MSc in Environmental Impact Assessment and Sustainability Management (EIASM)

The MSc in Environmental Impact Assessment and Sustainability Management (EIASM) brings together theory and practice and includes exposure to the latest methods, procedures and techniques used in the field of environmental impact assessment, as well as various technological solutions necessary for the purpose of environmental protection

PROGRAMME INFORMATION

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1.5 YEARS

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90 ECTS

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ENGLISH

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FULL TIME

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AWARDED BY NEAPOLIS UNIVERSITY

OBJECTIVE OF THE MSC IN ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT AND SUSTAINABILITY MANAGEMENT (EIASM)

The postgraduate Programme (MSc) in Environmental Impact Assessment and Sustainability Management (EIASM) is the first dedicated postgraduate programme on the topic in Cyprus, Greece and possibly in the Eastern Mediterranean region. The master in Environmental Impact Assessment and Sustainability Management adopts a multi-disciplinary, integrated approach for the study and assessment of impacts on the environment and the management of sustainability.

The MSc in Environmental Impact Assessment and Sustainability Management (EIASM) aims at providing advanced knowledge to those, whose objective is to become expert professionals and leaders, either in the public or private sector. Recent trends in the field of environmental impact assessment and management of sustainability, for example the new European Directive 2014/52/EU on the assessment of the effects of certain public and private projects on the environment, especially co-funded projects, instruct that the experts involved in the preparation and review of the environmental impact assessment reports should be qualified and competent. Furthermore, the demand for environmental experts is growing, suggesting that being skilled is no longer sufficient. Thus, there is great potential and opportunity for professionals of various scientific fields to shift and gain expertise in the field of environmental impacts assessment. The MSc in Environmental Impact Assessment and Sustainability Management (EIASM) at Neapolis University in Cyprus is designed to provide students with the necessary knowledge in becoming environmental impact assessment experts, hence allow them to play a significant role in this sector, in Cyprus and abroad.

The curriculum of the MSc in Environmental Impact Assessment and Sustainability Management (EIASM) is designed to provide the necessary knowledge regarding aspects of the various Plans (Strategic Environmental Impacts Assessment) and Projects (Industrial, Land Development, Oil and Gas, Infrastructure, Marine and Coastal, etc.), evaluate their impacts on the environment and therefore manage any sustainability issues. Furthermore, the curriculum provides up-to-date knowledge in a number of diverse areas and covers multiple and essential subjects. Courses equip students with technical, analytical, critical, ethical, as well as accountability and leadership skills. This allows them to enhance their decision-making ability and promote environmental protection, business competitiveness and viability, within the context of a continually changing economic environment.

The MSc in Environmental Impact Assessment and Sustainability Management (EIASM) brings together theory and practice and includes exposure to the latest methods, procedures and techniques used in the field of environmental impact assessment, as well as various technological solutions necessary for the purpose of environmental protection

During lectures modern means and teaching methods are implemented which include the students’ participation, workshops, team work and cooperation between students, so as to develop their abilities and skills for team work and cooperation, qualifications that are required and necessary in the field of the assessment of environmental impacts.

CAREER PROSPECTS

The Master is appropriate for people seeking leading positions in the public or private sector in environmental impact assessment of Plans and Programmes; in environmental impact assessment of Projects; management of sustainability; natural resource management; environmental economics; environmental modeling; sustainability science; sustainable development; procedures for environmental impact assessment; environmental compliance; environmental management; environmental advisory services; environmental and sustainability consulting. It also provides valuable education to those seeking a broader base for careers in project improvement and development, GIS, sustainable urban planning, environmental economics and environmental law.

TEACHING, LEARNING AND ASSESSMENT METHODS

Structure of the ΜSc in Environmental Impact Assessment and Sustainability Management (EIASM) The ΜSc in Environmental Impact Assessment and Sustainability Management (EIASM) is distributed in three semesters. The first and the second semester include courses that constitute tools for the achievement of the Programme’s targets. The ΜSc in Environmental Impact Assessment and Sustainability Management (EIASM) is completed with a Dissertation, giving students the opportunity to deepen on a subject of their choice and to cultivate their research skills. The total number of credits required for the successful completion of the Programme is 90 ECTS.

First semester

Students of the Postgraduate (ΜSc) Programme in Environmental Impact Assessment and Sustainability Management (EIASM) become familiar with environmental legislation and policy, the theory, methods and procedures to be followed for the assessment of the impacts on the environment, urban planning and sustainable development, as well as with the importance of formulating strategies for different sectors and assessing their environmental impacts (strategic environmental impact assessment).

