Course content (verified by ANECA in official undergraduate and Master’s degrees)
General Competences (CG)
Understand the working, structure and dynamics of Mediterranean ecosystems, both terrestrial and marine, as well as those areas traditionally worked to exploit their resources.
Oral and written communication skills in Spanish. Capacity to prepare and defend scientific research projects.
Understand and value the diversity of all living things in every sense, not only referring to other organisms but also to social and cultural diversity.
Be able to design and develop sustainable strategies for managing Mediterranean ecosystems, both in protected natural areas and in areas of anthropic influence.
Evaluate global change, analysing the speed of the processes and the changes related to human activity in the region.
Use current technologies and methods to solve environmental problems, including genomic-proteomic analysis or organisms and remote sensor technology.
Develop the ability for multidisciplinary work in teams including specialists in different environmentally-related fields.
Be able to solve environmental problems related to business and public administration activities.
Oral and written communication skills in English.
Computer tool and information and communication technology skills, as well as accessing online databases, including scientific bibliographies, patent and legislation databases.
Specific Competences:>>Mediterranean Ecosystem Environmental Management Module
Understand and be able to assess water uses and demands for different purposes in the Mediterranean context.
Understand and apply international standards for ISO and EMAS environmental certification.
Be able to prepare an Environmental Impact Study and new environmental correction proposals.
Understand and be able to apply the methodology for preparing a Strategic Environmental Assessment.
Acquire the ability to understand, analyse and manage environmental pollution problems and find solutions to minimise these from the environmental, applicative and economic point of view.
Be able to propose corrective measures that minimise air, water and soil pollution.
Apply digital/statistical image processing techniques to aerial and satellite images to analyse territory and determine land use.
Prepare innovative planning proposals based on advances in our knowledge and the use of new technologies that allow correct handling and management of space and sustainable territorial development.
Understand the viability of ecological agriculture as a means of sustainable management in the rural environment, as well as new farming systems.
Identify and value aspects related to biotics and environmental management as key factors in progressing with the study of natural and anthropic environments.
Identify water management improvement strategies.
Understand technical tools for sustainable water use and the possibilities of improving and/or innovating them.
Be able to prepare a treatment and purification project for urban and industrial water based on new technical criteria and environmental sustainability.
Understand the legislation applicable to the production and management of different kinds of waste.
Ability to implement good technical management of wastes from different sources.
Identify and quantify the environmental and legal aspects for environmental planning and spatial prospecting.
Capacity to analyse, implant and adapt environmental management systems in different kinds of companies and/or official bodies.
Be able to characterise the working and environmental status of companies and institutions.
Learning outcomes (Training objectives)
Specific objectives stated by the academic staff for academic year 2012-13