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EK5804: ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT (2018-2019)

Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07


Course Overview

Lectures and seminars provide background information about the origins and development of EIA, and how EIAs are implemented in the UK and elsewhere. Visiting speakers and a field visit provide practitioner perspectives on the role of EIA in development decisions.

Workshop sessions focus on case studies to provide insight into issues that arise and provide an opportunity to develop transferable skills valued by employers, such as team-working, time-management, presentation and critical appraisal.

Through an EIA report you investigate a proposed development in depth to identify likely environmental effects, judge their significance, and propose how they should be assessed and mitigated.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Professor Michelle Pinard

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

Lectures and seminars provide background information about the origins and development of EIA, and how EIAs are implemented in the UK and elsewhere. Visiting speakers and a field visit provide practitioner perspectives on the role of EIA in development decisions.

Workshop sessions focus on case studies to provide insight into issues that arise and provide an opportunity to develop transferable skills valued by employers, such as team-working, time-management, presentation and critical appraisal.

Through an EIA report you investigate a proposed development in depth to identify likely environmental effects, judge their significance, and propose how they should be assessed and mitigated.

Associated Costs

None

Further Information & Notes

This course runs in weeks 31–35, and is scheduled in Thread 2, so may have contact hours in any or all of these times:  Mondays, 1400–1800; Tuesday, all day; Friday, 1400–1800.  If this is an optional course, there may also be contact hours on Wednesdays, 0900–1100.

The course is run jointly with the Level 4 course EV4802.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • Master Of Science In Environmental Management
  • Master Of Science In Environmental Pollution And Remediation

Contact Teaching Time

28 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Field Course during University week32
  • 4 Seminars during University weeks 31 - 34
  • 1 Seminar during University week35

More Information about Week Numbers


Summative Assessments

1st Attempt: coursework (100%), comprising a group presentation with group mark adjusted by peer assessment (30%) and an individual report (70%).

Resit: an individual report (100%).

Formative Assessment

Formative assessment will be provided during workshop sessions through informal verbal feedback.

Feedback

For the group presentation, your group will receive a group grade with constituent rubric component scores and written feedback. The class may also receive generic feedback.

For your individual report, you will receive a group grade with constituent rubric component scores and written feedback.

Course Learning Outcomes

None.

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