Path|Degree programmes|Master|MSc in Environmental Engineering
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Education goals

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The program objective is to train environmental engineers to obtain up-to-date scientific, ecological, engineering, economic, and management knowledge that will enable them to identify and assess existing and potential environmental threats, prevent or reduce environmental damage, and prepare and manage damage control projects. Graduates will be able to provide complex engineering and scientific design and analytical procedures based on their up-to-date knowledge of informatics with the help of design, modelling, and simulation software. They will also learn to set out and apply adequate technological solutions to prevent environmental pollution and to provide engineering design and managing tasks in the field of waste processing and recycling. Graduates will be able to optimize environmental technologies and environmental impacts. Graduates may continue their studies in the doctoral program.
 
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Admission criteria

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Admission requirements to the Environmental Engineering MSc program is that the applicant has at least 30 credits from his/her BSc degree out of the following 60 credits:

  • natural science: at least 20 credits;
  • economic and human knowledge: at least 10 credits;
  • basic knowledge of environmental engineering: at least 30 credits.

The student can also be enrolled if he/she has at least 30 credits from the above-mentioned disciplines; however, the missing credits must be obtained later based on the recent Education and Examination Rules and Regulations of the University.

 
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Procedure for transfer of credits

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Professional fields, which define the Environmental Engineering MSc training program

Natural Sciences 10-40 credits
Economics and Humanities 10-20 credits
Environmental engineering knowledge 10-35 credits
Specialization provided by the training institute including thesis (that contains at least 6 credits for project practice in the complete master program)  50-60 credits
Thesis 30 credits
Total: 120 credits 

Considering the specializations available, specific knowledge can be acquired in the following fields: environmental technology design and implementation; environmental problems in built environments; water quality protection; advanced noise and vibration measurement; advanced noise and vibration protection, air pollution control, waste management and recycling, health protection and work safety; protection of soil and geological medium; renewable energy; environmental impact analysis; design and operation of environmental and quality management systems which meet professional needs. The specialization provided by the training institute including a thesis comprises 50-60 credits, which contains at least 6 credits for project practice in the complete master program. 

During the program, students have to complete a total amount of 120 credit points. This adds up to approximately 30 credits per semester. The curriculum contains the list of subjects (with credit points) and the recommended order of completing subjects, which takes into account the prerequisite(s) of each subject.

 
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Curriculum of the Environmental Engineering MSc program

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Course Evaluation† Credit
points 
Instuction
hours/week 
name type* lecture practice
First semester
Environmental Ecology A E 4 2 1
Environmental Fluid Mechanics  A MTG 3 1 2
Geographyc Information Systems  A E 3 1 2
Environmental Chemistry  A E 4 2 1
Landscape History  A MTG 3 2 0
English for Special Purposes: Environmental Engineering I K S 0 2
Elective  (see below) B   7  
C  3
Second semester
Eco-Energetics A MTG  3  2  1
Environmental Impact Assessment and Performance Evaluation A E  4  2  1
Global Environmental Systems  A E  3  2  0
Chemometrics A E 4  2  2
Remote Sensing for Environmental Applications A E  3  1  1
English for Special Purposes: Environmental Engineering II K S  0  0
Elective  (see below) B     7     
C  3
Third semester
Landscape Management and Protection  A MTG 4  1  2
Climate Risk Assessment  A E 4 2 1
Applied Environmental Statistics  A MTG 2 0 2
Treatment Wetlands  A MTG 2 1 1
Complex Project Work B MTG 6 1 2
Thesis Writing  B MTG 15 0 2
Professional Practice  K S  
Fourth semester
Ecotoxicology A E 3 2 0
European Environmental Law and Politics A E 3 2 0
Environmental and Quality Management Systems A MTG 3 2 0
Environmental Modelling A MTG 3 1 2
Biological Survey and Monitoring A MTG 3 1 1
Life Cycle Assessment A MTG 3 1 1
Thesis Writing B MTG 15 0  
Elective courses
Landscape and Rural Development B MTG 3 2 0
Water Resources Engineering B MTG 4 1 2
Analytical Chemistry B MTG 4 2 1
Antioxidants in Natural Environment B MTG 3 2 0
Applied Soil Science B MTG 3 1 1
Soil Protection and Conservation B MTG 3 1 1
Agroforestry for Sustainability B MTG 3 2 0
Principles of Forest Protection B MTG 4 2 1
Protected Forests B MTG 4 1 3
Invasion Biology C MTG 3 2 1
Biotechnological Techniques of Waste Management C MTG 3 2 0
Project Management C MTG 3 2 0

*Course type: A = compulsory, B = elective in engineering fild, C = elective, K = criteria (no credit)
†Evaluation: E = exam, MTG = mid-term grade, S = signature

 
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Academic calendar

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general structure of the semester

Registration 1st week
Study period 2nd — 15th week
Exam period 6 weeks
 Usually, study period is scheduled for the 1st week of September in the fall semester and for the 1st week of February in the spring semester.

 

 
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Grading system

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Grade Definition
5 Excellent, Very good Outstanding with minor errors
4 Good Generally sound work with a number of notable errors
3 Satisfactory, Acceptable Fair but with significant shortcomings 
2 Pass Performance meets the minimum criteria
1 Fail Further work is required

 

 
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