853306 Environmental impact assessment

Lecture and seminar
Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Uhlhorn, Birthe , Jiricka-Pürrer, Alexandra
Offered in
Wintersemester 2023/24
Languages of instruction


The lectures cover the following topics: the history of the instrument - the content of the EU-Directives - comparative applications of the EIA instrument in the alpine region - legal foundations and requirements - case studies - further developments and recent content extensions of the SEA
During the practical sections, the students develop assessment frameworks (scoping phase) and all required information in a self-directed process and present their work in a classroom setting.

Previous knowledge expected

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

Knowledge of the development and current practice of EIA and SEA - Insight into the main components and process of EIA and SEA in Austria - Knowledge of the main methodological approaches and their application - Comparative knowledge of the international application of the two impact assessment instruments as well as trends and advancement in context of challenges such as climate change or loss of biodiversity
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.