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Qualification: Professional Master’s Degree in Environmental Planning, Specialist in Environmental Management (DU)

Professional Master’s Degree in Environmental Planning, Specialist in Environmental Management (DU)

Qualification Information

The aim of the programme is to provide the students with qualitative education, which addresses the needs of the state and complies with the requirements of profession standard, and as such, provides opportunities to acquire theoretical and practical knowledge, improve research skills and abilities, thus training students for work in environmental management and creating opportunities for them to undertake doctoral studies.

Knowledge on the RL and EU environmental law and institutional system as well as in administrational principles of enterprise and institution management have been acquired;

- understanding of the interaction that takes place between economic, social environment and nature environment during the development of the society developed;

- competence in methods of assessing the environmental quality (in compliance with the parameters and indicators required by the RL and EU normative acts) gained, as well as competence in methods of mathematical analysis of the data and knowledge on acquisition of information, necessary for environmental planning, by employing geographic positioning equipment and geographic information systems, maps.

The following abilities have been developed:

- to apply practical skills and theoretical knowledge, acquired during the studies, in decision making;

- to define principal tasks and activities necessary for environmental management, and to choose the most optimal environmental management methods;

- to develop and introduce environmental projects.



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: 
7
Awarding body: 

- University of Daugavpils

Awarding body contact info: 

VIENĪBAS IELA 13, DAUGAVPILS, LV-5400
Tālr.: 65422180
Fakss: 65422890
E-pasts: du@du.lv

Source of information: 
National occupation classification: 

ISCO-08

Relationship type: 

Environmental management specialist (2422 31)

Access requirements: 

Higher education qualification of LQF level 6 (bachelor, professional bachelor or professional higher education qualification) in the same or compatible branch of science or professional field of higher education, as well as a certain professional experience laid down by higher education institution

Ways to acquire: 

Formal (through education programmes)