ENVIRONMENTAL

The courses offered to cover various aspects of environmental sciences, including conservation of biodiversity, environmental chemistry, environmental management, environmental law, climate change and mitigation, environmental impact assessments as well as remote sensing and GIS. These courses are spread over three Faculties: Science, Engineering & the Built Environment and Commerce, Law & Management.

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT (EIA) COURSE

COURSE OVERVIEW

 

The fundamentals of organizational risk assessment, risk valuation, and risk management with a focus on environmental risk equips project managers and NGO officials engaged in development projects with the tools required to bridge the gap between environmental compliance and environment as a strategic organisational issue.

 

The Environmental Risk Assessment Course will analyse the sources of environmental risk, the practical applications of modern environmental risk management techniques, the current range of environmental insurance products and new methods for using environmental risk management strategies.

 

PROGRAM KEY FEATURES:

 

  • This course is designed to develop skills in analysing risks and hazards to human health and welfare, structures and ecosystems resulting from developmental impacts on the environment, and to assess means of reducing these risks.

 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

 

  • Project economists and socio-economists, project managers, environment officer, EIA practitioners and reviewers, government staffs in executing agencies.
ECONOMIC EVALUATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS

COURSE OVERVIEW

 

The program aims to enhance participants’ knowledge to assess the impacts of projects on natural resources and environment and to incorporate environmental costs and benefits in project economic analysis. The course focuses on theoretical concepts of environmental economics, environmental impact data for economic evaluation, applying valuation concepts and methods in project appraisal and incorporating valuation results in project economic analysis.

 

PROGRAM KEY FEATURES:

 

The training program covers two aspects: class room based and field visit. The class room based study will be composed of class lectures, case studies/workshop, hands-on session and class discussion. Appropriate computer applications will be used to demonstrate financial and economic analysis.  

 

Study/field visit will enhance the practical experiences in economic evaluation of environmental impact in various related project sites. The course is divided into the following modules:

 

  • Module 1: Overview on Environmental Economics
  • Module 2: Environmental Impact Data for Economic Evaluation
  • Module 3: Applying valuation Concepts and Methods in Project Appraisal
  • Module 4: Incorporating Valuation Results in Project Economic Analysis
  • Module 5: Case Workshop and Study Visits

 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

 

  • Project economists and socio-economists, project managers, environment officer, EIA practitioners and reviewers, government staffs in executing agencies.
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AND INFRASTRUCTURE PROGRAMS

COURSE OVERVIEW

 

This higher-education course is an intensive 2 week  program that provides a comprehensive overview of techniques, approaches, materials and technologies used in creating green buildings and communities. It describes the LEED rating systems and highlights how various strategies can be used to meet LEED requirements. The course provides an excellent preparation for writing the LEED Green Associate exam, as well as meeting the eligibility requirements for that exam.

 

The course is designed to be interactive and engaging, incorporating multimedia, field trips, guest speakers, and case studies in addition to assignments.

 

PROGRAM KEY FEATURES:

 

  • Describe the need for a green transformation of our built environment
  • Explain the key components of the LEED rating systems
  • Describe the overall LEED certification process
  • Identify concepts and strategies that can be used to meet the requirements of LEED rating systems
  • Determine the LEED rating system that applies to various types of green building projects
  • Helps to prepare students to take the LEED Green Associate exam.

 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

 

  • Any individuals seeking a better understanding of green building and LEED, or studying for the LEED Green Associate exam. Includes students, architects, interior designers, non-profit organization representatives, product manufacturers, facility managers, engineers, building owners / developers, industry stakeholders, and real estate agents.
MONITORING & EVALUATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROJECTS

COURSE OVERVIEW

 

The course is designed to train the participants on the key elements of an integrated approach to

environmental project management which requires expertise in scientific engineering, legal, public policy and project management disciplines.  Emphasizes is placed on critical factors which are often unique to a major environmental project, such as the uncertainty surrounding scope definition for environmental clean-up projects and evolving environmental regulatory environment.  

 

Participants will study and develop environmental project plans, establish project organizations and staffing, define management functions, develop time management approaches, resolve  project conflicts, determine project effectiveness, implement integrate project management techniques such as the Program Evaluation and Review Techniques (PERT) and the critical path (CPM) as they relate to environmental project management, perform pricing and cost estimating, establish cost control, set priorities, and perform trade-off analysis.  

 

The course uses environmental project case studies to examine the integrated nature of environmental project management.  Examples of topics to be covered in this case study format include environmental technology deployment projects, privatization of government environmental projects and pollution prevention/waste minimization projects.

 

PROGRAM KEY FEATURES:

 

  • Environment Impact Assessment
  • EIA Project Management
  • EIA Monitoring and Evaluation of Projects

 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

 

  • PMPs Project management professionals
  • Environmentalist
  • Educators teaching project management theory and practice
  • Managers required to take a challenge
  • Policy Administrators
  • Researchers
  • Women leaders in NGO management
  • Environmental Impact Assessors