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).

Struc­ture of stud­ies
  1. Advanced studies in Hydrogeology and Environmental geology min.105 cr: Common courses, 50 cr, Essential courses 25 cr, Method studies 10 cr and elective courses 20 cr, see the course list.
  2. Other studies: min. 5 cr (number according to the amount of advanced courses, so that 120 cr is filled).
Course list - check the dates always from the Courses page!

Advanced studies, min. 105 cr

Com­mon courses, 50 cr, compulsory

GEOM_1003 Conducting scientific research, 10 cr, periods III-IV, every year

GEOM_1008 Scientific Engagement, 5 cr, I-IV, every year

GEOM_1004 MSc Thesis, 30 cr

GEOM_1005 Internship, 5 cr, summer between 1. and 2. year

Essential courses, 25 cr, compulsory

GEOM_H20011 Environmental geochemistry, 5 cr, period III, every year

GEOM_H20012 Sustainable use of Earth resources, 5 cr, period II, every year

GEOM_H20013 Glacial Geology, 5 cr, book exam, periods I and III, every year

GEOM_H2011 Advanced Hydrogeology, period IV, even years

Methods courses, compulsory to select min. 10 cr

GEOM_H2012 Quantitative hydrogeology and flow modelling, 5 cr, period II, even years

GEOM_H2021 Hydrogeochemical modeling, 5 cr, period II, odd years

GEOM_1001 3D modeling, 5 cr, period IV, odd years

GEOM_H2023 Ympäristöanalyyttiset metodit, 5 cr, period II, every year

Elective Advanced Studies, choose min. 20 cr

GEOM_H2066 Glacial sedimentary environments, 5 cr, period III, odd years

GEOM_H2064 Soil formation processes, 5 cr, period IV, even years

GEOM_H2068 Field course in HEG,  cr, period IV even years

GEOM_H2015 Hydrogeologian tutkimusmenetelmät, 5 cr, period I, odd years

GEOM_H2022 Ympäristögeologinen tutkimusprojekti, 5 cr, period I even years

GEOM_P2062 Field Course for Sustainable Mining, 5 cr, period IV, due to corona spring 2022

GEOM_H2013 Pohjavesivarojen hallinta, 5 cr, period III, odd years

GEOM_H2014 Pohjaveden laatu, 5 cr, period III, even years

GEOM_G2042 Clastic sedimentology, 5 cr, period IV, odd years

ECGS-011 Advanced aquatic and sediment biogeochemistry, 5 cr period IV, every year

GEOM_G2033 Quantifying the past, 5 cr, period III, even years

GEOM_G2041 Aquatic sedimentary environments, 5 cr, period IV, odd years

GEOM_S2031 Ground-penetrating radar, 5 cr, period III, odd years

GEOM_S2012 Field course of solid Earth geophysics, 5 cr, period I, every year

GEOM_S2011 Applied Geophysics, 5 cr, period II, even years

GEOM_G2013 Palaeoceanography - application of marine microfossils as paleoclimatological proxies, 5 cr, period II, odd years

GEOM_S2044 Introduction to Quantitative Geology, 5 cr, period II, odd years

GEOD-020 Groundwater-surface water Interactions, 5 cr, period II and IV, 2021-2022

Or you can choose courses from cross-over course packages offered by other Geo^2 study tracks, or courses that support your orientation from other study programmes.

 

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Recent theses

Link to e-thesis database.

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

Takalo Mimmi, 2021. Mineral Supply in Viiankiaapa Mire during the Holocene – Evidenced by Geochemistry and Ash Content.

Silvennoinen Sonja, 2021. Korkean aikaresoluution sedimenttisarja holoseenin lämpömaksimin ajalta – Ympäristömagneettinen tutkimus Kurikasta, Etelä-Pohjanmaalta.

Kilpeläinen Visa, 2021. Laka-järven kehitys ja ihmistoiminnan vaikutus viimeisen 800 vuoden aikana Sumavan luonnonsuojelualueella, Tšekissä.

Kettunen Kia, 2021. Talviaikainen ilmaperäinen laskeuma Suomessa ja sen näkyminen pohjaveden koostumuksessa.

Juvonen Katriina, 2021. Geoteknisiin pohjatutkimuksiin perustuva alueellinen 3D-malli Kurikan taajaman maaperästä.

Huovari Iiris, 2021. Suomen luontokeskus Haltian ympäristön kehitys Veiksel-jääkauden lopulta alkaen.

Hankaankorpi Tuuli, 2021. Pintavesi-pohjavesi vuorovaikutus ja ihmisen toiminnan näkyminen Hyrylän pohjavesialueella.

Turtiainen Harri, 2020. Hydraulic Properties of Peat and Hydrogeochemical Characteristics of Groundwater and Porewater in Viiankiaapa Mire.

Silvennoinen Joel, 2020. Molekyylisen vedyn alkuperä kallioperässä.

Junna Tuomas, 2020. Pedogenic Ferromanganese Nodules in the Late Neogene Sediments of Lantian, Southern Chinese Loess Plateau.

Clergeaud Joona, 2020. Maanläjitysalueiden vaikutukset pinta- ja pohjavesiin Vantaanjoen valuma-alueella.

Emmi Laasio, 2020. Posiva Flow Log Measurements in Characterizing Hydrogeological Properties of Crystalline Bedrock at Olkiluoto, Finland.

Kuutti Koskimaa, 2020. Dating Groundwater in the Surrounding of Sakatti Exploration Target Area in order to Understand Groundwater Recharge and Water Interactions.

Minna Laurila, 2020. Jäniksenlinnan pohjavesialueen veden hydrogeokemiallinen karakterisointi.

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