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Qualification: Professional Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Sciences, Environmental Management Specialist (LiepU)

Professional Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Sciences, Environmental Management Specialist (LiepU)

Qualification Information

Aim of the study programme:
- to provide qualitative and competitive inter-branch professional higher education in the field of environment by creating circumstances for acquisition of theoretical knowledge in environmental sciences and sub-branches thereof, acquisition of qualification and development of research skills and abilities in one of the directions - management of the environment or environment engineering.

Results of studies:
- acquired theoretical knowledge in the field of environment, management and information technologies as well as practical skills for working with modern scientific devices, measuring equipment and products of information technologies;
- ability to analyse and evaluate environment quality, to plan environment management and engineering and technical works in the field of environment protection and renewable energy resources, to control implementation thereof and to estimate efficiency according to the profession standard requirements;
- acquired organization skills for management of structural units and competent to choose modern management methods and to promote sustainable development;
- acquired research work skills and professional competencies to give recommendations in the field of environment protection, application of technologies and natural resources;
- understanding of basic waste, water resource and ecosystem and urban environment management aspects;
- ability to plan and organize the work of structural units;
- ability to prepare and use information in the field of environment protection; ability to apply LR and EU normative acts in the field of environment.



Competences:

1. The KNOWLEDGE at the level of notion :
1.1. geology and geodesy;
1.2. economic theory;
1.3. risk analysis;
1.4. global environmental challenges;
1.5. environmental communication methods.
2. The KNOWLEDGE at the level of understanding:
2.1. chemical sciences;
2.2. physical sciences;
2.3. biological sciences;
2.4. geography;
2.5. management theory;
2.6. staff management;
2.7. accounting;
2.8. development planning;
2.9. environmental philosophy and ethics;
2.10. environmental monitoring;
2.11. cartography and real estate cadastre;
2.12. management of natural resources;
2.13. ecotoxicology;
2.14. professional terminology in the official language and at least two foreign languages.
3. The KNOWLEDGE at the level of use:
3.1. mathematics in environmental science;
3.2. environmental chemistry;
3.3. environmental biology;
3.4. environmental physics;
3.5. environmental economics;
3.6. project management;
3.7. environmental policy;
3.8. environmental management;
3.9. environmental impact assessment;
3.10. communication psychology;
3.11. environmental laws and regulations;
3.12. sustainable development theory;
3.13. environmental technologies;
3.14. geographic information systems;
3.15. air, water and soil treatment technologies and remediation activities;
3.16. management of specially protected natural areas and other protected areas (for example, protected zones, water points, wells, deposits, etc.);
3.17. brownfield recultivation;
3.18. water management;
3.19. waste management;
3.20. official language;
3.21. at least two foreign languages at the communication level;
3.22. labour protection;
3.23. environmental protection;
3.24. legal employment relationship.



Skills:

1. To understand the interaction between economic, social and environmental development and the concept of sustainable development as a basis for environmental management.
2. To apply practical skills and theoretical knowledge when developing and adopting decisions.
3. To identify the main environmental quality problems, organize environmental quality and pollution control measures and carry out necessary measurements, evaluate them and develop proposals for possible solutions for environmental protection.
4. To prepare and use the information in the field of environmental protection.
5. To understand fields of application of environmental technology in dealing with environmental management issues.
6. To have good understanding of the environmental laws and regulations and institutional structure of the environmental protection system.
7. To understand the administrative management principles.
8. To be able to assess the quality of the environment by using environmental monitoring results, available databases in the field of environment and environmental quality standards.
9. To develop and apply criteria for environmental evaluation.
10. To interpret, analyse and gather environmental information.
11. To be able to provide information on the condition of the environment and the necessary improvements.
12. To participate in the development, execution and management of environmental projects.
13. To act and think independently.
14. To plan and organize one's own work and that of the department.
15. To speak before an audience, substantiate one's opinion.
16. To organize the work by using office equipment.
17. To use computer programs and databases, data analysis and results presentation software.
18. To observe the labour protection and fire safety requirements.
19. To observe the principles of communication culture and ethical norms.
20. To have a good command of the official language.
21. To have a good command of at least two foreign languages at the communication level.
22. To use professional terminology in the official language and at least two foreign languages.
23. To independently acquire new knowledge and skills.
24. To apply the acquired knowledge and skills in practice.



Knowledge:

1. To understand the interaction between economic, social and environmental development and the concept of sustainable development as a basis for environmental management.
2. To apply practical skills and theoretical knowledge when developing and adopting decisions.
3. To identify the main environmental quality problems, organize environmental quality and pollution control measures and carry out necessary measurements, evaluate them and develop proposals for possible solutions for environmental protection.
4. To prepare and use the information in the field of environmental protection.
5. To understand fields of application of environmental technology in dealing with environmental management issues.
6. To have good understanding of the environmental laws and regulations and institutional structure of the environmental protection system.
7. To understand the administrative management principles.
8. To be able to assess the quality of the environment by using environmental monitoring results, available databases in the field of environment and environmental quality standards.
9. To develop and apply criteria for environmental evaluation.
10. To interpret, analyse and gather environmental information.
11. To be able to provide information on the condition of the environment and the necessary improvements.
12. To participate in the development, execution and management of environmental projects.
13. To act and think independently.
14. To plan and organize one's own work and that of the department.
15. To speak before an audience, substantiate one's opinion.
16. To organize the work by using office equipment.
17. To use computer programs and databases, data analysis and results presentation software.
18. To observe the labour protection and fire safety requirements.
19. To observe the principles of communication culture and ethical norms.
20. To have a good command of the official language.
21. To have a good command of at least two foreign languages at the communication level.
22. To use professional terminology in the official language and at least two foreign languages.
23. To independently acquire new knowledge and skills.
24. To apply the acquired knowledge and skills in practice.

Reference Data

EQF Level:
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Location:
NQF Level: 
6
Awarding body: 

- Liepaja University

Awarding body contact info: 

LIELĀ IELA 14, LIEPĀJA, LV-3401
Tālr.: 63423568, 63424011
Fakss: 63424223
E-pasts: liepu@liepu.lv

Source of information: 
National occupation classification: 

ISCO-08

Relationship type: 

Environmental management specialist (2422 31)

Access requirements: 

Certificate of general secondary education or Diploma of vocational secondary education

Ways to acquire: 

Formal (through education programmes)