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    Environmental Impact Assessment
    ENVR S320
      More information: Course Guide
    Environmental Impact Assessment
    Course Start Date
    Spr 2020
    Course Level
    Length in Terms
    2 terms
    Fees ($) (including lab fees)
    Future Terms
    Spr 2021
    Start Date
    Course Level Length in Terms Credits
    Fees ($)
    (including lab fees)
    Future Terms
    Spr 2020
    Higher 2 terms 10
    Spr 2021

    Course Coordinator: Dr. Chan Ping Lung, BSc (Hons) CUHK, M.Phil CUHK, PhD HKU, MRSB

    Course Developers: Alan Kwok Yau-tak, Consultant; and Allen Wan Chi-kong, OUHK

    Although designed as a higher-level course in the BSc/BSc (Hons) in Environmental Studies programme, this course is also suitable for others who have an interest in the process and system of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA). As such, it will benefit students working in a wide range of environmentally aware industries and professions.

    Advisory prerequisite(s)
    You are advised to have already studied ENVR S234 or ENVR S237, and BIOL S326 or BIOL S328.

    This course aims to:

    • Introduce, examine, analyse and explain the fundamentals of contemporary EIA.

    The course covers the following topics:

    • Overview and philosophy of EIA: the essence of the what, where, how and why of EIA, together with aspects of the history and philosophy of EIA as a process

    • EIA as a multidisciplinary process: a look at some of the more popular models of the EIA system as used in the practice of EIA report preparation and presentation

    • EIA methods: e.g. baseline studies and surveys; approaches to scoping and defining terms of reference; the use of checklists, models to identify, characterize, explain and predict possible impacts of a proposed project on ‘the environment’

    • EIA content and components in different countries

    • EIA in Hong Kong (with an emphasis on current practice and government policy) and EIA lessons from developed and developing countries

    • EIA: trends and prospects

    Learning support
    There will be regular tutorials and surgeries with your tutors throughout the course.

    There are assignments and a final examination.

    Students need access to a personal computer or other electronic devices with an internet connection. A course video “EIA the HK Way” is provided.

    Set book(s)
    There are no set books for this course.

    Students with disabilities or special educational needs
    The audio and visual components of this course may cause difficulties, for students with impaired hearing or vision. You should seek advice from the Course Coordinator before enrolling on the course.

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