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LATVIAN EDUCATION AND

SCIENCE MINISTRY




SUBMISSION OF STUDY PROGRAM FOR ACCREDITATION



Declarant:
Rezekne Higher Education Institution



The title of study program:
The professional higher qualification study
program of
Environmental engineering and
e
cotechnology



Appropriotad qualification:
Environmental engineer
-
ecotechnologist in
correspoding branch of economy



Legal adress:
Atbrivoshanas al. 90, Rezekne, LV
-

4600



Tel.
-

Fax:

23709, 23219, 317
-

46
-

23709




Count N:

Rīgas KB Rēzeknes filiāle kods 310101484,


rēķ. Nr. 2900100001, reģ. Nr. 90000011588



Signature rights:

RHEI rector I. Siļiņevitha




___________________________




RHEI rector I. Siļiņevitha







LATVIAN EDUCATION
AND

SCIENCE MINISTRY


HIGHER EDUCATION QUALITY

ASSESMENT CENTRE


REZEKNE HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTION


ENGINEERING FACULTY



THE PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATION STUDY PROGRAM OF
ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING AND ECOTECHNOLOGY



SUBMISSION FOR ACCREDITATION





Add
ress: Engineering
faculty

Atbrivoshanas al, 76

Rezekne, LV
-
4600

Tel. 8
-

46
-

25150

The responsibility for the materials lays

on the director of study program

prof.dr. hab. G. Novik


The accreditation of study program approves

the dean of Engineering facu
lty

A. Martinov














Declarant:
Rezekne Higher Education Institution



The date of Acceptance the RHEI Statute : 05.03.1995.




Legal adress:
Atbrivoshanas al. 90, Rezekne, LV
-

4600


tel.

23709, 23219, 317
-

46
-

23709



Bank

Count N:

Rīgas KB Rēzeknes filiāle kods 310101484,


rēķ. Nr. 2900100001, reģ. Nr. 90000011588



RHEI rector, Dr.ing.Prof. I. Silinevitha










Content


1.

Objectives and tasks of environmental engineer and eco
-
technologyst study program

5

2.

Self
-
assessment of environmental engineer and eco
-
technologist
study program

6

2.1.

Content and organization of studies

6

2.1.1.

Requirements for acquisition of higher professional qualification

6

2.1.2.

Comparison of environmental engineering and eco
-
technologist
study program with the study programs of other higher
education institutions

7

2.2.

Assessment of teaching and knowledge

8

2.3.

Guarantees and management of studies

8

2.3.1.

Methodological, material, technical and informative guarentees
o
f the study program ( 19.8., 19.9.)

8

2.3.2.

Information about RHEI Engineering faculty and chair

8

2.3.3.

Guiding the study program ( 19.11., 19.12., 19.13., 19.15.,
19.16.)

8

2.4

Staff and student scientific researches ( 19.12.)

8

2.5.

Quality and g
uarantees of environmental engineer and eco
-
technologist’s study program

8

2.6.

Study program perspective evaluation ( 19.6.)

9

2.7.

Plan for study program development ( 19.7.)

10


Summary

11

3.

Appendix

12

3.1.

Professional qualification study progra
m of engineering and
ecotechnology

12

3.2.

Anotations

17













1. Objectives and tasks of environmental engineer and eco
-
technology
study program.


The objective of the study program is to train highly qualified professionals:
environmental enginee
rs with technological profiles in the corresponding branch
of national economics who are able not only to solve general natural protection
tasks, but also to develop, instill, and operate ecologically safe technologies and
their elements, working as techno
logists in their branch.


To achieve this objective, the study programs needs:

1.

To provide students with the possibility to acquire knowledge of the whole
complex of environmental sciences: ecology, environmental chemistry,
physics, methods of environmental

control and analysis, and protection and
purification of natural components (water, air lithosphere, protection of
animate nature).

2.

To provide students with necessary engineering knowledge in mechanics,
physics, engineering graphic and descriptive geometr
y, heating engineering,
energetic, e.t.c.

3.

To provide students with the possibility of choosing a corresponding branch
of national economics as a major, acquiring all necessary knowledge and
skills for engineer’s work in this branch.

A study program of fou
r years (eight terms) has been developed for this
objective. The program consists of two sections. The first is common section
which includes the courses of environmental protection and fundamental
sciences. These courses are studied during the first two
years (1
st

through 4
th

terms). The second section consists of compulsory selective sub
-
programs for
engineering technological specialization in corresponding branches (5
th

through
8th terms). At present, the following sub
-
programs are offered at RHEI:

a)

env
ironmental engineer;

b)

engineer/ eco
-
technologist in food processing; and

c)engineer/ eco
-
technologist in civil engineering.









2.

Self
-
assessment of environmental engineer

and eco
-
technologist study program

2.1.
Content and organization of studies.

2.1.1.
Requireme
nts for acquisition of higher professional qualification.


The higher professional qualification of an engineer/ technologist demands:

1.

Knowledge in the field of primary sciences: higher mathematics, physics,
and chemistry.

2.

Knowledge in natural sciences, ec
ology, sciences of environmental control,
and preventive treatment and skills for practical use.

3.

