Curricula 2015–

D = full-time studies
F = part-time studies

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

Degree: Bachelor of Natural Resources
Qualification title: Miljöplanerare (YH), Bachelor of Natural Resources
Duration of studies: 2 years
Study type: Full-timeFull-time
Realization plans

Core studies

120 cr

Professional studies

60 cr
CM13CE15    15 cr

Coastal Ecolgoy 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 cr

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 cr

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 cr
CM13SW12    12 cr

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 cr

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 cr

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 cr
CM13IG12    12 cr

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
6    6 cr

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 cr

GIS Project

The student
-can apply GIS for environmental planning
3    3 cr
CM13SE 18   18 cr

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 cr


The Student
-is familiar with the principles of good accounting ethics
-knows the basics of accounting
-is familiar with the demands for tax accounting
-is acquainted with the demands on the employer to register, pay VAT and sign required insurances
-is able to assess the accounts of the company and their impact on the strategy of the company
 3   3 cr

Management Accounting

The student
-is familiar with the overall purpose of management accounting
-is able to assess and evaluate cost-benefit analysis of a company
-understands the importance of using business ratios in evaluating the company
-is familiar with risk assessment
-knows how to set up an appropriate budget
-knows how to determine the correct price on goods and services
-is familiar with tendering and invoicing procedures
 3   3 cr

Marketing and Sales

The student
-is aware of the importance of marketing in creating a network of customer relations
-can do a market analysis and set up a purposeful marketing strategy
-understands the potential of different marketing channels
-knows how to evaluate the marketing process and adjust it to the correct category of customers
-understands how to adapt the sales process to suit the company profile
 3   3 cr

Leadership in Practice

The student
-knows the demands on the leadership in order to manage a growing enterprise
-is familiar with different leadership styles and can evaluate and develop his/her own leadership profile
-is able to take into account how goals, motivation and conflicts impact team interaction
-is aware of the responsibility and obligations of the employer
 3   3 cr

Start Your Own Business

The student
-is aware of the possibilities for self-employment by starting his/her own business
-is familiar with the financial support instruments available for starting a business
-knows what applications and permits are required for the business
-knows the main differences between various company forms
-knows how to make a business plan based on a business idea
-can assess different financial alternatives
-is acquainted with business networks and support organizations within a certain market are
-knows how to evaluate the market and competition situation in his/her own line of business
 3   3 cr
CM13PR9    9 cr


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 cr

Project Management

The Student
-knows the basic principles of project management
-can make and implement a project plan and a timetable
-understands the principles of project administration
-has practical experience in working in projects as a team member and/or project manager
3    3 cr

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 cr

Elective studies

9-21 cr

Practical training

18-30 cr
1218   30 cr


15 cr

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