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Environmental Engineering

Course Details
The Diploma is a one-year postgraduate course designed to provide civil engineers and other suitably qualified graduates with a sound knowledge of present day practice in environmental engineering. The course has special relevance for local authority engineers but it has also been designed for those in the private sector who have a particular interest in environmental management with a particular emphasis on measures of quantitative assessment. Topics covered in the course include air quality, noise, hydrological processes, water and wastewater treatment, solid and toxic waste management, fire safety engineering and environmental monitoring and control. Environmental Impact Studies and analysis of risk, as an inherent part of infrastructural development, are also considered. This course has been approved by Engineers Ireland as meeting its requirements for continuing professional development.

Course organisation:
Lectures are normally held on Friday evening 7 - 10 p.m. and Saturday morning 9.30 a.m. - 12.30 p.m. each week throughout the two semesters (September to April). In addition to attending lectures, participants are required to submit coursework as part of the students' assessment.

Entry requirements

Admission Requirements
Please note that applications require professional references.

Duration

1 year part-time.

Lectures are normally held on Friday evening 7 - 10 p.m. and Saturday morning 9.30 a.m. - 12.30 p.m. each week throughout the two semesters (September to April). In addition to attending lectures, participants are required to submit coursework as part of the students' assessment.

Further enquiries

Course Director(s): Mr. Paul Johnston
Course Email(s): walshd@tcd.ie, pjhnston@tcd.ie,
makeatin@tcd.ie
Course Tel(s): +353-1-896 1372/1457

Subjects taught

—— Environmental legislation, EIA and EIS
—— Hydrology for environmental management
—— Water and wastewater engineering
—— Air quality and noise monitoring and management
—— Solid and hazardous wastes
—— Fire safety engineering
—— Renewable energy

Special topics including water borne diseases, radiation hazards

Comment

Recommended texts:
Extensive notes are provided by individual lecturers, who may also recommend texts.

Assessment method

The award of a Postgraduate Diploma in Environmental Engineering is based on a combination of the results of two examination papers and coursework. Each paper constitutes one third of the overall assessment. The mark for the coursework also constitutes one third of the overall grade. Students must pass each paper and the coursework element independently; there is no system of compensation. The pass mark for the examination papers is 40%. A Distinction is awarded to those who obtain an overall average mark of 70% or over in both the coursework and two papers combined at the summer examination. The Diploma awarding ceremony takes place in November.

Application date

Closing Date 15 September 2017

Enrolment and start dates

Next Intake September 2017

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