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Ecology-Conservation and Sustainable Development Pre University Science

Course Code(s):  5M5028 STE1
QQI Award Code:  5M5028 Applied Ecology
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Course overview

Course Code 5M5028 STE1
QQI Award Code 5M5028 Applied Ecology
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

The human population is constantly growing, which in turn creates increased pressure on the environment. Natural resources that are vital to life on the planet such as water, soil and biodiversity are finite and vulnerable to damage through over-exploitation and poor management. The Ecology course focuses on the intelligent and responsible management of these valuable ecosystem resources, ensuring that people can continue to enjoy them.

What will you Study?

Ecological Field Methods 5N1439
Sustainable Water Management 5N5027
Biological Diversity 5N1568
Plant Identification and Use 5N2527
Soil Science and Growing Media 5N2530
Plant Science 5N2528
Biology 5N2746
Communications 5N0690
Word Processing 5N1358
Work Experience 5N1356
Important Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands. Almost all PLC courses have a Work Experience module, which requires students to find their own placement in an area directly related to their course.

Progression to CAO Courses

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5M5028

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