Curricula 2015–

D = full-time studies
F = part-time studies

Degree Programme in Natural Resources and the Environment, Landscape Planning (240 cr)

English translation, degree programme conducted in swedish.
Degree: Bachelor of Natural Resources
Qualification title: Bachelor of Natural Resources
Duration of studies: 4 years
Study type: Part-timePart-time
CodeNameCr/year/total
Realization plans
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Gru

Core studies

54 cr
NM15IN6    6 cr
NM15IN01

Study Skills and Career Planning



The student:
- knows their own university and unit
- can reflect on their learning, their future and knows their own learning style
- can make an ISP and follow up the progress of their studies
- can make a career plan and understands life long learning approach
- knows the most important actors in their field
1
3    3 cr
NM15IN02

ICT



The student has a good command of:
- the IT services of the UAS and the utilities needed in work and studies in order to compile written assignments, analyse data and report projects
- file handling
- word processing programs used for creating and handling standard documents, official letters and reports
- word processing programs used for creating and handling lengthy documents including e.g. a list of contents and a list of references
- spreadsheet programs needed to handle calculations including formulae, functions and charts
- presentation graphics programs used for making presentation
1
3    3 cr
NM15SP333  9 cr
NM15SP01

Swedish



The student:
- can communicate coherently and in a professional manner both orally and in writing, in a work context
- demonstrates appropriate knowledge of the process of academic writing and a correct use of references
- can use different channels to retrieve information and compile reports according to the standard form and layout
3    3 cr
YH10FI01

Finnish



The student:
- demonstrates ability to communicate in a natural and professional manner, in speaking as well as writing, in a work context, including customer service
- demonstrates proficiency in the terminology of the field and is able to benefit from research and literature in his/her professional development
- shows such skills in the Finnish language as are in accordance with the Act on the Knowledge of Languages Required of Personnel in Public Bodies (424/2003). This means that the student must show satisfactory (grade 1, 2 or 3) or good (grade 4 or 5) skills in speaking and writing Finnish. Written and oral skills are assessed separately.
 3   3 cr
YH10EN01

English



The student:
- shows the ability to communicate in a professional manner in a work context in speaking as well as writing
- is familiar with essential terminology within his/her field and is able to benefit from professional literature
- has a positive attitude to developing his/her receptive and productive language skills and is familiar with the relevant tools
- is aware of cultural differences in international contexts
  3  3 cr
NM15GV1212   24 cr
NM15GV01

Nutrients



The student:
- understands the need that cultivated plants have for nutrients and is able to take measures to prevent lack of nourishment
- is able to utilise the calculation method currently utilized when supplying plant nutrition
- is thus able to use the amount of nutrients bound in the nourishment supply in the soil as well as the amount of nitrogen possibly supplied through the process of biological fixation as the starting point
- is familiar with the characteristics of the mineral fertilizers on market in Finland
- is able to choose the most appropriate fertilizer with reference to its purpose of use as well as calculate the amount needed in order the satisfy the need of the plants
1
6    6 cr
NM15GV02

Botany



The student
- knows how a plant is structured and how it works
- knows fundamental physiological functions of plants, e.g. photosynthesis and respiration
- understands the basics of plant systematics
- knows the nature, ecology and most important processes in our most common ecosystems
- understands the concept of ecosystem services
- can account for the dynamics of natural and man-made ecosystems
1
6    6 cr
NM15GV03

Plant Identification and Usage



The student
- is familiar with the characteristics of plants and their requirements on habitat
- is able to plan ecologically sustainable use of plants
- is familiar with the main characteristics of store supply
- is familiar with the most common European provincial and ornamental plants
- is able to independently use literature in order to support the identification of plants
1
 12   12 cr
NM13NE   15 15 cr
NM13NE01

Accounting



The student:
- is familiar with the principles of good accounting ethics
- knows the basics of accounting
- is familiar with the demands for tax accounting
- is acquainted with the demands on the employer to register, pay VAT and sign required insurances
- is able to assess the accounts of the company and their impact on the strategy of the company
   3 3 cr
NM13NE02

Management Accounting



The student:
- is familiar with the overall purpose of management accounting
- is able to assess and evaluate cost-benefit analysis of a company
- understands the importance of using business ratios in evaluating the company
- is familiar with risk assessment
- knows how to set up an appropriate budget
- knows how to determine the correct price on goods and services
- is familiar with tendering and invoicing procedures
   3 3 cr
NM13NE03

Markering and Sales



The student:
- is aware of the importance of marketing in creating a network of customer relations
- can do a market analysis and set up a purposeful marketing strategy
- understands the potential of different marketing channels
- knows how to evaluate the marketing process and adjust it to the correct category of customers
- understands how to adapt the sales process to suit the company profile
   3 3 cr
NM13NE04

Leadership in Practice



The student:
- knows the demands on the leadership in order to manage a growing enterprise
- is familiar with different leadership styles and can evaluate and develop his/her own leadership profile
- is able to take into account how goals, motivation and conflicts impact team interaction
- is aware of the responsibility and obligations of the employer
   3 3 cr
NM13NE05

Start your own Business



The student:
- is aware of the possibilities for self-employment by starting his/her own business
- is familiar with the financial support instruments available for starting a business
- knows what applications and permits are required for the business
- knows the main differences between various company forms
- knows how to make a business plan based on a business idea
-can assess different financial alternatives
- is acquainted with business networks and support organizations within a certain market area
- knows how to evaluate the market and competition situation in his/her own line of business
   3 3 cr
Yrk

