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Aquatic Ecosystem Analysis

Aeres University of Applied Sciences

Bachelor Undergraduate Almere

Course description

Qualification Bachelor of Science
Field of study Agriculture and environment
Course summary This programme about aquatic ecosystems focuses on system wide effects of acutalities such as climate change, dealing with stakeholders in nature development projects and on aspects of the monitoring
Course description The programme (open to both Dutch and foreign students) aims at a wide range of future careers in the main themes of aquatic ecology, water systems, and area conservation. To ensure that students are well prepared for the professional practice the programme takes the challenges into account that a present day water professional has to deal with. For example by considering the effects climate change has on water systems. And by considering the monitoring cycle for water quality including its EU regulation in the Water Framework Directive. Its strength lies in looking at all aspects of the water system: both biotic and abiotic elements in the water system are explored on different spatial and temporal scales. In the first semester two parallel minors are taught. One minor focuses on biotic, smaller scale aquatic ecology. The second minor is rather abiotic and focuses at larger scales. Each minor includes a professional task, the acquisition of knowledge and practical skills and field visits. The practical application of all expertise comes in the shape of a multidisciplinary project abroad in the second semester, solving a water-quality problem.
Study subjects  Minor Water quality analysis, 15 EC: • Advanced aquatic ecology • Overview Monitoring • Sampling methods and species identification • Ecological Assessment • Internationalisation  Minor Water system analysis, 15 EC: • Water systems theory • Climate • GIS and RS advanced • Modelling Water balance • Field study (Germany)  Integrated project abroad, 8 EC, solving a water-quality problem.  Full-time internship, 16EC  Ingenieur thesis, 6EC
Course objectives The student should be able to independently fulfil professional tasks in the field of aquatic ecosystem analysis.
ECTS credits 60.00
Duration 11 month(s)
Language of instruction English
Instruction modes case study, colloquium, computer exercise, computer modeling, excursion, individual assignment, internship, laboratory work, lecture, practicum, research proposal, self study
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About the institution

Department Aeres University of Applied Sciences
Information about the institution Talent for growth. That is what Aeres University of Applied Sciences (Aeres UAS) from the Netherlands stands for. Our university is rooted in the agricultural and educational higher education. We focus on education, research and sharing knowledge. This is how we contribute to the development of innovative professionals. Professionals who are capable of taking responsible decisions in a complex world, with a natural talent for acting sustainable. Aeres University of Applied Sciences offers Bachelor programmes, a Master programme and a number of short courses. We have three faculties in the cities: Dronten, Almere and Wageningen. We share the same vision and mission, but we each have our own profile and identity. Aeres UAS is part of the Aeres group, which also contains TVET colleges in Agriculture and Aeres Training Centre International (ATCI) in Barneveld. The short coures of Aeres UAS are offered in close cooperation with ATCI and result into a certificate or diploma.


Admission requirements
  1. Completed at least three years of university study in a related subject relevant to the study programme in such a way that the resulting combined study pathway is plausible in its entirety
Language requirements
IELTS overall band 6.0
TOEFL paper based 550
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Duration 11 month(s)
Application deadlines
Start date EU/EEA Students Non-EU/EEA students
1 Sep 2020 1 May 2020 1 May 2020
Tuition fees
Year EU/EEA Non-EU/EEA Institutional
2020 (FT)€ 2143€ 7029€ 7029

In short, the following rules apply:

  • The “EU/EEA rate” is the regular fee for students from within the EU/EEA.
  • The “non-EU/EEA rate” is the rate for students from outside the EU/EEA.
  • The “institutional rate” is for all students who have already obtained a bachelor’s or master’s degree and who want to start a second programme leading to a degree at the same level or at a lower level.
  • Note that FT, PT and D stand for "full-time", "part-time" and "dual", respectively.

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