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Certificate in Environmental Management and Audit

Course Code Standard Fee NYSC Fee Degree Type






This course focuses on the current practices and policies pertaining to the development, implementation and maintenance of Environmental Management Systems (EMS) in an organization. The International Standard Organization (ISO) will be examined and case studies will be used to highlight the key factors involved with EMS implementation. The process of assessing environmental impacts and aspects and implementing continuous improvement measures will be addressed. Comparable health and safety management systems will be examined to reinforce management system concepts.

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Entry Requirements

Diploma and First Degree (Waiver: High School (O’Level) with minimum of 2 years work experience in a related field can apply).

Learning Outcomes

By the time you complete this course, you should be able to:

1. Identify the components in various environmental and health and safety management systems.

2. Document environmental aspects and impacts and health and safety hazards and risks for selected activities.

3. Develop an environmental policy for an organization.

4. Develop environmental objectives and monitor their implementation.

5. Perform a life cycle assessment for a selected product or service.

6. Apply standard environmental, health and safety auditing principles and practices to environmental management systems.

7. Develop and implement a basic environmental management system in an organization.

8. Integrate environmental, health and safety, and quality management systems.

9. Have a working knowledge in Health, Safety and Environment Management Systems, Environmental Discharges, Incident Command System

10. Develop expertise in Process Hazard Assessments (PHAs) of project processes, developing and implementing Safety Philosophies, and assessing equipment reliability (mechanical integrity) systems

11. Develop experience in preparation of documents/reports such as Basis of Design, P&ID, Safety Requirements and Safeguarding Philosophy, Operating and Maintenance Philosophy, Environmental Management Philosophy, Compliance to EIA Requirements, Safety Critical Equipment, Risks Assessment with Hazard Control and Mitigation plans, Design Safety Review Reports, HAZID, HAZAN, HAZOP Studies and reports, Emergency Response Procedures SIL, Safety Design, ALARP, LOPA, Bow-tie workshop, facility management system description, Format Safety Assessment (FSA) description, Hazard registers, Bow-tie diagrams, and AS-built documentations

12. Implement safety measures such as emergency shutdown and depressurization

13. Conduct tests to ascertain safety parameters, such as emissions, chemical leaks and air quality are within limits

Course Outline


Life cycle assessment

Environmental aspects


Environmental policy

Monitoring and measurement

Occupational Health and Safety Systems

Environmental performance evaluation


Due to emerging global trends, changes in the world and globalization across borders, our course outline, regularly change from time to time to meet up with this development and gives you leverage in a competitive world.

Teaching Methodology

The concepts in this course will be taught using a combination of lecture, discussion, and dialogue around cases, with emphasis on active learning. A case is a comprehensive exposition of a real managerial situation describing a set of problems and requiring a plan of action. The case method provides a pragmatic framework for the learning process. Its success depends heavily on student preparation and active participation in class discussions.

Course Assessment

To complete this course successfully, students must achieve a passing grade of 50% or higher on the overall course. This will include assignments and option test exam.

Study Modes

Classroom Online

4 Weeks

2 Weeks

Study Tips

  • 1. Come to class regularly and on time
  • 2. Be fully prepared and ready to participate in every class.
  • 3. Find learning and positive experiences with your classmates and the instructor.
  • 4. Read, prepare and turn in your assignments on time.
  • 5. If asked by the instructor to give your opinion on a topic, give your best answer.
  • 6. Willingly and unselfishly share your ideas, experiences, and opinions to the class.
  • 7. Appreciate the opinions and values of your classmates and be respectful
  • 8. Don’t be noisy; don’t interrupt anyone and do well to keep your argument professional.
  • 9. Keep what happens in class professional and confidential.
  • 10. If you cannot make it to class, please let the instructor know in advance.

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