Environmental Management in Practice

10 credits

Syllabus, Master's level, 1TV027

A revised version of the syllabus is available.
Education cycle
Second cycle
Main field(s) of study and in-depth level
Technology A1N
Grading system
Fail (U), Pass (G)
Finalised by
The Faculty Board of Science and Technology, 2 May 2016
Responsible department
Department of Earth Sciences

Entry requirements

120 credits and Environmental Law.

Learning outcomes

After passing the course, the student will be able to:

  • Compare the different roles of, and relations between, firms, governmental agencies, not-for-profit organisations and other actors in relation to issues concerning environmental and natural resource management and sustainability.
  • Describe the motivating factors and processes for integrating environmental and natural resource management and sustainability issues with the strategies, operations management and global surveillance of organisations.
  • Compare results from own studies with results from other natural science and social science studies.
  • Conduct a project and firmly establish the study in a theoretical basis within environmental management and sustainable development


The objective of the course is to provide skills and an improved understanding of how firms and organisations work with sustainability issues such as environmental and natural resource management and sustainability issues.

The course provides guidance as to how actors in the form of organisations interact in environmental and natural resource management. It includes the motivating factors, processes and tools available when it comes to linking environmental and natural resource concerns and sustainability issues with strategies, operations management, quality assurance, development of products and services, public relations and other external relations.

Most of the course is devoted to a project where students can study how environmental management is practiced or can be practiced. Students have the opportunity to use the knowledge and / or skills acquired during the courses that are included in the Environmental Management semester block. The project work may be either public, private, or not-for-profit actors / organisations and can be limited to the study of any of the aspects of environmental management that is considered in the course. During the course, students should reflect upon and discuss their own potential future role in the management processes under consideration.


The course consists largely of a group project, but teaching also occurs in the form of lectures, seminars, supervision, and the presentation of the project.


An approved project report (8 credits), participation in supervision, reporting, and seminars (2 credits).