Environmental Impact Assessment I (EIA-I)

Course Level: 
Master’s
Campus: 
Vienna
Course Open to: 
Students on-site
Remote students
Academic Year: 
2021-2022
Term: 
Fall
US Credits: 
1
ECTS Credits: 
2
Course Description: 

The aim of this course is to prepare the students to participate in Environmental Impact Assessment and  . The topics within the course include:

  • The principles of Environmental Assessment (EA) including Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) of individual projects and Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) of plans and programs. Stages and elements of EIA and SEA. Integrating environmental assessment with other assessments and sustainability assessment.
Learning Outcomes: 

A successful student completing this model should be able to:

1. Know the purpose, the rationale and the main principles of environmental impact assessment (EIA) and Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA). 

2. Understand the key element and stages of EIA

Assessment: 

Exam (80%) Participation in class and group exercise, including students’ blogging (20%)

Prerequisites: 

Acceptance to Masters programs in the Department of Environmental Sciences and Policy