Study/Bachelor Programmes

AUI offers five, 180 ECTS Bachelor Programmes where the main objective is that students acquire independent work skills, enhance their knowledge and develop as independent experts.

Agricultural Science (AS) aims to give students a basic education in applied biology and agriculture. Students obtain basic skills in the natural sciences upon which more applied subjects in agriculture are added, with a special emphasis on Icelandic agriculture and sustainable use of natural resources for agricultural production.

Equine Science (ES)
(a joint degree programme with Hólar University College) aims to give students a broad basic education in applied biology together with special knowledge in the basic subjects of agricultural science and in the biology of the horse, its management and training.

Nature and Environmental Science (NA-EN)
aims to give students the basic understanding of nature and natural processes on a broad, multi-disciplinary basis in biological, geological and environmental sciences. The programme has four streams; Natural History, Natural Resources, National Parks/Protected Areas, History and Nature.

Forest Science, Restoration Ecology and Management (FS-REM)
addresses natural resource management with emphasis on two land-use categories; establishment and management of forests and restoration and management of degraded lands. The programme has two streams; Forest Science and Restoration Ecology and Management that divide in the 3rd and final year.

Landscape Planning and Architecture (LPA)
emphasises the connection between Man – Nature and Form. Basic courses are common with other programmes and in addition special emphasis is given to courses in design, free-hand drawing, planning, social and cultural history, the planning of open spaces, landscape analyses, national heritage, garden construction and environmental psychology.

All the above mentioned B.Sc. programmes share a common core of basic courses and many of the more specialized courses as well, depending on the programme or stream. The programmes are designed as a bundle of related topics that can be intertwined in a variety of ways, where compulsory courses in one stream or programme can be used as optional courses for the other programmes. This setup is both economical and encourages interdisciplinary thinking among students.

ECTS course catalogue
– includes complete descriptions of all courses offered.