Sustainability Management in a Societal and Institutional Perspective

2018/2019

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Students completing the module, acquire the following: 

Learning objectives

Knowledge

  • Have thorough knowledge and understanding of institutional and social framework conditions, actors and challenges for sustainability management

Skills

  • Can analyse and understand the handling of environmental problems on a societal level, including the integration of environmental policies, instruments and institutional aspects
  • Can identify, analyse and assess project-relevant sustainability problems and consequences in an overall perspective
  • Can formulate and analyse proposals for strategies within the environmental field which are based on an analysis of the technical and institutional conditions
  • Can understand, use analytically and critically reflect on relevant quantitative and qualitative economic, sociological, environmental and/or engineering methods
  • Can independently collect data in relation to relevant problems and assess the quality and reliability of the used data
  • Can explain the general structure and methods of the project. Must also be able to reflect critically to sources and use accurate source referencing
  • Can use project-relevant theories of contexts to create policy design, plans and action for improved sustainability

Competences

  • Can structure and handle the complex challenges related to sustainability
  • Can combine relevant theories, understandings, methods and analyses to form a synthesis towards the preparation of specific strategies and plans directed towards institutional and social framework conditions
  • Can independently start and participate in interdisciplinary planning and engineering tasks.

Type of instruction

Problem-based project work in groups. 



Exam

Exams

Name of examSustainability Management in a Societal and Institutional Perspective
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
ECTS15
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingExternal examination
Criteria of assessmentStated in the Joint Programme Regulations.

Facts about the module

Danish titleBæredygtighedsledelse i et samfundsmæssigt og institutionelt perspektiv
Module codePGLEMSK17202
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
SemesterSpring
ECTS15
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module

Organisation

Study BoardStudyboard for Planning, Geography and Surveying
FacultyTechnical Faculty of IT and Design
SchoolSchool of Architecture, Design and Planning