What is Environmental Systems Analysis?
Environmental Systems Analysis is a systematic research of the impact of human actions on the environment and ecosystems. It consists of the strategy of scientific search using mathematical methods and models within the framework of a systematized scientific approach to solving complex problems. System analysis organizes our knowledge of the object, that we can choose the necessary strategy for studying this object.
Environmental System Analysis includes the following methods - life cycle assessment (LCA), material flow analysis (MFA) and substance flow analysis (SFA), and environmental impact assessment (EIA).
Structure of Environmental Systems Analysis study programs
Environmental Systems Analysis can be taught as a Bachelor of Science, Master of Science and PhD degree. Undergraduate study programs in Environmental Systems Analysis are rather basic. They include core courses in Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Geology, Physics and Process Engineering. Besides, all study programs in Environmental Systems Analysis include massive modules of Computer Sciences. Practical lessons are an important part of study program in Environmental Systems Analysis. Students collaborate and work on various environmental problems and create solutions using scientific methods. Students also design their own project which they present as their final dissertation.
Entry requirements for Environmental Systems Analysis applicants
Entry requirements for those who applies for one of the undergraduate study programs in Environmental Systems Analysis are practically the same as for other study programs in Environmental Sciences - applicants need to have high grades in Natural Sciences: Biology and Chemistry. Sometimes high scores in other sciences, such as Mathematics or Physics, are required too - it depends on the specialization of the chosen program and specific requirements of a chosen university. Computing skills will be useful too. Applicants may also be asked to provide a strong motivation letter to explain their interest in Environmental Systems Analysis and how they are going to use it in their career.
Many foreign universities ask Russian applicants to complete at least one year on relevant undergraduate education in Russian universities with a good GPA score.
Those applicants whose native language is other from English need to demonstrate language proficiency by providing the results of TOEFL, IELTS or other equivalent language certificate.
Applicants for foreign universities need also to meet some specific requirements of the country they have chosen. Some helpful tips about applying for popular countries, for example, USA or UK, can be found on our website.