Welcome to the Master in Strategy Environmental Management.
The Master is an interdisciplinary course which aims to provide knowledge, skills and qualifications required to succeed in future career in the green job sector.
It offers the opportunity of addressing your own degree towards the most promising sector of the job placement and improving your qualification and career within your own company or activity. .
You will acquire skills and insight that certainly will increase your employability and accelerate your professional development, by standing you out from other candidates.
Past graduates of this Master have gone on to successful careers in the private and public sectors with placements at management levels within companies and institutions. Also freelances have exploited the acquired qualifications to improve their consultant career.
The Master is awarded by the Ecoaudit-Ecolabel National Body as National EMAS School – for the Public Administrations.
The Master in Strategic Environmental Management is addressed to newly graduates and to already employed and desiring a further qualification, according to a continuous training perspective.
Already-employed individuals will enjoy several facilities: classes are concentrated in few days a week, planned to minimize travels and easy who comes from outside the Veneto Region; the internship training period is not compulsory (but recommended) and can be changed into a project work.
The Master offers to newly graduates a good chance to achieve essential skills to environmental management, usually hard to build-up in an ordinary university course. This becomes possible thanks to class lessons and internship training period.
November 2017- September 2018
The master lasts 11 months (from November 2017 to September 2018).
It takes up 1500 hours, divided into:
- 288 hours lessons and 48 hours e-learning;
- 450 hours stage and/or project work
- 697 hours for personal study and for drafting the final report
Lessons will be on Friday, in the afternoon and on Saturday in the morning (8 hours) for 3 weeks
consecutive, on the whole Friday and on Saturday in the morning (12 hours) for the fourth and the fifth week, with a commitment variable cyclically every five weeks.
The Master aims to train a professional polyvalent, topical and strongly oriented to the needs of the labour market in the environmental management context.
The following topics will be dealt with:
Basics of business management
The objective is to provide basic knowledge about the business organization and its operation
Environmental regulation and environmental techniques and technologies
The course aims at the analysis of the European and national legislation on environmental issues, with particular attention to environmental impacts (air quality and emissions, water, waste management, noise pollution and noise control, soil contamination, smells, radiations, AIA and IPPC, Seveso Directive. Furthermore, are analyzed the different technological solutions for the pollution reduction.
Environmental management systems
An Environmental Management System (EMS) allows an organization to identify, manage and control the environmental aspects and impacts resulting from its activities. Are analysed: the process of standardization, accreditation and certification and the requirements of the UNI EN ISO 14001 standard and EMAS European Regulation for implementing an EMS (Initial Environmental
Review, Environmental policy, system planning, implementation and operation of the system, control operating, environmental emergencies, training, monitoring and measurement, management review, the environmental statement).
Furthermore, are provided basics of environmental risk assessment and of corporate social responsibility.
The course provides specialized training on the planning and carrying out audits, for environmental management systems of an organization and the presentation of results as required by UNI EN ISO 19011 standard
Energy Management System Audit
The course provides specialized training on the planning and carrying out audits, for energy management systems (according to ISO 50001) of an organization and the presentation of results as required by UNI EN ISO 19011 standard
Life Cycle Management
The focus is the life cycle approach to assess the environmental impacts both of products and of organization. The main themes are: the EU Integrated Product Policy, the methodology of Life Cycle Assessment, Green Public Procurement (GPP of Public Administration), environmental labels, the Ecolabel Regulation and other tools based on the life cycle approach, like life cycle costing, social life cycle assessment, ecoefficiency ecosystem services
According to the European Product Environmental Footprint policy to develop methodologies for measuring the products environmental impacts, the course gives knowledge on Carbon footprint, Water footprint applied to product (but also to organization) and future application of footprinting
The object of the course are the principal laws and techniques in the field of energy management, the energy market, renewable sources and energy efficiency, carrying out an energy audit and diagnosis, the main technologies for energy efficiency in the industrial sector and services, the analysis of the UNI standards of 11000 series
At the end of the Master, the professional profile of the participants will be especially qualified through a series of certifications and recognized awards, that can be fruitfully and directly applied in a job, achieving them passing specific tests within the course.
In addition to the title of Master, it is possible to achieve:
-the title of the internal auditor and consultant EMAS (and included in the national registers maintained by ISPRA),
-the title of Lead Environmental Auditor;
-the title for training as Energy Management Expert, needed to achieve the specific certification as Energy Management Expert required by Italian law (accredited by AICQ-SICEV ),
- the title of Lead Energy Management System Auditor
Headmaster: Prof. Antonio Scipioni
Teachers come from the University of Padova and from other Italian and European Universities such as Hochschule Zittau/Goerlitz , Wroclaw University, Lappeenranta University, Winchester Business School, Aahrus University and University of Southern Denmark.
Thanks to the Master you can create a network of contacts: with your colleagues, with teachers, with international organizations and bodies that deal with the Master.
Admission requirements: university degree (also junior/bachelor). The candidates will be selected on the basis of their curriculum vitae et studiorum.
Students getting degree before the course starts, can also apply.