AE2507 Strategic Environmental Assessment 7.5 credits

Strategisk miljöbedömning

  • Education cycle

    Second cycle
  • Main field of study

    Built Environment
    Environmental Engineering
  • Grading scale

    A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Course offerings

Spring 19 for programme students

Spring 20 for programme students

Intended learning outcomes

The overall objective of the course is to learn international theory, the practical process, terminology and methods of performing and producing an SEA. After accomplishing the course activities, the student should have a theoretical and conceptual understanding of

 •          the key principles of the SEA process;

•           the terminology and methods used in SEA;

•           the role of SEA in relation to the planning and decision-making process;

•           SEA trends and practices in an international perspective;

•           the methodological issues related to the performance of SEA;

•           interdisciplinarity in relation to the performance of SEA.  

Course main content

The course consists of lectures and two exercises.

In the lectures the basic principles for SEA and its applications are presented and analysed. In the lectures, course literature is discussed and exemplified and also additional information is provided. 

The course includes two exercises, where aspects of the practical process, terminology and methods of performing an SEA are applied. The first exercise, which is an individual study, and the second exercise, which is a group study, are both carried out at the workshops, which are scheduled during the course. The exercises are compulsory.


Proficiency in English (English B or equivalent). Bachelor's degree in the field of civil engineering, environmental engineering, ecology, or another subject with clear relevance to the course, of at least 180 higher education credits.

English language proficiency equivalent to (the Swedish upper secondary school) English course B/6.



  • TEN1 - Examination, 3.5, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • ÖVN2 - Exercise, 2.5, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • ÖVNA - Exercise, 1.5, grading scale: P, F

Offered by

ABE/Sustainability and Environmental Engineering


Berit Brokking Balfors <>


Course syllabus valid from: Spring 2015.
Examination information valid from: Spring 2013.