Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.
|Credit Points: ||12.5 |
|Level: ||9 (Graduate/Postgraduate) |
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015: Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
|Pre-teaching Period Start ||not applicable |
|Teaching Period ||27-Jul-2015 to 25-Oct-2015 |
|Assessment Period End ||20-Nov-2015 |
|Last date to Self-Enrol ||07-Aug-2015 |
|Census Date ||31-Aug-2015 |
|Last date to Withdraw without fail ||25-Sep-2015 |
Includes a compulsory site visit and some weekend activities
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment: ||Contact Hours: 24 hours of lectures and 12 hours of workshops; one site visit |
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Admission to post graduate studies in engineering or equivalent
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For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability
|Subject Overview: ||
Environmental Management ISO 14000 aims to provide students with the skills and knowledge to apply and help develop environmental management systems. The subject builds on the student’s knowledge of risk management, such as that gained in CVEN30008 Risk Analysis, and develops their ability to identify, assess and manage environmental risk that arises from the construction and operation of manufacturing or infrastructure facilities. It also builds on knowledge about sustainability such as is learnt in the subject CVEN90043 Sustainable Infrastructure Engineering, and other management systems such as those learnt in CVEN90045 Engineering Project Implementation.
At the conclusion of the subject, it is expected that students should be able to work under supervision in a capacity where they are responsible for the maintenance of an existing environmental management system, or assist in developing a new system. They should also be in a position to conduct simple internal audits and assist in more complex internal audits. The subject does not provide students with sufficient practice and skills to immediately become an accredited auditor in Australia.
Environmental Management ISO 14000 will cover the following related areas of study: the history of EMS from Demming Wheel to ISO 14000 series; the elements of an EMS; systems audit and review and gap analysis; legal requirements, due diligence document control, liability and ISO 9000 review; regulation and accreditation; community consultation; emerging issues in environmental management.
|Learning Outcomes: ||
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES (ILO)
Having completed this subject the student is expected to:
- Describe the role of the ISO 14000 series of standards in industry
- Describe, in detail, the elements of the ISO 14001 and ISO 14004 standards
- Identify production processes and likely risks to the environment embodied in such processes
- Use risk management standards to review and prioritise the environmental risks of a facility
- Conduct an environmental performance audit of an industry
- Conduct an EMS systems audit of a commercial operation
- Write an EMS manual for particular business
- Prepare an environmental emergency response manual
- A computer-based quiz (5%) on the elements of ISO 14001, due Week 2 or 3. This assessment addresses Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs) 1 and 2.
- Conduct and write report (30%) of about 4 pages plus a table on a performance audit on an industrial process or site requiring approximately 40 hours work. Due mid semester. Addresses ILOs 3, 4 and 5.
- Conduct of an EMS audit (20%) on a commercial operation, requiring approximately 25 hours work. Due around week 8. Addresses ILO 6.
- Produce an EMS ISO 14001 manual (45%) (about 3000 words) for a commercial operation requiring approximately 60 hours work. Due end of semester. Addresses ILOs 7 and 8.
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information: ||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date |
|Generic Skills: ||
- Ability to select and apply international engineering standards to a process
- Ability to design and implement a systems-based approach to managing risks
- Ability to apply knowledge of basic risk engineering fundamentals
- In-depth technical competence in both environmental and risk engineering disciplines
- Ability to undertake problem identification, formulation and solution in respect to risk control
- Capacity for independent critical thought, rational inquiry and self-directed learning
- Effective risk communication with senior management, risk engineers team and the community.
Safety boots, high visibility vests and safety spectacles are required for site visits.
LEARNING AND TEACHING METHODS
The key learning method used in the subject is build knowledge and understanding around the site chosen for the visits and assessment. Intensive workshops and lectures are used to highlight the main issues. These are concentrated in first 8 weeks of the semester to allow this information to be applied the main assignment.
INDICATIVE KEY LEARNING RESOURCES
Standards Australia (2004) AS/NZS ISO 14001:2004 Environmental management systems - Requirements with guidance for use. Sydney.
Standards Australia (2004) AS/NZS ISO 14004:2004 Environmental management systems - General guidelines on principles, systems and support techniques. Sydney.
Standards Australia (2009) AS/NZS ISO 31000:2009 Risk management - Principles and guidelines. Sydney.
CAREERS / INDUSTRY LINKS
This subject uses a real industry site as the basis for the learning and assessment. Students visit the site and undertake preparatory activities for writing components of an environmental management system for the site. The subject also invites experienced EMS auditors and consultants to assist in teaching activities and assessment.
|Related Course(s): ||
Master of Engineering Project Management |
Master of Environmental Engineering
Master of Philosophy - Engineering
|Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: ||
B-ENG Civil Engineering stream |
Governance, Policy and Communication
Governance, Policy and Communication
Master of Engineering (Civil)
Master of Engineering (Environmental)