The Master's Degree Programme in

Environment and Natural Resources MENVI

Environmental Engineering in Agriculture

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Environmental engineering studies interactions between agricultural production and the environment and the methods for measuring and modelling them. Environmental engineering develops production methods and production systems which are both ecological and economical. The theoretical background, practical applications and future development are taught. The objective is improvement of the quality, efficiency and profitability of the production as well as improvement of worker's working conditions and of the environment.

We expect you to have prior knowledge and studies on agricultural science, agricultural technology, or agricultural management, along with understanding of physics, mathematics, chemistry and biology.

Degree Requirements

General studies                                       16 ECTS

Introduction to Studies in MENVI
includes Personal Study Plan               3 ECTS
Bioethics, 882588                                    3 ECTS
Academic Writing I, 993734                   2 ECTS
Academic Writing II, 993735                  2 ECTS
Experimental design and analysis KTT407, 812098   5 ECTS
Work Life Orientation, 864996               1 ECTS


Major subject studies in Environmental Engineering in Agriculture 73 ECTS

Environmental Technology of Crop Production, AGTEK450, 822098                7.5 or 15 ECTS
or Environmental Technology of Animal Production, AGTEK460, 822099        7.5 or 15 ECTS
(from AGTEK 450 and AGTEK 460 total 15 ECTS)
Measurement technology, AGTEK 481, 822073                                                     7 ECTS               Optional course from AGTEK or other subject                                                         7 ECTS
(approved by the professor)
MENVI Seminar,    864993                                                                                           4 ECTS
Master’s Thesis, AGTEK404, 822094                                                                     40 ECTS
Maturity Essay


Other studies                                            31 ECTS

Courses from the list Multidisciplinary Environmental Studies (see the bottom of the page) or other courses approved by the professor.

More information about the courses taught in English in the University of Helsinki can be found through the following links:
Courses in English available in the Faculty of Forestry and Agriculture
All courses in English available in the University of Helsinki