Bachelor’s Degree, Full-Time Studies ...

Degree Programme in Energy and Environmental Engineering

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Engineering Tools 1
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Geometry and Vector Algebra 3
Functions and Matrices 3
Writing Scientific Reports in English 3
Computer and Software Tools 3
Finnish for Foreigners 1 3
Finnish language and communication for Engineering Students 3
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Differential Calculus 3
Integral Calculus 3
Basics for Environmental Technology and Management 6
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Statistics 3  
Professional Software Tools 5  
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Swedish Language, Written 2  
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English for Students of Environmental Engineering 3  
Structure and Function of Natural and Industrial Environments 1
Soil Science and Engineering 4
Mechanics 3
Fluid Mechanics and Thermophysics 3
Basic Chemistry 5
Structure and Function of Natural and Industrial Environments 2
Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry 5
Electricity and Magnetism 3
Oscillations, Waves and Modern Physics 3
Structure and Function of Ecosystems 4
Structure and Function of Natural and Industrial Environments 3
Physics Laboratories 3  
Sustainable Industrial Production 6  
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Environmental Technology and Management 1
Waste Management and Engineering 5  
Industrial Emissions and Monitoring 4  
Environmental Management Tools 6  
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Ecotoxicology 4    
Water and Sanitation 5    
Risk Assessment and Management 3    
Material Efficiency and Recycling 3    
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Environmental Legislation 4    
Environmental Ethics 3    
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Advanced Environmental Technology
Contaminated Soils 4      
Advanced Water and Wastewater Engineering 5      
Environmental Monitoring and Measurements 4      
International Energy Technology and Management
Renewable Energy 5      
Energy Efficiency 4      
Power Plant Technology 4      
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Business Management and Entrepreneurship (Courses partly organised by Y-Campus)
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Orientation for Engineering Mathematics 3
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The curriculum has been planned so that the student completes 60 ECTS credits per academic year and 30 ECTS credits per semester

Studies of syllabus is planned so 60 credits are studied in academic year and length of studies is 3,5/4/4,5 years. Planned syllabus may change during studies.

240 cr
4 years
Full-time studies

Vision and values of the Degree Programme

The exploitation of the natural resources, population growth and economical development has created significant local and global environmental problems. The efforts to protect the environment and reduce these harmful impacts have become major political and industrial issue all over the world. This has created an increased demand for engineering professionals that can influence and develop the production and service processes to be more sustainable and efficient and are able to work in international, multidisciplinary and complex environments. The environment, and the skills needed to manage it, must be considered in a holistic way, recognising both the interdependence and interactions of people and how we function within the natural environment. The multidisciplinary concept of this Environmental Engineering programme has a firm grounding in the basic natural and engineering sciences, without forgetting the influence of the human factor. The Degree Programme prepares the students to use strategies and tools to integrate environmental management and engineering into all levels and types of business enterprises, industry and other organisations.

Special focus will be in the sustainable and efficient use of natural resources, especially water. The students will also have a possibility to get supportive skills in entrepreneurship, logistics, energy technology, environmental and quality management. The degree programme has a strong international dimension and the graduates of the degree programme will get competence to work in international environment.

Why Environmental Engineering?

Environmental Engineering is one of the fastest growing areas of business and industry. Markets for these products and services are international and thus there is a need for experts in this field of discipline. For example the water treatment business is currently considered to be the fastest growing market in the world. In addition traditional industry, public administration and the NGO sector need experts in planning, designing and implementing projects in the field of environmental engineering and management.

Aim of the degree programme

The overall goal of the Degree Programme is to provide students diverse work life skills and attitudes and at the same time increase the specialized professional skills and competences in the field of environmental engineering. The aim is that students achieve a high level professional knowledge to work as knowledge-based professionals or in professional management positions. Thus the degree programme fulfills the NQF Level 6 requirements.

The graduates of TAMK Environmental Engineering Degree Programme can steer the processes of industrial and public production and services in a sustainable and environmentally sound manner. They know to take into account the principles of sustainable development, material and energy efficiency, process emissions and environmental management. Environmental engineer can plan and implement the common surveys and field studies of environmental monitoring and remediation and make conclusions and suggestions for further actions.

In the specialization options the graduates will achieve advanced knowledge and skills for working in energy industry, logistics, environmental monitoring and process control as well as entrepreneurs according to the students' own interest.

The annual themes of the Degree Programme are:

1. The theme of the first-year studies is to create strong foundation to the structure and function of the environment and environmental thinking in engineering and strenghten general engineering skills of students. After completing the studies of the first study year students will have competence to work as assistants with simple, routine environmental monitoring, LCA and EIA processes when instructed and supervised.

2. The theme of the second-year studies is to strengthen both the general engineering skills and gain working skills with environmental engineering and management practises. After completing the studies on the second year students have competence to assist as supervised in environmental monitoring, environmental management projects environmental engineering industry, management and administration.

3. The theme of the third year is to deepen the environmental engineering skills and get competence in project work and practical environmental engineering tasks. After completing the studies of the third year, students have competence to work as a member of a team in environmental monitoring, environmental management projects and various jobs in environmental engineering industry, management and administration.

4. The theme of the fourth year is to advance students' competence in selected study module and prepare them to work life challenges. After completing the degree programme students have competence to monitor and report environmental quality (air, water, soil) for the industry and public administration. They have competence to work in international environment, develop industrial processes in environmental monitoring, environmental management and development in various jobs in environmental engineering industry and environmental administration.

Typical job titles are: environmental engineer, environmental planner, environmental coordinator, environmental manager, project manager, project engineer etc.