Hy­dro­geo­logy and En­vir­on­mental Geo­logy

Hydrogeology and Environmental Geology combines understanding of earth surface systems such as 3D sedimentary environments, groundwater and low temperature geochemistry.  The specialist option is based on practical training using top-notch analytical facilities and survey methods in cooperation with industry and authorities. In addition to basic research, the line aims to build your expertise for future careers.

Previous studies required for this study track: BSc in geosciences or relevant, with minor studies of broad selection (including mathematics, physics, chemistry, statistics, computing).

  1. Common courses, 50 cp: Conducting scientific research, 10 cp; Thesis 30 cp; Internship 5 cp; Scientific Engagement, 5 cp
  2. Advanced courses: Essential courses: 35 cp; elective courses at least 20 cp, see the course list.
  3. Optional studies: 15-5 cp (number according to the amount of advanced courses, so that 120 cp is filled).

 

 

Com­mon courses (50 cp)

  Common courses course package 50 cp Compulsory
periods III-IV/ every year GEOM_1003 Conducting scientific research 10 cp Compulsory
1. to 2. year GEOM_1008 Scientific Engagement 5 cp Compulsory
1. to 2. year GEOM_1004 MSc Thesis 30 cp Compulsory
summer between 1. and 2. yr GEOM_1005 Internship 5 cp Compulsory

Ad­vanced courses (35-55 cp)

Essential courses, 35 cp select all 25 op and 10 cp from Methods course package
  Essential course package 25 cp Compulsory, take all
period I/ every year

GEOM_H20011 Environmental geochemistry

5 cp compulsory
period II/ every year

GEOM_H20012 Sustainable use of Earth resources

5 cp compulsory
Book exam, periods I and III/every year

GEOM_H20013 Glacial Geology

5 cp compulsory
period III/ odd years GEOM_H2011 Advanced Hydrogeology 5 cp compulsory
period IV/ odd years

GEOM_H20014 Stable isotopes in hydrogeology and environmental geology

5 cp compulsory
  Methods (course package) min. 10 cp Compulsory, take at least 2 courses
period II/even years GEOM_H2012 Quantitative hydrogeology and flow modelling 5 cp optional
period II/ odd years GEOM_H2021 Hydrogeochemical modeling 5 cp optional
period IV/ odd years GEOM_1001 3D modeling 5 cp optional
period II/ every year GEOM_H2023 Ympäristöanalyyttiset metodit 5 cp optional
Elective Advanced Studies (course package)

Choose 20 cp worth of studies either

from this course package, cross-over course packages offered by other GEO^2 study tracks, or courses that support your orientation from other study programmes

 

period III/ odd years

GEOM_H2066 Glacial sedimentary environments

5 cp optional
period IV/ even years

GEOM_H2064 Soil formation processes

5 cp optional
period IV/odd years

GEOM_H2068 Field course in HEG

5 cp optional
period I/ odd years

GEOM_H2015 Hydrogeologian tutkimusmenetelmät

5 cp optional
period I/ even years

GEOM_H2022 Ympäristögeologinen tutkimusprojekti

5 cp optional
period IV/ odd years

GEOM_P2062 Field Course for Sustainable Mining

5 cp optional
period III/ odd years

GEOM_H2013 Pohjavesivarojen hallinta

5 cp optional
period III/ even years

GEOM_H2014 Pohjaveden laatu

5 cp optional
period IV (June)/ 2021 GEOM_G2042 Clastic sedimentology 5 cp optional
 

ECGS-011 Advanced aquatic and sediment biogeochemistry

5 cp optional
period III/ even years

GEOM_G2033 Quantifying the past

5 cp optional
period IV/ odd years GEOM_G2041 Aquatic sedimentary environments 5 cp optional
period III/ odd years GEOM_S2031 Ground-penetrating radar 5 cp optional
period I /every year GEOM_S2012 Field course of solid Earth geophysics 5 cp optional
period II/ odd years GEOM_S2011 Applied Geophysics 5 cp optional
period II/ odd years

GEOM_G2013 Palaeoceanography - application of marine microfossils as paleoclimatological proxies

5 cp optional
period II/ odd years GEOM_S2044 Introduction to Quantitative Geology 5 cp optional
  GEOM_H2065 Special courses in Hydrogeology 1-5 cp optional
2021 GEOD-XXX Groundwater-surface water Interactions 5 cp optional

 

Link to e-thesis database.

Examples of the thesis titles (see also the database for all Geology theses):

Toni Hekkala, 2019. Arsenic speciation and concentrations in mining-impacted waters in Finland.

