Environmental Sustainability

MSc Environmental Sustainability
Academic Year 2020/2021
Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 90)

The MSc aims to develop your understanding of the environmental issues and sustainability goals facing society. You will be challenged to apply your scientific and technical knowledge to develop solutions to local and global problems and needs.

Eight schools contribute to the course capturing the significant strengths of UCD Science and Engineering in renewable energy resources, sustainable energy systems, environmental engineering and resource management, water quality assessment, protection/management and conservation science.

The opportunity exists to harness these strengths within a negotiated and distance learning framework, offering you, the student, flexibility to gain a broad understanding of sustainability issues or to specialise more deeply in one of these particular fields of study.

Who should apply?
Full Time option suitable for:
Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. No

Full Time option suitable for:
Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. Yes

Part Time option suitable for:
Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. No

Course Description
The MSc, Graduate Diploma and Certificate will provide you with the theoretical background, practical training and ancillary workplace skills needed for a successful career in your chosen field. You will negotiate your learning needs with the assistance of our academic staff. Eight schools contribute to the course capturing the significant strengths of UCD Science and Engineering in renewable energy resources, sustainable energy systems, environmental engineering and resource management, water quality assessment, protection/management and conservation science. The opportunity exists to harness these strengths within a negotiated and distance learning framework, offering you, the student, flexibility to gain a broad understanding of sustainability issues or to specialise more deeply in one of these particular fields of study.

The course aims to develop your understanding of the environmental issues and sustainability goals facing society. You will be challenged to apply your scientific and technical knowledge to develop solutions to local and global problems and needs. Through discussion and research work you will learn to handle complex issues, analyse and interpret scientific data and information, use your judgment and ultimately communicate your findings and ideas. The course will develop your capacity for self-directed learning, within a supportive framework facilitated by online fora, discussion boards and virtual tutorial/classroom sessions.

Programme Outcomes
Communicate findings, ideas and solutions clearly and effectively.

Demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the theoretical background that underpins environmental/energy/sustainability issues.

Demonstrate an ability to critically analyse current theoretical concepts and debates underpinning environmental/energy/sustainability issues.

Demonstrate an awareness and knowledge of the legislative and regulatory controls across a range of environmental areas/sustainability issues.

Design and undertake research using appropriate data collection and analyses methods to develop solutions to environmental problems and sustainability challenges within the work place and inform decision making.

Evaluate and implement cutting-edge creative solutions to new and existing challenges within the environmental sector.

Locate, synthesise and critically review scientific information and data from a wide range of sources and construct and defend reasoned conclusions.

Entry requirements

Applicants must hold a minimum of a 2.2 honours level degree in a science, engineering or related discipline. Applicants with pass degrees and who also have substantial relevant work experience may also be considered. If English is not your native language, proof of your proficiency in English will be required, unless you have taken your primary degree through English, in an English speaking country. The minimum acceptable score on the TOEFL Internet Based Test is 100, on the IELTS system it is 6.5. The original certificate of completion of an English language test must be enclosed with the application. In all cases the test results must not be more than 2 years old. These are the minimum entry requirements – additional criteria may be requested for some programmes.

Subjects taught

Course Lectures will be delivered through the UCD's online environment using a variety of media, including for example virtual classroom seminars, discussion boards and podcasts. Formative assessments will be used to help you develop and critically assess your own understanding of the material presented. All modules will have a high continuous assessment component. For some modules you will be expected to attend for an end of semester written examination

Credits

90

Fees

MSc Environmental Sustainability (F058) Full Time
EU/NONEU fee per credit - € 67.5

MSc Environmental Sustainability (F059) Part Time
EU/NONEU fee per credit - € 67.5

***Fees are subject to change

Enrolment dates

Next Intake: 2020/2021 September

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The course aims to develop your understanding of the environmental issues and sustainability goals facing society. You will be challenged to apply your scientific and technical knowledge to develop solutions to local and global problems and needs.

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    MSc

  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

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