Environmental Impact Assessment I (EIA-I)

Course Level: 
Master’s
Campus: 
Vienna
Course Open to: 
Students on-site
Remote students
Academic Year: 
2022-2023
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: 

Take-home exam (60%) Participation in class and group exercise, including the Ecenteria exercise (40%)

Prerequisites: 

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