Climate Adaption & Sustainability

University of Limerick

Climate Adaption & Sustainability

Participants will apply their new GIS skills in a range of scenarios. Additionally, participants will develop the skills to analyse readings, improve their capacity for critical assessment, and communicate their own work in written and digital form.

(M) Microcreds available:
Modules listed within the Programme Content with an (M) beside them are MicroCreds and can be taken independently.

This Professional Diploma aims to arm participants with the key geographic knowledge about our environment and ecosystems – the services they provide for us, and the hazards we face from them – and consider how our society can be more sustainable. It will also provide participants with key digital skills in geographic information systems (GIS) software to enable them to independently analyse problems and propose solutions.

This course will benefit anyone whose work will have to respond to our changing climate, including planners, engineers, insurance agents, agribusiness workers, scientists, politicians, and policymakers.

Award: Professional Diploma
Qualification: NFQ Level 9 Minor Award

Subjects taught

Environmental Geospatial Data Analysis
Climate Hazards
Sustainability (M)

(M) A MicroCred is a single module within a larger further award (eg. Certificate, Diploma, Masters). By taking a micro-credential you may be eligible to apply for a credit exemption should you progress to study for a further award.

Entry requirements

Applicants are normally expected to hold a first or second class Level 8 honours degree (NFQ or other internationally recognised equivalents) and/or have at least 5 years of relevant industry experience.

Candidates who do not meet the minimum entry criteria may be considered in accordance with the University's policy on the Recognition of Prior Learning. These candidates will be required to submit a portfolio to demonstrate their technical and/or management experience.

Application dates

Application Deadline: Thursday, August 17, 2023

What to Include with your Application

Qualification transcripts and certificates

A copy of your birth certificate or passport

If your qualifications have been obtained in a country where English is an official language this will suffice

If this is not available, the following additional documents must be provided:

• English translation of your qualification(s)/transcripts
• English language competency certificate


1 year part-time

More details
  • Qualifications

    Minor Diploma (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time

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