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Degree Programme in Environmental Engineering

Autumn 2012

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Core Requirement Studies
Language Studies
Professional English 3
Academic English Communication Skills for Environmental Engineering 3    
Finnish Communication Skills for Technology 3
Working Life Finnish and Academic Communication Skills 3    
Swedish at Work 3
Finnish for Foreigners 1 3
Finnish for Foreigners 2 3
Finnish for Foreigners 3 3  
Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry
Equations and Matrices 3
Vectors and Analytical Geometry 3
Differential and Integral Calculus 3
Differential Equations, Modeling and Simulation 3  
Environmetrics 1 3  
Basics in Physics 3
Physics for Environmental Engineering 6
Laboratories in Environmental Physics 3  
Environmental Chemistry 3
Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry 3
Introductory Chemistry Laboratory Course 3
Physical Chemistry 4  
Organic Chemistry 4  
Microbiology 4
Introduction to Studies 3
Introduction to Computing 3
Introductory Project in Environmental Engineering 6
Professional Studies
Engineering Technology
Fluid Mechanics 3  
Material and Energy Balances 3  
Mechanical Engineering 3  
Sustainable Urban Planning 3    
Materials Engineering 3  
Energy Systems 3  
Technical Documentation and CAD 3  
Environmental Technology
Environmetrics 2 3    
Material Recycling and Reuse Technology 3  
Air Pollution Engineering 3  
Soil and Ground Water Pollution Technology 3      
Water Treatment Technology 4  
Waste Treatment Technology 3  
Pollution Monitoring and Data Transferring
Physics for Sensor Technology 3  
Pollution Monitoring 4  
Automation Measurement Systems and Data Transfering 4    
Environmental Simulation and GIS 3      
Environmental Management
Environmental Legislation and BAT 3  
Product Safety and Life Cycle Assessment 3  
Environmental and Chemical Safety 4    
Environmental and Quality Management 3      
Specialisation Studies
Renewable Energy Engineering -Module A
Renewable Energy Systems and Energy Saving 5    
Wind and Solar Energy Technology 5    
Bioenergy 5    
Renewable Energy Engineering -Module B
Liquid Biofuels 6      
Energy Storage and Distribution Technology 3      
Waste to Energy 3      
Renewable Energy Economics 3      
Water, Waste and Environmental Engineering -Module C
Groundwater Engineering 4    
Water Treatment Plant Design 4    
Water Distribution and Sewage 5    
Water Resources Engineering 4    
Water, Waste and Environmental Engineering -Module D
Wastewater Treatment Plant Design 5      
Industrial Waste Treatment and Recycling 4      
Design of Solid Waste Treatment Plants 4      
Innovation Project
Innovation Project 10    
Elective Studies
Work Placement
Work Placement 1 15    
Work Placement 2 15      
Bachelor's Thesis
Bachelor's Thesis 15      
ECTS credits per period / semester / academic year 5864776725.532.532325522343312.812.816.316.31616161627.527.51111171716.516.5

The curriculum has been planned so that the student completes 60 ECTS credits per academic year and 30 ECTS credits per semester

Due to the timing of optional and elective courses, credit accumulation per semester / academic year may vary.


Degree Programme in Environmental Engineering

Level of qualification
Bachelor of Engineering

Qualification awarded
Bachelor of Engineering

Specific admission requirements
No specific admission requirements. General admission requirements are applied.

Specific arrangements for recognition of prior learning
According to the Degree Regulations of Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences students may apply for identification and accreditation of prior learning as part of their compulsory or optional studies, provided they have prior learning corresponding to the curriculum before the course in question begins.

Qualification requirements and regulations
See the Degree Regulations of Helsinki Metropolia UAS: >>

Profile of the programme
The aim of the programme is to develop a thorough understanding of the causes of pollution and the preventative actions available to minimise its impacts.

The programme will develop an excellent knowledge of Environmental Engineering and Technology as well as provide a strong multi-disciplinary understanding of Civil Engineering, Automation Measurement Systems and Environmental Management. Specialisation studies are focused on Renewable Energy Engineering and Environmental Construction Engineering. As an Environmental Engineer you will have responsibility for overall management of environmental issues, with the skills to operate and communicate internationally.

Key learning outcomes
The basic subjects of the Environmental Engineering programme mainly consist of natural sciences and introductory engineering. After the core requirement studies the student also understands the importance of international communication, business and cultural skills. Professional subjects focus on the prevention and control of environmental problems.
The main professional subjects are focused on the following areas:
- Environmental Technology
- Pollution Monitoring and Data Transferring
- Environmental Safety Management
Specialisation areas are:
- Renewable Energy Technology
- Water, waste and Environmental Engineering

Occupational profiles of graduates
A range of career paths are available for Environmental Engineers and work opportunities exist in various areas of the field, such as Design Engineering, Environmental Management, Quality Engineering, Process Engineering, and Environmental Consulting as well as providing environmental expertise in other areas.

Access to further studies
Access to Master's studies according to the entrance qualifications of the university

Course structure diagram
The course structure diagram is specified in the programme study plan>>

Examination regulations, assessment and grading
Each course assessed using grading 0-5. Grade 0 = fail and grades 1-5 = pass. The assessment criteria are presented in each course description and the actual assessment methods depend on the teacher of the course.

Graduation requirements
240 ECTS credits to be completed according to the curriculum.

Mode of study
Full-time studies

Programme director
Head of the Environmental Engineering Mr. Esa Toukoniitty
tel. +358 20 783 6259