Knowledge in general engineering courses: theoretical and applied
mechanics, thermodynamics, heat engineering, energetic, electrical
engineering, engineering g
raphic e.t.c.

4.

Special knowledge corresponding to the chosen specialization:
environmental engineering, food processing and civil engineering.


During the first four terms, students study courses of sciences from the groups
listed above (from the first, sec
ond, and third categories). Another four terms
are intended for courses from the third and fourth categories.

Ecological practical experience is scheduled for acquisition of practical
experience and formation of skills. After the first year students have e
cological
expedition. After the second year students have practical work focused on
problems of environmental protection. After third year is technological,
practical work and during fourth year students have pre
-
diploma production
practical experience (f
or a total of 15 credit points).

Course papers and projects (11 credit points) are intended for the development
of students’ independent work skills (11 cr.p.). At the conclusion of studies,
students develop engineering research which is concerned with the
ir chosen
specialty and future work, and is defended in front of the qualification testing
board.

The total number of credit points which students must earn is 162, which
includes compulsory courses (134 cr.p.), compulsory selective courses (14
cr.p.), and

electives (13 cr.p.).

Students have a wide variety of courses to choose from according to their
interests. In fact, more than 27 cr.p. are selective, demonstrated by the topics of

course papers and projects, which are chosen by the students themselves.
St
udents can also their sites for practical experience. Qualified teaching staff
help realize the study program for providing higher professional education: 48%
of the program amount is provided by an academic staff with doctoral or
rehabilitated doctoral de
grees in the corresponding branch of sciences.
Professional courses are lectured by academics who are highly qualified in their
branch of science, and have experience through lengthy service.


2.1.2.Comparison of environmental engineer and eco
-
technologist

study
program with the study program of other higher education institutions.


The study program is similar to study programs which are realized in many
higher education institutions. First, in Latvia, there are versions of such a
program at Riga Technical

University (the faculty of Chemistry Technology), at
Latvia Agriculture University. Specialists

chemists, technologists, and
agricultural specialists who acquire deep and wide knowledge in environmental
science and environmental protection science

are tra
ined in these cases. As a
result, graduates of these specialties also can be considered eco
-
technologists
in their corresponding branch of national economics.


A detailed examination of courses rather than a general overview is
unproductive in these cases
because specialists are trained in different branches.

But the courses of primary sciences and their amount is rather similar. The same

can be said of foreign higher education institutions. The study program of
Illinois Technological Institute in civil eng
ineering with the professional
specialization of “Civil Environmental Engineering” is very similar in this sphere.
Engineers in chemical technology with specialization in environmental control
are trained at this institute.


Comparison was also made with
the program of “Ecology and Nature
Protection” at Luleo Technological University (Sweden), with programs in
mechanical engineering with specialization in “Nature Protection,” “Methods
and Processes of Nature Protection” at Vilhelmshafen Technical Higher
Ed
ucation Institution, and the program of “Environmental Engineering” at
Delaver University.


The analysis showed that specialist training programs are rather different,
corresponding to the chosen narrow specialization

civil engineering, chemical
technolog
y, mechanical engineering, technical protection of the environment,
etc. Specialized courses change correspondingly. For example, at
Vilhelmshafen Technical Higher Education Institution, significant attention is
devoted to mastering technical mechanics and

mechanical processes; at Illinois,
special weight is given to the specialty of construction, for the mastering of
construction courses, etc. Main courses concerned with environmental
sciences, which are in each program, can be divided into four groups:
ec
ological and natural sciences courses, environmental pollution (water, air,
soil) and methods of purification, the methods of environmental control, and
monitoring. All these subjects are included in the RHEI study program.
Corresponding to the specializat
ion (in subprograms in terms five through
eight), special courses in civil engineering, milk processing, and environmental
engineering are also intensively mastered. A detailed examination of the
engineer/ eco
-
technologist specialty in the program at Illin
ois Technological
Institute shows 21 cr.p. in the courses of environmental sciences (for RHEI,
this total is 46), and in main courses (mathematics, computers, physics,
chemistry) 52 cr.p. The course of lectures in chemistry sciences and soil and
construct
ion sciences is more specific in the program at RHEI. These
differences only characterize the corresponding fields of specialists and cannot
be considered as criterion for specialist quality.


2.2
Assessment of teaching and knowledge.


(see self
-
assessment of
Bachelor of the environmental science study program.)


2.3. Guarantees and management of studies.


2.3.1.
Methodological, material, technical and informative guarantees of
the study program.


(19.8., 19.9.)

2.3.2.
Information about RHEI Engineering Faculty and chair.

2.3.3.
G
uiding the study program.

(19.11., 19.12., 19.13., 19.15., 19.16.)

(see the self
-
assessment report of Bachelor the environmental sciences of study
program.)


2.4.
Staff and student scientific researches.

(19.12.)

(see self
-
assessment report of Bachelor of the e
nvironmental science study
program.)

2.5.
Quality and guarantees of environmental engineer

and eco
-
technologist’s study program.

(see self
-
assessment report of Bachelor of the environmental science study
program.)




2.6.
Study program perspective evaluation.


(19
.6.)

