University of Chichester

Sustainable Operations Management

This course aims to provide very practical focussed learning of how sustainability and environmental impact reduction can be integrated with traditional operations management.

There is a particular focus on resource efficiency with core modules including monitoring and measuring, opportunities to improve energy and water efficiency of building services, renewable energy and emerging environmental technologies.

Students will also study and practice project management theories and techniques and Environmental Management Systems. You will explore a variety of practice-based topics across a full range of environmental management and business disciplines. The programme has been designed with input from consultants working in environmental management and is focused on giving students a practical understanding of the systems, processes and legislation required for businesses to implement and operate sustainable practice. There is a specific emphasis on implementing and auditing sustainable supply chains.

The focus of the final project will be on the practical implementation of sustainable operations practice.

Entry requirements

A 2:2 at undergraduate level in a relevant course or equivalent.

Course modules

Indicative modules:
Introduction to Environmental Management and Sustainability (20 credits)
Sustainable Operations Management (20 credits)
Sustainability Law and Governance (20 credits)
Sustainable Procurement and Supply Chain Management (20 credits)
Environmental Assessment and Management (20 credits)
Resource Efficiency (20 credits)
Project - Sustainable Operations Management (60 credits).

Assessment methods

Our approach to supporting your learning, and how your learning is assessed, is designed to mirror the workplace environment. With this in mind, key features of our approach to learning and assessment include the following: We place a lot of emphasis on course work related activity. Opportunities to work with organisations on current commercial/business problems and projects. These experiences are used to provide the basis for assessments that enable you to apply your learning within authentic commercial situations.


Please contact the university for part-time course fees.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2019 Home/EU 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 International 12 Months
MSc Part-time September 2017 2 2 Years
MSc Full-time September 2017 12,600 (Year 1) International 1 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2017 8,160 (Year 1) Home/EU 1 1 Years
MSc Part-time September 2018 2 2 Years
MSc Full-time September 2018 12,600 (Year 1) International 1 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2018 8,160 (Year 1) Home/EU 1 1 Years

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