Environmental Impact (Option)


Environmental and Biological Engineering, Publication in the Diário da República - NI n.º1417|EAB|ESTT|2011

5.5 ECTS; 3º Ano, 2º Semestre, 30,0 T + 30,0 P


Not applicable.

The students will get acquainted with environmental impact issues and will familiarise themselves with the specific solutions using cutting-edge technologies. Self-study and assisted study skills will be stimulated and enhanced.

Definition of environmental impact; the stages of EIA; Legislative aspects concerning the EIA; EIA practice in Portugal; Environmental indicators used in EIA; Key environmental impacts associated with different projects; Analysis of completed reports; Environmental assessment and strategy planning; geographic Information Systems in the EIA process; Thematic mapping.

Evaluation Methodology
Continuous assessment: 2 mini-tests and 1 assignment with presentation.
A minimum mark of 50% in these two components exempt the students from final examination.

- Barrow, C. (2001). Environmental and social impact assessment. Londres: Arnold
- Jesus, J. e Partidário, M. (1994). Avaliação de impacte ambiental. Lisboa: Centro de Estudos de Planeamento e Gestão do Ambiente

Method of interaction
Lectures, tutorial analysis of completed projects, field trip and case study.

Software used in class