Environmental Management ISO 14000

Subject ENEN90005 (2011)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2011.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 36 hours of lectures; Two site visits
Total Time Commitment: 120 hours
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: An Engineering undergraduate degree
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements: For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit

website: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/


Dr Graham Moore

Subject Overview: 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; and community consultation

On completion of this subject students should be able 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
  • use risk management standards to rewiew and prioritise the environmental risks of a facility
  • write an EMS manual for particular business
  • conduct an environmental performance audit of an industry
  • conduct an EMS systems audit of a commercial operation
  • prepare an environmental emergency response manual
  • identify production processes and likely risks to the environment embodied in such processes
  • be familiar with the role of the ISO 14000 series of standards in industry

Assessment for this subject is comprised of the following:

  • conduct of a performance audit on an industrial process (30%)
  • conduct of an EMS audit on a commercial operation (30%)
  • production of an EMS ISO 14001 manual for a commercial operation (35%)
  • a computer-based exam on the elements of ISO 14001 (5%)
Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

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 are required for site visits

Related Course(s): Master of Environmental Engineering
Master of Environmental Engineering
Master of Urban Planning
Postgraduate Certificate in Engineering
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: B-ENG Civil Engineering stream
Climate Change
Energy Studies
Environmental Science
Environmental Science
Governance, Policy and Communication
Master of Engineering (Civil)
Master of Engineering (Environmental)
Master of Engineering (Geomatics)
Waste Management

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