Here below you can find all master courses the University Centre offers. All courses are taught in 1-3 week modules running from August through June. See how the courses are organised in the teaching schedule for both programs. Usually 2-3 courses are taught at the same time, but students may only enroll in one course at a time.

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Environmental Impact Assessment

  • Spring 2025
  • Next course: 17. March - 28. March 2025
  • CMM/CRD Elective Course | 4 ECTS
  • Course:CMM1902

About the course

Oceanic and coastal ecosystems are under increasing pressure from human activities, both on local and global scales. This course introduces concepts and methodologies of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA). Students will learn how the practical tools of the assessment methods are being used and gain the ability to assess the outcomes given by these same tools. Strengths and weaknesses of the EIA and SEA procedures will be discussed.


Learning outcome

On completion of the course a student:

  • can appreciate the purpose and role of EIA and SEA in the decision-making process.
  • understand the strengths of EIA and SEA regarding environmental management.
  • can critically assess the quality of EIA and SEA studies.
  • can set up EIA and SEA projects under different environmental settings, write reports and recommendations for authorities.


Prerequisites: No prerequisites registered for the course

Assessment: 10% class participation; 40% group assignment – oral; 50% written assignment

Final Exam: Assignment