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2010/1 Module Catalogue
Module Provider: Civil, Chemical & Enviromental Eng Short Name: SE2M25
Level: M Module Co-ordinator: WEHRMEYER WC Dr (C, C & E Eng)
Number of credits: 15 Number of ECTS credits: 7.5
Module Availability
Autumn Semester
Assessment Pattern
Methods of Assessment and Weighting

Components of Assessment
Percentage weighting
Continuous assessment

Module Overview
Module Aims
To provide students with a critical understanding of contemporary environmentalism.
Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the module, students will have:

  • An appreciation of the complex ethical, managerial, organisational and economic issues involved with environmental business management;
  • Knowledge of a range of corporate environmental management strategies and control mechanisms and be able to develop appropriate action to address a specific set of environmental issues;
  • A knowledge of the environmental management literature and networks with which to support ongoing needs in environmental management.
Module Content

The course evaluates and discusses the way environmental concerns have affected organisations in the private sector, and how such organisations have affected the content, shape and direction of the environmental debate. Particular emphasis will be paid to corporate environmental strategies, the distribution and organisation of environmental roles within an organisation, the contribution of different departments to environmental management, as well as the industrial perspective towards industrial ecology and other recent environmental management ideas that lie beyond the traditional boundaries of an organisation, such as product-based environmental management.

Methods of Teaching/Learning

Pre-course study, lectures, seminars, group exercises, audio and video presentations, post-course study, and company visit.

Total student learning time 150 hours.

Selected Texts/Journals

Required reading
Pre-reading pack supplied in advance
Recommended background reading
Roome NJ (ed.): Sustainability Strategies for Industry; the future of corporat
, Island Press, 1998. (ISBN 15596 35991)
Piasecki BW, Fletcher KA, Mendelson FJ, Environmental Management and Business Strategy. Leadership Skills for the 21st Century, Wiley, 1999. (ISBN 04711 69722)
Wehrmeyer W and Mulugetta Y, Growing Pains: Environmental Management in Developing Countries; Greenleaf Publ, 1999. (ISBN 18747 19233)
Wehrmeyer W. (ed.) Greening People - Human Resources and Environmental Management; Greenleaf Publ, 1996.   (ISBN 18747 19152)
Frankel C, In Earth’s Company, New Society Publishers, 1998. (ISBN 08657 13804)
Stead WE and Stead JG, Management for a Small Planet, Sage Press, 1996. (ISBN 07619 02945)
Last Updated
24 June 2008