Module Provider: Civil, Chemical & Enviromental Eng
Short Name: SE2M11
Module Co-ordinator: CHENOWETH JL Dr (C, C & E Eng)
Number of credits: 15
Number of ECTS credits: 7.5
Methods of Assessment and Weighting
Components of Assessment
To provide insight into the interactions between economics and the environment; to explain the language and tools for analysing the costs and benefits of environmental investments and the implications of government policies such as green taxes.
Upon successful completion of the module, students will be able to:
• Understand the basic environmental economic principles and concepts in relation to sustainable development.
• Understand the derivation and use of valuation tools to measure environmental costs and benefits.
• Make sense of the claims made by those who invoke economics in debates over environmental issues.
• Engage in environmental economically-oriented discussions through case studies of environmental problems at the 'macro' society level and the 'micro' corporate level.
Introduction to economic principles and assumptions
Welfare economics and public goods
Polluter pays principle in practice
Interaction of society and environment
CBA and contingent valuation
Index of sustainable development
Methods of Teaching/Learning
ULearn-based pre-reading, lectures and discussion groups.
Total student learning time 150 hours
Made available on ULearn as pre-reading prior to the module week.
17 August 2009
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