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MX0147

Environmental Impact Assessment

The course is a survey-course that intends to give an insight into the purpose and meaning of conducting SEA and EIA. The course is based on lectures, exercises, seminars and literature studies. The course focuses on how different environmental aspects are handled in SEA/EIA and the roles and responsibilities of the different stakeholders. The laws and regulations regarding SEA/EIA and the decision and planning processes in which they are used are also central in the course. The students get opportunity to familiarize oneself with examples of EIA-documents. The course also includes exercises aiming at getting a better understanding of important principles of SEA/EIA.

Additional course evaluations for MX0147

Academic year 2020/2021

Environmental Impact Assessment (MX0147-20139) 2020-11-02 - 2021-01-17

MX0147 Environmental Impact Assessment, 5.0 Credits

Miljökonsekvensbeskrivning

Syllabus approved

2019-11-27

Subjects

Environmental science

Education cycle

Master’s level

Advanced study in the main field

Second cycle, only first-cycle courses as entry requirements(A1N)

Grading scale

5:Pass with Distinction, 4:Pass with Credit, 3:Pass, U:Fail The requirements for attaining different grades are described in the course assessment criteria which are contained in a supplement to the course syllabus. Current information on assessment criteria shall be made available at the start of the course.

Language

Swedish

Prior knowledge

Knowledge corresponding to 120 credits of which at least 90 credits within either natural science, social science, technical science/technology, agricultural science, landscapearchitecture or equivalent.

Objectives

After completion of the course students are expected to:
-be able to discuss the purpose of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and apply the meaning of the term "environment" used in EIA both orally and in a written form,
- account for Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) - and Environmental Impact Assessment processes and discuss their role in decision and planning processes,
- identify the different stakeholders and critically discuss their responsibilities in decision and planning processes,
- apply the knowledge acquired in undergraduate studies in discussions, exercises and the project regarding SEA/EIA,
- argue for how different environmental aspects can be integrated in SEA/EIA.

Content

The course intends to give an insight into the purpose and meaning of conducting SEA and EIA. The course is based on lectures, exercises, seminars, literature studies and a minor EIA-project. The course focuses on how different environmental aspects are handled in SEA/EIA and the roles and responsibilities of the different stakeholders. The laws and regulations regarding SEA/EIA and the decision and planning processes in which they are used are also central in the course. The course also includes exercises aiming at getting a better understanding of important principles of SEA/EIA. The students apply their skills from earlier studies in a minor EIA-project.

Formats and requirements for examination

The examination of the course consists of written examination, presentation of exercises and project and active participation at seminars. The requirement for examination is an approved examination, approved exercises and active participation at seminars.
  • If the student fails a test, the examiner may give the student a supplementary assignment, provided this is possible and there is reason to do so.
  • If the student has been granted special educational support because of a disability, the examiner has the right to offer the student an adapted test, or provide an alternative assessment.
  • If changes are made to this course syllabus, or if the course is closed, SLU shall decide on transitional rules for examination of students admitted under this syllabus but who have not yet passed the course.
  • For the examination of a degree project (independent project), the examiner may also allow the student to add supplemental information after the deadline. For more information on this, please refer to the regulations for education at Bachelor's and Master's level.

Other information

  • The right to take part in teaching and/or supervision only applies to the course date to which the student has been admitted and registered on.
  • If there are special reasons, the student may take part in course components that require compulsory attendance at a later date. For more information on this, please refer to the regulations for education at Bachelor's and Master's level.

Responsible department

Department of Urban and Rural Development

Further information

Determined by: Programnämnden för utbildning inom naturresurser och jordbruk (PN - NJ)
Replaces: MX0044, MX0073, MX0112
There are no Grading criteria posted for this course

Course facts

The course is offered as an independent course: Yes The course is offered as a programme course: Master Programme in Energy Systems Engineering Master Programme in Environmental and Water Engineering Tuition fee: Tuition fee only for non-EU/EEA/Switzerland citizens: 12684 SEK Cycle: Master’s level
Subject: Environmental science
Course code: MX0147 Application code: SLU-20172 Distance course: No Language: Swedish Responsible department: Department of Urban and Rural Development Pace: 35%