Short Title:Global Environment
Full Title:Global Environment
Module Code:GENV H1001
 
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:6
Field of Study:Electricity and energy
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Reviewed By:JAMES WRIGHT
Module Author:ROBERT O CONNOR
Module Description:The aim of this module is to familiarise the student with the global, regional and national environments. This will include the pressure on the environment from the main sources of pollution
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Define and summarise the issues associated with Sustainability.
LO2 Describe the impact of Population growth and Urbanisation on the Environment
LO3 List and describe the impact of human activities on food resources and species extinction and land degradation.
LO4 Describe the main environmental factors regarding water resources and water pollution.
LO5 Describe the main factors affecting air pollution.
LO6 Describe the science underpinning and the factors influencing and Climate change.
Pre-requisite learning
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Content (The percentage workload breakdown is inidcative and subject to change) %
Define and summarise the issues associated with Sustainability and climate change
Define and summarise the issues associated with Sustainability and climate change
20.00%
Describe the impact of Population growth and Urbanisation on the Environment
Describe the impact of Population growth and Urbanisation on the Environment
20.00%
List and describe the impact of human activities on food resources and species extinction and land degradation.
List and describe the impact of human activities on food resources and species extinction and land degradation.
20.00%
Describe the main environmental factors regarding water resources and water pollution.
Describe the main environmental factors regarding water resources and water pollution.
20.00%
Describe the main factors affecting air pollution.
Describe the main factors affecting air pollution and waste
20.00%
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Continuous Assessment Mind maps assignments for each main topic completed in groups: 1,2,3,4,5,6 50.00 Ongoing
Continuous Assessment In Class Moodle Quizes 1,2,3,4,5,6 50.00 Ongoing
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Repeat the module
The assessment of this module is inextricably linked to the delivery. The student must reattend the module in its entirety in order to be reassessed.

IT Tallaght reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Class Work 4.00 Every Week 4.00
Independent Learning Time Outside of Class 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Class Work 4.00 Every Week 4.00
Independent Learning Time Ouside of Class 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
 

Module Resources

Required Book Resources
  • Edited by Godfrey Boyle, Bob Everett and Janet Ramage 2004, Energy Systems and Sustainability, Power for a Sustainable Future, 1st Ed., Oxford University Press UK [ISBN: 0-19-926179-2]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
TA_EAEEE_B Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Sustainable Energy Engineering 1 Mandatory
TA_EAEEE_D Bachelor of Engineering in Sustainable Energy & Environmental Engineering 1 Mandatory