study places 25
location Mikkeli, Finland
duration of studies 4 years
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tuition fee: for non-EU/EEA citizens 9700 euros,
scholarship scheme and further information www.xamk.fi/tuition-fees
Make a future - Take an EE
The Degree Programme in Environmental Engineering (EE) provides you with a wide approach to the professional field of environmental technology. You learn about the causes, consequences and prevention of environmental problems from local oil spill to global problems, such as climate change and microplastics in waters.
The studies focus on sustainable environmental protection, environmental management and the best environmental technology and economics practices for organizations’ operations. They also involve various environmental technologies used for example in water acquisition and treatment and in cases of air pollution and contaminated soil.
This is a new way to complete Environmental engineering studies. The courses mostly involve online learning. You only need to spend the second year of studies in Mikkeli, Finland. That second year has a very strong practical orientation; you take samples and carry out analyses working with real cases. After the second year, all the rest of your studies can be completed online. This makes it possible to study while working.
After graduation you can work in different positions of environmental research, supervision, planning and management. You may solve, improve and increase recycling solutions for cities, or conduct investigations and remediation actions in contaminated areas.
There is an ever-growing need for environmental management and engineering expertise. Environmental technologies (green technologies, clean technologies) are among the most rapidly developing technology fields.
Structure of Studies
You can enhance your own professional orientation by Practical training (30 ECTS credits), Bachelor’s thesis (15 ECTS credits), Optional professional studies (30 ECTS credits) and by other Optional studies (15 ECTS credits).Optional studies include for example courses in the following:- Forestry- Energy production- Entrepreneurship studies- Other environmental engineering related studies
You can create your own personal study plan in an electronic form which serves as a planning tool for the studies. The implementation is followed-up in cooperation with a Studies Coordinator.
In addition, you have the opportunity to include exchange studies as part of your degree. This gives you a truly international degree. However, you are always able to complete your practical training and theses in your home country or home city, if you want.
The degree language is English. Teaching, assignments, exams and bachelor’s thesis are carried out in English.
Bachelor’s thesis provides you with the opportunity develop and show abilities to apply research knowledge and to use suitable methods to define and solve research problems. In addition, you learn skills to work independently as a high level professional. The thesis process covers 15 ECTS credits, and the thesis is written and presented in English. All theses base on written contracts with external organizations, and at the same time, they are projects for the development of business life.
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Description of Profession
The field of environmental engineering is expanding and developing rapidly around the world for ensuring good living environment in the future.
You may develop and improve recycling solutions for cities or conduct investigations and remediation measures in contaminated areas. Other tasks could be water and soil sampling, environmental monitoring, or you may plan and organize water acquisition and treatment processes.
Environmental Engineering studies give you competence to work as a specialist in private companies, development agencies, associations and educational and research institutions.There is an ever-growing need for environmental management and engineering expertise.
Professional positions are for example the following:
environmental planning officer
environmental protection assistant
planning, research or development engineer