Environmental Management Systems - IEST6909

Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

School: School of Humanities and Languages

Course Outline: School of Humanities & Languages

Campus: Sydney

Career: Postgraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 6

Equivalent: SESC9741

CSS Contribution Charge: 2 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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This course describes useful approaches for organisations to fulfil their professional obligations regarding the environment. It focuses on the management of environmental issues, incorporating current legislative requirements and due diligence, and explores the use of Environmental Management Systems (EMS) as a tool to this effect. In addition it addresses customer requirements, safety aspects and competitive pressure of firms. The course responds to multidisciplinary management challenges which require integrated management systems options. A number of case study/examples are presented. The main part of the assessment of this course is a project looking at the development of an EMS for industry.

Assumed knowledge: A good working knowledge of environmental management, environmental science or environmental engineering is assumed for this course.

Note: Short Course mode (compulsory 3 day workshop plus online tutorials and assessable tasks completed subsequently).
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