280.240 Environmental Impact Assessment
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2021S, VO, 2.0h, 3.0EC, to be held in blocked form
TUWELQuinn ECTS survey


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VO Lecture
  • Format: Online

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to classify the following assessment tools in the framework of spatial planning: Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) and Spatial Impact Assessment (SIA). 

After competition of the course students can differentiate between the EIA, SEA and SIA; they are able to describe when the respective instruments are used, how the process works and what the legal effects are.

Subject of course

Classification of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) and Spatial Impact Assessment (SIA); Actors; Obligation to conduct an EIA; Difference between EIA and other authorization procedures; EIA process; Status as a party; Preparation of the Environmental Impact Declaration and the Environmental Impact Analysis; EIA approval conditions; Decision in EIA procedures; Authorities and legal protection; Scope of the SEA and SIA; Procedure and legal effects of SEA and SIA.

Teaching methods

Lecture via Zoom, presentation of the subject matter with case-analysis, practical implementation with mock-projects, discussion of judicial decisions; interactive integration of the students

Mode of examination


Additional information

This course is part of the obligatory module 3 (Master programme Spatial Planning)

Obligatory module 3 consists of the following courses: 

280.228 Systemic impact assessment and evaluation

280.240 Environmental Impact Assessment

280.233 Economic and statistical methods of project evaluation



Course dates

Wed16:00 - 18:0017.03.2021 https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/2118234960 (LIVE)Einführung
Wed16:00 - 18:0024.03.2021 https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/92378576843 (LIVE)Anwendungsbereich des UVP-Gesetzes
Wed15:00 - 17:0014.04.2021 https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/92378576843 (LIVE)Ablauf eines UVP-Verfahrens
Wed16:00 - 18:0021.04.2021 https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/92378576843 (LIVE)Erstellung einer Umweltverträglichkeitserklärung
Wed15:00 - 17:0028.04.2021 https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/92378576843 (LIVE)Abwägen der öffentlichen Interessen/ Erstellung des Umweltverträglichkeitsgutachtens
Wed15:00 - 17:0005.05.2021 https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/92378576843 (LIVE)Entscheidung: Genehmigungskriterien im UVP-Verfahren und Rechtsschutz
Wed15:00 - 17:0012.05.2021 https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/92378576843 (LIVE)Anwendungsbereich und Wirkung der SUP und der RVP_ rechtliche Grundlagen
Wed16:00 - 18:0026.05.2021 https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/92378576843 (LIVE)Ablauf eines SUP-Verfahrens
Wed16:00 - 18:0002.06.2021 https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/92378576843 (LIVE)Ablauf einer Raumverträglichkeitsprüfung
Wed16:00 - 18:0009.06.2021 https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/92378576843 (LIVE)Perspektiven einer NGO auf die UVP, SUP und RVP
Course is held blocked

Examination modalities


The exams will take place ONLINE until further notice. The examination is written in TUWEL, the examination supervision takes place in a parallel ZOOM meeting. You will receive detailed information on the examination modalities as well as access information for the examination room in ZOOM via email before the examination.


What do I need for the online exam?
You need a stable internet connection, a webcam, a working microphone and your TU Wien student ID.

When and how do I get information about the exam procedure?
You will receive the access link to the exam room in ZOOM as well as all information about the procedure via email the day before the exam.

How do I get access to the TUWEL course if I am registered for the exam but not for the VO?
They will be added to the TUWEL course immediately after the registration deadline. The registration deadline can be found on the exam registration page.

Can I otherwise use any aids during the exam?
No, this is not an open book exam.

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
22.02.2021 10:00 24.03.2021 23:59 24.03.2021 23:59

Registration modalities

Vorausgesetzt wird ein Bachelorabschluss der Raumplanung und Raumordnung der TU Wien (033 240; Fassung vom 01.10.2011) oder ein anerkannter Abschluss gemäß § 4 des Curriculums.


The student has to be enrolled for at least one of the studies listed below


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
066 440 Spatial Planning Mandatory2. Semester




Previous knowledge

Vorausgesetzt wird ein Bachelorabschluss der Studienrichtung Raumplanung und Raumordnung der TU Wien (033 240; Fassung vom 01.10.2011) oder ein anerkannter Abschluss gemäß § 4 des Curriculums.

Accompanying courses