|Delivery Type||Delivery length / details|
|Lecture||1 x 1 hour lectures|
|Other||Case Study. 5 x 3 hours|
|Seminars / Tutorials||11 x 1 hour seminars.|
|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||EIS Review||20%|
|Semester Assessment||SEA scoping study||30%|
|Semester Assessment||Essay: 3,000 Words||50%|
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
Effectively communicate knowledge about the key issues relating to the theory and practice of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA).
Understand how EIA integrates into environmental management and the legislative requirements for the UK, the EU and beyond.
Appreciate the value of an environmental impact statement (EIS) as a tool for making decisions on any development that has environmental implications.
Apply their knowledge in the above to produce a scoping report that thoroughly explores the environmental impacts of any particular development.
This module will provide student with a broad Masters level understanding about the development of, theory and range of practices employed in current Environmental Impact Assessment.
Syllabus (this may alter)
1. EIA in the context of Environmental Management
2. The need for EIA
3. The EIA process.
6. EIA methods I
7. EIA methods II
8. The EIS
9. Data in EIA
10 EIS Review
11. Post Project Appraisal
12. Public participation
13. Project management I
14. Project Mnanagement II
15. NEPA & the mini NEPAs
16. UK procedures
17. Canadian EIA & Participator Funding
18. Implementing the Directive in the EU
19. Malaysian procedures
20. Future developments
External speakers provide an important input into the module, discussing how EIA fits into their particular area of work. External seminars are given on a weekly basis and their contributions are considered examinable.
Midshires - data requirements in environmental management Review of an EIS
Screening - decision making about the need for an EIS
Scoping - drawing up Terms of Reference for an EIA
|Skills Type||Skills details|
|Application of Number||Basic numeracy will be required in some of the assessment but it will be central to the process of learning.|
|Communication||Communication through reports, essays and written assessments.|
|Improving own Learning and Performance||The majority of students engaged on this module will find new ways of thinking and learning via the EIA approach.|
|Personal Development and Career planning||This module represents and essential tool to all students that want to engage in future environmental managements.|
|Problem solving||The EIA process is one of problem finding that uses a logical process to identify solutions.|
|Research skills||The students will be expected to explore case studies through research and use them in their assignments|
|Team work||Through group work the students will collectively assess case studies and explore the role of EIA with environmental management.|
This module is at CQFW Level 7