Environmental menagment system

NAME OF THE COURSE Environmental menagment system



Year of study


Course teacher

Asst Prof Marijo Buzuk

Credits (ECTS)


Associate teachers

Asst Prof Maša Buljac

Type of instruction (number of hours)






Status of the course


Percentage of application of e-learning

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Course objectives

The main objective of this course is an introducing students to the steps and processes during the implementation of the ISO 14001 standard in business subjects and in possible problems that arising from the implementation process and to resolve issue. Furthermore, one of the goals of this course is to introduce students to the development and future trends in the development of international norms that it is needed for understanding and applying them in various systems.

Course enrolment requirements and entry competences required for the course


Learning outcomes expected at the level of the course (4 to 10 learning outcomes)

1. Students will understand the concept of integrated environmental protection, sustainable development, and will have ability to measure and proceed for the protection of the environment.
2. Based on the previous point, students will be able to participate in area planning, according to principles of sustainable development and to be able to estimate the impact on the environment (either Strategic Impact Assessment or any estimation of the environmental impact).
3. Students will have the ability to estimate risk and to manage it, as well as its the quantitative and qualitative representation.
4. Students will be able to participate in the process of planning and management of environment, relating to the study of the environmental impact, and therefore in the Commission for Strategic Studies and Environmental Strategy.
5. By discussing about the Regulations on Environmental Impact Estimation and the steps in the preparation of studies, students will gain knowledge that is inevitable in implementation of various Estimation and Environmental Programme.
6. Students will acquire the competencies that will provide them as experts in selecting the best available technique for a specific activity according to the European guidelines . They will be able to identify and resolve nonconformities that occur during this process .
7. Students will be able to apply the knowledge in organizations that have implemented an Environmental Management System ISO 14001 , and in the segment with its maintenance and improvement.
8. Students will acquire knowledge that will enable them to be an important subjects and managers to establish the system of ISO 14001 in various subjects.
9. Students will be able to apply the knowledge for implementation, maintenance and development of EMS.

Course content broken down in detail by weekly class schedule (syllabus)

Lecture 1: The definition of technology ; similarities and differences ; historical development of the term . Impacts and Challenges of technology . The separations technology.
Lecture 2: Definition ecosystem, classification. Environment Protecting the environment. Pollution and contamination. Legal provisions in the RH.
Lecture 3: Sustainable Development; concepts, vision, future. Sustainable development laws of thermodynamics. The path towards sustainable development.
Lecture 4: Types of Environmental Protection. Integrated approach. The measures and procedures to protect the environment. The political and sociological approach, legal measures.
Lecture 5: Planning and management of the area. Basic documents of Environmental Protection. The environmental impact assessment. Risk management. Cost-benefit analysis.
Seminar and Exercise 1 ( 2 × 4 hours): Consideration and discussion of objectives and approach strategies, programs, studies on the process of planning and environment management.
Lecture 6: A study of the environmental impact - steps in the preparation . Legal provisions.
Seminar and Practice 2 ( 2 × 4 hours): Consideration and discussion of goals and approach to the study of the environmental impact. The debate about the roles of various professionals, overlapping powers and competencies, and suggestions dismissal of the non-compliance! The interest of the community vs. capital interest.
Lecture 7: Methodology of the best available techniques.
Seminar and Exercise 3 ( 2 × 4 hours): A critical review of the methodology for the assessment of best available techniques - debates , discussions, debates , proposals . Development of algorithms and schemes for assessing best available techniques.
Seminar and Exercise 4 ( 2 × 4 hours): Evaluating and choosing the best available techniques for different procedures with the help of the guidelines . Landfills, waste gases , waste incinerators , cement industry , etc ....
Lecture 8: Systems - definition. Standards and Standardization. Croatian Standards Institute. Accreditation and certification. Types of norms.
Lecture 9: ISO. ISO 14001 Environmental Policy. Plan.
Seminar and Exercise 5 ( 2 × 4 hours): Development of ISO 14001 on examples of different organizations. Environmental policy. Plan.
Lecture 10: ISO 14001 Implementation and operational phases. Testing and verification.
Seminar and Exercise 6 ( 2 × 5 hours): Development of ISO 14001 on examples of different organizations. Implementation and operational phases. Testing and verification.
Lecture 11: The definition of quality. Family 9001 standard procedure of introducing a system of quality.
Lecture 12: General requirements of quality management systems and requirements relating to documentation.
Lecture 13: ISO 9001 Document Control and inspection records. Management responsibility and quality policy.
Lecture 14: Planning Quality Management System. Resource management. Control and improve the system. Self-evaluation.
Lecture 15: Integration of standards 14001 and 9001 in a joint management system. Similarities and differences .
Seminar and Exercise 7 ( 2 × 5 hours): Integration of standards 14001 and 9001 in a joint management system for the various economic operators.

Format of instruction:

Student responsibilities


Screening student work (name the proportion of ECTS credits for eachactivity so that the total number of ECTS credits is equal to the ECTS value of the course):

Class attendance




Practical training


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Seminar essay






Oral exam




Written exam






Grading and evaluating student work in class and at the final exam

During semester two exams will be performed. Final examinations will be administered during formal examination periods. The following percentage equivalents apply to final grade: <55% Failure; 56%-66% (2); 67%-78% (3); 79%-90% (4);> 90% (5). After written exam, student will attend to oral exam. Lecturers do not give grades. Students earn grades.

Required literature (available in the library and via other media)


Number of copies in the library

Availability via other media

M. Buzuk, Sustavi upravljanja okolišem (u pripremi), Kemijsko-tehnološki fakultet, Split, 201X



Tonći Lazibat, Poznavanje robe i upravljanje kvalitetom, Sinergija, Zagreb, 2005.



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Optional literature (at the time of submission of study programme proposal)


Quality assurance methods that ensure the acquisition of exit competences


Other (as the proposer wishes to add)