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

Degree Programme in Environmental Engineering

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Communication and Cooperation Skills
Finnish Language and Culture A 3
Finnish Language and Culture B 3
Swedish Language, writing skills 2
Swedish Language, oral skills 1
English for Environmental Studies 3
English, Advanced 3  
Scientific Reporting and Academic Skills 3
Personal and Professional Development 3
Refreshing Course in Finnish Grammar 1      
Natural Sciences and Computing
Mathematics 0 0                                                        
Mathematics 1 5
Mathematics 2 5
Statistics 3  
Scientific Methods and Thesis Writing 2      
Mechanics 1 3
Mechanics 2 2
Environmental Physics 1 3  
Environmental Physics Laboratories 1 2  
Environmental Physics 2 3  
Environmental Physics Laboratories 2 2  
Chemistry 5
Environmental Chemistry 5
Environmental Chemistry Lab. 5  
Software Tools and Multimedia 1 5
Business Studies and Leadership
Economics 3
Personnel Administration and Leadership Skills 5  
Professional Orientation 3  
Basics of Quality Principles and Environmental Management 4
Basics for Environmental Studies
Terrestrial Ecosystems 9
Aquatic Ecosystems 1 2
Aquatic Ecosystems 2 4  
Basics for Environmental Management
Environmental Legislation and Administration 1 2
Environmental Legislation and Administration 2 4  
Environmental Assessment and Auditing 6    
Basics of Environmental Engineering
Basics for Environmental Technology 5  
Industrial Processes 5  
Ecotoxicology 5  
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Total Quality Management
Total Quality Management 1 6    
Total Quality Management 2 6      
Risk Management 3      
Environmental Ethics 1 1    
Environmental Ethics 2 2      
Specialisation in Environmental Management
Software Tools and Multimedia 2 6    
Principles of Zoning 3  
Public Participation in Environmental Planning 3    
Remote Sensing and Mapping 3  
Environmental Economics and Entrepreneurship 6      
Geographical Information Systems 3    
International Marketing 3    
Specialisation in Environmental Technology
Water and Wastewater Management 3    
Air Pollution 3    
Noise and Radiation 3    
Waste Management 3    
Transport and Environment 3    
Waste Laboratories 3      
Wastewater Laboratories 3      
Energy Management 3      
Ecotoxicology Laboratories 3      
Industrial Processes and Automation 3      
Environmental Management Case Studies, Projects and Excursions
Water Day 2
(Select 15 cr)
Water and Environment Issues in Developing Countries 3  
Basics of German 3
International Cultures 2
Finnish Language and Culture 2 3  
Recent Advances in Energy and Environmental Engineering 3    
Sustainable Water Supply and Sanitation 3    
Professional Training 30  
Coaching for Practical Training 0                                                        
Bachelor's Thesis 15      
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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.

Man's exploitation of the environment, and his efforts to protect it, have become major political and industrial issues all over the world. This has created an increased demand for graduates from a wide range of directly related disciplines. However 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 engineering programme has a firm grounding in the basic natural sciences, and provides the strategies and tools to integrate environmental management and engineering into all levels and types of business enterprises and other organisations.

Ecological globalisation has created a strong demand for professionals who have the skills to deal with complexity, and the capacity for long-term planning. Such persons are able to visualise beyond their own specialisation, are aware of ecosystems and their boundaries, and can relate the concepts of life cycles and sustainable development to every aspect of modern life.

The program is designed to provide advanced training and education in environmental analysis and management, by a combination of a broad-based curriculum and specialist courses on the management of nature and/or the man-made environment. This prepares students for a wide range of careers, from traditional nature conservation to the technological and managerial careers of environmental orientation.

Professional studies at both general and advanced level concentrate on giving students comprehensive skills in environmental and natural sciences, economics, technology, communication, leadership, ethics, as well as the actual tools for management. The thesis, and the practical placement are directly related to real problems and the solution of these problems, in various enterprises or administrative projects.

The objectives of the General Professional Studies are to provide students with a comprehensive exposure to the various fields of Environmental Engineering and Management, and to equip them with the information and skills to create and manage environmental systems. Special attention is directed to goal-oriented learning, acquiring and managing information, as well as developing the students' skills in written and spoken communication, their knowledge of entrepreneurship, sustained development, and legislative processes, teaching them how to perform in a variety of work situations and cultural environments. A solid base in mathematics, physics, chemistry and computing allow students to develop specialised knowledge in all ecosystems and their management. At the very heart of the programme is the development of skills for Environmental Assessment and Auditing, Total Quality, Risk Assessment, and Technology for Environmental Engineering.

Additional goals of the General Professional Studies are to introduce students to professional responsibilities in both Environmental Technology, as well as in the workplace, and society in general, at national as well as international levels.

The two options of Advanced Professional Studies available, Environmental Technology and Environmental Management, are designed to provide students with more specialised skills and knowledge in the various fields to equip them to assess and solve environmental management problems. Both share a common entity on total quality and risk management as well as environmental ethics.

When specialising in Environmental Technolcogy the students will gain skills and knowledge to act as an environmental specialist within industry, energy managment, design or assessing the impacts of industrial impacts and quality management in business life, whereas in Environmental Management they will gain more knowledge and skills to act in tasks of an environmental manager in an entreprise or in local, regional or international tasks within public administration and consulting.