The environmental engineer and eco
-
technologist’s professional study
program provides training of specialists who have serious advantages compared

with ecologists, engineers, and technologists, as they have the skills of nature
protection specialists
and the knowledge of engineer
-
technologists in the
corresponding specialty. This is why graduates are more competitive in the
labor market; their skills allow them to apply for a wider range of positions.


Such specialists will solve nature protection prob
lems more effectively, and use
their technologist knowledge in the corresponding area of work. As the issues
of nature protection problems, the tasks of rational resource usage, the
problems of introducing of new, environmentally
-
safe technologies, and the

conception of a human and regionally
-
balanced development become more
important with each passing year, the demand for such specialists increases in
Latvia and abroad. The forecast of specialist survey shows this trend.


At the present moment, sub
-
program
s in environmental engineering, civil
engineering, and food processing are appropriate to the branches which are
more developed in Latgale and to the possibilities available to these specialists
in the region.


The program of environmental science study ex
ists for only three years at the
faculty; as a result, students have yet not graduate. The perspective work places
of students of this program include environmental protection regional boards,
government ecological offices, environmental centers, sanitary
inspection
centers, municipal service, business laboratories (under control of the
Environment Protection and Regional Development Ministry), agricultural
products and processing enterprises, offices of purification equipment design,
ecological experts, et
c.


The Environment Protection and Regional Development Ministry supports the
preparation of these specialists. The third
-
year students have had practicum
experience in the institutions mentioned above. References are positive (see
student diaries), and st
udents have the knowledge and ability to perform well
and work as a team.

This experience ensures the school that graduates will have the chance to work
in these institutions. Each year, about 15 environment science specialists will
graduate from the facu
lty. Such a number is not enough for labor market
demand, which shows that employment opportunities are high.


2.7. Plan for study program development.

(19.7.)


( Additionally, see self
-
assessment report of Bachelor study program of
environmental scienc
e)


The objectives of the development plan of the professional study program are:

1.

To provide the professional study program with qualified specialists who are
employed full
-
time at RA,

2.

To widen the number of sub
-
programs, so that students have the possibil
ity
to choose their specialization; and to create and develop the following new
specialties: forestry eco
-
technologist, fish
-
breeding eco
-
technologist, and
mineral resources processing eco
-
technologist (2000
-
2010),

3.

To develop a network of laboratories: to
organize special labs in eco
-
technology, environment control and monitoring, and water purification
equipment (1999
-
2005),

4.

To organize collaboration with Latvia Republic Higher Education Institutes
(LU, LLU, RTU, DPU) and other schools abroad (Wilhelmshave
n, Zeliona
gora, Wismar, etc.),

5.

To widen the library fund according to the needs of existing and future
specialization of the study program (ongoing),

6.

To adjust the study program according to student need in research work, the
pursuit of necessary practica
l skills, and the ability to work independently with
appropriate academic literature (1999
-

2000).

7.

To explore the necessity of an environmental engineer specialty in Latvia and
abroad, and to continue the improvement of sub
-
programs (1999
-
2001).













Summary.


1.

The professional study program of environment protection engineer and
eco
-
technologist corresponds to the demands and standards of other higher
education institutes in Latvia and abroad.

2.

Differences are connected with some specialization and se
parate tasks.

3.

The study program has lecturers, methodological resources, informative
resources, labs, and many possibilities for valuable practical experience.

4.

The necessity exists of widening the special library fund in order to purchase
the necessary equ
ipment for laboratories.

5.

To increase the number of full
-
time lecturers and incorporate younger
instructors into the chair, the main source of which are graduates of RA.
























Appendix 3.1.

Professional qualification study program of engine
ering and
ecotechnology

N.

Course

Cr.
p


N.

Course

Cr.
p


Compulsory ( 1
-
4)




Compulsory


1.

Higher Mathematics

9


26.

Ecological expedition

1

2.

General Chemistry

2


27.

Ecological practical work

4

3.

Foreign Language I

8





4.

Foreign Language II

4



Electives ( 1
-
4)


5.

Computer Science

4


1.

Ethics and Aesthetics

1

6.

Descriptive Geometry

2


2.

History of Latvian culture

1

7.

Basics of Economics

2


3.

Latvian language

2

8.

General Ecology

4


4.

Latvian history

1

9.

Labor Law

2


5.

Logic

1

10
.

Sports

-


6.

Communicative psyhology

1

11.

Physics

4


7.

General Psyhology

1

12.

Inorganic Chemistry

2


8.

Human ecology

2

13.

Hydro
-
litho
-
aerosphere

2


9.

Agroecology

1

14.

Analytical Chemisry

2


10.

Biochemistry

1

15.

Electrical Engineering and
E
lectronics

4


11.

Latvian Geographical
Environment

1

16.

Philosophy

1



17.

Solid State Physics

2



19.

Mathematical Methods and
computers in Environmental
Science

2



20.

Anthropogenetic Processes

2



21.

Natural Resources

4



22.

Physical and Col
loidal
Chemistry

2



23.

Geochemistry

1



24.

Water treatment equipment
and technology

1



25.

Course papers

4


















Subprogram “ Environmental engineering” ( 5
-
8 terms)

N.

Course

Cr.
p


N.

Course

Cr.
p


Compulsory ( 5
-
8)



20.

