PME707 - Environmental Management Systems

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Subject Title
Environmental Management Systems

Subject Description
 Environmental Management Systems are designed and implemented to protect the environment and enhance business practices.  This course integrates theory and exercises to enable the student to participate in and design management systems as individual and in group activities.  The course provides comprehensive knowledge and skills needed to plan, develop, and implement environmental management systems. Environmental management systems will include topics on benefits and costs of implementation, requirements, current state analysis, environmental performance evaluation, legislative and regulatory issues, policy development, setting objectives, managing resources, communication, training, documentation, auditing, and continuous improvement.

Credit Status
One course credit towards the graduate certificate in Project Management - Environmental.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Explain the knowledge related to environmental management system planning, design, implementation, auditing and monitoring;
  2. Analyse the benefits and costs for system implementation;
  3. Apply environmental management system principles into business settings;
  4. Produce environmental management system design report that is aligned with project management principles;
  5. Employ a range of project management methodologies, techniques, and tools.

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Execute mathematical operations accurately.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

Academic Integrity
Seneca upholds a learning community that values academic integrity, honesty, fairness, trust, respect, responsibility and courage. These values enhance Seneca's commitment to deliver high-quality education and teaching excellence, while supporting a positive learning environment. Ensure that you are aware of Seneca's Academic Integrity Policy which can be found at: http://www.senecacollege.ca/about/policies/academic-integrity-policy.html Review section 2 of the policy for details regarding approaches to supporting integrity. Section 2.3 and Appendix B of the policy describe various sanctions that can be applied, if there is suspected academic misconduct (e.g., contract cheating, cheating, falsification, impersonation or plagiarism).

Please visit the Academic Integrity website http://open2.senecac.on.ca/sites/academic-integrity/for-students to understand and learn more about how to prepare and submit work so that it supports academic integrity, and to avoid academic misconduct.

Discrimination/Harassment
All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at student.conduct@senecacollege.ca.

Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Accessibility Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.