Sustainable Management
Brief Description
Shifting knowledge to insight
The short course in Sustainable Management focuses on how sustainability is relevant within technology, engineering and business, as part of our daily functioning. Considering the complex nature of sustainability, this course investigates the frameworks that are key to unpack complexity. The role technology plays towards sustainability from a life cycle perspective will also be highlighted. During the course, multiple dimensions of sustainability will be discussed and a number of case studies are used to illustrate the application of sustainability across different sectors/industries. Furthermore, the impact of individual and collective behaviour and ethics are addressed. In conclusion, the role and impact policy tends to have within an interconnected global society is investigated.
Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course delegates will be able to:
  • List and discuss the concepts and pillars linked to sustainability.
  • Understand frameworks of sustainability within regional and local environment.
  • Assess the role and impact of technology within sustainability.
  • Understand ethical and behavioural aspects as part of sustainable decision-making.
  • Analyse the impact of national and global policy/politics on sustainable operations.
  • Strategise based on the cognisance of a global common future
Course Content
The programme will cover the following modules:
  • Sustainable concepts
  • Quantitative sustainability
  • Sustainability within technology
  • Case studies in sustainability
  • Qualitative sustainability
Entry Requirements
Prospective delegates should at least have a three-year qualification and/or work experience.
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Engineering and Technology Management
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This course aims to add value for practitioners and managers who are responsible for managing resources sustainably. Larger populations, evolving lifestyles and growing demands have placed increased stress on how resources are consumed. Managers and professionals are therefore required to think long term about the viability of their products and business, and the impact on society.
This course aims to address sustainability from a multi-disciplinary perspective thereby making the course ideal for delegates from diverse backgrounds.
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