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Introduction to the Baltic Sea  (4 cr)

Code: 5100BI69-3003

General information


01.06.2023 - 03.09.2023


04.09.2023 - 28.11.2023

Number of ECTS credits allocated

4 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching


Engineering and Business

Teaching languages

  • English

Degree programmes

  • Degree Programme in Energy and Environmental Technology


  • Hannamaria Yliruusi
  • Heidi Vilminko
  • Raisa Kääriä
  • Eemeli Huhta


  • PEYTES20
  • PEYTES21
  • 05.09.2023 15:00 - 16:00, Teams: Introduction to the Baltic Sea  5100BI69-3003
  • 21.11.2023 12:00 - 13:00, Hazardous substarnces-discussion, Introduction to the Baltic Sea  5100BI69-3003
  • 21.11.2023 13:00 - 14:00, Aquaculture-discussion, Introduction to the Baltic Sea  5100BI69-3003
  • 21.11.2023 14:00 - 15:00, Eutrophication – discussion, Introduction to the Baltic Sea  5100BI69-3003


The student knows the basic characteristics of the Baltic sea and has a basic understanding of the environmental problems and their solutions.


In itslearning - learning platform

Teaching methods

Independent learning, the student gets points from the tasks and quizzes. There is a timetable for the course and each part has to be done by its deadline. There is one compulsory online discussion on the 15h of November.

Exam schedules

No final exam, the assessment is based on assignments and is explained in the itslearning platform.

Student workload

There is a quiz in each topic, a few other tasks and one online discussion + mind map. A 4 cr course.

Content scheduling

The course is an online course in Itslearning.
It begins on the 5th of september and ends on the 22.11.23
It is a mosty automated course with no face to face teaching.
It consists of eight parts: Geography, Blue Bio economy, Oceanography, Ecosystem, Eutrophication, Marine litter and Hazardous substances and Organisations.

Introduction to the course is on the 5.9. on the afternoon with Zoom.
There is also a compulsory online discussion on the 14.11. with Zoom.

Evaluation scale


Assessment methods and criteria

You will get points from the quizes and assignments in each section. The maximum score is 180 points. If you do not pass the quiz before dead-line, you will get 0 points from that quiz. However, it is still possible to pass the course if you get a sufficient number of points from other assignments.
A minimum of 90 points are required to pass the course. Grading: 90-107 points = 1, 108-125 points = 2, 126-143 = 3, 144-161 = 4, 162-180 = 5

Assessment criteria, fail (0)

A student gets under 90 points from the assignments or has not attened to the compulsory discussion and the mind map-task.