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Environmental Technology

MSc Environmental Technology
Academic Year 2020/2021
Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 90)
The programme addresses the demand for graduates who have the skills to develop technological solutions for air, water and soil protection in existing and emerging sectors across industry (particularly agri-food and bioresources), consulting companies and regulatory authorities. This programme will enable its students to acquire skills in the areas of environmental engineering, risk assessment, air pollution, waste management, life cycle assessment, buildings and environment, energy systems and sustainable environment. Students will enhance their ability to work effectively as an individual, in teams and in multi-disciplinary settings, together with the capacity to undertake lifelong learning.

This programme is delivered by a highly research-intensive School comprised of a European Research Council Fellow and six Marie Curie Fellowships. Opportunities for site visits and industry internships are provided where possible. Dr Tom Curran the academic coordinator has received teaching and research awards from UCD, the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE), the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) and most recently the prestigious Fulbright Award (TechImpact). The UCD School of Biosystems & Food Engineering consistently wins up to €3 million in annual research funding.

Curricular information is subject to change.

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

Programme Outcomes
Knowledge and understanding of policy, legislation and technology relating to environmental emissions to air, soil and water

Understanding and skills to apply scientific principles and analysis techniques governing environmental technologies in relation to sustainable development

Knowledge and competency to design, organise and conduct scientific environmental research, and contribute to the development of innovative technologies for solving environmental problems

Knowledge and understanding of health & safety issues associated with work in various environments

Effective oral and written communication skills, including design of supporting materials, for communicating with scientific stakeholders and practitioners

Understanding of the need for high ethical standards and professionalism

Ability to work effectively as an individual and in teams together with the capacity to undertake lifelong learning

Ability to work effectively as an individual and in teams together with the capacity to undertake lifelong learning

Effective oral and written communication skills, including design of supporting materials, for communicating with scientific stakeholders and practitioners

Knowledge and competency to design, organise and conduct scientific environmental research, and contribute to the development of innovative technologies for solving environmental problems

Knowledge and understanding of health & safety issues associated with work in various environments

Knowledge and understanding of policy, legislation and technology relating to environmental emissions to air, soil and water

Understanding and skills to apply scientific principles and analysis techniques governing environmental technologies in relation to sustainable development

Understanding of the need for high ethical standards and professionalism

Entry requirements

An honours undergraduate degree (NFQ level 8) with a minimum second class honours or international equivalence in a Science,Engineering, Agricultural Science or Environmental Science programme. Please note this list is not exhaustive.

Applicants whose first language is not English must also demonstrate English language proficiency of IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 6.0 in each element), or equivalent.

Students meeting the programme's academic entry requirements but not the English language requirements, may enter the programme upon successful completion of UCD's Pre-Sessional or International Pre-Master's Pathway programmes. Please see the following link for further information http://www.ucd.ie/alc/programmes/pathways/

These are the minimum entry requirements – additional criteria may be requested for some programmes

Duration

1 year full-time.

Number of credits

90

Careers or further progression

Career & Graduate Study Opportunity
Graduates of this masters can find employment opportunities in the following areas:
Engineering Consultancy
Environmental Regulation
Eco-Consulting and Design
Public Services
Research

Further enquiries

Contact Name: Katie O'Neill
Contact Number: +353 1 716 1781

Subjects taught

Stage 1 - Core
Buildings and Environment
BSEN30020
Quantitative Risk Assessment for Human and Animal Health
BSEN30060
Environmental Engineering
BSEN30280
Life Cycle Assessment
BSEN30360
Thesis
BSEN40090
Advanced Air Pollution
BSEN40110
Waste to Energy Processes & Technologies
BSEN40320
LCA Applications
BSEN40400
Research and Teaching Methods
BSEN40460
Energy Systems & Sustainable Environments
CPSC40330

Comment

Vision and Values Statement
The MSc Environmental Technology Programme is aimed at science, engineering and technology graduates who wish to pursue a career in developing, implementing and managing solutions to minimise the environmental impact of emissions to air, soil and water. Our students will become active and independent learners, who will bring a critical and integrated approach to solving environmental challenges, both in local and global contexts. The programme modules are delivered by internationally recognised research-active academic staff through lectures, online learning materials, practicals, technical site visits and problem-based learning. Assessments include a mix of written examinations, oral presentations, video creation, reports, and theses, carried out individually or as teams. There are also opportunities for peer assessment, both internally within the class and externally within an international network. The programme can lead to career opportunities in regulatory authorities, environmental consultancies, industry and research.

Related Programmes
MSc Sustainable Energy & Green Technologies FT

Facilities and Resources
The UCD School of Biosystems & Food Engineering hosts the only olfactometry laboratory in a university on the island of Ireland. This is a unique facility which is used for the measurement of environmental odours from a range of sources such as landfills, wastewater treatment palnts and intensive agricultural units. The data produced can be combined with meteorological information and atmospheric dispersion models to generate contour plots of predicted odour nuisance around such sites.

Application date

How to apply?
The following entry routes are available:
MSc Environmental Technology FT (X565)

Duration
1 Year

Attendance
Full Time

Deadline
Rolling *
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* Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised.

Course fee

MSc Environmental Technology (X565) Full Time
EU fee per year - € 8085
nonEU fee per year - € 25600

***Fees are subject to change

Please note that UCD offers a number of graduate scholarships for full-time, self-funding international students, holding an offer of a place on a UCD graduate degree programme. For further information please see http://www.ucd.ie/global/study-at-ucd/scholarshipsfinances/scholarships/.

The College of Engineering & Architecture also offer scholarships for non-EU students, for more information see: www.ucd.ie/eacollege/study/noneuscholarships.

Enrolment and start dates

Next Intake: 2020/2021 September

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