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About the Integrated Environmental Management by distance learning


The Integrated Environmental Management programme at the University of Bath is for those wishing to develop an in-depth understanding of environmental management and its application. It has been designed for people who are involved with, or have an interest in, environmental management at any level. If you are concerned with designing or implementing environmental management systems or need to understand how they work in order to maximise your role then an IEM course should suit you.

We currently have people from a wide range of organisations, from industry to local authorities. Many are looking to advance their careers into the arena of environmental management whilst others are consolidating their day-to-day practical experience with an academic qualification. We welcome students from a wide range of disciplines and backgrounds.

It is a postgraduate modular programme available for study at three different levels:

MSc in Integrated Environmental Management
IEMA Associate Membership course
CPD short courses relevant to your training needs

The distance learning IEM Programme from the University of Bath has many benefits including:
• increased expertise in key environmental management areas
• practical knowledge immediately applicable in your workplace
• flexibility of study which will allow you to join at any time and so control your pace of study
• costs spread through instalments
• opportunities to plan study time around work and personal commitments
• cost savings on the expense of full or part-time study incurred by lost earnings, travel and accommodation
• enhanced career opportunities with an internationally recognised postgraduate qualification
• tailored learning plans to match your training needs with study options including short courses and MSc
• networking opportunities with organisations leading the way in environmental management
• Associate Membership of the IEMA when you complete your studies
• Fully inclusive course fees covering enrolment, learning materials, academic and personal tutor support, examinations and residentials
• Registration as a student of the University of Bath, one of the UK’s top universities.
• Access to the University’s on-line facilities, email and web resources.

MSc in Integrated Environmental Management
The MSc course is the flagship of the IEM programme. It combines a selection of the flexible learning modules with intensive residential sessions at the University of Bath, Assessment is by means of assignments, examinations and a dissertation. Attendance at all three residential sessions in Bath is compulsory. Examinations are held at the University of Bath in the UK and, for overseas students, a local venue can be arranged.

IEMA Associate Membership Course in Environmental Management
Successful completion of the core module/membership course will provide you with automatic associate membership of the IEMA. This is an accredited, knowledge-based recognition for individuals who can demonstrate a clear understanding of the principles and practices of environmental management. Assessment is by means of two written assignments.

The benefits of IEMA membership are:
• Professional recognition of your knowledge by an internationally recognised body and the leading environmental institute in the UK;
• Entitlement to use the designatory letters AMIEMA for all associate members;
• Access to excellent networking opportunities with fellow professionals;
• Invitations to attend regular regional events, discussions and debates on topical issues in environmental management and assessment;
• Quarterly IEMA magazine and regular legislative updates from the Institute.

Continuing Professional Development Modules in Environmental Topics
Continuing Professional Development (CPD) short courses are suitable if you have identified a specific area of environmental management in which you would like to increase knowledge and skills. The short courses may also provide the opportunity to transfer to the MSc course at a later stage.

Designed for maximum flexibility in study to help both individuals and organisations make the most of opportunities presented by considering environmental and sustainability issues, the IEM Courses are ideal for all those wishing to develop a firm understanding of the principles and applications of the many tools available to professional environmental practitioners.


About the Department and the University


The Department
The Integrated Environmental Management programme has been developed through a cross-disciplinary approach drawing on expertise from within the University of Bath and from cutting edge practitioners within business, commerce and industry.

The University
The University of Bath is one of the UK's leading universities, with an international reputation for research and teaching of the highest academic standards. It has a distinctive approach that emphasises the education of professional practitioners, fosters high achievement, and promotes original inquiry and innovation in partnership with business, the professions, public services, and the voluntary sectors.

It is
• a leading UK University with an international reputation for quality teaching and research
• a professional University with close links with industry and commerce
• an international University with study abroad opportunities in Europe and North America
• an attractive University; the main campus is one mile from the centre of the World Heritage Site of Bath
• a safe and supportive University with strong student services and attention to special needs
• a fun University with outstanding social and sports facilities.

Teaching
The University's teaching standards are high, and have been measured objectively. In the latest assessment by Assessors from the Quality Assurance Agency, the University scored the maximum 24 points for its teaching in economics and politics, mathematics and statistics, molecular and organismal biosciences, physics, and pharmacy. It scored 23 points in Sport and Leisure and Education, and other departments scored well.

