Undergraduate study program
In the process of education in the study program of undergraduate studies Ecological engineering for soil and water resources protection candidates will be trained to analyze and solve complex problems relating to natural resources (soil, flora and vegetation, water).
The development of disciplines in the field of ecological engineering is a response to the growing need to provide technical solutions for socio-economic development, and at the same time protect natural resources and the environment. Ecological engineering for soil and water resources protection involves the design and construction of sustainable systems in accordance with ecological principles, which integrate social needs with the natural environment. Successful development of ecological engineering requires design methodology based on ecological principles with respect of conventional engineering methods, with highlighted versatility, flexibility and adaptation, in terms of sustainable development.
The study program is designed so that its students follow a logical lead from the basic biological and technical disciplines, across disciplines in which they get to know the components of the ecosystem (forest and agro-ecosystems) and techniques that enable management, to those in which they get final knowledge about the system of protection and improvement of soil resources and water.
Undergraduate studies of Ecological engineering for soil and water resources protection last for 4 years and a total of 240 ECTS credits are awarded to students. The study program is organized through mandatory and elective subjects, field work and a final thesis. The average number of hours of active instruction per year meets the required criteria (30%), which also applies to the required share of elective subjects (33.3%).
After completing undergraduate studies, the candidates will receive the title – Graduate engineer of forestry in the field of ecological engineering for soil and water resources protection .
After completion of undergraduate studies, students are fully qualified to continue into master studies in the field of ecological engineering at the Faculty of Forestry, and under certain conditions, can be included in other study programs at the Faculty of Forestry, or one of the related faculties of biotechnical science.
The requirement for admission to undergraduate studies is completed high school with appropriate and successfully passed entrance exam.