Professional studies

129 cr
NM15SM12 6  18 cr
NM15SM01

Introduction to CAD



The student
- knows how to draft a document and handle data with the Vector works programme
- is able to use the basic tools in 2D
- is able to produce, handle and print a drawing
- is familiar with the drawing technological requirements on building drawings"
1
6    6 cr
NM15SM02

Garden Design



The student
- knows and understands garden design methods
- is familiar with design styles within garden design
- can make a simple garden design with focus on the garden disposition and composition of the vegetation
- can use the most common garden plants in the planning
- knows the basics of visual design
- is familiar with the creative process that can support garden design
- can make sketches by hand
1
6    6 cr
NM15SM01

Garden Art



The student
- possesses basic knowledge of the garden art around the world and in Finland
- is able to identify historical characteristics in parks and gardens of our time
- understands different restoration methods
- knows basics of modern building art, design and lightning
- understands what influences garden art and environmental art
- can plan and make a simple historical study OR harnesses design processes, their tools and communication in a practical art project
  6  6 cr
NM15GB18    18 cr
NM15GB01

Landscape Construction Methods and Techniques



The student
- is familiar with the guiding documents and masters the central quality requirements on green areas
- has a good command of the construction process
- understands the most important drainage and dimensioning principles regarding green areas

The student:
- is familiar with the most common machinery used in agricultural and horticultural industries as well as within the maintenance of green areas
- has understanding of cost-effective and sustainable use of machinery
- has an understanding of the future development possibilities regarding field and small machines
- learns how to use tractors and common field and small machines in field or open-land cultivation and in green area management
- knows how to perform daily machinery maintenance
1
9    9 cr
NM13NA01

GPS and GIS in Landscape Design



The student:
- knows how to plan and realise gathering of position-specific information
- is able to produce geographical information for the use of the natural resources sector
- knows how to localize existing GIS information on the internet and the databases of his/her own organization
1
3    3 cr
NM15GB02

Project Management in Green Construction



The student
- is familiar with the regulations which steer the planning, construction and maintenance of green areas
- is familiar with the general conditions of agreements
- understands the building process and contract forms
- understands the difference in the operations on the private and public sectors
1
6    6 cr
NM15PF 1512  27 cr
nm15pf01

Planning of Parks



The student
- masters the process of park planning from general outlines to detailed design
- is able to produce necessary drawings and documents
- understands the special requirements that the public sector has on planning
- is familiar with and able to use interactive planning methods
- is able to use drawing programmes in a correct and easy way
1
 9   9 cr
NM15PF02

Visualisation



The studetns can
- Use 2D in a professional manner
- Can make a illustration
- Can make a technical plan
- Kan use basic 3D and understand the usage of 3D
1
 6   6 cr
NM15PF03

Advanced Planning of Urban Areas



The student:
- knows the advance issues in green area design
- knows the guiding documents
- can make innovative design solutions
- can motivate and illustrate their idea
- can present their plan in a attractive way as a poster
1
  12  12 cr
NM15SF31212  27 cr
nm15sf01

Green Environment and Human Wellbeing



The student
- understands how green environment in urban areas impacts people’s health and well-being
- can make practical suggestions to improve existing environments
1
3    3 cr
nm15sf02

Maintenance of Parks and Gardens



The student
- is familiar with maintenance processes
- is familiar with guiding documents and quality requirements
- knows how to compare maintenance methods on different types of green areas
- knows the methods, tools and products
- is familiar with how a management plan is compiled
1
 9   9 cr
NM15SF03

Ecosystem Services



The Student
- understands the basic principles of ecology and evolutionary biology
- can identify species that are common in different ecosystems such as forests, coastal zones and cultivated areas
- understands the link between these systems, natural resources we receive from these systems and the importance of their sustainability
1
 3   3 cr
NM15SF04

Park Maintainance



The student:
- is familiar with the classification and guiding documents with reference to green areas
- knows the basic maintenance techniques
- and how to use the most common hand-operated tools
- masters the basics of maintenance pruning in practic
  12  12 cr
NM15DL 915  24 cr
NM15DL01

Cultural Landscapes



The student:
- knows how to assess ecological, aesthetic and economic values
- is able to understand the cultural values of landscape
- lknows how to communicate with and understand the active parties within the natural resources and environmental sector
- knows how to administer areas with landscape values (planning and management)
 9   9 cr
CM13IG01

Environmental Impact Assessment



The Student
- understands the importance of assessing the long term environmental consequences of planning and construction
- knows the EIA process in Finland and EU
- is familiar with different methods of assessing environmental consequences of a product, a service or an activity
1
  6  6 cr
NM15DL02

Biodiversity Design



The student
- is aware of urban environmental problems
- can plan ecologically sustainable green areas
- can define the environmental impacts of the green area
1
  9  9 cr
NM15LP 6   6 cr
NM13UM02

Statistics



The student
- understands the need for statistics as a tool for analysing information
- masters the most basic statistical concepts
- understands the importance of a correct sampling procedure in the collection of data
- knows how to perform hypothesis testing
- understands the importance of complying with the terms and conditions of statistical tests
- has a good command of the most important statistical macros and functions of the spreadsheet program MS Excel and is familiar with the possibility of using important statistical software
- knows how to interpret and present the results of an analysis
1
 3   3 cr
NM13UM01

Research Methodology



The Student
- is familiar with different scientific theories and qualitative and quantitative research methods
- can describe and apply relevant research methods
- can plan a scientific study and is able to analyze and communicate research findings
- can document and communicate their research results
- can search for literature form different sources
- knows research ethics
- understands the purpose of and the demands for a thesis
1
 3   3 cr
NM15BI   9 9 cr
Val

Elective Studies

12 cr
Pra

Practical Training

30 cr
10    10 cr
 10   10 cr
  10  10 cr
Lär

Thesis

15 cr


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