Syllabus academic year 2007/2008

Higher education credits: 7,5. Grading scale: TH. Level: A (Second level). Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish. Optional for: RH4, W4, W4ma. Course coordinator: Charlotte Malmgren,, Miljö- och energisystem. Prerequisites: The course FMI065. Recommended prerequisits: Minimum 130 credits within the program. Assessment: Continuous assessment is made during presentations and discussions, written assignments and active participation in seminars. The written project is also presented orally. The final grade is based on the project and the written exam, which account for 50% each. Participation in seminars and exercises is mandatory. Home page:

The general aim of the course is that the students should acquire deeper knowledge about Environmental Management Systems (EMS), get practice in introducing Environmental Management Systems, be stimulated to discuss and reflect on the possibilities and limitations of Environmental Management Systems, and train their critical thinking and writing abilities.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

The history of Environmental Management Systems, Environmental Management Systems as a basis for preventive action; the contents of the Standard EN ISO 14001 and EMAS. The introduction and implementation of ISO 14001: environmental policy, planning, implementation and operation, checking, management review, etc.

Environmental legislation relevant for Environmental Management Systems. Certification; examples from companies and organizations.

Literature seminars are aimed at a critical analysis of Environmental Management Systems.

Instruction consists of lectures, seminars and exercises.

Brorson T, Almgren R: ISO 14001 för små och medelstora företag. SIS Förlag 2006.
The standard ISO 14001:2004.
Articles and reports
The literature list is established each year. Due to the rapid development within the field, this list, valid 2007, can be subject to changes for 2008.