DPP521: Sustainable Development II - Ανοικτό Πανεπιστήμιο Κύπρου - Open University of Cyprus

DPP521: Sustainable Development II

Module Purpose and Objectives 

The module, as a continuation of the Sustainable Development I module, aims at advancing into theoretical and practical concepts which were introduced in Sustainable Development I for the assessment of the current state of the environment. The subjects to be developed offer the necessary academic knowledge for the further specialization of the student, while developing his / her ability to recognize the main environmental tools available for environmental management.

Planning and decision making principles for managing natural resources, their inventory and analysis techniques and tools, land use planning and land management, are some of the topics to be analyzed. At the same time, emphasis will be placed on environmental economics, environmental studies and environmental management systems and standards.

Module Content

  • Introduction to design theory.
  • Operational research and multi-criteria decision-making in solving complex problems and alternatives designed to manage natural resources
  • The financial instruments (taxes, subsidies, tradable pollution permits) in the implementation of environmental policy
  • Pollution control policies.
  • Techniques in inventory and analysis of natural resources.
  • Environmental impact assessment of projects Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of products and / or services.
  • Environmental standards.
  • Environmental problems in an organization.
  • Environmental risk assessment.
  • Environmental standards.
  • ISO 14001-EMAS.
  • Safety and health systems.
  • Organization and identification of risks.
  • Create a security folder.
  • Risk Assessment Process.
  • Personal protection measures.
  • Environmental risk assessment.
  • Processes Safety/security.

• Land valuation, land uses, land policy.

Additional Info

  • Κωδικός / Course Code: DPP521
  • ECTS: 10
  • Τρόποι Αξιολόγησης / Assessment:


  • Διάρκεια Φοίτησης/ Length of Study: Εξαμηνιαία (εαρινό)/ Semi-annual (spring)
  • Κόστος/ Tuition Fees: 450 euro
  • Επίπεδο Σπουδών/ Level: Μεταπτυχιακό/ Postgraduate