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EENG 8285 - Environmental Decision-Making

Environmental Engineering Part-time Studies Course

School of Construction and the Environment

Course Details

This course will examine decision making in environmental management and the forces that influence environmental decisions. Topics will include the historical roots of environmental management, rational decision-making processes, the institutional structure and methods of decision making in environmental management, as well as the relationship between current decision-making models and the emerging challenges of sustainability.

Prerequisite(s)

EENG 8282

Credits

2.5

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Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • Formulate a (rational) decision-making process applicable in environmental management that defends ethics and fosters corporate social responsibility.
  • Discuss how the historical roots of the modern environmental movement have influenced environmental decision making with respect to the historical background of Canadian resource management.
  • Assess how environmental evaluation is influenced by political, legal, economic, technological, and physical constraints.
  • Evaluate case studies in light of the complexity of the decision-making process in environmental management.
  • Devise a policy-making process for environmental management decision-making that will assess environmental values and define stakeholder roles in environmental decisions.
  • Advocate rational environmental decision making with respect to the key drivers of change, to facilitate better management of scarce resources and facilitate progress toward sustainability.

Effective as of Fall 2009

Related Programs

EENG 8285 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Construction and the Environment

  1. Environmental Engineering Technology
    Full-time/Part-time   Bachelor of Technology

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