Utilization
and conservation of
waste products

2

1.

Geodetic sciences and
Topography

2


21.

Course papers

7

2.

Environmental Economics

2


22.

Industrial Practical works

4

3.

Environmental Law

1


23.

Prediploma practical work

5

4.

Civil Defense

1


24.

Engineer gra
duation thesis

10

5.

Ecological risk analyses

2



Electives


6.

Quality of Environment and
Monitoring

2


1.

Power engineering at plants

2

7.

Principles of Ecotechnology

2


2.

Fluid mechanics

2

8.

Strength of materials

2


3.

Environmental protection in
agriculture

1


9.

Theoretical mechanics

2


4.

Thermodynamics and heat
engineering

2

10.

Non
-
Chimney and Non
-
Waste Water technologies

2


5.

Environmental protection in
civil engineering

1

11.

Decontamination of soils
and lithosphere

1


6.

Transportation

and
Environmental protection

2

12.

Bussines in protection of
environment

2


7.

Patenting and standartization

1

13.

Clerical work and business
correspondence

1


8.

Cartography and cadastres

1

14.

Principles of Managment

1


9.

Latvian Geographical
Envir
onment

1

15.

Alternative energetics

1


10.

Prevention of environment and
creation of recreative zones

1

16.

Ecological Expertise of
2


11.

Soil mechanics

1

Projects

17.

Environmental control and
analyse of production

2


12.

Experimental ecology and
prin
ciples of scientific work

1

18.

Restoration of destroyed
and contaminated sites

2


13.

Ecology of food processing

2

19.

Air cleaning technology and
equipment

2






















Subprogram “Engineering and ecotehnology in food processing” ( 5
-
8 ter
ms)

N.

Course

Cr.
p


N.

Course

Cr.
p


Compulsory ( 5
-
8)



21.

Automatization of industrial
processes

2

1.

Civil Defense

1


22.

Ecological hygiene

1

2.

Ecological toxicology

2


23.

Anatomy, histology and
phsysiology of animals

2

3.

Biochemistry of foods

2


24.

Sanitary and industrial safety

2

4.

Processes and apparatus

2


25.

Refrigeration technics

2

5.

Theoretical mechanics

2


26.

Principles of marketing

1

6.

Strength of materials

2


27.

Course papers

4

7.

Principles of Ecotechnology

2


28.

Indutria
l Practical works

4

8.

Technical microbiology

2


29.

Prediploma practical work

5

9.

The physics and chemistry
of meat

2


30.

Engineer graduation thesis

10

10.

The physics and chemistry
of milk

2



Electives


11.

Ecotechnology of meat and
meat products

1


1.


The foundation of building

1

12.

Ecotechnology of milk and
milk products

2


2.

Thermodynamics and heat
engineering

2

13.

Technological equipment

2


3.

Biotechnology

1

14.

Patenting and standartization

1


4.

Power engineering at plants

2

15.

E
nvironmental control and
analyse of production

2


5.

Ecological culture and
noosphere

2

16.

Experimental ecology and
principles of scientific work

2



Environmental protection in
agriculture

1


17.

Ecology of food processing

1



Fluid mechanics

2

18.

Ma
nagment Law

2



Bibliography

1

19.

Clerical work and business
correspondence

1



Ecological expertise of
projects

1

20.

Principles of Managment

1



Radiology and Radioecology

1






Basics of local business

1
















Subprogram “Ecotehnology i
n civil engineering” ( 5
-
8 terms)







N.

Course

Cr.
p


N.

Course

Cr.
p


Compulsory ( 5
-
8)



21.

Ecological expertise of
projects

2

1.

Building and binding
materials

2


22.

Economics of civil engineering

2

2.

Theoretical mechanics

2


23.

Business in ci
vil engineering

2

3.

Fluid mechanics

1


24.

Course papers

6

4.

Strength of materials

2


25.

Industrial Practical works

4

5.

Geodetic sciences and
topography

2


26.

Prediploma practical work

5

6.

Construction mechanics

2


27.

Engineer graduation thesis

10

7.

Building machinery

1



Electives


8.

Rock and soil mechanics

2


1.

Heating and ventilation
systems

1

9.

Building design

2


2.

Power engineering at plants

2

10.

Technology of building

2


3.

Principles of ecotehnology

1

11.

Protection of nature i
n
building

1


4.

Production of building
materials

1

12.

Civil defense

2


5.

Undertaking builing

1

13.

Timber and plastic
constructions

2


6.

Cost of building processes

1

14.

Reinforced concrete
constructions

4


7.

Motor roads and bridges

1

15.

Geodet
ic in civil engineering

1


8.

Air conditioning

1

16.

Matematical models in civil
engineering

1


9.

Reconstruction of building and

their strengthening.

1

17.

Steel constructions

2


10.

Patenting and standartization

1

18.

Family houses

2


11.

Alternative
Energetics

1

19.

Clerical work and business
correspondence

1


12.

Prevention of environment and
creation of recreative zones

2

20.

Principles of Managment

1


13.

Sanitary and industrial safety

2





14.

Principles of ecotechnology

1






















N.

Course

Cr.
p




Free electives






1.

History of World Culture

1





2.

