The objective of the Master programme in Sea Environmental Engineering is to develop the knowledge in the fields of sea environmental protection technologies, technical and technological matters pollution decreasing and waste arrangement. The graduates of these study programme are ready to use theoretical knowledge and practical analytical experiences in research work and solving problems of production...
Best Masters in Environmental Engineering in Lithuania 2017. Master of Environmental Engineering
The objective of the Master programme in Sea Environmental Engineering is to develop the knowledge in the fields of sea environmental protection technologies, technical and technological matters pollution decreasing and waste arrangement. The graduates of these study programme are ready to use theoretical knowledge and practical analytical experiences in research work and solving problems of production. Master of these profession could work as specialist at maritime organizations, maritime enterprises, research, manage and control institutions or continue studies to get doctor degree.
Key learning outcomes
Knowledge and Understanding
A1 Coherent knowledge of environmental problems in the sea, the lagoon, the ports and other areas of shipping, knowledge of the marine industry and maritime transport impact on the environment; creation and application of modern technologies to reduce or even prevent the negative influence of anthropogenic factors on the environment;
A2 Understanding of application of management elements in the environmental field, principles and methods of coastal zone management and planning, a critically evaluate and analyze the marine environmental systems and their management methods;
A3 Coherent knowledge of basics of scientific research, use of renewable energy sources and their impact on the environment, energy conservation and waste management techniques, development of advanced environment saving technologies and their application in maritime cluster;
A4 Understanding of ecological aspects of the geochemical phenomena change and the microbiological processes; of change in ecological processes and their modelling, application of sustainable development principles in maritime cluster;
A5 Understanding critically of essence of marine environmental engineering.
B1 The ability to apply innovative methods of identification, formulation and analysis of emerging issues in marine environment and to plan their possible solution;
B2 The ability to apply knowledge of environmental engineering and research results dealing with the qualitative and quantitative problems of known and unknown nature in the field of ever changing maritime transport and maritime industry development;
B3 The ability to apply their knowledge and understanding in assessing the latest achievements and research results in marine environment protection and sustainable development of maritime cluster; ability to master environmental impact reducing methods by the application of modern high-tech;
B4 The ability to apply their knowledge and understanding in making professional decisions, balancing the costs, safety, quality, reliability and environmental impact.
C1 The ability to apply their knowledge and understanding of environmental engineering to solve unfamiliar problems of environmental technology design and implementation of innovations, to coordinate projects aimed at the marine economy environmental impact abatement;
C2 The ability to make innovative solutions, based on environmental monitoring, analysis of technological processes and research results;
C3 The ability to apply engineering methods for solution of specific marine environmental problems;
C4 An ability to use creativity to develop new and original ideas and methods;
C5 An ability to use their knowledge and judgement of marine environmental engineering to work with complexity, technical uncertainty and incomplete information.
D1 The ability to identify, understand and obtain required data;
D2 The ability to design and conduct analytic, modelling and experimental applied research of environment contamination and technological facility, to provide consultingn the field of environmental efficiency increase;
D3 The ability to critically evaluate research data and present conclusions to professionals and non-specialist audiences;
D4 The ability to investigate the application of new and emerging technologies in the marine environmental engineering.
E1 The ability to integrate the knowledge from different branches of science adapting them in the marine environment protection;
E2 A comprehensive understanding of applicable techniques and methods highlighting their limitations and advantages;
E3 Knowledge of the ethical, environmental, safety and commercial implications of engineering practice.
F1 Fulfil all the Transferable Skill requirements of a First Cycle graduate at the more demanding level of Second Cycle ( The ability to clearly and correctly present research results and conclusions in written and oral form for various audiences; to have study and organizational skills required for the continuous professional growth);
F2 Fulfil all the Transferable Skill requirements of a First Cycle graduate at the more demanding level of Second Cycle ( an analytical, systematic and critical thinking skills to solve problems in a lack information and having contradictory informatio); demonstrate awareness of the impact of engineering solutions in a societal and environmental context);
F3 The ability to work as a member of team, that may be composed of representatives from various areas (specialties) and levels, to solve various problems of the marine environment and manage the activity;
F4 work and communicate effectively with representatives of other organizations in national and international contexts.
Occupational profiles of graduates with examples
Having acquired the environmental engineering Master's Degree can work as research, technology, expert, advisory work on marine infrastructure enterprises, scientific, and regulatory authorities in the environmental field, the installation and operation of environmentally friendly technologies to evaluate and predict the state of the environment, to continue doctoral studies.
Examination regulations, assessment and grading
The University applies cumulative grading in order to ensure objective evaluation, active students’ participation during the semester and their ability to apply theoretical knowledge in practice. Cumulative grading final evaluation consists of interim course assignments (test, individual work, paper, laboratory work defence, and etc.) and final exam grades. If the student fails the interim course assignments and does not make to transition grade−minimal grade of determined interim course assessments−he is not allowed to take the final exam. Each study programme is completed by defending final thesis (project) and (or) taking final exams.
Undergraduate and master student’s knowledge, skills and abilities, indicated in the study programme description, are examined and evaluated during the public defence of his Final thesis. Final thesis by its nature can be scientific research or scientific-applied. Final thesis is analytical work based on independent scientific or applied research. A Bachelor’s thesis comprises 12 credits; Master’s thesis comprises 30 credits in the study programme of 120 credits or 24 credits in the study programme of 90 credits. Final thesis and its defence is to demonstrate student’s creativity and the ability to critically evaluate theoretical and practical innovations, as well as others’ previously carried out researches and their results; to indicate student’s knowledge in social and commercial environment, legislation, and financial capacity; to show information sourcing and its qualified analysis skills, computational methods and specialized software and general-purpose information technologies using skills, as well as the ability to clearly and correctly orally or in written present their research results and (or) product designed to different audiences.