Second semester

Students become familiar with the principles, the science and the management of sustainability, environmental economics, environmental modeling and geographic information systems (GIS), as well as with the assessment of the environmental impacts derived by various categories of projects. Finally, the postgraduate dissertation seminar provides students with the skills and knowledge to produce a scientifically documented and comprehensive research and Dissertation.

Third semester

It consists of the research and Dissertation of each of the students on a subject of special interest that he / she chooses. It is the opportunity for each student to compose his / her knowledge and explore new issues. Each student chooses a supervisor who guides him throughout the semester to the final presentation of his Dissertation.

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

SEMESTER 1

CodeCourse titleCourse typeECTS
EIASM1Environmental Protection Law and PolicyCompulsory7.5
EIASM2Theory, Procedures and Methods of Environmental Impacts AssessmentCompulsory7.5
EIASM3Urban Planning and Sustainable DevelopmentCompulsory7.5
EIASM4Sustainability and Strategic Environmental AssessmentCompulsory7.5

SEMESTER 2

CodeCourse titleCourse typeECTS
EIASM5Sustainability Science and ManagementCompulsory7.5
EIASM6Economic Analysis and Environmental EconomicsCompulsory7.5
EIASM7GIS and Environmental ModelingCompulsory7.5
EIASM8Environmental Impacts Assessment of ProjectsCompulsory7.5

SEMESTER 3

CodeCourse titleCourse typeECTS
EIASM10DissertationCompulsory30

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Bachelor of Science Degree or Equivalent

DISCLAIMER

The University reserves its right to define the electives offered on an academic year basis.

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OUR FACULTY & STAFF

Solon Xenopoulos

Professor of Architecture

Dean, School of Architecture, Land and Environmental Sciences

Coordinator of the Bachelor & Diploma in Architecture and MSc in Environmental Impact Assessment and Sustainability Management (EIASM)

Solon Xenopoulos is an Architect, qualified at the School of Architecture of the National Technical University of Athens (1966) with Postgraduate Studies at the Bartlett School of Architecture and Planning, University College, London...

Julia Georgi

Associate Professor in Landscape Architecture

Coordinator of the Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA)

Dr. Julia Georgi is an Associate Professor, Head of the Department of Architecture, Land and Environmental Sciences, Neapolis University of Pafos (Cyprus) and Member of Senate Committee of Neapolis University (2013-2018).

Jason Georgiades

Assistant Professor

Coordinator of the MA in Digital Video Production

Jason Georgiades (1986) is a Greek-American filmmaker, producer, musician and educator from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He received his B.A. in Studio Arts in 2010 from the University of Pittsburgh and his M.F.A. degree in Film Directing...

Evanthia Dova

Lecturer of Architecture

Evanthia Dova graduated from the School of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh) with distinction (1998) and holds a Master of Architecture (MArch II) from the Yale University...

Angeliki Sivitanidou

Lecturer of Architecture

Angeliki Sivitanidou (1978) is a Lecturer at the School of Architecture, Engineering, Land and Environmental Sciences. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (USA) with a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Architecture...

Ioannis A. Pissourios

Assistant Professor of Urban Design

Ioannis Pissourios holds a Diploma of Architecture (Dipl Eng) and an MSc in Geography and Cartography. He also holds a Ph.D. in Urban Planning and pursued Post-Doctorate Research in Urban Planning...

Charalambos Charalambous

Lecturer in the ΜΑ in DVP

He graduated from the Drama and Film Department of the University of Exeter (2005 to 2006) and received his MA in Film Studies with Distinction. His postgraduate dissertation project was the short docudrama τριΚυμία (2006)...

Michalis Sioulas

Special Teaching Staff

Michalis Sioulas is a Special Teaching Staff member at the School of Architecture, Engineering and Environmental Sciences, as well as member of the Senate of the University (since 2014). He graduated in 2005 from the School of Architecture...

Eleni Hadjinikolaou

Special Teaching Staff

Eleni Hadjinicolaou is an architect, with undergraduate studies, MA degree in Architecture from the National Technical University of Athens (N.T.U.A.) (1974-1979), and postgraduate studies, MSc in Advanced Architectural Studies...

Demetrios Antoniou

Visiting Assistant Professor Architectural Design and Building Technology

Dimitrios Antoniou (1964) studied Architecture in NTU of Athens (1989). He holds a Master of Architecture in the Urban Landscape from University of Southern California, Los Angeles (1991)...

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