Ecological microbiology

1





3.

Ecology of Conserved and
protected Natural objects
and Territories

1





4.

National Processes

1





5.

Engineering Geology

1





6.

Hy
draulics and hydrology

1





7.

Ecology of landscapes

1





8.

Sociology

1





9.

Social and political
1





Challenges in Protection of
Environment

10.

Climatology and
meteorology

1





11.

Lymonology and Fishery

2





12.

Forestry and Forest
Ecolog
y

2





13.

Ecology and hydrology of
Baltic Sea

1





14.

Other courses addition to
the program


























































































Appendix 3.2.

Annotations.


Building and binding materials


Doc. J. Bindars.


Goal: to provide students with knowledge of building materials used in
construction. Natural stone, pottery, and glass materials and products are
studied. Attention is paid to cohesive substance of mineral mortar and its
different prope
rties, production, and use in the building process, and to organic
substances, plastic materials and goods, hydro
-
isolation, thermal
-
isolation and
acoustic materials.

Total amount of hours: in auditorium 48, including 32 lectures and 16 practical
classes,
2 cr.p.


Building machinery

Lecturer A. Avots


Theoretical background of machine elements and mechanisms which are used in

the building process, and correspondingly, their practical application, repair and
service, and the development of economically
-
based

work plans, etc.


Total amount of hours: in auditorium 24, including 16 lectures and 8 practical
classes, 2 cr.p.


Building design

Lecturer A. Avots

The students are introduced with the structural parts of buildings, their
reciprocal connections, variety,

with economical, aesthetical, hygienic and
ecological basis.

Total amount of hours: in auditorium 48, including 32 lectures and 16 practical
classes, 2 cr.p.


Reinforced Concrete Constructions.

Lecturer A. Avots

The students are acquainted with different
ways of building constructions, new
forms of constructions and in different conditions. The students are taught to
create reinforced concrete constructions.

Total amount of hours: in auditorium 48, including 32 lectures and 16 practical
classes, 2 cr.p.


T
imber and plastic constructions.


The students are taught the basis of wood constructions on the building
grounds, creating folding constructions at the factories. Wood constructions
course gives the historical information about old houses reconstruction a
nd
ancient buildings elements utilization.

Total amount of hours: in auditorium 48, including 32 lectures and 16 practical
classes, 2 cr.p.


Steel constructions.

Lecturer J. Grišāns

The students are acquainted with methods of building project from rolled steel,
different ways of fortifications using different metal marks. The course consists
of different questions connected with economical comparisons and
arrangeme
nts against metal corrosion.

Total amount of hours: in auditorium 48, including 24 lectures and 24 practical
classes, 2 cr.p.




Building technology.

Lecturer A. Avots


The students are introduced with construction process in different
circumstances. Much
attention is paid to the correct construction process what
is very important for building quality. The students study the methods of
construction process, metallic constructions peculiarities, hand work.

Total amount of course: in auditorium 48, including
32 lectures and 16 practical
classes, 2 cr.p.


Family houses.

Lecturer O. Vancāns

The students are acquainted with methods of construction basics of family
houses. Much attention is paid to architectural questions and planning and
organizing surroundings.
The students are acquainted with family houses
projects and their variety built in different countries. The students have the
opportunity to compare and evaluate the usage of different kinds of building
materials.

Total amount of hours: in auditorium 48, i
ncluding 32 lectures and 16 practical
classes, 2 cr.p.


Ecology of cities.

Prof. G. Noviks

City as aesthetical ecosystem, in which the main element is population.
Differences between cities` and nature ecosystems. Human existence in cities.
Pollution of
cities. Number of inhabitants and density of population, Water and
air pollution by transport. The environment of cities and definition of their
conditions; protection and preservation of the environment. Latvian ecological
and demographical indexes of to
wns and their comparison with another
countries.

Total amount of hours: 32, lectures
-

24, practical work
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8, 1 cr.p.


Undertaking in Building.


The aim is to acquaint the students, how to make a building estimate and to find
economically profitable way o
f building houses, how to count the cost of
payment in anu moment.

Total amount of hours: in auditorium 48, including 32 lectures and 16 practical
classes, 2 cr.p.


Biochemistry of foods

Doc. B. Jarinovsk
is


The tasks and aims of course is to give the knowledge about the products
chemical structure and calories, the quality of ready made products which
undergo remake process, and how are different substances changed during the
preservation process.

Total a
mount of course: in auditorium 48, including 32 lectures and 16 practical
classes, 2 cr.p.



Climatology and meteorology

Lecturer I.Matisovs


Course purpose: to give students theoretical knowledge about the lowest
stratums of atmosphere
-
troposphere; phy
sical processes which take place and
meteorological phenomenon’s, and their dynamics. Influence of geographic
condition on human health and agriculture. To pay attention to different types of

climate and to its forecasting. Students can get practical exper
iences, analyze
and treat different information.

Total amount of hours: 24, lectures
-

16, practical work
-

8, 1 cr.p.


Landscape Ecology

Lecturer E. Opincāne

Landscape as characteristic of environmental components and ecosystem. The
main elements of land
scape, complexes, their inter
-
relations. Landscaped
territories as recreacical resources. Principles of protection and formation of
landscapes.

