ENP-20806 Environmental Management and Industry

Course

Credits 6.00

Teaching methodContact hours
Lecture24
Tutorial14
Group work4
Excursion (one day)8
Course coordinator(s)dr. J van Leeuwen
Lecturer(s)dr. J van Leeuwen
Examiner(s)dr. J van Leeuwen

Language of instruction:

English

Assumed knowledge on:

Basics of Environmental Science and Environmental Policy.

Contents:

Main trends in environmental management in industry. Central concepts in environmental management, such as pollution prevention, ISO 14001, life-cycle management environmental management strategies, industrial ecology, environmental reporting. Selected theories and models concerning environmental management, in particular the 4-stage model of environmental strategy, the organization theory of Mintzberg, and ecological modernization theory. In addition to explaining these concepts and theories, the course provides practice-oriented training on the basis of case studies, and practical experience on the form of an excursion. Although the course primarily deals with industrial organizations, most of its contents also apply to other types of organization.

Learning outcomes:

After completion of the course, students will be able to:
- demonstrate insight in central concepts and tools of environmental management;
- demonstrate understanding of selected theories with special relevance to environmental management;
- analyse realistic cases on the basis of these theories;
- develop feasible policy and management options with regard to environmental management in industry, on the basis of selected theories, concepts and tools.

Activities:

- lectures;
- assignments;
- excursion.

Examination:

- written exam (65%);
- group presentation and paper (25%);
- preparation of and active participation in tutorials (10%).
To pass the minimum grade for the written exam has to be 5.50.

Literature:

See course guide.

ProgrammePhaseSpecializationPeriod
Compulsory for: BESEnvironmental SciencesBScA: Environmental Policy and Economics1MO
Restricted Optional for: MUEUrban Environmental ManagementMSc1MO
MUEUrban Environmental ManagementMSc1MO
MinorPeriod
Compulsory for: WUUEMBSc Minor Urban Environmental Management1MO