Course Information Undergraduate prospectus

Environmental Industrial Management

Course summary

Course code: OMED1165
Level: 6
Credits: 15
School: Architecture, Computing and Hums
Department: Built Environment
Course Coordinator(s): Konstantinos Evangelinos



The course aims to:

Develop the concept of environmental management and establish its relationship with occupational safety and health. Critically evaluate the environmental management strategies available to organisations both nationally and internationally. Examine and evaluate the concept of sustainability and examine its relationship with industry. Analyse and evaluate the national and international administrative and legal controls of environmental pollutants.

Learning outcomes

On completing this course successfully you will be able to:

• Be able to reflect the importance of organisations having a robust and effective environmental management strategy.
• Be aware of the relevant national and international environmental strategies and their different perspectives.
• Be able to critically examine and reflect on how the implementation of environmental management strategies can be successfully undertaken.
• Evaluate and critically examine the origins and importance of sustainability and its influence on work activities.
• Be able to reflect on and evaluate the role of national and international administrative and legislative controls in respect of environmental protection.

Indicative content

Sustainability: Origins/concept/definitions (Brundtland Report), recent developments at international and national levels, issues of implantation/ the local dimension. Sustainability and policy process: the environmental debate, planning as a control and policy process, broader environmental policy and control mechanisms including environmental health.
The concepts, theory and application of environmental strategy. Approaches to environmental management, ISO 14000 and other national and international standards. Environmental assessment. Derelict land and contaminated land; development and the suitable for use approach versus the multi-functionality approach; proactive and reactive intervention; traditional and novel remediation methods.
Statutory and Administrative Control. Control of environmental pollutants by legislative and other non- technical means – authorisations to discharge, licensing schemes, etc.

Teaching and learning activity

The learning time for a 15 credit level 6 course is approximately 150 hours, and as the course is studied in distance learning mode, this will be largely student centred. Students will receive comprehensive study materials together with supporting text books. There will also be at least one intensive study school which will adopt a problem solving approach to the subject.

Throughout the texts there will be self-assessment questions [SAQs], which will be linked in to the student website, and these will allow the students to monitor their understanding of principles, procedure and practice as they progress through the material. The answers can be monitored by tutors and feedback given. Where practicable, SAQs will be interactive

Learning Time (1 credit = 10 hours)

Scheduled contact hours

Include in scheduled time: project supervision, demonstrations, practical classes and workshops, supervised time in studio or workshop, scheduled lab work, fieldwork, external visits.
Lectures 0
Seminars 0
Supervised practical sessions 0
Tutorials 0
Formative assessment 0
Other scheduled time 0
Guided independent study

Include in guided independent study preparation for scheduled sessions, follow up work, wider reading or practice, revision:
Independent coursework 100
Independent laboratory work 0
Other non-scheduled time 50
Placements and year abroad:
Work placements 0
Work-based learning 0
Year abroad 0
Other placement 0
Total hours

(Should be equal to credit x 10) 150

From the above table please calculate the following percentages (note: the percentages must add to 100% and tally with the table above):

Percentage scheduled hours 0 %
Percentage guided independent study 100 %
Percentage placement / year abroad 0 %
Total 100 %


Written Assignment - 50%
1500 words.
An essay discussing the importance of sustainability nationally and internationally.

Written Assignment - 50%
2000 words.
Evaluation of a case study presented in the form of a management report.

Pass mark - 40%