Programme Description

Programme Description



University of Malta

Institute of Earth Systems

Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Earth Systems
(B.Sc. (Hons)(Melit.))

(for courses commencing October 2020)

YEAR ONE

Semester 1

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

EMP1013 Introduction to Academic Skills 4 ECTS (NC)
EMP1014 Environmental Data Processing 4 ECTS
EMP1016 Biology and Chemistry for Earth Systems Science 4 ECTS (NC)
EMP1017 Maths and Physics for Earth Systems Science 4 ECTS (NC)
EMP1018 Introduction to Data Science: Python and SQL 4 ECTS
EMP1019 Human-nature Systems 5 ECTS
EMP1020 The Mediterranean Basin 5 ECTS




Semester 2

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

EMP1010 Earth's Living Systems 6 ECTS (NC)
EMP1021 Fundamentals of Earth Physics 4 ECTS
EMP1022 Introduction to Geological Systems 5 ECTS
EMP1023 Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 6 ECTS
EMP1024 Essential Soil Science 5 ECTS
EMP1025 Geo-spatial Mapping 4 ECTS (NC)




Requirement for regular progression to Year 2: 60 ECTS credits

YEAR TWO

Semester 1

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

EMP2001 Earth's Atmospheric System 5 ECTS
EMP2010 Environmental Monitoring: Earth Observation Systems 5 ECTS
EMP2016 Statistics for Earth Systems Science 6 ECTS
EMP2017 Concepts of Sustainability 5 ECTS
EMP2018 Environmental Governance 4 ECTS
ISE2105 Energy Resources and Systems 5 ECTS




Semester 2

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

EMP2002 Ocean Systems 5 ECTS
EMP2014 Research Methods: Theory and Applications 4 ECTS (NC)
EMP2019 Project Management 10 ECTS
EMP2021 Ecosystem Management for Biodiversity Conservation 6 ECTS
EMP3026 Geopolitics of Natural Resources 5 ECTS




Requirement for regular progression to Year 3: 60 ECTS credits

YEAR THREE

In addition to the compulsory study-units, students are required to register for a minimum of 8 ECTS credits from the study-units indicated with an asterisk, allowing the option of registering for up to 8ECTS credits from other Faculties/Institutes/Centres.

Year (This/these unit/s start/s in Semester 1 and continue/s in Semester 2)

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

EMP3025 Project 15 ECTS (NC)




Semester 1

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

EMP3016 Environmental Pollution 6 ECTS
EMP3017 Corporate Environmental Management 4 ECTS
EMP3018 Environmental Impact Assessment 4 ECTS

Elective Units Students are to register for two of the following:

Either

EMP2007* Waste Management: Key Concepts and Challenges in the Maltese Context 6 ECTS

Or

EMP2008* Waste Management: Key Concepts 4 ECTS

AND

Either

EMP2012* Water Management: Key Concepts and Challenges in the Maltese Context 6 ECTS

Or

EMP2013* Water Management: Key Concepts 4 ECTS




Semester 2

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

EMP2009 Field Techniques in Earth Systems 5 ECTS
EMP3023 Environmental Change 5 ECTS
EMP3024 Climate Change 5 ECTS




Requirement for successful completion of Year 3 (final year): 60 ECTS credits.

Requirement for award of Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Earth Systems: 180 ECTS credits.

This programme of study is governed by The General Regulations for University Undergraduate Awards, 2019 and by the Bye-Laws for the award of the Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Earth Systems - B.Sc. (Hons) - under the auspices of the Institute of Earth Systems.
 
Notes: NC = Non Compensatable
 
Last Updated: 28 May 2020
 
The University makes every effort to ensure that the published Courses Plans, Programmes of Study and Study-Unit information are complete and up-to-date at the time of publication. The University reserves the right to make changes in case errors are detected after publication.
The availability of optional units may be subject to timetabling constraints.
Units not attracting a sufficient number of registrations may be withdrawn without notice.
Unless for exceptional approved reasons, no changes to the programme of study for a particular academic year will be made once the students' registration period for that academic year begins.

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