The main aim of this master's degree is to provide advanced scientific training in the environmentally sound exploitation and management of natural resources. Based on theory and mostly practical training, this course takes a multidisciplinary approach and teaches students applied research techniques.
|Duration||One academic year|
|Delivery||Face-to-face and mixed|
|Languages of instruction||Subjects will be taught in catalan, spanish or english, depending on the student's level of comprehension and on the didactic objectives of the master's degree course.|
|Organised by||Manresa School of Engineering (EPSEM)|
This master's degree course is aimed a anyone interested in natural resource engineering, who meet the general and specific entry requirements.
Manresa School of Engineering. Ed. MN1. Av. de les Bases de Manresa, 61-73. 08240 Manresa.
|Fees||50 € per ECTS credit. For non-residents who are not EU nationals, the cost is 1.5 times the ordinary cost of one credit. (2012-2013 fees academic year)|
Those who succesfully complete this master's degree cours will be able to:
- Design a process to minimise a pollutant, waste or, in general, any type of pollution.
- Identify processes of pollutant accumulation in the air, water and soil compartments of the environment.
- Have an in-depth knowledge of analytical techniques, basically spectroscopic, applied to geological natural resources, and solid, liquid or aqueous waste, how to use them and interpret the results.
- Prepare samples of natural and anthropogenic products from the different compartments (water, air, soil) in the laboratory.
- Use the scientific and technical information to respond effectively to any demand for the preparation of an analytical method for the characterisation of a natural or anthropogenic material.
- Use geological materials in industrial processes of high added value.
- Analyse field and laboratory data and design experiments, using computerised methods.
- Have an in-depth knowledge of remote sensing techniques and satellite image interpretation applied to the characterisation and management of geological natural resources.
- Identify the presence of metals mostly in mining waste, but also in industrial and agricultural waste.
- Minimise pollution by dust, noise and vibrations common in mining, using the most advanced techniques.
- Restore areas degraded by activities that exploit natural resources, using the most up-to-date restoration techniques.
- Design natural biotechnological processes to remove pollutants from solid, liquid and gaseous media.
- Summarising and critical reasoning.
- Adapting to new technologies.
- Showing initiative and creativity.
- Recognising multiculturality.
- Effective oral and written communication.
- Knowledge of languages.
- Directing work teams.
- Organising research teams.
- Awareness of professional ethics and desire to improve.
- Awareness of environmental issues.
Those who complete the course successfully will be experts with advanced technical knowledge and the ability to form part of technical innovation and research teams in the field of natural resources engineering. Along with the logical opportunity to work in public and private research institutions, they can also find work in government agencies, construction waste handling companies, teaching, extractive industries in general, general waste handling companies and environmental engineering firms.
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