Today, the effects on the natural environment as a result of business and industry are beyond visible, with climate change now threatening living on the planet. Changes in environmental legislation are now more frequent and provide for stricter limits and practices to protect the environment for future generations. Business practices for environmental protection require dynamic and innovative programmes to cope with the challenges of legislation and the market. We need executives to combine academic knowledge and practical skills to improve their environmental performance.
The Innovative Study Programme “Environmental Management Technician" embraces precisely the modern approach to environmental management through appropriately structured courses that meet the needs of businesses and organisations that are required to implement legislation and manage their environmental issues. The Environmental Management Technician can help the business as a whole and in essence to comply with legislation, to act on environmental awareness, to manage natural resources efficiently for mutual benefit and to enjoy the profile of socially acceptable business.
European and national legislation on environmental protection and public awareness on Environmental Issues paves the way for significant opportunities for employing Environmental Management Technicians in companies and organisations (Industries, Hotels, Banking, Insurance, Shipping, Municipalities and Environmental Organisations etc.) in a wide range of areas such as:
The programme aims to provide graduates with solid knowledge of the environment and environmental problems alongside the development of skills so as to be able to provide technical solutions amongst others for:
At the same time, the graduates of the programme:
|Principles of Inorganic and Organic Chemistry||3||5|
|Principles of Physics||2||4|
|Biology Elements / Environmental Biology||3||5|
|Introduction to Environmental Science I||2||4|
|Safety, Health and Protection||2||4|
|Introduction to Environmental Science II||2||4|
|Environmental Policy and Legislation I||2||4|
|Environmental Management Systems I||2||4|
|Climate Change and the Environment||2||4|
|Air Quality Management||3||5|
|Environmental Management Systems II||2||4|
|Environment and Energy||2||4|
|Water Waste Management||3||5|
|Environmental Policy and Legislation II||2||4|
|Solid Waste Management||3||5|
|Corporate Social Responsibility and Ethics||2||4|
|Environmental Design and Sustainable Development||2||4|
|Renewable Energy Sources and Energy Saving Systems||3||5|
*P.P.W.: Period per week. Duration: 55 minutes.
The Practical Training takes place during the fourth (4th) semester of study and it requires the student to work three teaching hours per week during the last semester of study in institutions such as Research Institutes, Industries, Public bodies, Public - Environmental and Research Management companies, Non-Governmental Environmental Organizations, Environmental Education Centers etc.
Principles of Inorganic and Organic Chemistry
Students will acquire basic information in relation to Inorganic and Organic Chemistry which is essential for understanding and consolidating the knowledge the graduates of the program must possess.
Principles of Physics
The course "Principles of Physics" introduces students to the basic physics laws and principles which are essential for an Environmental Studies Program of Study. In addition, they will gain basic knowledge of the various forms of energy, types of Electromagnetic radiation and the radioactivity along with the dangers of using them for a more efficient and effective management of the environment.
Biology Elements/ Environmental Biology
The purpose of the course "Biology elements / Environmental Biology" is to introduce students to the general principles of Biology, Microbiology and Environmental Biology as to understand the interconnectedness of living organisms with their abiotic environment.
The course equips students with the knowledge they need to understand the organization of small-, medium- and large-sized businesses and the environment in which they operate.
Introduction to Environmental Science I
This course introduces the students to the characteristics of the anthropogenic environment in interaction with the natural environment, the problems that have arisen from this interaction, and how these problems can be addressed.
Safety, Health and Protection
Ignorance of safety rules and the incorrect use of inappropriate tools for a particular job are the most common causes of accidents. Environmentalists need to protect themselves and those around them. Therefore, the course "Safety, Health and Protection" introduces the students of the Program to the key elements of their work in relation to the practical aspect of their profession.
The course is a specific English grammar and composition course for students of Environmental Management. The course gives students the opportunity to become familiar with different types of text (CV, exchange emails, reports and articles) and various types of writing (analysis of causes and effects, technical report writing etc.). Also introduces students to concepts related to the science of the environment as natural resource management, biodiversity, pollution and climate change.
Introduction to Environmental Science ΙΙ
This course introduces the characteristics of the anthropogenic environment in interaction with the natural environment, the problems that have arisen from this interaction, and the ways in which these problems can be addressed.
The course introduces students to the science of ecology and to the concept of ecosystem. Reference is made to the different types of biosystems and emphasis is placed on the need for biodiversity conservation and management.
This course introduces the students to the most important flora and fauna (endemic and endangered species) of Cyprus, as well as to the hot spots and protected areas of the Island.
Environmental Policy and Legislation Ι
This course focuses on the various environmental policies of the European Union, the procedure followed for transposing policies into Directives and Regulations and how this ends up being national legislation.
The course introduces students to the phenomenon of environmental pollution and its effects on human health and ecosystems.
Environmental Management Systems Ι
The systematic management of environmental issues is critical to the viability and economic growth of businesses. The course “Environmental Management Systems I” refers to this and emphasizes one of the two world-leading Environmental Management Systems that is ISO14001 (International Organization for Standardization).
Climate Change and the Environment
This course guides students to understand the phenomenon of anthropogenic climate change, its effects on the natural and anthropogenic environment, and to embed measures to adapt and mitigate climate change.
Air Quality Management
Students will understand the main sources of air pollution and how to improve air quality both indoors and outdoors.
The Project Management course introduces students to project management from the manager’s perspective who has to organize, plan, execute and control tasks in relation to planning, budgeting and performance in order to achieve an organization's goals
Environmental Management Systems ΙΙ
This course emphasizes the Environmental Management System (EMAS) and goes on to compare the two most widely used EMS standards of practice. It examines the benefits of business and how the activities of these businesses affect the environment and its quality.
Environment and Energy
Energy costs is now a separate part of all businesses. This course discusses the various forms of environmental pollution and emphasizes the concept and techniques of management, especially of Renewable Energy Sources.
Water Waste Management
Through this course the students will be able to evaluate both qualitatively and quantitatively the characteristics of the water waste and they will be able to apply appropriate methods or combinations of methods for their successful processing.
Environmental Policy and Legislation ΙΙ
This course focuses on European Union environmental policies on waste, air quality and energy.
Solid Waste Management
Students will be able to evaluate both qualitatively and quantitatively the characteristics of solid waste and they will be able to apply the appropriate methods or combination of methods for their successful processing.
Corporate Social Responsibility and Ethics
The course “Corporate Social Responsibility and Ethics” introduces students to the concept of Corporate Social Responsibility and its role in helping to address environmental and social problems. Businesses are entities that are inextricably linked to the social community in which they operate and must therefore recognize their responsibility towards society and the environment.
Environmental Design and Sustainable Development
This course covers a range of topics related to physical systems and their relationship to humans. This interdisciplinary approach to these issues highlights the interdependence of the natural, social and economic environment with the aim of utilizing environmental resources for heating, cooling and lighting of buildings and not only.
Renewable Energy Sources and Energy Saving Systems
Students will be familiarized with the characteristics and techniques of utilizing Renewable Energy Sources (RES) and modern energy-saving systems.
This course introduces students to the concept of the ecological footprint and the mechanisms by which it is calculated.
Through the course the student needs to the proper utilize the knowledge and the skills acquired during the course of study and to deepen on a topic relevant to the field of environmental management science so as he/she can proceed to the writing of his/her project thesis.
Students will apply the knowledge they have acquired during their studies to the field of Environmental Science and Management.
Coordinator of the Programme: Dr. Dimitrios Sarris
Office: 5 Kallipolis Avenue, 1055 Nicosia