M.INC.ERST.633: Integrated Environmental Management (IEM)
Problem definition and the analysis of environmental management issues from a variety of perspectives, and the development of applied integrated environmental management strategies, from an interdisciplinary basis.
The general flow of course development is as follows:
- introduction to the theory and practice of IEM, including presentation of several best practice case studies;
- ongoing keynote sessions dealing with particular aspects of IEM;
- specific team work skill development sessions;
- case studies which apply the principles to increasingly complex issues, with a view to identifying IEM improvements;
- assignments, both individual and group, which will be based around the case studies and general IEM application;
- increasing expectations on students to undertake the work.
To produce graduates capable of using interdisciplinarity to develop and implement an Integrated Environmental Management (IEM) approach to a variety ofresource management problems.
Courses and examinations
Assignment, Group Case Study Report, Journal completion
Prerequisite for examination:
At the end of the course, students should be able to:
- critically analyse an environmental management/policy problem, issue or set of issues, from an interdisciplinary perspective which incorporates theories,
approaches, and methods relevant to IEM;
- develop a framework within which the problem, issue or set of issues can be identified;
- identify a range of options for resolving the problem(s);
- identify the key process steps which will lead to improved environmental management;
- show how various discipline approaches, when integrated, can contribute to better decision making;
- identify the conditions for working effectively in an inter-disciplinary team, or for promoting effective processes or outcomes; and
- communicate effectively within a wide variety of circumstances, in written and oral fashions.
Recommended previous knowledge:
Person responsible for module:
Academic Term each winter semester
Number of repeat examinations permitted:
First to third semester
Maximum number of students: