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Environmental Resource Management

Why study Environmental Resource Management?
The M.Sc. in Environmental Resource Management is a new multidisciplinary postgraduate course that seeks to provide a transformative and capacity-building learning experience where participants can develop the necessary knowledge, skills and competencies to contribute to the significant challenges that Ireland as a society faces in delivering a resource-efficient low carbon economy. Employment opportunities exist in the construction and manufacturing sectors; consultancy practices; local government organisations and educational institutions.

Duration

This course is offered in both full-time (1 year/3 semesters) and part-time (2 years/6 semesters) modes.

Careers or further progression

What are my career opportunities?
A number of career opportunities exist in Energy Management, Waste Management, Environmental Health and Safety Management, Water Resource Protection and Construction Management in a number of sectors including: construction; local authorities and Government bodies; consultancy practices; education and manufacturing.

Further enquiries

Dr. Mark Kelly
Tel: +353 91 742161
E-mail: Mark.Kelly@gmit.ie

OR

Mary Rogers
Tel: +353 91 742210
E-mail: Mary.Rogers@gmit.ie

Subjects taught

What will I study?
There are a number of mandatory (M) modules and electives (E) that must be completed as outlined below for the full-time mode option. Electives will be offered subject to viability.

Semester 1
Mandatory modules include: Environment and Society 1; Environmental Management and Assessment 1; Thesis/Research Methods 1. Elective modules include: Energy Systems and Management 1; Sustainable Waste and Resource Management 1; Engineering Hydrology Water Resource Protection 1; Construction Resource Efficiency and Lifecycle Assessment 1.

Semester 2
Mandatory modules include: Environment and Society 2; Environmental Management and Assessment 2; Thesis/Research Methods 2. Elective modules include: Energy Systems and Management 2; Sustainable Waste and Resource Management 2; Engineering Hydrology and Water Resource Protection 2; Construction Resource Efficiency and Lifecycle Assessment 2

Students must select 3 electives from the 4 modules on offer in both semesters.

Semester 3
Thesis.

Comment

Why Study Engineering?
Building and Civil Engineering
• If you are interested in design, management and construction of buildings and structures
• Courses are directed towards industry needs to ensure employability
• Creative, diverse and rewarding career with high job satisfaction
• Work outdoors on site or in an office environment
• Specialist area of study combined with a transferable skill set
• Real life application of learning through Interdisciplinary team project work
• Emphasis on technological and software skills
• Practical application of learning through placements, laboratory work and projects
• Travel the globe with world-recognised accreditation by professional bodies

Computer and Electronic Engineering
If you are interested in working for the biggest networking, software or component fabrication companies, this degree is your passport to a career anywhere in the world. The level 8 graduates are equipped to participate in the design process.

Electrical Services and Automation Engineering
Graduates of the programme will be prepared for the specification, installation, supervision and maintenance in areas such as industrial automation, electrical power distribution, standby generation, lighting, emergency systems (fire alarms, etc.) and building management systems in the building services sector or in a facilities management role in the manufacturing, biopharma or public sectors. They will also find careers in industrial automation in the manufacturing sector in roles such as process engineering and automation engineering. They will be competent in the use of computer-aided drawing (CAD) and computer-aided engineering (CAE) packages.

Mechanical Engineering and Energy Engineering
• If you are interested in being involved in the design, manufacture and maintenance of innovative mechanical or electro-mechanical products then you should be interested in mechanical engineering (examples of products include automotive, agricultural equipment, medical devices, robotics, and energy generation, transmission and storage devices (eg. wind turbines and solar panels).
• You can be employed in a broad range of international sectors including Automotive, Manufacturing and Automation, Medical Devices, Energy, Agricultural Equipment, Research and Education. Level 7 graduates can be involved in specification, installation, supervision and maintenance activities with the level 8 graduate also participating in design and development activities.
• Well recognised discipline internationally.
• Steady employment opportunities internationally.
• Opens a wide range of career paths (including business, management, research and development)

The energy engineering graduate has the same opportunities with a more focused set of skills that can be applied in the energy engineering sectors such as generation and operations of energy, the manufacturing, commissioning and maintenance of conventional and renewable energy equipment, and the design of energy equipment.
• Well recognised discipline internationally.
• Steady employment opportunities internationally.
• Opens a wide range of career paths (including business, management, research and development)

Application date

Applicants can apply through the Postgraduate Application Centre Application using the link below.

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