Environmental Impact Assessment
Additional course evaluations for MX0147
Academic year 2020/2021Environmental Impact Assessment (MX0147-20139) 2020-11-02 - 2021-01-17
MX0147 Environmental Impact Assessment, 5.0 CreditsMiljökonsekvensbeskrivning
Education cycleMaster’s level
Advanced study in the main fieldSecond cycle, only first-cycle courses as entry requirements(A1N)
Prior knowledgeKnowledge corresponding to 120 credits of which at least 90 credits within either natural science, social science, technical science/technology, agricultural science, landscapearchitecture or equivalent.
ObjectivesAfter 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.
ContentThe 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 examinationThe 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.
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- 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.
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