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Environmental Impact Assessment

Structure Type: Study unit
Code: IEYS1203
Curriculum: YT 2020 / 2021
Level: Bachelor of Engineering
Year of Study: 2 / 3 (2022-2023)
Semester: Autumn / Spring
Credits: 5 cr
Responsible Teacher: Laitinen, Asseri
Language of Instruction: Finnish

Courses During the Academic Year 2022-2023

Impl.Group(s)Study TimeTeacher(s)LanguageEnrolment
3005YT2021-2, YT2021-2A, YT2021-2B, YT2021-2C, YT2021-2D2023-01-01 – 2023-04-30Tiina Rinta-RahkoFinnish2022-12-01 – 2023-01-10
3006YT2020-3, YT2020-3A, YT2020-3B2023-01-02 – 2023-04-30Tiina Rinta-RahkoFinnish2022-11-30 – 2023-01-08
3010Avoin20222023-06-05 – 2023-08-06Tiina Rinta-RahkoFinnish2023-05-29 – 2023-05-30

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.

Student's Workload

Total work load of the student: 135 h
- of which scheluded studies: 70 h
- of which autonomous studies: 65 h
The assessment of student’s own learning 1 h is included in contact lessons.

Prerequisites / Recommended Optional Courses

IEYX0906 Environmental Policy Tools


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.

Mode of Delivery / Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

Lectures, tutored project work, group assignments.

Assessment Criteria

Grade 5: The student shows development tendency, masters the requirements and the contents of the study unit and can apply what s/he has learn in independent work excellently. The student has completed all assignments in a given time.
Grade 3: The student masters the majority of requirements and the contents of the study unit and is able to apply well what s/he has learnt in independent work. The student has completed all requires assignments.
Grade 1: The student shows that s/he knows some of the requirements and contents of the study unit and can apply what s/he has learn when assisted. The student has completed all required assignments with grade pass.

Assessment Methods

Learning portfolio of a chosen EIA process.