Course syllabus

Miljövård: Miljöledning och miljörevision
Environmental Management Systems

FMI110, 7,5 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2013/14
Decided by: Education Board C
Date of Decision: 2013-04-15

General Information

Elective for: W4-ms
Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish


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.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
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. Other management systems, e.g., Energy management systems and Corporate Social Responsibility.

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

Instruction consists of lectures, seminars, exercises and study visits.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH
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, exercises, role play and study visits is mandatory.


Admission requirements:

Required prior knowledge: Minimum 130 credits within the program.
The number of participants is limited to: No

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Charlotte Malmgren,
Course administrator: Tomas Johansson,
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