DPP513: Environmental Impact Assessment Tools - Ανοικτό Πανεπιστήμιο Κύπρου - Open University of Cyprus

DPP513: Environmental Impact Assessment Tools

Module Purpose and Objectives 

Environmental management consists of managing the activities of a business or organization that has or can have an impact on the environment. Business activity has a significant impact on the environment, as it can be linked to both the extraction of raw materials for the production processes of a business and the end of its lifetime at the end of its life

This module introduces environmental management tools (ISO 14001, EMAS, Eco Label, SWOT-PESTEL analysis, LCA, EIA, etc.) and analyzes the available environmental tools for the creation and marketing of products and services that are friendly to the environment.

The student who will successfully complete the module is expected to be able to:

  • Identify environmental impact
  • Implement environmental management systems
  • Identify environmental impacts with life cycle analysis models
  • Identify the location of an organization in terms of its environmental performance

Module Content

Reference will be made to the public consultation issues adopted by the European Union (COM, 2002/704) and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, with the aim of improving the quality of public policies, transparency and accountability and strengthening public confidence in governments. It is widely applied in policy making.

Reference will be made to the issues of the Environmental Management System such as the ISO 14001, EMAS, ECO LABEL series. How these are developed and implemented. A variety of applications will be presented in the form of a laboratory and an organization will be selected to develop the ISO 14001, EMAS, ECO LABEL System.

A general introduction will be made in the EIA studies how and when those implemented.

Moreover the course will cover in general issues like Health and Safety in the working environment, environmental risk and the methods that are been use to identifying the risk.

Hence the course will emphasise in the Analytical Hierarchy Process as well as in SWOT and PESTEL analysis.

Data related to Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of products and / or services will be presented. LCA is a technique for assessing the environmental impacts associated with a product, process or activity by identifying and quantifying the energy and materials used, as well as the waste released to the environment, assessing the effects of energy and materials use and waste and recognizing and assessing the potential for environmental improvements.

Laboratory exercises with real data will be conducted to determine the environmental impact through life cycle analysis models.

Additional Info

  • Κωδικός / Course Code: DPP513
  • ECTS: 10
  • Τρόποι Αξιολόγησης / Assessment:


  • Διάρκεια Φοίτησης/ Length of Study: Εξαμηνιαία (χειμερινό) / Semi-annual (fall)
  • Κόστος/ Tuition Fees: 450 euro
  • Επίπεδο Σπουδών/ Level: Μεταπτυχιακό/ Postgraduate