ENP-20806 Environmental Management and Industry

Course

Credits 6.00

Teaching methodContact hours
One day excursion8
Lectures22
Tutorial24
Course coordinator(s)dr. ir. CSA van Koppen
Lecturer(s)dr. ir. CSA van Koppen
Examiner(s)dr. ir. CSA van Koppen

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 3-stage model of environmental strategy, the organization theory of Mintzberg, models of accounting and reporting, 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, assigments, excursion.

Examination:

A combination of assignments and written exam.

Literature:

Is made available through EDUweb.

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