Bachelor's programme Environment (1st level)

Študijski program:Bachelor's programme in Environment (1. Level)
Main fields of study:Environmental pollution, protection, policy and management
Programme code:1OK
Programme level:1. stopnja univerzitetni
Name of the qualification:Diploma
Qualification title:Diplomirani okoljski tehnolog (equivalent to Bachelor in environmental technology).
Qualification abbreviation:dipl. okolj. tehnol.
Final examination:no
Dean:prof. dr. Matjaž Valant

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 completed general matura or before June 1, 1995 completed any four-year secondary school program or completed vocational matura according to the secondary school program in the same professional field (Klasius-P-16 area 05: Natural sciences, mathematics and statistics; 07: Engineering, production technologies and construction; 08: Agriculture, forestry, fisheries and veterinary medicine; 09: Health and social security) and an exam in one of the matriculation subjects; the course chosen must not be a course completed by the candidate in the vocational matura examination (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.

Assessment

Preverjanje znanja je načrtovano vnaprej. Pri vsakem predmetu so vsaj trije izpitni roki v tekočem študijskem letu. Termini se določijo v dveh tednih po pričetku študijskega leta. Način ocenjevanja študentovega znanja je odvisen od vsebine in načina izvedbe posameznega predmeta. Lahko se ocenjuje izdelke, kot so seminarske naloge in projekti, pri čemer se daje poleg pisnega izdelka poudarek tudi študentovi ustni predstavitvi pred učiteljem in študenti. S tem se spodbuja čim bolj aktiven pristop, ustvarjalnost, razvijanje veščine nastopanja in argumentiranega razpravljanja. Pridobljeno znanje se preverja s pisnimi in/ali ustnimi izpiti, lahko pa tudi s kolokviji kot sprotno obliko preverjanja znanja.

Razno

Opis prenovljenega programa in predmetnik (prenovljen predmetnik se bo začel izvajati v štud. letu 2015/16)

Opis in predmetnik

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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
Elective II 90 3
Elective III 90 3
Elective IV 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
The atmosphere: gases, aerosols and climate change 90 3
Elective subjects Ure ECTS
Basic Karstology 90 3
Conservation Biology and Biogeography 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
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 (applicative) Ure ECTS
Biotechnology and Environment 180 6
Environmentally Friendly Technologies 180 6
The Fundamentals of Environmental Engineering 180 6
Specialized elective subjects (general) Ure ECTS
Ecophysiology 180 6
Environmental Chemistry 180 6
Environmental Policy 180 6

3. year

Compulsory courses Ure ECTS
Diploma Seminar 90 3
Environmental Economics 150 5
Environmental Management 150 5
Environmental Monitoring 210 6
Measurement and improvement of air quality 90 3
Modelling 120 4
Nature Protection 180 6
Practical Placement 360 12
Selected V 90 3
Selected VI 90 3
Selected VII 90 3
Waste Treatment and Management 120 4
Water and Wastewater Technology 90 3
Elective subjects Ure ECTS
Basic Karstology 90 3
Conservation Biology and Biogeography 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
Programming for process control 90 3
Radioactivity and Radiation Protection 90 3
Technologies of Biomass Exploitation 90 3
Toxicology and Cancerogenesis 90 3