School of Environmental Sciences

Bachelor's programme Environment (1st Level)

Study programme: Bachelor's programme in Environment (1. Level)
Main fields of study: Environmental pollution, protection, policy and management
Course code: 1OK
Level of study: 1. stopnja univerzitetni
Name of the qualification: Diploma
Qualification title: "Diplomirani okoljski tehnolog" (equivalent to Bachelor in environmental technology).
Qualification abbreviation:
Final examination: no
Dean: prof. dr. Matjaž Valant
ECTS coordinator: prof. dr. Iztok Arčon

Programme description

Study programme Environment is an interdisciplinary Bachelor’s program that offers university degree education. The program was prepared according to Bologna guidelines by reorganizing the four year university degree programme offered by the School of Environmental Sciences since 2000. The study programme lasts for six semesters and it covers all important subjects of natural, technical and social sciences that are related to the problems in the environment, like for example soil, water and air pollution, measurements in the environment, ecotoxicology, environmental health, waste management, nature protection, environmental policy, environmental impact assessment, environmental economics, environmental law and communication. Successfully completed study program grants the title “Diplomirani okoljski tehnolog” (equivalent to Bachelor in environmental technology).

Admission requirements

To register as a student at the first level of the study programme Environment the students have to successfully graduate from secondary school by passing the final general examination (matura) or vocational leaving exam (poklicna matura). The number of available positions at the Bachelor’s programme Environment is limited to 40.

Educational and professional goals

The objective of the study programme Environment is to educate experts who will be capable of working in research, technical and administrative fields, and who will be able to realize legislative and executive tasks at the local, national and international level. One of the characteristics of the study programme is a uniform syllabus for all first year students. This offers a good and broad background in the natural and mathematical sciences and the knowledge needed to understand relationships between individual segments and processes in the environment.

Access to further studies

After finishing the first level graduates can continue their study at the masters programme Environment (second level) at the University of Nova Gorica and at other universities, for which they fulfill the admission requirements.

Courses

1. year

Mandatory subjects Ure ECTS
Biology 300 10
Chemistry 300 10
Environment and Society 120 4
Environment information systems and GIS 90 3
Introduction to Group Project Work 90 3
Mathematics 300 10
Physics 300 10
Statistics 150 5
The fundamentals of Environmental Science 150 5

2. year

Compulsory courses Ure ECTS
Biochemistry 210 7
Ecology 150 5
Elective I 90 3
Environmental Microbiology and Bioremediation 210 7
Geology 210 7
Group project 180 6
Hydrology 90 3
Instrumental Methods of Analysis 210 7
Meteorology 90 3
Specialised elective I 180 6
Specialised elective II 180 6
Elective subjects Ure ECTS
Ecology of Groundwater 90 3
Ecotoxicology 90 3
Environment and Agriculture 90 3
Environmental Impact Assessment 90 3
Green Chemistry 90 3
Land Ecosystems 90 3
Limnology 90 3
Marine Ecology 90 3
Programming for process control 90 3
Radioactivity and Radiation Protection 90 3
Technologies of Biomass Exploitation 90 3
Toxicology and Cancerogenesis 90 3
Specialized elective subjects Ure ECTS
Biotechnology and Environment 180 6
Environmentally Friendly Technologies 180 6
The Fundamentals of Environmental Engineering 180 6
Specialized elective subjects Ure ECTS
Ecophysiology 175 6
Environmental Chemistry 180 6

3. year

Compulsory courses Ure ECTS
Diploma thesis 390 13
Elective II 90 3
Elective III 90 3
Elective IV 90 3
Emission Abatement Technology 150 5
Environmental Management 150 5
Group project II 150 5
Modelling 180 5
Nature Protection 180 6
Waste Treatment and Management 120 4
Elective subjects Ure ECTS
Contemporary Methods of Air Protection 90 3
Contemporary Methods of Water Cleaning 90 3
Ecology of Groundwater 90 3
Ecotoxicology 90 3
Environment and Agriculture 90 3
Environmental Impact Assessment 90 3
Green Chemistry 90 3
Health Ecology 90 3
Land Ecosystems 90 3
Limnology 90 3
Marine Ecology 90 3
Noise Protection 90 3
Programming for process control 90 3
Radioactivity and Radiation Protection 90 3
Technologies of Biomass Exploitation 90 3
Toxicology and Cancerogenesis 90 3