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ENV3737 - Environmental management

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Science

Leader: Dr Barbara Panther


Gippsland Second semester 2007 (Day)
Gippsland Second semester 2007 (Off-campus)
Malaysia First semester 2007 (Day)


This unit examines the role of government, industry and other stakeholders in environmental management. It introduces, examines, explains, analyses and applies the salient features of environmental management systems, associated tools including environmental auditing and improvement plans, and environmental impact assessment to industry and industrial development. It is concerned with best practice environmental management in an industrial setting, including the power industry and the mining industry. In the area of application, case studies are drawn more generally from a range of industries and there is an emphasis on air quality measurement, control and management.


On completion of the unit students will: appreciate the roles and responsibilities of government in environmental matters; understand the purpose, role and structure of environmental management systems and be able to apply them in practical industrial settings; appreciate the role, value and limitations of environmental impact assessment and be able to apply this process particularly with respect to the air environment; be able to critically examine and evaluate the effectiveness of an environment effects statement; have an appreciation of structure, composition and behaviour of the atmosphere and of health and environmental effects from industrially-related activities; have an understanding of the procedures required to plan and manage the air environment; have an appreciation of the role of measurement and the analytical and physical techniques appropriate to environmental monitoring and control for the air environment; and, be able to design, set up and manage an air environmental monitoring program for an industry.


Major assignment (2,500 words): 25%
Minor assignment (1,000 words): 10%
Laboratory and field activity participation and reports: 20%
Examination (3 hours): 45%

Contact hours

3 hours of lectures, one hour of tutorial and 2 hours of laboratory/fieldwork per week

Off Campus Attendance Requirements

OCL students undertake a 3-day residential school program


ENV1616 or ENV1711 or ENV1800