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SLE725 - Environmental Management Systems

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2020 unit information

Important Update:

Classes and seminars in Trimester 2/Semester 2, 2020 will be online. Physical distancing for coronavirus (COVID-19) will affect delivery of other learning experiences in this unit. Please check your unit sites for announcements and updates one week prior to the start of your trimester or semester.

Last updated: 2 June 2020

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
Previously coded as:SQE723
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 2: Trevor Thornton
Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Typical study commitment:

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus:

2 x 1 hour classes, 1 x 1 hour seminar per week.

Scheduled learning activities - cloud:

Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin.

Content

This unit is designed to enable environmental objectives to be identified and implemented within a broad range of industry sectors in line with ecological sustainability principles. Tools such as life cycle analysis and risk assessment, used to measure environmental performance will be described and opportunity provided to utilise these in the development of a site specific environmental management system. Systems that assist organisations meet environmental management requirements that are used internationally and within Australia will be examined as will the potential to link in with other management systems commonly used within organisations.

 

These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this Unit

At the completion of this Unit
successful students can:

Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes

ULO1

Develop strategies and processes for implementing environmental management systems GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO2: Communication
GLO4: Critical thinking
GLO5: Problem solving
GLO6: Self-management

ULO2

Evaluate environmental aspects and prioritise action plans GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO4: Critical thinking
GLO5: Problem solving
GLO6: Self-management
GLO8: Global citizenship

ULO3

Analyse environmental monitoring data GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO3: Digital literacy
GLO4: Critical thinking
GLO5: Problem solving
GLO6: Self-management

ULO4

Develop environmental improvement targets for individual organisations GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO2: Communication
GLO3: Digital literacy
GLO4: Critical thinking
GLO5: Problem solving
GLO6: Self-management

ULO5

Develop an environmental management system for a broad range of industry sectors GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO2: Communication
GLO3: Digital literacy
GLO4: Critical thinking
GLO6: Self-management
GLO8: Global citizenship

ULO6

Integrate environmental management systems with corporate management strategies GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO2: Communication
GLO4: Critical thinking
GLO6: Self-management

These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year

Assessment

Assessment Description Student output Weighting (% total mark for unit) Indicative due week
Assignments  15-minute presentation and 500-word written report 20% (2 x 10%) Week 3
Essay 1,000-word written essay 20% Week 6
Analysis exercise 2,000-word written assignment 20% Week 9
Case study report Written report 40% Week 11

The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.

Learning Resource

There is no prescribed text. Unit materials are provided via the unit site. This includes unit topic readings and references to further information.

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