Environmental engineering

The environment and different environmental issues are increasingly important in the world.
Independent of their background, engineers need basic knowledge in this field. The minor is aimed for students who want to include different aspects of environmental engineering as a part of their studies. It offers a selection of courses from which the students can individually choose an optimal combination for their needs. The minor introduces the students to the basics in environmental engineering and provides a good foundation for future studies and practical challenges in the field.

Courses included in the programme

The minor introduces the students to the basics in environmental engineering and provides a good foundation for future studies and practical challenges in the field.

Choose four courses to complete your minor studies:

Energy Technologies in Process Industry (AS00BQ78), 5 ECTS. Starts: 7.1.2019

Apply before Dec 16, 2018

The course introduces students to power generation in Finland and recent trends in the energy sector.

Different power and heat generation techniques with focus on energy solutions for the process industry are studied. The steam cycle in power plants is analyzed in detail, and techniques for increasing the overall efficiency of power plants are reviewed. Other techniques for power generation, such as gas turbines and diesel engines, are also treated. An introduction to techniques for analyzing measurements and data related to power generation processes is given.

After completing the course is the student expected to be able to independently analyze, formulate and solve questions related to energy technology within the process industry.

Instead of online learning you can also choose contact studies in Turku.

Coordinating university:  Åbo Akademi

Course page on the university’s web pages: http://studiehandboken.abo.fi/en/course/AS00BQ78/9960

 

Environmental Engineering and Design (AS00BQ71), 5 ECTS. Starts: 22.1.2019

Apply before Jan 1, 2019

The course gives the student detailed insight into a selection of processes representing state of the art technologies for control of air and water emissions. Specific examples treated are the design and operational costs of baghouse filters, scrubbers for marine applications, scrubbers for CO2 removal and sorbent-based filters.

After a completed course, the student is expected to be able to independently analyze and solve different air and water pollution problems.

Also available as a contact learning.

Coordinating university:  Åbo Akademi

Course page on the university’s web pages: http://studiehandboken.abo.fi/en/course/AS00BQ71/9931

Environmental Load of Industry, 5 ECTS. Starts: 7.1.2019

Apply before Dec 16, 2018

The course will familiarize the student with the environmental issues connected to different industrial processes (chemical, wood, metallurgical, energy, etc.). After attending the course the student is able to identify the essential features of environmental load of different processes and the main legislation connected to environmental management of different industrial sectors.

Coordinating university: University of Oulu

Combustion Chemistry, 5 ECTS. Fall 2019

The challenges of combustion processes are today more and more related to chemistry. The course introduces industrial-scale combustion systems and the chemistry associated with the formation of main emission components. It introduces fundamental tools, including the use of state of the art software, for studying gas phase chemistry in combustion processes and gives knowledge that is relevant for designing future environmentally benign combustion processes.

The course is organized as an intensive studies in Turku.

Coordinating university: Åbo Akademi

Industrial Ecology, 5 ECTS. Fall 2019

The focus in the course is to learn to use the tools of industrial ecology and to apply them to industrial activity. The course also provides skills to analyze the interaction of industrial, natural and socio-economic systems and to judiciously suggest changes to industrial practice in order to prevent negative impacts.

Coordinating university: University of Oulu

Air Pollution Control Engineering, 5 ECTS. Fall 2019

This course treats air emissions, where they originate from (industries, energy sector, etc.), how they affect human health and how they are measured and monitored. You will also learn to choose and design control technologies for four major air pollutants i.e., particulates, VOCs, SOx and NOx. The course also discusses motor vehicle emission problems, specific air pollutants (CO, lead and HAP) and indoor air pollution.

University of Oulu

Course pages for specific universities (links to content and material – possible other learning platforms/services).

After registration you will be able to login: moodle.abo.fi

Professor in charge: Riitta Keiski, University of Oulu, (riitta.keiski@oulu.fi)

Contact person in practical matters: Mikko Helle, Åbo Akademi, (mihelle@abo.fi)

Other teachers:

  • Prof. Tapio Salmi, Åbo Akademi
  • Prof. Anders Brink, Åbo Akademi
  • Prof. Dmitry Murzin, Åbo Akademi
  • Jan Kronqvist, Åbo Akademi
  • Niklas Engblom, Åbo Akademi
  • Virpi Väisänen, University of Oulu
  • Satu Pitkäaho, University of Oulu
  • Niina Koivikko,University of Oulu

Type of study unit:

Minor

Credits

5 - 25 ECTS

Teaching semester

01/2019 - 12/2019

Host university

University of Oulu

Cooperation

Åbo Akademi

Open for non student

Yes

Level of studies

Master

General prerequisites

Courses are suitable for master's level students with basic knowledge in chemistry and engineering.

Methods

Online. Combustion Chemistry as a Contact learning

Location

Turku

Language

English

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