|Name||Environmental Management Systems|
|Status||Compulsory/Courses of Limited Choice|
|Level and type||Undergraduate Studies, Academic|
|Field of study||Environmental Engineering and Management|
|Faculty||Department of Environment and Energy Systems|
|Academic staff||Silvija-Nora Kalniņš, Sarma Valtere|
|Credit points||3.0 (4.5 ECTS)|
The environmental management systems course is based on the analysis of environmental management systems in Latvia and reviews environmental management experience in European and other countries. The analysis includes national institutions, regional environmental agencies, structures, goals, inspections and NGOs, as well as how to resolve environmental issues on the municipal level and within the private sector..
Goals and objectives
of the course in terms
of competences and skills
|To acquire theoretical knowledge on the principles of environmental management systems according to international principles ( EMAS and ISO 14001)and practical experience on its application in Latvia, Europe and elsewhere. To acquire practical skills on resolving environmental issues on the municipal level and in the private sector.|
To be able to identify environmental management systems in various types of organizations. - Examination: Homework, test.
Assessment criteria: Ability to identify the structure of an environmental management systems.
To be able to define the tasks of an environmental management system. - Examination: Homework, test. Assessment criteria: Ability to determine the tasks of an environmental management systems.
|Course prerequisites||Basic knowledge of environmental issues|