal C
Deductive reasoning: use stated general premise to reason about specific examples C
Evaluate technical, social, environmental, economic and political aspects of Sustainable Development P
Adapt economic and social assessment tools to support decision-making P
Incorporate ethical dimensions to project design and implementation P
Give coherent presentations P
Lead discussions on complex subject areas P
Competently handle environment information P
Self-motivation, self-regulation and self-assurance P
Independent learning capacity T
Deliver a structured and successful presentation T
Working within a team (group) T
Use analytical approaches appropriately in different decision-making situations T
Write effectively as a means of communicating important ideas T
Communication of findings and presentation of research to a non-specialist audience T
Lead discussion of small/large groups T
Organise and manage a research project T
Basic to advanced IT skills T

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Programme structure

Full-time

This Master's Degree programme is studied full-time over one academic year, consisting of 180 credits at FHEQ level 7. All modules are semester based and worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits)
- Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits)

Part-time

This Master's Degree programme is studied part-time over two academic years, consisting of 180 credits at FHEQ level 7. All modules are semester based and worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits)
- Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits)

Programme Adjustments (if applicable)

N/A

Modules

Year 1 (full-time) - FHEQ Level 7

Optional modules for Year 1 (full-time) - FHEQ Level 7

Students to take three optional modules from ENGM060, ENGM058, ENGM184, ENGM066, PSYM067, ENGM061, ENGM253, ENGM063, (ENGM198, ENGM199, ENGM205, ENGM279, ENGM206, ENGM203, ENGM201, ENGM280, ENGM240), with no more than two from the latter 9 modules in brackets as these are modules run at City University as part of the programme)

Year 1 (part-time) - FHEQ Level 7

Optional modules for Year 1 (part-time) - FHEQ Level 7

Students to take three optional modules from ENGM060, ENGM058, ENGM184, ENGM066, PSYM067, ENGM061, ENGM253, ENGM063, (ENGM198, ENGM199, ENGM205, ENGM279, ENGM206, ENGM203, ENGM201, ENGM280, ENGM240), with no more than two from the latter 9 modules in brackets as these are modules run at City University as part of the programme)

Year 2 (part-time) - FHEQ Level 7

Optional modules for Year 2 (part-time) - FHEQ Level 7

Students to take three optional modules from ENGM060, ENGM058, ENGM184, ENGM066, PSYM067, ENGM061, ENGM253, ENGM063, (ENGM198, ENGM199, ENGM205, ENGM279, ENGM206, ENGM203, ENGM201, ENGM280, ENGM240), with no more than two from the latter 9 modules in brackets as these are modules run at City University as part of the programme)

Quality assurance

The Regulations and Codes of Practice for taught programmes can be found at:

https://www.surrey.ac.uk/quality-enhancement-standards

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.