Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
EIA: Theory & Practice
Academic Year
Distance Learning

Course Delivery



Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Module Assessment  Written Assignment of 5,000 words  100%

Learning Outcomes

Enabling objectives:

After studying this module you should be able to:

  • From a range of development examples where Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) was not carried out, recognise the problems which occurred as a result and thus identify the need for EIA.
  • Define Environmental Impact Assessment.
  • Describe the factors which influenced the legislative development of EIA.
  • Describe the stages in the EIA process.
  • Identify the major issues related to the EIA process.
  • Describe and evaluate EIA methods.
  • Identify the major strengths of the EIA process which underlie its effectiveness, and recognise the future developments needed for further improvements.
Terminal objective :

  • To understand what is involved in each of the different stages of the EIA process, and what they are for.


This module is at CQFW Level 7