Environmental Management and Ecotoxicology: Curriculum

1. Semester

Name ECTS
SWS
Elective Module 1 (M15)
German / kMod
8.00
-
Elective Module 1 Environmental Management 1 (M151)
German / kMod
8.00
-
Environmental economics (UON)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00
Inorganic Chemistry (AOCH)
German / ILV
2.00
1.00
Sustainable Product Management (NPM)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00
Elective Module Ecotoxicology 1 (M152)
German / kMod
8.00
-
Aquatic Ecotoxicology (ATOX)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00
Lab Aquatic Ecotoxicology (LTOX)
German / LAB
3.00
2.00
Selected Topics of Ecotoxicology (STOX)
German / ILV
2.00
1.00
Module Basics of Metrology (M12)
German / iMod
4.50
-
Lab Metrology and Research (LMVW)
German / LAB
3.00
2.00

Course description

Chemical experiments and measurement (quantitative and qualitative analyses, synthesis)

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • perform chemical analytical methods (e.g. volumetric analysis, photometry, chromatography) to qualify and quantify environmental samples according to standard operation procedures in a reproducible manner
  • perform simple chemical synthesis under supervision and in accordance with relevant environmental and safety regulations
  • prepare a comprehensible laboratory protocol about the realised practical tasks and furthermore analyse and critically discuss the takeaway from it

Course contents

  • Volumetric Analysis
  • Spectroscopy (UV-VIS and IR)
  • Organic synthesis – Basic introduction into electronic engineering

Prerequisites

Individual preparation according to provided literature and operation procedures

Literature

  • Literature and operation procedures from the lectures.

Assessment methods

  • Course immanent assessment and laboratory reports
Metrology and Research (MVW)
German / VO
1.50
1.00
Module Environment (M13)
German / kMod
7.50
-
Ecology (OEK)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00

Course description

Ecology basics

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • estimate consequences of human action on ecosystems
  • analyze the main influencing factors on terrestric and aquatic ecosystems
  • suggest ecological compatible technical measures in the context of environmental management systems

Course contents

  • Autecology (Abiotic und biotic factors, niche-concepts, adaptions of organisms to environmental conditions)
  • Demecology (Populations, estimation of population sizes, competition and other interactions between populations.)
  • Synecology (ecosystem-construction, succession, anthropogenic influences, environmental, species and biotop protection, concepts for ressource-management)

Prerequisites

Basic knowledge in- Biology- Chemistry- Physics- Mathematics

Literature

  • W. Nentwig/S.Bacher/R. Brandl (2007): Ökologie kompakt, Spektrum Akademischer Verlag
  • Nentwig/Bacher/Beierkuhnlein/Brandl/Grabherr (2004): Ökologie, Spektrum Akademischer Verlag/Gustav Fischer
  • Eugene P. Odum (1999): Ökologie, Grundlagen, Standorte, Anwendung, Thieme Verlag
  • Townsend/Harper/Begon. (2003): Ökologie, Springer Verlag
  • R. Wittig/B. Streit (2004): Ökologie (UTB Basics) Verlag Eugen Ulmer
  • J.B. Harborne (1995): Ökologische Biochemie (Eine Einführung) Springer Verlag
  • W. Endlicher (2012): Einführung in die Stadtökologie: Grundzüge des urbanen Mensch-Umwelt-Systems, Eugen Ulmer KG

Assessment methods

  • Course immanent assessment method and end exam
Environmental Chemistry (UCH)
German / ILV
1.50
1.00
Organic Chemistry (OCHEM)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00
Module Environmental Law (M14)
German / iMod
4.00
-
Environmental Law and Standards (URN)
German / ILV
4.00
2.00
Module Renewable Energy and Environmental Management (M11)
German / kMod
6.00
-
Introduction to Environmental Management (UME)
German / ILV
1.50
1.00
Renewable Energy (incl. Lab) (ENE)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00

Course description

Overview about renewable energy, technology, economics (market, costs), frame conditions

Methodology

Theoretical lectures and practical laboratory exercises

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • compare renewable energy technologies in the context of economic conditions
  • explain the physical and thermodynamic principles of laboratory settings of renewable energy technologies

Course contents

  • Solar energy, wind energy, biomass, hydropower, energy relevant building technologies, heat pumps, smart grids

