Environmental Management techniques are integral to conservation, agriculture, forestry, industry and countryside planning. This online programme is designed both for new graduates who lack professional experience in environmental management and, for professionals in the environment sector who wish to develop their careers, updating their knowledge and skills. It aims to satisfy an industrial and public sector demand for environmental scientists.
The programme has been developed to set environmental management tools into the context of how ecosystems are structured, how ecosystems /function and the legislative/policy framework for environmental planning. The flexible nature of this course makes it especially suited to people in full-time employment.
The principles and practice of Environmental Management are covered, with specific objectives being to:
Understand the importance of an evidence-based approach in developing management strategies
Apply quantitative techniques to assess the effects of environmental management
Produce environmental impact statements and advise on implementing environmental management systems
Apply structured planning principles to site biodiversity management and ecosystem restoration
Monitor pollution and assess its environmental effects
To take this course, you will need access to a computer with a fast internet connection. The course uses the Blackboard learning environment and the modules are delivered using online lectures, including practical and tutorial material. Students and staff interact via email, discussion boards, online chat and telephone. You will find that this course is much more flexible than traditional on-campus university courses as you can study using your own computer and the internet, at your own pace, any place and any time (within given timeframes).