Minor Programme

Fundamentals of Environmental Engineering

2nd Semester

Faculty of Environment and Planning

Natural Sciences



Higher education degree in Environmental Engineering or in a closely connected area awarded on completion of an undergraduate degree programme



Visiting Students - EUR 1500,00; Fee waivers may apply in the case of student exchange schemes like Erasmus; Students wishing to do a single course unit from an Exchange Package can opt to apply for “isolated course units” where the fees range from €40,00 - €60.00 per ECTS credit, depending on subject area.

The Courses

Solid Waste - 6 ECTS

To provide students with the necessary knowledge in order to understand, analyse and characterize the solid waste management operations, in an integrated view, including technical parameters of treatment processes and environmental impact assessments, so as the main EU drivers and legislation for waste management.

Water Pollution - 6 ECTS

This course aims to:

- analyse the relation between water use and pollution

- evaluate the effects of major water pollutant types and the parameters used for quantification

- identify the instruments for water pollution control

- acquire the capacity to analyse the aquatic systems, using mathematical models.

Air Pollution And Climate Change - 6 ECTS

This course aims to provide students with the necessary knowledge to understand and analyse the baseline questions of atmospheric pollution, covering topics as atmospheric pollutants, emission sources and air pollution effects with anl emphasis on greenhouse gases and impacts on climate system.

Natural, Technological And Industrial Risk - 8 ECTS

This course aims to provide information about the theoretical concepts of Hazard, Risk, Disaster and Vulnerability, Risk Assessment and Management, Risk Perception and Communication.To characterise natural and technological hazards, in general, and to provide detailed information on relevant hazards at national or local level.To provide tools in risk assessment and management in natural and technological hazards.

Integrated Coastal Zone Management and Planning - 4 ECTS

The main goal of ICZMP is to enable the students with reflective and interventional skills about coastal areas in latus sensus.

How to apply

Application procedure is similar to mobility applications, that is, candidates are either appointed by their institutions of origin or the candidate addresses directly the International Office that guides the candidate and contacts the candidate’s institution of origin. Application may be done on paper, by post and by email and is checked by the International Office.

What are the necessary documents?

- application form

- learning agreement signed by the candidate and the institutions of origin

- transcript of records

- photocopy of valid personal identification document (ID card or passport)

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