Läroplaner för studerande med studiestart hösten 2017

Bachelor of Natural Resources, Sustainable Coastal Management (240 SP)

Examen: YH-examen inom naturbruk
Examensbenämning: Miljöplanerare (YH), Bachelor of Natural Resources
Beräknad studietid: 2 år
Studieform: DagstudierDagstudier

Core studies

120 SP

Professional studies

75 SP
CM13CE15    15 SP

Coastal Ecology I

The Student
-knows principles of community ecology as applied to brackish water habitats
-can identify common species in the Baltic Sea
-is familiar with marine environments
-knows the basic methods for measuring important ecological parameters in the field and laboratory
-knows how to carry out an ecological study and present the findings
6    6 SP

Coastal Ecology II

The Student
-can analyze and evaluate ecological studies and disseminate the results to decision makers and the public
-can identify ecosystem services in the coastal area
-understands the impacts of agriculture and forestry on the coastal ecosystems
6    6 SP

Fisheries Resource Management

The Student
-is familiar with fisheries management
-knows different forms of aquaculture
-knows environmental impacts of aquaculture and unsustainable fishery
3    3 SP
CM13SW12    12 SP

Sustainable Coastal Management

The Student
-knows the concept of Integrated Coastal Zone Management
-has basic knowledge of challenges in cross sectorial management of coastal areas
-can identify stakeholders and how to involve them in the management process
-understands how Maritime Spatial Planning can be used in sustainable coastal management
-is familiar with relevant policies and legislation
6    6 SP

Monitoring of Aquatic Bodies

The Student
- knows what type of pollutional load threatens our water bodies
- knows how and why water bodies are monitored
- is familiar with authorities and other actors conductiong monitoring of aquatic bodies
3    3 SP

Water and Sewage Management

The Student
-knows important principles for managing the optimum use of water resources
-knows the basics of prevention, management and treatment of sewage
-can suggest suitable sewage management solutions in different settings
3    3 SP
CM16ME66   12 SP

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
3    3 SP

Waste Management

The Student
• Knows the different management and treatment methods of waste.
• Understands the hierarchy of waste management and the importance of wise resource usage and closing of the loop
• Is familiar with circular economy
3    3 SP

Management Systems

The Student
-has basic knowledge of environmental and quality management systems and their purpose and benefits
-knows the ISO standards and how they are structured
-knows environment, health and safety procedures in companies
 3   3 SP

Conservation Biology

The Student:
• Is familiar with the theory and practice of conservation of biodiversity, biological aspects of conservation, and systematic conservation planning
• Understands ecological principles and human dimensions of the conservation of biological diversity
• Is familiar with Natura 2000 and other conservation schemes
 3   3 SP
CM16GP93   12 SP

Maritime Spatial Planning

The Student
• understands the EU Governance and marine planning policy and legislation
• is able to work with stakeholders and participative methods
• can define interactions and analyze pressures between human activity and the ecosystem
• Knows the planning process and has executed a marine planning exercise
3    3 SP

Geographic Information Systems

The Student
-is able to handle geographic data in a GIS program
-knows how to capture data using the Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS)
-can analyze geographical environmental data using different data sources and methods
-can effectively visualize geographic information for different purposes
3    3 SP

GIS Project

The student
-can apply GIS for environmental planning
3    3 SP

Management of Urban Development

The Student
• understands the importance of well-functioning urban infrastructure
• has an understanding of the socio-technical nature of infrastructure systems and the links between urban infrastructure, urban development and economy
• understands the main challenges that the urban areas are facing and is aware of the existing tools to tackle these challenges
 3   3 SP
CM16LR9    9 SP


The Student
-understands the benefits, relevance and reasons for using statistics in environmental sciences as a problem solving tool
-understands and knows the usefulness of probability in decision making
-knows how to present descriptive statistical data
-understands and can perform basic statistical tests
-knows how to interpret statistical reports and know how to run basic statistical tests
-knows how to plan studies in a statistically proper and sound way avoiding common pitfalls
3    3 SP

Leadership, Project and Career Management

The Student
• Knows the basic principles of project management
• Knows what self and team leadership implies.
• Has prepared a plan for his/her career that enables them to make wise choices during their studies.
3    3 SP

Research Methodology

The Student
-Is familiar with different scientific theories
-Can describe and apply relevant research methods
-Can plan a scientific study and is able to analyze and communicate research findings
3    3 SP
CM16BI 15   15 SP

International Forestry

The Student
• Can describe the circumstances for forestry in different countries
• Can describe the principles of plantation forestry
• Is aware of different forms of forest ownership
• Is aware of the challenges of sustainability in a global perspective related to forestry
• Is familiar with international wood trade and raw material flows
 3   3 SP

International Agriculture

The Student
• Is familiar with development models in agriculture like Agroforestry and model farms
• Is aware of the challenges of sustainability in a global perspective related to agriculture and climate change
• Is familiar with international Agribusniess and food production and trade
• Is knowledgeable in international agreements and trade barriers and their effect on agriculture
 3   3 SP

International Development

The Student
• Is able to understand, analyze and to apply the main principles and work methods of development cooperation
• Is able to link concept of development and his/her own line of business
• Global issues relevant for the profession
• Gains intercultural competence
• Is able to implement participatory development methodologies
 3   3 SP

Bioeconomy Innovation

Bioeconomy Innovation
The Student
• Knows the principles for developing sustainable innovation in a responsible manner
• Understands the concept of Bioeconomy and how it relates to the forestry, agriculture and other Bioeconomy sectors
• Is knowledgeable of working with innovation in a sustainable manner
• Is familiar with the main companies in Finland working with Bioeconomy
 6   6 SP

Practical training

30 SP
1218   30 SP


15 SP

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