Environmental Monitoring, Assessment and Engineering

Course Description

Course Description

Topics covered in the course include air quality, noise, hydrological processes, water and wastewater treatment, solid and toxic waste management, energy systems and performance, environmental monitoring and control. Environmental Impact Studies and analysis of risk, as an inherent part of infrastructural development, are also considered.

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.


1 year part-time.

Further enquiries

Course Director

Mr. Paul Johnston

Email walshd@tcd.ie



Subjects taught

Course Content:

Environmental legislation, EIA and EIS

Hydrology for environmental management

Water and wastewater engineering

Air quality and noise monitoring and management

Solid and hazardous wastes

Renewable energy

Life cycle assessment and circular economy

Sustainability metrics for measurement and assessment

Special topics including water borne diseases, radiation hazards

Diploma Lecturers:

The module lecturers in this course represent leading academic and professional experts in the field of environmental engineering. In addition to staff members from Trinity College Dublin, our invited speakers on the programme include experts from AWN Consulting Ltd, Barry Doyle & Company Solicitors, Environmental Protection Agency, Flannery Nagel Environmental Ltd, GQA Environmental, Irish Water, National Parks & Wildlife, TU Dublin, as well as several independent consultants.


Recommended texts:

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

Assessment method


The Diploma awarding ceremony takes place in January

Recommended texts:

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

Application date

Closing Date 31 July 2020

Enrolment and start dates

Next Intake September 2020

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