Contaminated Land Management & Remediation - Carlow

The course focuses solely on-site investigations, identification of pollutants, risk assessment an remediation strategies. Lecturers on the course have a vast amount of industrial and research experience in the area. Site visits and real-time cases studies are used to inform and demonstrate teaching concepts. Numerous talks throughout the year from members of the remediation industry.

What will I be able to do when I finish this programme?
Delivered through a series of interactive workshops, peer-to-peer discussions, demonstrations and site visits, the course will provide the knowledge and skills required to bridge the gap between damaged land/ water and fully restored ecosystems. Whether you’re a novice to the area or an experienced practitioner, you will find this course invaluable in developing a deep understanding of the fundamental principles and professional practices in relation to the technical, regulatory, financial and ecological aspects of site remediation.

Subjects taught

What subjects will I study?
Pollutant Chemistry, Environmental Legislation and Regulatory Affairs
Environmental Engineering
Site Investigations and Risk Assessment
Remediation Technologies and Ecological
Work-based Project and Professional Development

Entry requirements

Applicants require a second class honours degree or higher, or an equivalent in a science, business or management subject. Other applicants will be considered on an individual basis in accordance with the University policy on Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). SETU Carlow reserves the right to require applicants to attend for an interview to determine their suitability for the programme.


1 Year Full-time.

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Study Opportunities
Successful graduates may apply to undertake a Master of Science and following this a PhD at SETU Carlow or at another Higher Education Institution.

Potential employment opportunities:
Local authority
Government regulatory bodies (e.g EPA)
Environmental consultants
Waste management.

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  • Qualifications

    Postgraduate Diploma (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Daytime

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