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Environmental Biotechnology

Course Description
The aim of this course is to up-skill existing science graduates and to provide them with knowledge of the use and potential of biotechnology in crop production, soil bioremediation and bioenergy production.

Modules taught are

Semester 1 Crop Biotechnology
Semester 2 Bioremediation & Bioenergy

This course will be of interest to those working in the Agriculture, Environmental and Food Science areas who wish to progress to management level.

Entry requirements

•Minimum of second class honours degree in Agriculture, Agricultural Science, Biotechnology, Environmental Science or related discipline.

Applicants who do not meet these requirements but have relevant work experience may be assessed for entry in line with the DkIT RPL Policy and Procedures.

International students must have a minimum level of English equivalent to IELTS 6.5.

Candidates may be interviewed


1 Year

Number of credits

15 Credits

Careers or further progression

This course shall provide learners with an extended skills set which shall lead to greater employment opportunities in the Environmental Biotechnology sector.

It will be of interest to those already working in this sector who wish to broaden their skills base.

Further enquiries

Dr. Arjan Van Rossum (Head of Department of Applied Sciences, School of Health and Science, DkIT)
Phone: +353 429370200 Ext 2620

Dr. Geraldine O'Connor (Head of Section (Part time courses), School of Health and Science, DkIT)
Phone: +353 429370200 Ext 2736


Awarding Body
Dundalk Institute of Technology

Application date

How to Apply

You should apply using the DkIT Postgraduate Application

Please include an up-to-date CV with your application form and send them to:

Admissions Officer, Dundalk Institute of Technology, Dublin Road, Dundalk, Co. Louth

Potential students may be interviewed

Course fee


Enrolment and start dates

Starting Date September 2019

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