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Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology B.E. - Mechanical Engineering SCHA4003 Environmental Impact Assessment Syllabus

Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology B.E. - Mechanical Engineering SCHA4003 Environmental Impact Assessment Syllabus

SATHYABAMA INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

SCHA4003 ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT

UNIT 1 INTRODUCTION 9 Hrs.
Historical development of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA). EIA in Project Cycle. Legal and Regulatory aspects in
India. Types and Limitations of EIA, Cross sectoral issues and terms of reference in EIA – Public Participation in EIA. EIA
process.

UNIT 2 METHODS FOR EIA 9 Hrs.
Methods of EIA – Check lists – Matrices – Networks – Cost-benefit analysis – Analysis of alternatives.

UNIT 3 PREDICTION AND ASSESSMENT 9 Hrs.
Assessment of Impact on land, water, air, social & cultural activities and on flora & fauna- Mathematical models- Public
participation – Rapid EIA.

UNIT 4 ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT PLAN 9 Hrs.
Environmental Management Plan – preparation, implementation and review – Mitigation and Rehabilitation Plans– Policy
and guidelines for planning and monitoring programmes – Post project audit – Ethical and Quality aspects of Environmental
Impact Assessment. ISO 14001.

UNIT 5 CASE STUDIES 9 Hrs.
EIA related to the following sectors – Infrastructure – construction and housing Mining – Industrial – Power plants – River
valley and Hydroelectric – coastal projects.
Max.45 Hrs.

COURSE OUTCOMES
On completion of the course, student will be able to
CO1 - Overview of EIA methods and applications in a development perspective and Understand the EIA process in India
CO2 - Carry out Scoping And Screening of Developmental Projects for Environmental and Social Assessments
CO3 - Explain Different Methodologies for Environmental Impact Prediction and Assessment
CO4 - Plan Environmental Impact Assessments and Environmental Management Plans
CO5 - Evaluate Environmental Impact Assessment Reports.
CO6 - Prepare the legal, economic, administrative and technical process of environmental impact documents.

TEXT / REFERENCE BOOKS
1 Lawrence D.P., Environmental Impact Assessment – Practical solutions to recurrent problems, Wiley - Interscience,
New Jersey, 2003.
2 Petts J., Handbook of Environmental Impact Assessment, Vol., I and II, Blackwell Science, London, 2000.
3 Anjaneyulu Y., Environmental Impact Assessment Methodologies, BS Pub. 2002.
4 Judith Petts, Handbook of Environmental Impact Assessment Vol. I & II, Blackwell Science, 2001.

END SEMESTER EXAMINATION QUESTION PAPER PATTERN
Max Marks: 100 Exam Duration: 3 Hrs.
Part A: 10 Questions of 2 marks each - No choice 20 Marks
Part B: 2 Questions from each unit of internal choice; each carrying 16 marks 80 Marks


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