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Environmental Technology

This Masters will provide graduates from an engineering, science or technology background with the skills to develop technological solutions for air, water and soil protection 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.

Course Description
This programme is delivered by a highly research intensive School, which consistently wins up to €3 million in annual research funding, which is comprised of a European Research Council Fellow and six Marie Curie Fellowships. Opportunities for site visits and industry internships are provided where possible.

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.

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

Entry requirements

Minimum of a 2nd Class honours degree in Science, Engineering, Agricultural Science, Environmental Science. 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.

Duration

1 year full-time.

Careers or further progression

Careers & Employability

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

The programme runs over 3 semesters. Semester 1 and 2 focus on taught modules. The third semester focuses on a relevant project that combines the student’s interests and academic requirements.

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

Application date

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

The following entry routes are available:

MSc Environmental Technology FT (X565)
Duration 1 Years
Attendance Full Time
Deadline Rolling *

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

Enrolment and start dates

Next Intake:2018/2019 September

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