ECOS1085 Environmental assessment and land-use planning (5 cr)

Study level:
Advanced studies
Grading scale:
English, Finnish
Responsible organisation:
Department of Biological and Environmental Science
Curriculum periods:
2017-2018, 2018-2019, 2019-2020



Principles of environmental assessment, environmental impact assessment (EIA), strategic environmental assessment (SEA), environmental assessment as a part of land-use planning and permission processes, methods of multi-criteria decision analysis in environmental assessment, impact significance, cumulative impacts, comparison of alternatives, impact mitigation and monitoring

Completion methods

Lectures, written assignments, computer exercises and seminar

Assessment details

Written assignments about the theory (60%), group assignments and seminar (40%

Learning outcomes

After finishing this course the student
- can describe different effects of human activities on environment
- recognizes the need for environmental impact assessment in different planning situations (large developments, strategic planning, land-use planning and permission processes)
- knows the principles and phases of environmental assessments
- is able to search and apply the most fundamental methods in environmental assessment

Description of prerequisites

BSc studies in Natural resources and environment or comparable studies

Completion methods

Method 1

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Parts of the completion methods

Teaching (5 cr)

Participation in teaching
Grading scale:
English, Finnish
No published teaching