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Diploma in Sustainable Development


Diploma in Sustainable Development

Diploma in Sustainable Development

Learn more about sustainable development for a sustainable future.


Students: 8,041
Course Description

Sustainable development is a type of economic growth pattern where the use of resources meets the needs of the human population while conserving the environment at the same time. Sustainable development means resources are used in such a way that both current and future human needs can be met.
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This free online Diploma in Sustainable Development reviews a diverse range of topics including what exactly sustainability is and what systems of practice are most commonly used, and in particular, examines the importance of sustainable development in counteracting global climate change. Two very important issues in sustainable development are energy sources that meet current and future demands, and water conservation. The course reviews both non-renewable and renewable energy sources and examines how current and future demands for energy can be met for a growing global population. Water is a vital resource for all countries and the course reviews how supply and demand for water by industry, agriculture and people can be met. This course will be of great interest to all professionals interested in international development, and in the sustainability and environmental sectors who would like to learn more about global sustainable development. It will also be of interest to the general learner who is interested in how current and future demands for the earth's resources by a growing human population can be met.

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To qualify for your official ALISON Diploma, Certificate or PDF you must study and complete all modules and score 80% or more in each of the course assessments. A link to your Diploma certificate will then appear under the My Certificates heading of your My Account page.

Learning Outcomes

Learning outcomes: - Understand what is meant by sustainable development; - Learn about systems practise used in sustainable development; - Understand the role of sustainability in global climate change; - Learn about non-renewable energy sources; - Understand the role of renewable energy sources in sustainability; - Learn about water conservation and the protection of water resources;


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Module Title
Module 1: What is Sustainability?
Module 2: Systems Practise in Sustainable Development
Module 3: Sustainable Businesses
Module 4: Case Studies in Sustainability
Module 5: Introduction Sustainability Assessment
Module 6: Energy and Sustainability
Module 7: Global Climate Change
Module 8: Introduction to Non-Renewable Energy Sources
Module 9: Petroleum and Gas
Module 10: Energy from Coal
Module 11: Energy from Nuclear Power
Module 12: Introduction to Renewable Energy Sources
Module 13: Wind and Solar Power
Module 14 Geothermal and Water-derived Energy
Module 15: Energy from Biofuels
Module 16: Energy and Sustainability Assessment
Module 17: Water and Its Uses
Module 18: The Hydrological Cycle
Module 19: Groundwater and Surface Water
Module 20: Water Treatment
Module 21: Water and Human Health
Module 22: Water Distribution Network
Module 23: Water Resource Management
Module 24: Water Supply in Britain
Module 25: Case Study - Eutrophication
Module 26: The Future of Global Water Supplies Assessment
Module 27: Diploma in Sustainable Development Assessment

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Course Title Diploma in Sustainable Development
Course # 438
Course Publisher OpenLearn
Course Category 25
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Course Description  Sustainable development is a type of economic growth pattern where the use of resources meets the needs of the human population while conserving the environment at the same time. Sustainable development means resources are used in such a way that both current and future human needs can be met. This free online Diploma in Sustainable Development reviews a diverse range of topics including what exactly sustainability is and what systems of practice are most commonly used, and in particular, examines the importance of sustainable development in counteracting global climate change. Two very important issues in sustainable development are energy sources that meet current and future demands, and water conservation. The course reviews both non-renewable and renewable energy sources and examines how current and future demands for energy can be met for a growing global population. Water is a vital resource for all countries and the course reviews how supply and demand for water by industry, agriculture and people can be met. This course will be of great interest to all professionals interested in international development, and in the sustainability and environmental sectors who would like to learn more about global sustainable development. It will also be of interest to the general learner who is interested in how current and future demands for the earth's resources by a growing human population can be met.
License  This course is available from OpenLearn through the following Creative Commons licence:
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Release Date 11 February 2013
   
Content  
Course Duration (Avg Learner) 10-15 Hours
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Animation None
Assessments Yes
 
Education Level
Age appropriateness 18+ Years
Minimum Grade/Class Level Higher High Secondary School
 
Validation Level 5
ALISON Testing Yes
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PDF Download No
Parchment Yes
Framed Certification Yes
   
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  • David Stephens United Kingdom Thanks a very enjoyable course, very in depth 2014-12-18 12:12:07
  • Omot Obang Ethiopia The course enabled me to learn details of water conservation, energy use and alternatives. 2014-12-15 12:12:09
  • Vaiolelai Niu New Zealand Today's environment is more than ever needed our global attention to our human activities which has tipped the scale by a mile. Wars, overproduction, overminning, overfishing, overcutting trees, overdoing everything simply to collect mass wealth to satisfy human greed for possession has to be justified in the court of natural law and of our own conscience. Let us summon ourselves to front our prime responsibility to sustain life and what little is left of our clean air, green vegetation, natural landscape and of the pure raincloud to sustain life as it were for our future generations to enjoy. Learn - Think - Act = Responsibility - Impact = ? Future Generations. Take care and God bless. Vaiolelai Niu, Auckland, NZ. 2014-12-03 05:12:43
  • Vaiolelai Niu New Zealand This is by far the most challenging course yet. Invaluable information though. This is my diploma number 14 plus 13 certificate causes so far this year. I have now successfully accomplished 27 different courses with Alison Online Learning Academy this year. Never in my entire life I would have dreamed it would be possible given my situation and my lonely journey as a single dad for more than 15 years. My sincere gratitude to Alison CEO and his vision in putting this platform online for people like myself who still have a passion and enthusiasm to learn and make difference. I wish you all the very best for the X'mas festivities 2014 and a very happy 2015. I am going to take a break and may be celebrate this special milestone with my family. So, with that said, Here's to Team Alison Online Learning Academy and the rest of the community, Cheers!!! Vaiolelai Niu, Auckland, NZ. 2014-12-03 04:12:53
  • John Shafton Pilla' Fiji very well crafted programme 2014-11-23 00:11:38
  • Augustine Antwi-Boasiako Ghana The course is good but i think it loaded, in view of this, it suggest that it can be narrowed to meet the specific needs of the learner. I am in agriculture industry so i am much more interested in that aspect that can affect it like the climate change and a little aspect of water. 2014-11-22 11:11:20
  • Pavneet Chawla India This is very nice to gain knowledge in Sustainable development. The modules cover very useful information about the Energy needs, demand and method of generation. But It will be fantastic if module give information about smart energy consumption and smart building / cities. I think this is very important thing which is missed in it. 2014-11-16 09:11:23
  • Kimberly Ellis Canada I am very glad I took the course, now I can talk about the issue and have facts to prove my point. The course was really great with a lot of examples. Thank you 2014-11-05 13:11:34
  • Mario Cudiamat Philippines This course is an answer to our nowadays concerns about the environment and conservation. SD features the three pillars of development framework: socio-cultural and political, ecological integrity and economic dimension. It generally looks at a holistic perspective of development. I already took this field in my PhD and I think this will contribute to my current knowledge about it. And of course, thanks to ALISON because our global goal in merging or intertwining the concept of environment and development is realized through this curricular offerings. 2014-09-28 02:09:37
  • Vinson Curtis United States of America This couse is amazing, and filled with useful information! 2014-09-22 06:09:57
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