Lilia Orozco Ramirez, 2019. Environmental History of Lake Hältingträsk and Recent Times in Storträsk.

Satu Huurtomaa, 2019. Accumulation of metals in the north-eastern Gulf of Finland, Baltic Sea.

Anna Sippo, 2019. Environments of ferromanganese concretions in the northern Gulf of Finland.

Anniina Hölttä, 2019. Suomenlahden ulappa-alueen rehevöitymiskehitys - paleolimnologinen rekonstruktio

Markus Valkama, 2018. Suitability of Kuusivaara, Sodankylä, central Finnish Lapland for hosting mining infrastructure based on its stratigraphy.

Petja Toivanen, 2018. Kemialliset osittaisuuttomenetelmät ja mineraloginen tutkimus metallien esiintymismuodon selvittämisessä Haukiputaan-Kiimingin alueella Pohjois-Pohjanmaalla

Heidi Ritari, 2018. Helsingin puistojen maaperän metallipitoisuuksien arviointi

Panu Palonen, 2018. Metallien esiintymismuodot moreenissa Kanta-Hämeen Katumajärvellä ja Saajanmäellä.

Vilma Lindgren, 2018. Landscape geomorphic assessment in estimating groundwater discharge into the rivers in Hannukainen, Northern Finland.

Ida Hiltunen, 2018. Geologisten taustatekijöiden vaikutus latvapurojen piilevälajistoon

Sini Hietula, 2018. Suomen matalapohjaveden lämpötila, siihen vaikuttavat tekijät ja valtakunnallisen lämpötilakartoituksen käyttökelpoisuus geoenergiapotentiaalin arvioinnissa.

Paula Bigler, 2018. Hydrogeology and hydrogeochemistry of western margin of Viiankiaapa mire in Sodankylä – factors affecting to the distribution of endangered species.

Ville Nenonen, 2018. Spatial distribution and evolution of porosity in a heterogeneous clay-rich fault core.

Ikonen, Juuso, 2018. Kurikan maaperän pohjaveden ja vesistöjen välisen yhteyden

tutkiminen hydrogeokemiallisten ja termisten menetelmien avulla

Luostarinen, Tiia, 2017. Paleoceanographic ocean surface conditions in Kongsfjorden, Svalbard during the past 500 years.

Lahtinen, Tatu, 2017. Hydrogeochemical characterization of the Sakatti mine prospecting area, Sodankylä, Finnish Lapland.

Luostarinen, Tiia, 2017. Paleoceanographic ocean surface conditions in Kongsfjorden, Svalbard during the past 500 years.

Alatarvas, Raisa, 2017. Physical properties of glacial sediments from the Landort Deep.

Pihko, Jekaterina, 2017. Hyvinkäänkylän harjun ja I Salpausselän alueen hydrogeologinen 3D rakennemalli virtausmallinnusta varten.

Jousi, Netta, 2017. 137Cs –ajoitusmenetelmän tarkkuus ja luotettavuus.

Jussila, Anssi, 2017. Suomen alueella tapahtuneen mannerjäätikön vetäytymisen visualisoiminen.

Järvinen Juha, 2017. Polarized multiangular reflectance measurements applied in analysis of soils contaminated with petroleum hydrocarbons and lead.

Seitsamo-Ryynänen, Minja, 2016.Effects of microtopography to the emissions and carbon isotope ratios of methane at Siikaneva, a south boreal mire complex in Finland.

Koivulehto Liisa, 2016. 3D geologic modelling in hydrogeology – case study at Kulopalokangas groundwater area in Äänekoski.

Martikainen, Kaisa, 2016. The metal contamination to waters at the Aijala mine and its management options.

Kääriäinen, Kristiina, 2016. Reanalysis of the existing regional geochemical data around the Sakatti Ni-Cu-PGE target, Sodankylä, Finland.

Jalava, Linda, 2016. Hydrogeological basic study of a groundwater station installed by University of Helsinki.

Lindström, Annika, 2016. Lammi loess.

Tiihonen, Rosa, 2016. The distribution of iron and manganese in coastal sediments of the Gulf of Finland.

Lähteenmäki, Tanja, 2016. Environmental research of present effect of Orijärvi mine tailing area to lake Orijärvi.

Kinnunen, Matti, 2016. Sedimentation in Isvika Bay, Nordauslandet, Svalbard during Holocene described by grain size properties.

Suonperä, Enni, 2016. Holocene paleohydrology of Viiankiaapa mire, Sodankylä, Finnish Lapland.