Elukestva õppe keskus

Auditing the Sustainability of Infrastructure


Time of occurrence
1 ECTS (26 hours)
Form of study
Entirely web-based
Tuuli Rasso
Alar Jürgenson
Kaire Kesküla
Silja Einberg
Kristiina Visnapuu
Silver Jakobson
Study group
Environmental sciences
Program language
The aim of this course is to introduce the underlying aspects of infrastructure lifecycle and their importance in auditing the environmental and sustainability impacts of infrastructure using performance audit methods. Furthermore, the governance tools and methods for managing these impacts are introduced.
Target group:
Students taking this course should be familiar with general performance auditing methods and have basic knowledge of positive and negative environmental impacts caused by human activities. It is recommended to pass the course Introduction to Environmental Auditing before registering to this course.
After completing the course learner
- understands the importance and scale of sustainability impacts arising from infrastructure development;
- is familiar with infrastructure projects' lifecycle and can associate different phases of infrastructure lifecycle with relevant positive and negative sustainability impacts;
- knows the main governance tools that are used for managing the sustainability impacts of infrastructure;
- can plan a performance audit addressing the sustainability impacts of infrastructure, including the formulation of audit questions and criteria.
Tuuli Rasso - National Audit Office of Estonia, Auditor
Alar Jürgenson - National Audit Office of Estonia, Auditor
Kaire Kesküla - National Audit Office of Estonia. Head of International Relations, Liaison Officer
Silja Einberg - National Audit Office of Estonia, Auditor
Kristiina Visnapuu - National Audit Office of Estonia, Auditor
Silver Jakobson - National Audit Office of Estonia, Audit Manager
Topic Credit Lectors
1. Understanding Infrastructure Development and its impacts on the environment.
Governance Tools and Methods.
Auditing Sustainability of Infrastructure Projects.
26 Tuuli Rasso, Alar Jürgenson, Silja Einberg, Kristiina Visnapuu, Silver Jakobson

Price info:
free MOOC (Massive Open Online Course)
Free of charge digital certificate of completion. Please read the technical requirements for downloading and opening the digitally verified document:
Location info:
Totally web-based course in Moodle'i
Learning environment:
Studies and teaching takes place in Moodle´i environment.
Schedule and further information:
Web-based course in Moodle.
Requirements to complete:
All weekly tests and final test are taken successfully.
Outcome method:
non-differentiated (pass, fail, not present)
Grading method:
At the end of each week there will be a graded test (in the Moodle environment) and at the end of the course there is a final test. Weekly tests and final test will be counted for assigning the final result pass or fail. The participants can choose themselves how they spend their time during the week. This enables them to organize their time the way that is best suitable for them.
Grading criteria:
At the end of each study week there is a graded test (Test 1, Test 2, Test 3, Test 4 and the Final test). All graded tests have to be taken and with each test the score has to be equal to or higher than the threshold of 60 %. Each graded test can be taken a twice. The highest obtained score will count.
Document to be issued:
Certificate of completion
Additional information:
Esta Pilt,, +372 +372 737 5560
Program code:
General contact:
Lifelong learning center
Ülikooli 18, Tartu, 50090
+372 737 6213

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