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Postgraduate Course: Environmental Impact Assessment (PGGE11009)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Geosciences CollegeCollege of Science and Engineering
Course typeStandard AvailabilityAvailable to all students
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) Credits20
Home subject areaPostgraduate Courses (School of GeoSciences) Other subject areaNone
Course website None Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionThe object of this course is to provide a working knowledge of current environmental impact assessment regulations, methods and practice. In the past, this course has attracted students from a wide range of backgrounds, reflecting the broad applicability and interdisciplinary nature of EIA.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesNone
Displayed in Visiting Students Prospectus?Yes
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2011/12 Semester 2, Available to all students (SV1) WebCT enabled:  Yes Quota:  60
Location Activity Description Weeks Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
King's BuildingsLecture1-11 09:00 - 13:00
First Class Week 18, Friday, 09:00 - 13:00, Zone: King's Buildings. Peter Wilson Building, lecture room E
No Exam Information
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
- Understanding the potential impact of development on environmental quality, social well-being and the regional economy, considering in detail how these impacts can be quantified and analysed.
Assessment Information
coursework assessment
Special Arrangements
None
Additional Information
Academic description Not entered
Syllabus Not entered
Transferable skills Not entered
Reading list There are no set texts for this module. The EIA process is found in a number of standard texts which can be found in the University or SAC libraries. Relevant updates to EIA legislation and guidance can be found on the appropriate government websites, for example:
http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Built-Environment/planning
http://www.communities.gov.uk/planningandbuilding/planning/sustainabilityenvironmental/
http://ec.europa.eu/environment/eia/home.htm
There is a small selection of EIA reports in a resource box in the SAC library, however, many EIAs are also now available online at developers& websites.
Study Abroad Not entered
Study Pattern Not entered
KeywordsEnvironmental Impact Assessment, Development, Planning, Policy
Contacts
Course organiserDr Fiona Borthwick
Tel: (0131) 535 4936
Email: fiona.borthwick@sac.ac.uk
Course secretaryMrs Elspeth Martin
Tel: 0131 535 4198
Email: Elspeth.Martin@sac.ac.uk
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