Expected learning outcomes
KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING ABILITY:
- knowledge of data handling, the most recent legislation on environmental problems, the chemistry of environmental processes, the principles for the modeling of the transport of chemical substances, and the most important investigative methods for environmental quality and pollution;
- knowledge of procedures for supporting decision-making;
- advanced and inter-disciplinary knowledge of coastal and marine areas.
The knowledge and understanding abilities listed above are accomplished through attending lectures, practical activities, laboratories, and with home study, as provided for in the course units of the core curriculum subject areas MAT/06, CHIM/02, FIS/07, GEO/02, BIO/07. Assessment of learning outcomes is mainly through oral and written examinations.
ABILITY TO APPLY KNOWLEDGE AND TO UNDERSTAND:
- knowledge and understanding applied to the management of the environment;
- the ability to conduct chemical, physical, ecological, biological and geological analysis of samples and environmental contexts;
- the ability to carry out assessments and studies on environmental impact;
- knowledge of the techniques of environmental management and representation of the territory;
- the ability to conduct chemical, physical and ecological analysis;
- knowledge of the tools of sustainable chemistry;
- the ability to conduct ecotoxicological tests;
- knowledge of bioremediation and environmental clean-up techniques;
- a systematic understanding of the natural processes (chemical, physical, biological and geological) that occur along coastal zones and marine areas and the management of resources related to them.
Achievement of the abilities listed above is developed through attending lectures, practical activities, laboratories, and with home study, as provided for in the course units of the core curriculum subject areas MAT/06, BIO/19, BIO/09, CHIM/01, CHIM/06, FIS/07, GEO/02, GEO/12 BIO/07 and through participation in field-work and laboratories that supplement and complete the various environmental subjects. Assessment of the achievement of learning outcomes is accomplished mainly based on oral and written examinations, written reports, and practical activities.
Graduates are able to:
- judge environmental problems independently;
- critically evaluate the quality of environmental data;
- use tools for the economic analysis of the effects of intervention on the environment;
- create and plan new products and processes with low-environmental impact;
- work independently also taking on managerial responsibility;
- give judgements that include reflections on important scientific and ethical issues.
Judgement skills are developed in particular through attending lectures, practical activities, laboratories, and with home study, as provided for in the course units of the core curriculum subject areas IUS/10, MAT/06, BIO/07, SECS-P/01, CHIM/06, FIS/07, and through participation in field-work and laboratories that supplement and complete the various environmental subjects and with the work required for the preparation of the thesis. Assessment of judgement skills is through the assessment of students' level of independence and ability to work alone and in groups, in the writing of reports and the performing of practical experiments and the discussion of the thesis.
Graduates are able to:
- good knowledge of scientific English;
- make a scientific presentation;
- work with and manage other people;
- use planning and time-management skills.
Written and oral skills written are developed especially through participation in the field-work and laboratory work that supplement and complete the various environmental subjects and during the work necessary for the preparation of the thesis. Assessment of communication skills is accomplished mainly by means of evaluation of students' ability to present scientific reports and the discussion of the thesis.
- a scientific method as a work tool;
- the ability to find information;
- study method, objective-oriented skills and the ability to work alone or in a group.
Learning skills are developed throughout the degree programme, especially during the required home study, the preparation of individual projects and the work carried out in preparation of the thesis.