Master in Environmental Engineering
If you are interested in environmental, energy, and technology issues and you want to have a Master's Degree in environmental engineering, then the Master's Program in Environmental Engineering, "BEE," is your chance! The next available application period, for the autumn 2017 admissions, will begin on Dec 15th, 2016 and end on Jan 25th, 2017 at 15:00 GMT+2.
Program Outline for BEE
The extent of the Master's Program in Environmental Engineering (BEE) is 120 ECTS = 2 academic study years = four academic terms. The curricula of the two BEE study options (ESCP; WE) consist of 4 modules: a Basic Module, 30/30 ECTS; an Advanced Module, 30/20 ECTS; a Supplementary Module, 30/40 ECTS, and a Master's Thesis Module 30 ECTS. See the link below for details and examples of the courses included:
The active BEE studies begin on September (after an Orientation period in August), on the autumn term of the 1st study year mainly with introductory Basic Module courses. This module forms the grounds for the program learning outcomes. During the 1st spring term and the 2nd year autumn term, the Advanced and Supplementary Module courses will provide further professional basis for the student's majoring object, his/her study option. In addition, professional practical training will be carried out during the summer months between the 1st and 2nd study years, e.g. in a university research unit or in real life jobs, which the students will find in the open labor markets. On the 3rd term (autumn term of the 2nd study year), the continued Advanced/Supplementary Module courses dig deeper into the area of the chosen study option.
Finally, during the 4th term (2nd spring), the Master's Thesis project will give the student a good touch for the future professional career. Master's Thesis project is an independent research project completed in the final stage of the major subject studies. It includes, e.g., literature searches, a collection of research materials, their analysis, and writing of a thesis, etc. The Master's Thesis project will also include writing a Maturity Test. By the Master's Thesis and the Maturity Test, the student shows that he/she can master research methods, usage of source materials, and scientific writing in her/his field. The subject of the thesis project may vary within different areas of environmental and/or process engineering.
International Master's Program in Environmental Engineering, "BEE"
BEE, the Master’s Program in Environmental Engineering, is a two-year Master's Program of 120 ECTS, based on environmental, process and civil engineering subjects. The language of implementation of the two BEE study options (the majors 'Energy Systems and Cleaner Production'; and 'Water Engineering') is English. The BEE curriculum is multidisciplinary, including studies on energy systems and sustainable technologies, research methodologies, clean production methods, water engineering, water and environmental issues, environmental engineering, process engineering, etc.
BEE studies include subjects on areas rich in natural resources of high economic value in an ecologically sensitive nature. Utilization of such resources requires both more environmentally friendly processes in industry and innovative measures in environmental protection and restoration. These are the needs BEE program gives solutions to by educating environmental engineers with skills to solve environmental problems and challenges both locally and globally.
BEE is integrated to the national Master's Program in Environmental Engineering, organized by the Study Field of Process and Environmental Engineering at Faculty of Technology, University of Oulu, Finland, as two study options (majors), 'Energy Systems and Cleaner Production"; and "Water Engineering", fully available in English. The study options provide knowledge on how to manage environmental issues within energy systems and water engineering industries by application of proper production methods, tools, and technologies, and on the protection and restoration of natural environments, on water and soil pollution prevention methods, water and wastewater treatment, and waste technologies.
The graduated BEE students will be awarded a degree of Master of Science in Technology, in the area of Environmental Engineering, by the Faculty of Technology, University of Oulu. The graduates will have a scientific approach to environmental protection and management of natural resources, and know-how for scientific and applied for work both in industry and academia. They can enter job markets as experts in environmental engineering in their chosen study option with perspective in and skills to understanding international contexts of environmental issues. The graduates are able to work in different environment-related business sectors, in local and regional public administration, as well as environmental authorities or research institutes, not only within the region but also in international tasks.
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