Total amount of hours: 32, lectures
-

32, 1 cr.p.


Social and political challenges in protection of envi
ronment

Prof. I. Skārds

Local, regional and global problems of protection of the environment. Public
institutions of protection of the environment; solution problems by social
political methods. Self governments` participation in protection of the
environment. Res
ponsibility of Ministry and Government Public and
governmental organizations of protection of the environment.

Total amount of hours: in auditorium32, lectures
-

32.



Ecological expertise of projects

Prof. G.Noviks


Course purpose: to acquaint student
s with ecological expertise of projects.
Project and its alternative description, influence to the environment, possible
measurement of pollution of the environment, examination of ecological risk
degree.

Total amount of hours:in auditorium 48, lectures
-

32, practical work
-

16, 2
cr.p.



Economy of Natural resources

Prof. I. Skārds

Economy and ecological factors Economical approach to ecology. Nature
resources and their rational exploitation. Ecological economy and agriculture.
Economy and preventiv
e measures of pollution of the environment. Ecological
crisis and rotation of crops, decision of economic problems.

Total amount of hours:in auditorium 48, lectures
-

32, practical work
-

16, 2
cr.p.


Theoretical mechanics

Lecturer A. Martinovs

During the

course students acquire the theoretical basics of static’s, kinematics
and dynamics. The course of static’s is acquired in full amount but kinematics
and dynamics is acquired according the shortened course.

Total amount of hours: in auditorium 48, lecture
s
-

32, practical work
-

16, 2
cr.p.


Environmental protection in civil engineering

Lecturer A. Avots


Course objective : to acquaint students with the possible pollution of
construction, organizing of the local and regional monitoring and nature
protecti
on regulating documents in construction.

Total amount of hours: in auditorium32, lectures
-

32, 1 cr.p.


Animal anatomy, histology and physiology.

Doc. B. Jarinovskis


The course objective is to provide students with knowledge about farm animal
build, focu
sing on anatomy histology and physiology to be able to study special

ecotechnological disciplines.

Total amount of hours: in auditorium 48, including 32 lectures and 16 practical
classes, 2 cr.p.

Fundamentals of Farming and Milk Production Hygiene.

Doc. B.

Jarinovskis


The course objective is to teach the basics of farm animal growing and feeding,
the kinds of ecologically clean animal farm feed, animal standarts and meat
quality.

Total amount of hours: in auditorium 48, including 32 lectures and 16 practic
al
classes, 2 cr.p.



Technical microbiology.

Doc. B. Jarinovskis

The course objective is to acquaint students with the morphology, physiology
of microorganisms and their spread in nature; to teach the microflora of food
products, the basic biochemical pr
ocesses causing microorganisms spreading,
food infections and their characteristic features, microbiology and
microbiological technology of meat, dairy, egg and fish products.

Total amount of hours: in auditorium 48, including 32 lectures and 16 practical
classes, 2 cr.p.


Milk physics and chemistry.

Lecturer E. Šiškanova


The course objective is to teach students physical and chemical content of milk,
its mechanical processing, purifying, cooling and keeping; to acquaint with
organoleptical evaluation of m
ilk, changes while processing.

Total amount of hours: in auditorium 48, including 32 lectures and 16 practical
classes, 2 cr.p.


Meat physics and chemistry.

Doc. B. Jarinovskis

The course objective is to acquaint students with morphological and chemical
co
ntent of meat, meat and meat by
-
products nutrient value, biochemical
processes within after
-
death period. The course teaches the organoleptical
factors of meat quality; pphysical, electrophysical and visual features of meat
products. Meat marking.

Total am
ount of hours: in auditorium 48, including 32 lectures and 16 practical
classes, 2 cr.p.


Eco
-
technology of Milk and Milk products.

Lecturer E. Šiškanova

The course objective is to acquaint with milk and cream processing and
preliminary processing; common
ecotechnological operations in dairy
production, butter and cheese eco
-
technology. The course teach the main
principles of high quality ecologically favorable production of dairy products
and their processing. The course informs about the by
-
products withi
n milk
production, and their processing.

Total amount of hours: in auditorium 48, including 32 lectures and 16 practical
classes, 2 cr.p.


Eco
-
technology of meat and meat products.

Doc. B. Jarinovskis

The course objective is to acquaint students with meat
processing enterprises
and environment. It acquaints with ecological sanitarian requirements for
processing; sub
-
products and their use, meat production and packing eco
-
technology.

Total amount of hours: in auditorium 48, including 32 lectures and 16 pract
ical
classes, 2 cr.p.


Protection of the environment in agriculture.

Lecturer M. Kruze


Course purpose: to tell students about agriculture pollution: storehouses with
mineral fertilizers and pesticides, mechanical workshops and service stations,
ferms and
dung repositories. Local and regional monitory organizations; using
order documents about protection of the environment.

Total amount of hours: in auditorium 48, including 32 lectures and 16 practical
classes, 2 cr.p.


Ecology of food processing

Lecturer E
. Šiškanova

Course objective: to acquaint students with the issueces cohich are concerred
with the production of healthy food, technologies which provide waste
-
free and
ecologically safe food processing, provide stable quality and long
-
storage hine.

