Bachelor of Environmental Science and Technology
The world is changing. It's getting warmer, the population is increasing and as such, so is the demand for food and energy. This programme positions you to tackle real-life environmental issues which affect everyone on the planet. It is delivered by an interdisciplinary, research-active team of environmental scientists, chemists, biologists and physicists. It provides a deep understanding of environmental processes and offers practical experience through field and laboratory work. It offers you the opportunity to graduate with a broad ranging environmental degree, making you highly desirable in the job market.
Core modules (subject to change over time)
- Foundations of Chemistry 1
- Introduction to Environmental Sciences
- Landscape Process & Surveying
- Environmental Data Handling
- Visualisation & Transport
- Water Resources & Fluid Mechanics
- Study Design & Statistics
- Environmental Science & Human Interactions
- Food Security
- Contemporary & Emerging Technologies in Environmental Sciences
- Environmental Monitoring
- Waste & Wastewater Management and the Honours Project.
Other modules that may be offered (subject to change over time)
- Principles in Biology & Ecology
- Earth's Critical Zone
- Food-water-energy-environment Nexus
- Geostatistics, Modelling & Visualization; Stakeholders in the Environment and Climate Change
We offer a broad range of learning environments including traditional lecture and tutorial format, student-led learning, interactive class sessions, practical, and a substantial element of field work. We encourage independent study, meaning that you take responsibility for your own learning. Study is assessed using a variety of methods enabling you to demonstrate progress in different ways. Course work typically includes lab reports, essays, literature reviews, group work or oral presentations. Formal exams typically include questions that require short answers, an essay or data analysis. In your final dissertation you are individually supported by a research active member of staff. You will be versed in handling and analysing large and complex data sets, a much sought after skill. Assessments will combine a variety of methods including coursework, groupwork and oral presentation. Formal examination will also be considered for assessing different learning outcomes, representing approximately 50% of the overall programme assessment.
Abertay is right at the heart of Dundee, combining all the advantages of a close-knit campus with the buzz of city centre life. All of our buildings are within a quarter of a mile of each other, as are shops,...
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