SEE4004 - Environmental Impact Assessment for Sustainable Development

Offering Academic Unit
School of Energy and Environment
Credit Units
Course Duration
One Semester
SEE2204 and SEE3001 and SEE3002
Course Offering Term*:
Semester B 2021/22

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

This course provides an overview of the principles, processes and practices for assessing environmental impacts. As sustainability is becoming a key concept in the design of future societies, environmental impact assessment (EIA) is a key support tool for sustainable development and aids decision makers with an indication of the environmental impact of policies and projects to guide decisions by examining the environmental consequences of development project in advance. 

The course equips students with knowledge and basic skills to understand, critically read and conduct EIA and to balance and integrate inter-disciplinary nature of the subject (socio-economic, environmental and ecological systems). Latest EIA legislation, guidance and good practice will be discussed in the context of both Hong Kong and overseas.

Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Continuous Assessment: 60%
Examination: 40%
Examination Duration: 2 hours
Detailed Course Information


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