Time: 8 March – 30 April 2021
Place: Xamk Learn – digital learning environment
Extent: 5 ECTS credits
Number of study places: 5
Target group: All that are interested in the topic
Required previous skills: None
Lecturer: Mr Juho Rajala

! Xamk degree students and path students enrol on Peppi system !

Credited in degree: Bachelor of Engineering, Environmental Engineering
Enrolment period: 1 December – 14 February
Price: Free of charge

! Xamk degree students and path students enrol on Peppi system !



Learning outcomes:
You understand what atmosphere is and how it works. You understand weather and are able to link it to the transport of air pollutants. You are familiar with the most problematic air pollutant groups and know the main environmental problems caused by them. You understand the importance of air protection and the policy and technology behind air protection. You are able to produce simple data on air pollutants and understand what kind of uncertainties there are behind the measurements. You are able to use modeling tools to predict the concentration of air pollutants and their movement.

Contents and methods:
What is atmosphere?
How does global wind system work?
What is air pollution and where does it come from?
What environmental problems does air pollution cause?
What are the key emission reduction technologies and the main emission-related administrative, legislative and economic issues?
How to measure and evaluate air pollution data?
How to model air and emission movement?

Tasks and online exam.

Study material:
Material will be provided in Learn.

Students can
· use professional vocabulary systematically.
· identify interrelated tasks.
· use the key models, methods, software and techniques of the professional field.
· work as team members in a goal-oriented way.
· justify their actions according to the ethical principles of the professional field.

Assessment scale:

This course is based on the curricula of Xamk's degree programmes and the Finnish credits are fully compatible with the ECTS.

Additional information on enrolment:
Open University of Applied Sciences office, email openstudies@xamk.fi.

Terms of cancellation: 
Cancellation has to be made 14 days before the course starts. Cancellation by email to openstudies@xamk.fi.

You'll receive an invitation by email to this course approx. one week before the course starts.