Courses & Units

Environmental Impact Assessment KGA381

Hobart

Note:

Due to the circumstances around COVID-19, you will begin your semester 2 studies online in 2021. However, when Government guidelines change, on-campus studies will be reintroduced.

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 provides an introduction to 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 Pharo
Available as student elective? Yes
Level Advanced

Availability

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

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 12/7/2021 10/8/2021 30/8/2021 17/10/2021

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2021 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2021 will be available from the 1st October 2020.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Apply environmental knowledge and EIA process to case studies in order to make recommendations about environmental outcomes.
  • Analyse the social-political context of environmental impact assessment in order to advise on stakeholder management.
  • Evaluate self, team and project management tools (such as risk assessment) for EIA case studies in order to actively manage projects in a complex and multidisciplinary environment.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
050901 $993.00 $993.00 not applicable $2,783.00

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Requisites

Prerequisites

Admission into a Masters course OR 25 credit points at intermediate level

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%)|Case Study (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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