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Qualification: Professional Bachelor Degree in in Environmental Protection, Environmental Engineer (LiepU)

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Professional Bachelor Degree in in Environmental Protection, Environmental Engineer (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 engineering issues in the field of renewable energy resources;
- ability to plan engineering and technical events for reducing climate changes in the field of environment protection;
- ability to elaborate and implement engineering and technical environment protection projects as well as environment preservation technologies;
- ability to professionally use environment protection technologies.



Competences:

1. The KNOWLEDGE at the level of notion:
1.1. microbiology;
1.2. climatology, hydrology and meteorology;
1.3. experimental ecology;
1.4. human ecology;
1.5. electronics and electrical engineering;
1.6. environmental law.
2. The KNOWLEDGE at the level of understanding:
2.1. chemistry and biochemistry;
2.2. physics cycle sciences;
2.3. flow mechanics and hydraulics;
2.4. thermodynamics and heating equipment;
2.5. theoretical mechanics and strength of materials;
2.6. ecology of protected natural objects;
2.7. radio ecology;
2.8. ecotoxicology;
2.9. natural resource extraction and processing technologies;
2.10. agroecology;
2.11. economics;
2.12. environmental policy;
2.13. professional terminology in the official language and at least two foreign languages.
3. The KNOWLEDGE at the level of use:
3.1. mathematics, mathematical modelling methods and information technology uses in the engineer sciences;
3.2. ecology;
3.3. geology basics, engineer geology and hydro geology;
3.4. ground mechanics;
3.5. geodesy, digital cartography, geographical information systems;
3.6. descriptive geometry and engineer graphics;
3.7. environmental friendly technological processes and their projections;
3.8. chemical technologies;
3.9. eco technologies;
3.10. energy technologies and their processes;
3.11. air and gas cleaning technologies;
3.12. water supply and canalisation systems, wastewater cleaning tools and technologies;
3.13. transport effects on the environment, processes;
3.14. city and rural environment protection methods;
3.15. environment safe objects projection and technology;
3.16. domestic and hazardous waste management;
3.17. natural resource evaluation, uses and management;
3.18. territorial planning, degraded territory renovation and recultivation;
3.19. economics basics and environmental economics;
3.20. environment condition quality evaluation and environmental monitoring;
3.21. ecological risk management;
3.22. renewable and alternate energy theories;
3.23. wind, sun, hydro energy, geothermal energy, biomass energy resource exploitation technics and technologies;
3.24. catastrophe theory;
3.25. natural and technogenic emergency situations, accidents and catastrophes;
3.26. anthropogenic physical field processes (electrical, electro magnetical, radiation, thermal, mechanical);  
3.27. scientific research methods;
3.28. presentation skills;
3.29. information technologies and software;
3.30. management of environmental protection projects;
3.31. official language;
3.32. two foreign languages at the professional terminology and communication level.
3.33. civil and labor protection;
3.34. legal employment relationship;
3.35. principles of professional and general ethics.



Skills:

1. To use sustainable development principles in the analysis and improvement of environment engineer technical measures.
2. To evaluate conditions in the field of environmental quality and pollution, to control the changes.
3. To work with environment quality characterizing indicators data bases.
4. To perform mathematical analysis and prediction of the environment quality change.
5. To perform economical evaluation of the environment degradation and environment restoration processes.
6. To use national and European Union laws and regulations in the environment and labor safety field to evaluate specific processes and situations.
7. To use international environment standards ISO 14000 and European Union Environment management and audit system EMAS (Eco-Management and Audit Scheme) for the environment managing system management in the company, to plan and perform environment safety measures in the company.
8. To take part in the performance and realization of the project connected to the environment safety.
9. To use information technologies and software applications to analyze environment processes.
10. To perform ecological risk analysis, to evaluate the level of environment accident risks and to provide related recommendations for prevention and consequence liquidation.
11. To identify environment pollution sources and to evaluate their risk stages, to develop environment protection measure plans.
12. To perform environment protection system engineer technical and economical calculations of the structures and tools, technologies, environment control and monitoring, to justify optimal alternatives.
13. To develop, project and provide ecologically safe, environmentally friendly technologies, structures, technics and aggregates.
14. To develop waste management ,incl. regeneration, technologies.
15. To be able to work in a team (group) and lead subordinated employees, to plan tasks and to determine priorities.
16. To perform work individually.
17. To use information search and selection means.
18. To raise own qualification systematically, to improve knowledge and skills, including about environmental project performance, development, project cycles, financing available for environmental project performance, normative acts in these processes, evaluating procedures about effects on the environment.
19. To prepare public presentation materials, to organize and lead seminars and other arrangements.
20. To persuade others and to express own opinion argumentatively.
21. To draw up business documents.
22. To adhere to the principles of professional and general ethics.
23. To observe occupational safety requirements.
24. To know the official language.
25. To speak in at least to foreign languages at the communicative and professional terminology level.
26. To meet the requirements of employment relationship.



Knowledge:

1. To use sustainable development principles in the analysis and improvement of environment engineer technical measures.
2. To evaluate conditions in the field of environmental quality and pollution, to control the changes.
3. To work with environment quality characterizing indicators data bases.
4. To perform mathematical analysis and prediction of the environment quality change.
5. To perform economical evaluation of the environment degradation and environment restoration processes.
6. To use national and European Union laws and regulations in the environment and labor safety field to evaluate specific processes and situations.
7. To use international environment standards ISO 14000 and European Union Environment management and audit system EMAS (Eco-Management and Audit Scheme) for the environment managing system management in the company, to plan and perform environment safety measures in the company.
8. To take part in the performance and realization of the project connected to the environment safety.
9. To use information technologies and software applications to analyze environment processes.
10. To perform ecological risk analysis, to evaluate the level of environment accident risks and to provide related recommendations for prevention and consequence liquidation.
11. To identify environment pollution sources and to evaluate their risk stages, to develop environment protection measure plans.
12. To perform environment protection system engineer technical and economical calculations of the structures and tools, technologies, environment control and monitoring, to justify optimal alternatives.
13. To develop, project and provide ecologically safe, environmentally friendly technologies, structures, technics and aggregates.
14. To develop waste management ,incl. regeneration, technologies.
15. To be able to work in a team (group) and lead subordi

Reference Data

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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 engineer (2143 01)

Access requirements: 

Certificate of general secondary education or Diploma of vocational secondary education

Ways to acquire: 

Formal (through education programmes)