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VMI035 - Environmental management
Miljömanagement
 
Syllabus adopted 2021-02-17 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: MPTSE
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Pass with distinction (5), Pass with credit (4), Pass (3), Fail
Education cycle: Second-cycle
Major subject: Energy and Environmental Systems and Technology, Industrial Engineering and Management, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
Department: 45 - TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT AND ECONOMICS


Teaching language: English
Application code: 28115
Open for exchange students: Yes
Block schedule: B

Module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0101 Examination 7,5c Grading: TH   7,5c    

In programs

MPTSE INDUSTRIAL ECOLOGY, MSC PROGR, Year 1 (compulsory elective)
MPDCM DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION PROJECT MANAGEMENT, MSC PROGR, Year 2 (elective)
MPDCM DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION PROJECT MANAGEMENT, MSC PROGR, Year 1 (compulsory elective)
MPEPO SUSTAINABLE ELECTRIC POWER ENGINEERING AND ELECTROMOBILITY, MSC PROGR, Year 1 (elective)

Examiner:

Anna Nyström Claesson


Eligibility

General entry requirements for Master's level (second cycle)
Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling the requirements above.

Specific entry requirements

English 6 (or by other approved means with the equivalent proficiency level)
Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling the requirements above.

Course specific prerequisites

General environmental course, corresponding to Environmental technology.

Aim

The aim of the course is to develop an understanding of issues that shape the management of environmental efforts in industry and how companies manage to change, rethink and reorganize their activities.

Learning outcomes (after completion of the course the student should be able to)

• Explain and analyse how corporate sustainability creates new questions, dilemmas and insecurities that companies lack experience, knowledge and routine to manage
• Examine a company’s strategic choices of activities to guide the greening and change process of the company
• Use theories and concepts to explain a company’s greening process
• Analyse a company’s alignment in relation to the environmental challenge and preparedness for the future
• Examine a company’s strategic communication of the greening and change process of the company
• Investigate alignment, strategic choices and communication for the greening process of companies in a sector and compare the arguments for creating sustainable values and business models.

Content

The course is focused on the corporate environmental management and the societal context of the corporate environmental management (stake holders, environmental legislation etc), the starting points for the environmental work (incentives, environmental strategies etc). The environmental work is analysed with the help of different tools to understand the governance of the environmental work  (environmental management systems, environmental revision, environmental accounting etc). The course includes a project and  guest lectures. The course is student centered and blended where group activities are in-class and lectures online. 

Organisation

pre-recorded lectures, peer-response, assignments (individual and group), workshops, movie lectures, presentation, oppositions, report writing, 

Literature

Literature compendium

Examination including compulsory elements

Contiuous examination and Extra assignment



The course examiner may assess individual students in other ways than what is stated above if there are special reasons for doing so, for example if a student has a decision from Chalmers on educational support due to disability.


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