Total
amount of course: in auditorium 32, including 24 lectures and 8 practical
classes, 1 cr.p.


On
-
underwater and underground building

Lecturer A. Avots

The program includes the basics of water and underground designing, the
evolution of soil and water condit
ions’ importance both during construction of
different constructions and their influence on the environment

Total amount of course: in auditorium 32, including 24 lectures and 8 practical
classes, 1 cr.p.





Costs of building processes .

Lecturer A. Avots

New market relations in the country make the students learn construction costs
and pre
-
calculation, the most profitable construction way. Students learn how
the usage of newest building matherials give profit.

Total amount of course: in auditorium 32, inc
luding 24 lectures and 8 practical
classes,1 cr.p.


Motor roads and bridges


Information about the roads and demands of design, their surface, etc. Students
get information about bridge constructions, applied materials, basics of bridge
projecting, economi
c comparisons

Total amount of course: in auditorium 32, including 24 lectures and 8 practical
classes,1 cr.p.


Air conditioning

Lekturer A. Avots


If air processing is automated and ventilation system keeps unchangable air
temperature and humidity, it is c
alled air conditioning system. Study program
includes economic comparison of these systems and the influence of air
conditioners on the production quality.

Total amount of course: in auditorium 24, including 16 lectures and 8 practical
classes,1 cr.p.



Re
construction of buildings and their strengthening.

Lecturer A. Avots


The problem of accommodation of the old buildings to the new demands is
very urgent nowadays. Much attention is paid to reconstruction srengthening
and warming of those buildings. Study
includes rebuilding of civil and industrial
buildings using effective buildings materials and local building materials.

Total amount of course: in auditorium 24, including 16 lectures and 8 practical
classes,1 cr.p.




Bibliography.

Prof. J. Brolich

To pro
vide the students with knowledge about library system in Latvia and RA
library, to teach information system in libraries, catalogies and card index.

Total amount of course: in auditorium 24, including 16 lectures and 8 practical
classes,1 cr.p.


Biochemist
ry of foods.

Doc. B. Jarinovskis


The tasks and aims of course is to give the knowledge about the products
chemical structure and calories, the quality of ready made products which
undergo remake process, and how are different substances changed during the

preservation process.

Total amount of course: in auditorium 48, including 32 lectures and 16 practical
classes, 2 cr.p.


Fundamentals of Farming and Milk Production Hygiene.

Doc. B. Jarinovskis


The course objective is to teach the basics of farm animal g
rowing and feeding,
the kinds of ecologically clean animal farm feed, animal standarts and meat
quality.

Total amount of course: in auditorium 48, including 32 lectures and 16 practical
classes, 2 cr.p.



Experimental ecology and principles of scientific w
ork

Lecturer I. Laizane


The goal is to explain the working strategies of researches, tactics and the
essence of methodology; to give the direction in the scietific work; to give
special terminology and the basis of form for the Course papers, Bacherol
pa
pers.

Total amount of course: in auditorium 24, including 12 lectures and 12 practical
classes, 1 cr.p.




Baltic Sea Hydrology

Lecturer E. Opincāne


Course purpose: to give theoretical knowledge about Basic Hydrology Course,
to develop logical thought, to possibilities, to compare and generalize
knowledge and can use them in practical works, to stimulate an interest in
scientific
concepts and problems of Baltic Sea.

Total amount of course: in auditorium 24, including 16 lectures and 8 practical
classes, 1 cr.p.


Ecological expertise of projects

Prof. G. Noviks


Course purpose: to acquaint students with ecological expertise of proje
cts.
Project and its alternative description, influence to the environment, possible
measurement of pollution of the environment, examination of ecological risk
degree.

Total amount of course: in auditorium 48, including 32 lectures and 16 practical
classe
s, 2 cr.p.



Restoration of destroyed and contaminated sites

Prof. G. Noviks


Kinds of degradation of litosphere and land’s surface and its consequences.
Mechanical damage of land’s surface in consequence of the mining of minerals,
land and building works
. Pollution of litosphere by shemicals, oil products,
toxic sustances. Land’s damage in consequence of underground works.
Degradation of land’s surface in dumps. Methods of land’s Restoration.

Total amount of course: in auditorium 48, including 32 lectures

and 16 practical
classes, 2cr.p.


Water treatment equipment and technology

Prof. G. Noviks


Course objective: to introduce students with the kinds of water pollution, water
purifying equipment and mechanisms, and also with the chemical and
biochemical met
hods of water purifying, to introduce students with Rezekne
city purifying equipment.

Total amount of course: in auditorium 24, including 16 lectures and 8 practical
classes, 1 cr.p.

Strenght of materials

Lekturer A. Avots


During the course students acqui
re strength of materials of different kinds,
according all indicies, their theoretical substantion and investigation into
laboratory conditions. Particular attention is paid to the investigation of the
strenght which is used in mechanical engineering and c
onstruction of different
buildings from the ecological point of review.

Total amount of course: in auditorium 48, including 32 lectures and 16practical
classes, 2 cr.p.

Alternative Energetics

Lecturer A. Martinovs


Students are acquainted with different ki
nds of alternative energetical sources:
sun, wind, waves, flows, small rivers, geothermal sources, biological ones; with
their energetical reserves; with the possibilities of their use and influence on the
environment.

