Ecology and Natural Resource Management
Renewable Energy- Bachelor
UMB’s new Bachelor program in Renewable Energy starts in August 2008! As the world is facing the challenges of climate change, the need of more energy is still increasing. Supply of renewable energy has received great attention, and the energy business is seeking knowledge within bioenergy, wind power and hydroelectricity. The Bachelor program in Renewable Energy is a multidisciplinary program, with focus on bioenergy, economy and environmental issues.
Sound energy production has high requirements with regard to multidisciplinary knowledge. Land use, environmental consequences and economical factors are all important aspects to consider, as well as technical features. Thus, our students will gain a solid competence within biology, environmental science, economy, and spatial planning in relation to renewable energy sources. In the future these candidates will be important supplements to technical engineers.
For society, as well as business, the increased use of and need for renewable energy requires knowledge about the resource foundation for this type of energy. We also need knowledge about how to harvest resources in a sustainable manner, as well as logistics, market functions, and land use planning. For sustainable solutions in the near future, there is a need to think across disciplines.
Our candidates will be trained to cooperate across discipline boundaries, and to actively solve problems in teams and solo. A large part of the teaching here at UMB is based on group work and project based tutoring. Also, there is an extended use of field trips, lab work and direct contact with businesses and organizations.
The multidisciplinary Bachelor in Renewable Energy can be starting point for further studies within environmental science, spatial planning, energy planning, etc at UMB or other higher learning institutions.
Applicants must meet the minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway (“generell studiekompetanse”). Student advising
The Department of Ecology and Natural Resource Management has two student advisors to help students plan the study. The student advisors inform students of possible options and possibilities they have, together with the requirements they must meet to complete their studies. Scientific staff is also helpful and available for academic supervision, and students are encouraged to contact lecturers if needed.
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