ENVR08023 2013 Project Development

General Details

Full Title
Project Development
Transcript Title
Proj Dev
N/A %
Subject Area
ENVR - Environmental Science
ESCI - Environmental Science
08 - NFQ Level 8
10 - 10 Credits
Start Term
2013 - Full Academic Year 2013-14
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Billy Fitzgerald, Noel Connaughton, Steve Tonry

This module will focus in detail on specific environmental requirements as they relate to Project Management, with particular emphasis on the environmental input required to satisfy tender/contract award criteria or Project success. It is envisaged that this module will involve input from a number of lecturers (both internal and visiting) with specific expertise in various areas of environmental science.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;


Outline the criteria required for successful project delivery from an Environmental, Technical, Commercial and Legal perspective as they would relate to typical contract/tender award criteria.


Design/assess a project to predetermined standards for overall technical deliverability and environmental integrity.


Interpret the requirements, with particular focus on environmental requirements, for successful works/construction.


Interpret the requirements, with particular focus on environmental requirements, for successful services delivery.


Discuss the approach required for securing sites, planning and consents.


Discuss the approach required for integrating sustainable management into each stage of Project Development.


Develop the approach required for ensuring appropriate stakeholder engagement at each stage of Project Development.


Understand the concepts of Project Lifecycle analysis/Design for the Environment.

Module Dependencies

ENVR08022 201300 Principles of Project Management

Indicative Syllabus

1.     Environmental, Quality and Safety Management Systems

2.     Environmental Impact Control Plans

3.     IPPC and other consents as they relate to the environmental disciplines (Air, Groundwater, Surface water, Soil, Noise, Energy etc.)

4.     Planning, EIA, Consent application processes

5.     Sustainability

6.     Stakeholder Engagement

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
50 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
50 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Multiple Choice Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 10 % Week 6 1
2 Presentation (Outline details of Project to a group of defined stakeholders (community, LA/EPA etc.) who may be concerned/interested in the particular project) Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 15 % Week 11 7
3 Case Study (Design/Assess a Project to set defined criteria) Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 25 % End of Term 2,3,4,5,6,8

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Exam Final Exam Final Exam UNKNOWN 50 % End of Term 1,3,4,5,6,7,8

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Workshop Not Specified Site Visits/Presentations/Lectures/Groupwork 9 Twice Per Semester 1.20
Directed Learning Offsite On Line Lectures, Manuals, assigned reading 96 UNKNOWN 96.00
Independent Learning UNKNOWN Research, writing reports, reading, studying 96 UNKNOWN 96.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 97.20 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Project Manager: Mastering the Art of Delivery in Project Management (2005) by Newtin, Pearson.

Project Management (2007) by Lock, Gower Publishing.

Project Management: A systems approach to planning, scheduling and controlling (2006) by Kerzner, Wiley.

Other Resources


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