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Area/Catalogue
ARCH 5041

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Course Level
Postgraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
105994

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s

Second Semester
(Study Period 5)
Course owner

Course owner
School of Art, Architecture and Design

Course aim

Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) is a predictive technique which is widely applied throughout the world in relation to major development projects. It is also used to assess the potential effects of policies, programs and plans on the environment. Sustainability Appraisal is an emerging technique used to further test the social, economic and environmental implications and coherence of policies and plans. The course aims to provide an overview of these techniques and a detailed examination of a range of component aspects with the overall aim of producing critically aware practitioners who are able to project manage the technique at a strategic or project level.

Course content

The development of EIA techniques in an international perspective. Strategic Environmental Assessment, Sustainability appraisal, Project level environmental impact assessment
Components of the above including: Screening, scoping, impact identification, baseline studies, magnitude and significance of impacts, mitigation, EIA project management, cost benefit analysis. Quality appraisal of environmental statements. Critical appraisal of the value of EIA approaches to environmental problems.

Textbook(s)

Nil

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Lecture 1.5 hours x 12 weeks
Tutorial 1.5 hours x 12 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Written assignment (Individual) 1000 words 15% N/A
Portfolio of tutorial assignments (Individual) 1500 words 30% N/A
Essay (Individual) 2000 words 55% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 2)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

Course Coordinators

School of Art, Architecture and Design

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