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Environmental Impact Assessment

Structure Type: Study unit
Code: ET00BN48
Curriculum: ETE 2023
Level: Bachelor of Engineering
Year of Study: 3 (2025)
Semester: Spring
Credits: 5 cr
Responsible Teacher: Laitinen, Asseri
Language of Instruction: English

Courses During the Year 2025

Impl.Group(s)Study TimeTeacher(s)Language
3001ETE2023-3B2025-01-07 – 2025-04-30Tiina Rinta-RahkoEnglish

Learning Outcomes

Student dominates the goals, practices and processes in environmental impact assessment as a whole. Student masters the roles and responsibilities of the professionals and participants during the process. Students is acquainted with the methodology as well as the structure and functionalilty of the assessment procedures. Student can act cross-scientifically oriented towards the goal as a member of the group in environmental impact assessment procedures.


Legislation and decrees for environmental impact assessment, princips and methods of the procedures, the environmental impact assessment practice for projects, plans and programs, qualitative evaluation of procedures and methods and their impact on decision making, social and human impact assessment, role of the authorities and decision making organs, communication procedures and public participation, functionality and affects on decisions making based on the environmental impact assessment procedures.

Recommended or Required Reading and Other Learning Resources/Tools

Legislation on Environmental Impact Assessment, materials by Finnish Environment Institute, Environmental Impact Assessment reports and authorities' opinions on them, materials provided by the lecturer.

Assessment Methods

Learning portfolio of a chosen EIA process.