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.