Waste Management MSc

Description

The aims of the course are to provide specialized knowledge on waste management techniques and purification processes and to develop understanding of the complex environmental systems, which are affected by waste disposal. 

Learning Results
They include the supply of specialized knowledge in the following  subjects of  waste  management (wastewater, solid waste and air pollution): technologies of waste treatment, methodologies of reclamation, understanding the multicomplex structure and functions of the environment which is the final receptor of the wastes, acquiring  knowledge relevant to the legislation of waste  management  for the protection of human health and of the environmental quality, selection  of  technologies for  solving problems related to point  pollution sources, planning and designing recycling systems, assessing the economic  and  environmental parameters of alternative waste treatment systems (mechanical separation, thermal methods with emphasis on incineration, biological methods such as composting and anaerobic digestion),  and to compare alternative management scenarios  which are based on these technologies. Also, knowledge will be offered in evaluating the natural environmental conditions, the impacts of the contaminants on human health, the methodologies for  evaluation of environmental conditions, as well as for restoration and reclamation  of the environment. Through the preparation of their thesis, the students must be capable of addressing practical aspects related to waste management in the (terrestrial and aqueous) environment and in the human societies.

Programme ECTS credits: 120

Classification according to ISCED-2011 of Unesco:
based on the level of Education: 7   
based on the field of Education: 85 Environmental Protection

Classification according to ISCED-2013 of Unesco:
based on the field of Education: 0712 Environmental Protection and Technology

Course Structure

1st Year
DIA50 Natural Environment and Pollution
DIA51 Solid Waste Management
DIA60 Liquid Waste Management
DIA61 Air Pollution Management

2nd Year
DIA51 Solid Waste Management
DIA60 Liquid Waste Management
DIA61 Air Pollution Management

DISSERTATION (40 ECTS)


The requirements in order to obtain the degree are the following:
1. The students must attend and pass four courses of the programme.
2. The students must submit a dissertation. The examining committee of the dissertation consists of three members of the Academic Research Staff or tutors of the programme.

Prerequisites

Applicants to the Waste Management course must possess an undergraduate degree in a related field from a Greek Public University, a Technical Educational Institute or an equivalent degree.

The equivalency to a Greek qualification is recognized by the Hellenic NARIC (Hellenic National Academic Recognition and Information Center / DOATAP), which verifies the validity and equivalence of the acquired degree with those awarded by Greek institutions of higher education. Applicants must possess documents issued by DOATAP. A list of recognised degrees is available from DOATAP, and a prerequisite course list for applicants to HOU courses may be given by the HOU's registration department.

All candidates must provide evidence of their ability in a foreign language, preferably English. 

Contact

Course Director
Professor Ioannis Kalavrouziotis, Hellenic Open University

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