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inf659 - Environmental Management Information Systems II (Complete module description)
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Module label Environmental Management Information Systems II
Module abbreviation inf659
Credit points 6.0 KP
Workload 180 h
Institute directory Department of Computing Science
Applicability of the module
  • Master's programme Business Administration: Management and Law (Master) > Schwerpunktmodule NM - interdisziplinär
  • Master's Programme Business Informatics (Master) > Akzentsetzungsmodule Bereich Wirtschaftsinformatik
  • Master's Programme Business Informatics (Master) > Akzentsetzungsmodule der Informatik
  • Master's Programme Computing Science (Master) > Angewandte Informatik
  • Master's Programme Environmental Modelling (Master) > Mastermodule
  • Master's Programme Sustainability Economics and Management (Master) > Additional Modules
Responsible persons
  • Marx Gómez, Jorge (module responsibility)
  • Lehrenden, Die im Modul (authorised to take exams)
No participant requirement
Skills to be acquired in this module
This course aims at examining emerging research questions in the field of corporate environmental management information systems (CEMIS). After finishing this course, the students will have extensive knowledge regarding Business Environmental Informatics. In addition, they will be aware of recent research topics and challenges as well as relevant software solutions and practical projects.
Professional competence
The students:
  • will obtain extensive knowledge in the field of CEMIS
  • know emerging research questions and challenges as well as software solutions and projects
Methodological competence
The students:
  • find their own solutions or apply already existing approaches to new and unsolved questions in the field of CEMIS
  • capture required data, analyse it and present it to their team or the whole group
Social competence
The students:
  • are supposed to work in teams and therefore have to identify working packages and have to take on responsibility for the jobs assigned to them
  • present and discuss their own results with the team and the other members of the course
The students:
  • learn about their own limitations and learn to accept criticism in order to strengthen their own abilities
Module contents
A strong social pressure forces enterprises to question their current way of implementing their business and to include different aspects of sustainability into their strategies and operational actions. Such a rethinking of one's business is supported by corporate environmental management information systems. Such systems aim at optimising the energy and ressource usage, emission and waste minimisation as well as production integrated environmental protection. Of course they support the fulfillment of legal requirements such as waste management or hazardous material handling.
The module will cover:
  • recent and emerging research questions and topics related to the field of CEMIS as well as Business Environmental Informatics.
  • discussion and hands-on experience of standard software systems and newly established solutions.
  • applying the knowledge obtained to the definition of new as well as on solving new case studies.
Recommended reading
  • Marx Gómez, Jorge, Scholtz, Brenda (Hrsg.) (2016): Information Technology in Environmental Engineering. Springer International Publishing
  • Marx Gomez, J., Sonnenschein, M., Vogel, U., Winter, A., Rapp, B., Giesen, N. (Hrsg.) (2016): Advances and New Trends in Environmental and Energy Informatics. Springer International Publishing
  • Marx Gómez, J., Teuteberg, F. (Hrsg.) (2010): Corporate Environmental Management Information Systems – State of the Art and Future Trends. Idea Group Publishing Hershey (PA), London
  • Heck, P., Bemmann, U. (Hrsg.) (2002): Praxishandbuch Stoffstrommanagement. Deutscher Wirtschaftsdienst
  • Rüdiger, C. (2000): Betriebliches Stoffstrommanagement. Deutscher Universitätsverlag
  • Möller, A. (2000): Grundlagen stoffstrombasierter Betrieblicher Umweltinformationssysteme. Projekt Verlag
  • Rautenstrauch, C. (1999), Betriebliche Umweltinformationssysteme, Springer-Verlag, Berlin
Languages of instruction German, English
Duration (semesters) 1 Semester
Module frequency annual
Module capacity unlimited
Reference text
Type and language of program will be announced prior to the beginning of the course
Teaching/Learning method 1VL + 1Ü oder 1S
Nach Ankündigung zu Beginn der Veranstaltung (2SWS V + 2 SWS Ü oder Blockseminar)
Type of course Comment SWS Frequency Workload of compulsory attendance
Lecture 2 WiSe 28
Exercises 2 WiSe 28
Total module attendance time 56 h
Examination Examination times Type of examination
Final exam of module
Usually 2 weeks after the end of the lecture period
Sseminar paper and presentation or term paper