Prerequisites

Basic knowledge in physics in energy, thermydynamics

Literature

  • Quaschning,V. (2011): Regenerative Energiesysteme, Hanser Verlag, München

Assessment methods

  • Course immanent assessment method in lab and written end exam
Waste Management (AMM)
German / VO
1.50
1.00

2. Semester

Name ECTS
SWS
Elective Module 2 (M24)
German / kMod
14.00
-
Elective Module Ecotoxicology 2 (M242)
German / kMod
14.00
-
Current Topics of Ecotoxicology (AKTOX)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00
Epigenetics (EGEN)
German / ILV
2.00
1.00
Regulatory Ecotoxicology - REACH (RTOX)
German / ILV
2.00
1.00
Terrestrial Ecotoxicology (incl. Lab) (TTOX)
German / ILV
7.00
4.00
Elective Module Environmental Management 2 (M241)
German / kMod
14.00
-
Environmental Management 1 (UME1)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00
Environmental Management Project 1 (UMPRJ1)
German / PRJ
5.00
2.00
Life cycle management (LCM)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00
Waste Management Industry and Circular Economy (EKW)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00
Module Environmental Chemistry (M21)
German / iMod
6.00
-
Dummy (SAUT)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00
Specific Environmental Chemistry (SU)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00
Module Environmental Engineering (M22)
German / kMod
4.00
-
Current Topics of Environmental Management (ATUM)
German / SE
1.00
1.00
Propagation Calculation (AR)
German / ILV
1.50
1.00
Recycling Engineering (RT)
German / ILV
1.50
1.00
Module Management (M23)
German / iMod
6.00
-
Development of Business Cases for Environmental Projects (EBCU)
German / ILV
1.50
1.00
Ecologically oriented Business Administration (OEU)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00
Project and Risk management (PRM)
German / ILV
1.50
1.00

3. Semester

Name ECTS
SWS
Elective Module 3 (M33)
German / kMod
19.00
-
Elective Module Ecotoxicology 3 (M332)
German / kMod
19.00
-
Applied Research Project in Ecotoxicology (AFTOX)
German / PRJ
11.50
1.00
Endocrinal Substances - Endocrine Disrupters (incl. Lab) (ESU)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00
Green Chemistry (GCH)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00
Regulatory Ecotoxicology of Pesticides (RPTOX)
German / UE
1.50
1.00
Elective Module Environmental Management 3 (M331)
German / kMod
19.00
-
Applied Research Project in Environmental Management (AFUME)
German / PRJ
10.00
1.00
CSR and Sustainability Reporting (CSRNR)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00
Environmental Management 2 (UME2)
German / ILV
1.50
1.00
Environmental Management Project 2 (UMPRJ2)
German / PRJ
4.50
2.00
Module Environmental Mediation proceedings and Law (M32)
German / kMod
5.50
-
Media Training (AEA)
German / ILV
1.00
1.00

Course description

The course prepares students to compose short statements in diverse media, to give interviews and to operate in a professional way in difficult moments. Starting points are their own projects or real life situations.

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • develop a clear, argued core message from technical issues (for example KISS formula , 5- set technique or checklists).
  • prepare technical topics target group-appropriate - professional public versus general public - in form of interviews and to implement them close to reality (for example the dramaturgy of interview and question hopper).
  • issue written statements/press texts target group-appropriate for specialized topics with a definied text structure.

Course contents

  • Communications strategies
  • “Kiss”-formula
  • Forms of interviews and interview strategies: Print, internet, radio, television interview
  • Preparation of an interview
  • Dramaturgy of an interview
  • Dealing with journalists and the other side (interviewer)
  • Picture and body language, voice and intonation
  • Communication in crisis situations

Prerequisites

none

Literature

  • Beispiele für Presstexte: www.apa.at, www.pressetext.at, www.reuters.de
  • Fetscherin, Alfred (1999): Keine Angst vor den Medien, Orel Füssli Verlag, Zürich
  • Friedrichs, Jürgen/Schwinges, Ulrich (1999): Das journalistische Interview, Westdeutscher Verlag, Opladen/Wiesbaden
  • Lindner, Wilfried (2001): Taschenbuch Pressearbeit, Sauer-Verlag, Heidelberg
  • Miller, Ignaz/Aliesch, Peter/Sutter, Gigi (2007): Respekt vor dem Raubtier. Ein Insider-Handbuch der Medien- und Kommunikationsarbeit, Orell Füssli Verlag, Zürich

