B.Eng. Environmental Engineering
Tampere Uiversity of Applied Sciences
4 years (240 EC)
The programme provides the student with skills in environmental analysis, monitoring, management and technology, adopting a holistic approach to managing the environment and the world‘s natural resources in sustainable ways. The core of the study programme is in lifecycle thinking, quality issues and environmental impact assessment, and management of sustainable systems within public administration, enterprises and industry.
It is highly recommended that every student should spend at least a part of the compulsory practical training period in international tasks and take part in some of the international projects run by the study programme. Since the students will find their future jobs wherever environmental issues are of paramount importance, special emphasis is given to developing students’ personal skills and qualities in problem-solving, in managerial abilities and in attitudes, especially when dealing with public relations.
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.
In the first two years, the objectives 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. 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.
Two specialisations are available: Environmental Technology and Environmental Management, which 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..
Graduates of the programme typically find jobs as specialists within industry, for example in energy management, creating systems for assessing and managing industrial impacts, and quality management in business life. They can also work as environmental managers in an enterprise or in local, regional or international tasks within public administration and consulting.
Six passes at Leaving Cert [inc 2 at Hons C] PLUS Entrance Examination, based on the book ’State of the World 2011’