Biosystems & Food Engineering - Environmental Technology
MSc Environmental Technology
Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 90)
The programme addresses the demand for graduates who have the skills to develop technological solutions for air, water and soil protection in existing and emerging sectors across industry (particularly agri-food and bioresources), consulting companies and regulatory authorities. This programme will enable its students to acquire skills in the areas of environmental engineering, risk assessment, air pollution, waste management, life cycle assessment, buildings and environment, energy systems and sustainable environment. Students will enhance their ability to work effectively as an individual, in teams and in multi-disciplinary settings, together with the capacity to undertake lifelong learning.
This programme is delivered by a highly research-intensive School comprised of a European Research Council Fellow and six Marie Curie Fellowships. Opportunities for site visits and industry internships are provided where possible. Dr Tom Curran the academic coordinator has received teaching and research awards from UCD, the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE), the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) and most recently the prestigious Fulbright Award (TechImpact). The UCD School of Biosystems & Food Engineering consistently wins up to €3 million in annual research funding.
Vision and Values Statement
The MSc Environmental Technology Programme is aimed at science, engineering and technology graduates who wish to pursue a career in developing, implementing and managing solutions to minimise the environmental impact of emissions to air, soil and water. Our students will become active and independent learners, who will bring a critical and integrated approach to solving environmental challenges, both in local and global contexts. The programme modules are delivered by internationally recognised research-active academic staff through lectures, online learning materials, practicals, technical site visits and problem-based learning. Assessments include a mix of written examinations, oral presentations, video creation, reports, and theses, carried out individually or as teams. There are also opportunities for peer assessment, both internally within the class and externally within an international network. The programme can lead to career opportunities in regulatory authorities, environmental consultancies, industry and research.
Ability to work effectively as an individual and in teams together with the capacity to undertake lifelong learning
Effective oral and written communication skills, including design of supporting materials, for communicating with scientific stakeholders and practitioners
Knowledge and competency to design, organise and conduct scientific environmental research, and contribute to the development of innovative technologies for solving environmental problems
Knowledge and understanding of health & safety issues associated with work in various environments
Knowledge and understanding of policy, legislation and technology relating to environmental emissions to air, soil and water
Understanding and skills to apply scientific principles and analysis techniques governing environmental technologies in relation to sustainable development
Understanding of the need for high ethical standards and professionalism
Stage 1 - Core
Buildings and EnvironmentBSEN30020
Quantitative Risk Assessment for Human and Animal HealthBSEN30060
Life Cycle AssessmentBSEN30360
Advanced Air PollutionBSEN40110
Waste to Energy Processes & TechnologiesBSEN40320
Research and Teaching MethodsBSEN40460
Energy System & Sustainable EnvironmentsBSEN40700
An honours undergraduate degree (NFQ level 8) with a minimum second class honours or international equivalence in an engineering, science or technology degree programme.
- Applicants whose first language is not English must also demonstrate English language proficiency of IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 6.0 in each element), or equivalent.
- Students meeting the programme's academic entry requirements but not the English language requirements, may enter the programme upon successful completion of UCD's Pre-Sessional or International Pre-Master's Pathway programmes. Please see the following link for further information http://www.ucd.ie/alc/programmes/pathways/
- These are the minimum entry requirements – additional criteria may be requested for some programmes.
The following entry routes are available:
MSc Environmental Technology FT (X565)
* Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised
Full Time option suitable for:
Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. Yes
1 year full-time.
Post Course Info
Career & Graduate Study Opportunity
Graduates of this masters can find employment opportunities in the following areas:
Eco-Consulting and Design