- Duration (years): 4 years
- Qualification Awarded: Bachelor of Science in Environmental and Energy Management
- Level of Qualification: Bachelor Degree (1st Cycle)
- Language of Instruction: English
- Mode of Study: Full-time or Part-time
- Minimum ECTS Credits: 240
Profile of the Programme
The Environmental and Energy Management programme aims to:
- Give students a broadly based scientific understanding of the environment, recognizing the legislative, economic and political drivers for improvement in environmental performance and energy management in all types of organizations
- Prepare students for Professional Certifications in Environmental Management Systems (ISO 14001) and in Energy Management Systems (ISO 50001)
- Consider the complex ramifications which result from human exploitation of the environment, the management of energy and to meet the requirements of sustainable development.
- Provide students with an in-depth knowledge of climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies.
- Prepare students to develop knowledge of the concepts of low carbon economies, cyclic economy, and smart cities.
Amongst other European countries, Cyprus has some of the most pressing environmental concerns, including water shortages and land degradation. Now, with the additional pressure coming from new European Environmental and Energy Legislation, including adapting to and mitigating climate change, there is a great need in managing energy resources while protecting the environment at the same time.
This academic programme aims to provide graduates with the opportunity to find employment in local government, town and country planning, environmental consultancies, energy consultancies, businesses and conservation organizations. These employment opportunities are expected to increase in the future as will the awareness of environmental and energy issues
Access to Further Studies
Graduates of the programme can be accepted into Second Cycle degrees (Master’s Degree)
Course assessment usually comprises of a comprehensive final exam and continuous assessment. Continuous assessment can include amongst others, mid-terms, projects, and class participation.
Letter grades are calculated based on the weight of the final exam and the continuous assessment and the actual numerical marks obtained in these two assessment components. Based on the course grades the student’s semester grade point average (GPA) and cumulative point average (CPA) are calculated.
The student must complete 240 ECTS and all programme requirements.
A minimum cumulative grade point average (CPA) of 2.0 is required. Thus, although a ‘D-‘ is a PASS grade, in order to achieve a CPA of 2.0 an average grade of ‘C’ is required.
Upon successful completion of this programme, the students should be able to:
- Apply knowledge and understanding of the Earth’s systems and their complex interactions in relation to the effects of human activities on environmental processes.
- Have knowledge and understanding to apply concepts of sustainability in conservation and management.
- Utilize knowledge and understanding of the issues, science, and philosophy that underpin environmental sustainability.
- Use techniques and methods to enable them to interpret complex situations and inform decision-making.
- Develop the practical application of theoretical concepts in both a multi- and interdisciplinary manner.
- Utilize knowledge and understanding of the process of environmental monitoring and environmental impact assessment.
- Identify the appropriate investigative techniques for an environmental or energy problem.
- Assess the ethical implications and hazards of certain environmental investigations.
- Critically evaluate basic science concepts and principles relating to energy technologies.
- Utilize fundamental knowledge of renewable energy technologies, and apply safety and risk assessment techniques.
- Critically assess climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies.
- Communicate clearly European energy and environmental policies as well as geopolitical security issues.
Scholarships - Financial Aid
The University offers scholarships and financial aid to full-time students, in the form of academic merit scholarships, financial-aid assistance, athletic scholarships, and on-campus work-study programmes.