In October 2003 the University was audited by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) for Higher Education, which looked at the quality of opportunities available to students, and the academic standards of the awards that the University offers.

The QAA, whose mission is to safeguard and improve standards in higher education qualifications, confirmed that broad confidence (the highest category) could be placed in the University of Bath.

Research
The University also scored the highest rating for research - the 5* rating - in three of the 23 categories that the RAE lists (Pharmacy, Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mathematics). It scored a 5 rating for eight other departments and a 4 rating for five departments. Since the 1992 Research Assessment Exercise, the University has consistently been ranked in the top twenty universities by the Times Higher Education Supplement for its research quality.

Facilities
The University's 200-acre campus at Claverton combines excellent facilities and green space. Its lake and trees, and its view of the city of Bath give it an attractive feel.

The University of Bath's facilities are world-class. Its sports facilities include:
An Olympic size swimming pool; indoor and outdoor tennis courts; all-weather pitches and athletics track; a wide range of clubs and societies; instruction and tuition, and free use of many of the facilities. Its Sports Training Village was funded by a £21 million grant from Sport England. Around the central pedestrian parade are grouped laboratories, lecture theatres, the Library and Learning Centre, shops, refectories, the Students' Union, bars and accommodation blocks. The Library & Learning Centre has over a half a million books and over 400 networked PCs, and is open 24 hours a day for most of the year. The annual spend on books was 1.4 million pounds.

Close links with business
The University emphasises the relevance of its courses to the needs of potential employers. Two-thirds of its undergraduate students are on four-year courses with one of the years being spent on external placement.

The University devotes some of its resources to setting up businesses based on the research its staff carry out. It has extensive links with industry, public services and charitable organisations. Over 2,500 organisations are involved with the University in hosting placements for undergraduate students and 143 companies collaborate with the University in research programmes. The University has developed a range of collaborative programmes designed specifically to meet business needs, for example an MSc in Responsibility and Business Practice. This has been developed in collaboration with the New Academy of Business founded by Anita Roddick. The University is supporting the development of a new Science Park at Emerson's Green in collaboration with the University of Bristol.

International links
The University of Bath has strong ties with the rest of the world, with staff and students from more than 100 countries. A fifth of its students have non-British nationality.

An example of its overseas links is its relationship with Shandong University in China. The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Bath signed a formal framework agreement of co-operation between the two universities earlier this year (2004). She also visited other leading Chinese universities.

Address Information:

Address Integrated Environmental Management,
University of Bath,
Claverton Down
Bath, BA2 7AY
England
Tel. No. +44 (0) 1225 386405
Fax No. +44 (0) 1225 386894
E-mail address iem@bath.ac.uk
Courses 1) MSc in Integrated Environmental Management by distance learning
2) AIEMA Associate Membership Course
3) CPD Environmental Management Short Courses in:
  • Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Environmental Auditing
  • Cost Benefit Analysis
  • Life Cycle Assessment
  • Clean Technology 1 Methodology and Product Design
  • Clean Technology 2 Process Design
  • Risk Management Energy Management
  • Type of courses Part time
    Length of courses Flexible approx:
    1) 3 years
    2) 3 months
    3) 3 months
    Date of commencement Any time
    Cost/fees 1) £7250 (payment in instalments possible)
    2) £655
    3) £585
    Student accommodation sometimes available for MSc and PG Dip residential schools
    Student grants None available. Some employers choose to invest in their employees through sponsoring their course fees. The British Council may have details of sponsorships for overseas students.
    Admission requirements 1) Normally a first degree and 6.5 in IELTS test or 58 in TOEFL test. Applicants may also be accepted who have undertaken significant work experience or course of study where English was the main language of communication. An access route is available for those students with appropriate practical experience but who do not have a first degree.
    2 and 3) there are no entry requirements but the English language requirement above is recommended.
    Ratio of National/Overseas students Students from over 55 countries
    Ratio of men/women 62:38
    Age range 22 - 67
    Average Work Experience Students are mainly mid career professionals in full time work
    Contact for application Sue Cox, Course Co-ordinator, Integrated Environmental Management, University of Bath BA2 7AY
    Tel +44 (0) 1225 386405


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