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Environmental Sustainability

GradCert Environmental Sustainability

Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 30)

The MSc aims to develop your understanding of the environmental issues and sustainability goals facing society. You will be challenged to apply your scientific and technical knowledge to develop solutions to local and global problems and needs.

Eight schools contribute to the course capturing the significant strengths of UCD Science and Engineering in renewable energy resources, sustainable energy systems, environmental engineering and resource management, water quality assessment, protection/management and conservation science.

The opportunity exists to harness these strengths within a negotiated and distance learning framework, offering you, the student, flexibility to gain a broad understanding of sustainability issues or to specialise more deeply in one of these particular fields of study.

Who should apply?
Full Time option suitable for:

Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. No

Part Time option suitable for:

Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. No

Course Description
The MSc, Graduate Diploma and Certificate will provide you with the theoretical background, practical training and ancillary workplace skills needed for a successful career in your chosen field. You will negotiate your learning needs with the assistance of our academic staff. Eight schools contribute to the course capturing the significant strengths of UCD Science and Engineering in renewable energy resources, sustainable energy systems, environmental engineering and resource management, water quality assessment, protection/management and conservation science. The opportunity exists to harness these strengths within a negotiated and distance learning framework, offering you, the student, flexibility to gain a broad understanding of sustainability issues or to specialise more deeply in one of these particular fields of study.

The course aims to develop your understanding of the environmental issues and sustainability goals facing society. You will be challenged to apply your scientific and technical knowledge to develop solutions to local and global problems and needs. Through discussion and research work you will learn to handle complex issues, analyse and interpret scientific data and information, use your judgment and ultimately communicate your findings and ideas. The course will develop your capacity for self-directed learning, within a supportive framework facilitated by online fora, discussion boards and virtual tutorial/classroom sessions.

Entry requirements

Applicants must hold a minimum of a 2.2 honours level degree in a science, engineering or related discipline. Applicants with pass degrees and who also have substantial relevant work experience may also be considered.

If English is not your native language, proof of your proficiency in English will be required, unless you have taken your primary degree through English, in an English speaking country. The minimum acceptable score on the TOEFL Internet Based Test is 100, on the IELTS system it is 6.5. The original certificate of completion of an English language test must be enclosed with the application. In all cases the test results must not be more than 2 years old.

Duration

Typically 1 year (certificate or diploma), 2 years for Masters, maximum 4 years for all.

Number of credits

Certificate – 30 credits – equivalent to 6 X 5-credit modules
Diploma – 60 credits – equivalent to 12 X 5-credit modules
MSc Degree – 90 credits – equivalent to

a. 13 X 5-credit modules & a 25-credit Research Component (field/lab)
OR
b. 15 X 5-credit modules & a 15-credit Research Component (desk-based)

Note: there are some 10 credit modules and of course you can chose to take a smaller selection of our modules as part of the Module to Masters initiative.

Careers or further progression

The course aims to develop your understanding of the environmental issues and sustainability goals facing society. You will be challenged to apply your scientific and technical knowledge to develop solutions to local and global problems and needs.

Further enquiries

Contact Name: Mary Kelly-Quinn/Susan Wilson
Contact Number:+353 (0)1 716 2337

Subjects taught

What modules can I take?
No Modules to display for this Course Lectures will be delivered through the UCD’s online environment using a variety of media, including for example virtual classroom seminars, discussion boards and podcasts. Formative assessments will be used to help you develop and critically assess your own understanding of the material presented. All modules will have a high continuous assessment component. For some modules you will be expected to attend for an end of semester written examination

Assessment method

Lectures will be delivered through the UCD’s online environment using a variety of media, including for example virtual classroom seminars, discussion boards and podcasts. Formative assessments will be used to help you develop and critically assess your own understanding of the material presented. All modules will have a high continuous assessment component. For some modules you will be expected to attend for an end of semester written examination.

Application date

The following entry routes are available:

GC Environmental Sustainability (Negotiated Learning)Jan FT (F077)
Duration 4 Years Attendance Full Time
Deadline Rolling * Apply Now

GC Environmental Sustainability (Negotiated Learning)Jan PT (F078)
Duration 4 Years Attendance Part Time
Deadline Rolling *

GCert Environmental Sustainability (Negotiated Learning) FT (F065)
Duration Attendance Full Time
Deadline Rolling *

GCert Environmental Sustainability (Negotiated Learning) PT (F066)
Duration Attendance Part 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: 2017/2018 September.

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

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