Environmental Impact Assessment - GEOS3911

Faculty: Faculty of Science

School: School of Biological, Earth & Environmental Sciences

Course Outline:

Campus: Sydney

Career: Undergraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 4

Equivalent: AUST2032

Excluded: GEOH3911

CSS Contribution Charge: 2 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) is an important part of environmental decision making throughout the world. This course provides students with an understanding of the Commonwealth and NSW legislative framework for EIA; guidelines for EIA; ecologically sustainable development; impact evaluation in terms of environmental and socio-economic criteria; procedures, techniques and issues in EIA; future directions.

Case studies of environmental impact statements (EIS) from the physical and human environment are used throughout the course. The course is valuable to students interested in environmental management.

Note: Due to revisions of Geography at UNSW, all courses previously offered as GEOH3911 have been given an equivalent course code GEOS3911 from semester 1, 2007.


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