Total amount of course: in auditorium

48, including 32 lectures and 16practical
classes, 2 cr.p.


Fluid Mechanics

Lecturer A. Avots


During the course students obtain the basis of hydraulics and aerodynamics.
Technical mechanism of water torrent in different hydrotechnical objects.
Aerodynam
ic calculations.

Total amount of course: in auditorium 24, including 16 lectures and 8 practical
classes, 1 cr.p.


Soil Mechanics

Lecturer A. Martinovs


Different kinds of soil are viewed during the course, as well as the ability of
these soils to break st
atic and dynamic loading of building object during the
construction and exploitation. So students are taught different Basics of
construction of building objects ( from different materials, monolithic and
assembly).

Total amount of course: in auditorium 32
, including 24 lectures and 8 practical
classes, 1 cr.p

Contruction mechanics

Lecturer I. Žukova



Students are taught to calcule various elements of buildings, to construct them,
rebuilt etc. Main attention is directed to students training in profitable u
sing of
tradicional and modern materials.

Total amount of course: in auditorium 48, including 32 lectures and 16 practical
classes, 2 cr.p.


Technological equipment

Lecturer V. Baranovs

The course acquaints students with technological equipment in milk and

meat
processing in food industry, with its exploitation rules and repairing. The
students are acquainted with modern technological equpment introduction
processes at plants.

Total amount of hours: in auditorium 48, including 32 lectures and 16 practical
c
lasses, 2cr.p.


Refrigeration technics

Lecturer V. Baranovs


The course acquaint with construction and exploitation of refrigerations
technics in industry and their using in food processing.

Total amount of hours: in auditorium 48, including 32 lectures an
d 16 practical
classes, 2 cr.p.

Principles of Marketing

Prof. Z. Matule


The goal of course is to give brief theoretical review and practical knowledge in
marketing
-

how to satisfy clients’ demands and needs, how to analyse
commodity market and how to inf
luence on marketing processes.

Total amount of course: in auditorium 32, including 24 lectures and 8 practical
classes, 1 cr.p.




Biotechnology

Prof.I. Dreijers


Biotechnology as complex industrial methods based on using living organisms
and biochemical p
rocesses for obtaining useful products for national economy.
Synthesis of microbiological food, yeast, ferments and antibiotics. The
perpectives of industrial processing biologically activated substances and
hormone
-
containing preparates. Biotechnology and

microbiological plants.
Biotechnology and genetic engineering.

Total amount of course: in auditorium 48, including 32 lectures and 16 practical
classes, 2 cr.p.





Utilization and conservation of waste products

Doc. J.Mālers


Utilization of solid

waste products. Principles of treatment, conservation,
neutralization. Machine processing, stabilization, thermal processing, chemical
processing. Secondary utilization, recycling.

Utilization of liquid waste products and neutralization. Conservation, exc
retion
of toxical substances, mechanical, chemical, biological processing. Using in
national economy.

Total amount of hours : 48, lectures
-

32, practical classes
-

16 ( 2 cr.p.).



Business in protection of environment

Prof. I.Skārds


The main problems in Economics of Environmental protection. The balance
between incomes and expenses in organization processes of Environmental
protection. Possibilities of development economically profitable air, water, soil
cleaning and
treatment. Working out methods and construction of equipment
for protection of environment. Business in collecting of waste products and
their treatment. Business in restoration of environment, planning recreation
zones and landscapes. Business in improvin
g of the environment in cities and
creation healthy cities.

Total amount of hours : 32, lectures
-

24, practical classes
-

8 ( 2 cr.p.).



Air cleaning technology and equipment

Doc. J.Mālers


The goal of course
-

to acquaint students with protection atmosphere from
industrial pollution. Classification of antropogenetic spring of gases and other
pollutants of atmosphere. The methods, equipment and technology of gas and
atmosph
ere cleaning.

Total amount of hours : 24, lectures
-

16, practical classes
-

8 ( 1 cr.p.).



Patenting and standardization

Doc. B.Jarinovskis


The goal of course is to acquaint students with normative documents about
standardization and patenting and ins
tructions of regulation; international
standardization and patenting organizations, their part and tasks.

The main task of course is to train students in estimation accordance of goods,
processes and services to definite criterions.

Total amount of hours :

24, lectures
-

16, practical classes
-

8 ( 1 cr.p.).



Sanitary and industrial safety

Doc. B.Jarinovskis


The goal of course is to give students fundamental knowledge about sanitary
conditions and reglamentations and hygiene problems in meat and milk
factories, about industrial safety at working places and during exploitation
technological equipment in food processing.

Total amount of hours : 48, lectures
-

24, practical classes
-

24 ( 2 cr.p.).



Processes and apparatus

Lecturer J.Šiškanova


The g
oal of course
-

to give to students general notion about meat and milk
factories;

-

to describe and formulate parameters of equipment and machines used in food

processing;

-

to give general classification of processes and to consider each of them in
detai
ls as well as to give their economic and technological estimation.

Total amount of hours : 48, lectures
-

24, practical classes
-

24 ( 2 cr.p.).