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DC166
Environmental Science and Technology

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

Undergraduate awards are awarded by the QQI, HEA or Higher Education Institutes.

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3rd level Graduates are qualified for a wide range of occupations, and their education prepares them for roles involving specific skills, and for coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, sales managers, computer programmers, teachers, chemists, environmental engineers, criminal investigators, and financial analysts.

Level on the National Framework of Qualifications
4 Years
Duration of course
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392

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This course explores the environment around us, the technologies used for its analysis, and the environmental impacts of our activities from a scientific perspective.

Students will gain an understanding of the causes of the problems we face, how to analyse them and how to gain the skills necessary to understand their impact on the environment.

The course integrates elements of physics, chemistry and biotechnology and field work. Final year allows time for increased specialisation and a research project.

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DC166 - Environmental Science and Technology
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DC166 - Environmental Science and Technology
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PLC courses leading to the following QQI Major Awards may be used for entry into this course.

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CASLT  5M3807  Laboratory Techniques


Note: Information for 2017 Entry

Essential Module Requirements:
Distinctions in 5 modules including 4 from the following modules:


C20011 - Chemistry
or 5N2747 - Chemistry

C20006 - Biology
or 5N2746 - Biology

C20048 - Physics
or 5N1460 - Physics

C20139 - Mathematics
or 5N1833 - Mathematics

C20033 - Laboratory Techniques
or 5N2751 - Laboratory Skills
and a pass in C20139 - Mathematics
or 5N1833 - Mathematics

Note: Information for 2017 Entry

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In third year students have an opportunity to work in a paid industrial placement (INTRA), gaining valuable work experience in their chosen field.

Graduates enter careers in the fields of Environmental Protection, Pollution Control, Waste Management, Energy Systems, Green Economy and Water Management.



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