EAS703 Environmental Management

Code EAS703
Name Environmental Management
Status Compulsory/Courses of Limited Choice
Level and type Post-graduate Studies, Academic
Field of study Environmental Engineering and Management
Faculty Department of Environment and Energy Systems
Academic staff Silvija-Nora Kalniņš
Credit points 4.0 (6.0 ECTS)
Parts 1
Annotation The environmental management course is based on a comparative analysis of environmental management systems at different levels (international (ISO 14001), European (EMAS) and national). The analysis includes environmental policy, aspects, environmental programme and monitoring on the programme’s implementation..
Goals and objectives
of the course in terms
of competences and skills
To acquire theoretical knowledge on the principles of environmental management and the instruments applied in the European Union, as well as on the national and organizational level. To acquire practical experience on the development and implementation of environmental management systems in different types of organizations.
Learning outcomes
and assessment
To be able to compare environmental management models internationally, in Europe and Latvia. - Examination: Homework, exam, course work. Assessment criteria: Ability to identify the main principles and benefits of environmental management systems.
To be able to identify environmental management principles in various types of organizations. - Examination: Homework, practical work, exam, course work. Assessment criteria: Ability to determine and apply the elements of environmental management systems.
To be able to implement an environmental management system. - Examination: Homework, practical work, exam, course work. Assessment criteria: Draft an environmental report.
To be able to monitor an environmental management system. - Examination: Homework, practical work, exam, course work. Assessment criteria: Ability to identify preventative measures.
Course prerequisites Basics of ecology and environmental protection.

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