Assessment methods

  • Case study (grade)

Anmerkungen

The course consists of 2 parts: 1. Feedback at the end of the presentation of the projects 2. Media training with focus on interviews & written statements

Mediation and Conflict Management in the Environmental Sector (MKU)
German / ILV
1.50
1.00
Procedural Law and Dealing with Public Authorities (VUB)
German / ILV
1.50
1.00

Course description

Principal purpose of the course is to teach the legal backgrounds for dealing with environmental proceedings. Content is the precedural law as well as the material (substantive) law. Furhter practical hints for dealing with (local) authorities are given.

Methodology

Lecture with power pointLecture notesPractical cases

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • apply Austrian environmental law and the according procedural law in practice

Course contents

  • Austrian procedural and material legislation, such as:The General Administrative Procedures ActThe Industrial CodeThe law on Environmental Impact AssessmentThe Waste ActNature Protection Act and the Water ActFurthermore basics of Austrian constitutional law will be coveredFocus will be on application in practice

Prerequisites

Knowlege on environmental law from first semester required.

Literature

  • Skriptum Altenburger zur Einführung in das Recht. Fasching/Schwartz, Verwaltungsverfahrensrecht (WUV)Bachmann, Besonderes Verwaltungsrecht (Springer)

Assessment methods

  • Multiple Choice Test (45 minutes).

Anmerkungen

In case you have any further questions please send an e-mail to dieter.altenburger@jarolim.at

Workplace Safety (AS)
German / ILV
1.50
1.00
Module Sustainability and Life Cycle Assessment (M31)
German / kMod
5.50
-
Current Topics of Ecology including Excursions (ATOEK)
German / UE
1.50
1.00
Energy Management (EM)
German / ILV
1.50
1.00

Course description

In this course, the basics for operational and urban energy management are taught. These include basic knowledge of energy consumption analysis , energy technologies and legal regulations . The focus is on developing the content of the relevant norm nature and approach for the introduction of an energy management system and to carry out energy audits . Three lecturers guide you through the contents : Dr. Heidelinde Adensam ( BMWFW , basic energy consumption and energy management ) , DI Michael Sattler ( climate coordination Vienna , energy audits ) , Ing Peter Sattler ( Energy Consultant , practical examples ).

Methodology

The theoretical fundamentals are taught by means of a PPT presentation and following the theoretical lecture students will form working groups and elaborate case studies in order to train the implementation of the theoretical heard. Development of case studies will take place during the course supervised by one of the presenters. The results of the case studies will be presented by the working group and feedback from the students and the lecturer follows.

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • Energy, power units, energy management systems, municipal energy concepts and energy audits can be defined clearly and unambiguously
  • Contents of the EU Directive on Energy Efficiency and the Austrian EnergyEfficiency Act can be described with regards to energy audits and energy management systems
  • Aim, content, structure, phases, required actions and tasks related to the phases of an energy management system and the role of different stakeholders can be named and described
  • The steps of an energy management system according to ISO 50001 and the necessary actors and their activities for a concrete example can be outlined
  • The necessary steps for implementation of an energy audit according to EN 16247 and the necessary actors and their activities for a concrete example can be outlined
  • Content, meaning and variants of municipal energy concepts can be named
  • A simple municipal energy concept and a simple energy audit can be created as part of a case study

Course contents

  • Basics concerning operational and municipal energy consumption
  • Legal bases in terms of energy management
  • ISO50001 and their application
  • EN16247 and their application

Prerequisites

Useful but not required ist knowledge related the energy and energy consumption.

Assessment methods

  • written test
Instruments for Life Cycle Assessment (IOEKB)
German / ILV
1.50
1.00
Sustainable Business Practices (NW)
German / SE
1.00
1.00

4. Semester

Name ECTS
SWS
Module Master´s Thesis (M41)
German / iMod
30.00
-
Master´s Thesis (MT)
German / SE
28.00
19.00
Seminar for Master´s Thesis (DS)
German / SE
2.00
1.00