Course Description

Explore environmental management challenges and issues faced by industry, and discover the key driving forces that are requiring companies to address these issues through an array of management techniques. Gain understanding and practical application of your toolbox of management approaches for environmental issues including: environmental impact assessment, environmental site assessment, regulatory roles and strategies, environmental legislation, emergency response planning, environmental management systems, environmental auditing, risk assessment and management, sustainability reporting, environmental communications and corporate social responsibility.

Course Details

By completion of this course, successful students will be able to:

  • Identify the primary tools used for environmental management and define their appropriate application;
  • Explain how the scientific method applies to environmental management;
  • Evaluate the quality of environmental information and identify sources of error;
  • Employ consideration of ethics in environmental decision making; and
  • Utilize an understanding of regulatory methods and requirements, and other outside influences, when developing strategies for corporate environmental management.


Students may take either BMC 281 Auditing of HSE Management Systems and Compliance OR BMC 116 Management Tools and Techniques for Environmental Issues in their Core Component.  If both courses are taken, one will be assigned to Core and the other will be assigned as Optional.


  • Alan Kennedy

Applies Towards the Following Certificate(s)


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Oct 01, 2019 to Dec 09, 2019
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Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $550.00
Reading List / Textbook

Title: Elements of Environmental Management
Authors: Werner Antweiler
Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing division
ISBN: 9781442626133

Visit the UCalgary Bookstore at www.calgarybookstore.ca.

Section Notes

Prerequisite: BMC 352 Learning Online

It is not possible to register online for this course until you have successfully completed BMC 352 Learning Online or have completed the Learning Online Waiver.

If you are enrolled in a section of BMC 352 that will be completed before this course begins, you may enrol for this course by calling 403.220.2866.

This course uses Desire2Learn (D2L), an online learning management system. The instructor will post your course outline and other materials in D2L. For more information about D2L, please visit our Online Learning Resources.

Unless notified, all online courses are available at 9 am MT the day before the start date. Students who register on (or after) the start date will receive access within one day of registration.

Unless otherwise stated, notice of withdrawal or transfer from a course must be received at least seven calendar days prior to the start date of the course.

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