The course is included in these curricula and study modules

Ib 2001 - 2004 - Logistics

Level/category

Professional studies

Teaching language

English

Type of course

Compulsory

Recommended year of study

2

Total number of ECTS

4 cr

Competency aims

Environmental Engineering is the application of scientific management principles in assessing the impact of processes and products on the environment. In this course the cause of environmental problems which will form the basis of the development of ecological business policies and proposals for a sustainable development will be examined. The major techniques to bring about sustainable improvements in product manufacturing and product re-cycling in industry will be studied.

Learning outcomes

The course aims to develop within the students:

  • a broad understanding of the interrelated nature and complexity of the environment and how the activities of business impact upon the environment.
  • a detailed understanding of the concept of sustainability and its various interpretations as they impinge upon management of the environment at global, national and local levels.
  • an understanding of the cost-process improvement, product re-design, energy mix, etc a business must carry, in undertaking an environmental improvement program.
    -the ability to analyse problems, propose and justify solutions and understand the implications for sustainability of their recommendations.
    -an understanding of the need for industries to co-exist and co-operate in using waste from other industrial operations.

Course contents

  • Introduction to Ecology
  • Overview of Pollution Sources
  • Energy Conversion and Climate Change
  • Business and the Environment
  • Sustainable Development and Renewable Energies
  • Environmental Legislation & Policy

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Chemistry
Industrial Economics

Recommended or required reading

  1. Lecture Notes
  2. Mc. Kinney, Michael, Schoh Robert (2003) Environmental Science, System and Solutions, Jones and Barlett Publishers
  3. Hill, Marquita K (2004) Understanding Environmental Pollution, Cambridge University Press
  4. Newman, Edward I. Applied Ecology and Environmental Management Oxford Blackwell Science

Study activities

  • Lectures
  • Presentations
  • Project work
  • Individual work

Workload

  • Total workload of the course: 0 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 0 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

Written tests

Examiner

Holmberg Mariann

Group size

No limit

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