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EV3002 - Environmental Impact Assessment

Credit points: 3
Year: 2015
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Marine & Environmental Sciences

Impact assessment, focusing on biophysical impact of projects. The subject examines the political and legal framework for impact assessment and the procedures and approaches that are routinely applied to evaluate and mitigate the impact of major developments. The subject also introduces sustainability assessment, strategic environmental assessment and the theory and practice of biophysical offsets as a mitigation measure in managing unavoidable residual impacts of projects.

Learning Outcomes

  • gain familiarity with the theory, process and practice of environmental impact assessment (EIA) and understand how EIA aids decision-making;
  • be able to recognise good and bad practice in the pre-assessment, assessment and post assessment phases of EIA;
  • gain an understanding of the aims and scope of Strategic environmental assessment, sustainability assessment and biophysical offsetting;
  • develop and practice teamwork skills by working as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
Prerequisites: AT LEAST 12 CREDIT PONTS OF LEVEL 2 SUBJECTS
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
EV5002

Availabilities

Cairns, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 27-Aug-2015
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Lecturers: <Person not found>, Dr Miriam Goosem.
Workload expectations:
  • 13 hours lectures - online audio visual & study packages
  • 22 hours - Workshop and Tutorials
Assessment: other exams (50%); team project (30%); on course assessment, other (20%).

JCU Singapore, Study Period 51, Internal
Census Date 09-Apr-2015
Coordinator: Dr Neil Hutchinson
Workload expectations:
  • 13 hours lectures - online audio visual & study packages
  • 22 hours - Workshop and Tutorials
Assessment: other exams (50%); team project (30%); on course assessment, other (20%).

JCU Singapore, Study Period 52, Internal
Census Date 30-Jul-2015
Coordinator: Dr Neil Hutchinson
Lecturer: <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 13 hours lectures - Online audio visual & study packages
  • 22 hours - Workshop and Tutorials
Assessment: other exams (50%); team project (30%); on course assessment, other (20%).

Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 27-Aug-2015
Coord/Lect: Assoc. Professor Emma Gyuris.
Workload expectations:
  • 13 hours lectures - Online audio visual & study packages
  • 22 hours - Workshop and Tutorials
Assessment: other exams (50%); team project (30%); on course assessment, other (20%).

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