Courses & Units

Environmental Impact Assessment KGA381

Note:

This interdisciplinary unit is available as an elective and is suitable for students with backgrounds including (but not limited to) Science, English, Government, History, Law, Management, Psychology and/or Sociology.

Introduction

This unit introduces legal, administrative, social and scientific aspects of environmental impact assessment (EIA) using case studies. The unit emphasises the practical aspects of environmental impact assessment in Tasmanian contexts, but EIA processes and legislation are similar in many parts of the world. Being able to navigate the Tasmanian system will translate well into be able to work in EIA in other parts of Australia and internationally. The unit has a diverse enrolment from science, law, social science, engineering, surveying and other land management disciplines who bring their own disciplinary knowledge and skills to bear on complex socio-environmental problems. The unit is strongly work-integrated, with a significant emphasis on professional practice skills that will bridge from studies into the workplace.

Summary

Unit name Environmental Impact Assessment
Unit code KGA381
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Geography, Planning, and Spatial Sciences
Discipline Geography, Planning, and Spatial Sciences
Coordinator Doctor Emma Little
Available as an elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Advanced

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Online Semester 2 Off-Campus International Domestic

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 10/7/2023 8/8/2023 28/8/2023 15/10/2023

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Unit census dates currently displaying for 2023 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2023 will be available from the 1st October 2022. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Explain how the environment is considered as part of the development application process for projects ranging from local to state significance.
  • Evaluate a range of information (legal, environmental, social and scientific) about a development and the EIA process into recommendations that protect natural and social values.
  • Critique the EIA process in Australia using a Tasmanian case study.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
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Teaching

Teaching Pattern

1 x 2 hr workshop weekly; 4 hour field trip; 20 hours of flexibly delivered practicals

AssessmentReport - Development Application (30%)|Case Study (30%)|Online assessment (40%)
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Textbooks

Required

Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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