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Ecology in Ireland

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

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

Course Description

According to recent statistics Agriculture and Science are two of the main growth areas in the Irish economy. Ecology in Ireland encompasses both of these study areas.

It is an introduction to applied science for anyone wishing to initiate study or refresh their knowledge in a science field. We will look at Irelands biodiversity and ecology, the sustainable management of our waterways, how to conserve our cultural heritage, permaculture design and other environmental issues.

What will you Study?

Sustainable Water Management
Environmental Studies
Permaculture Design
Irish Cultural and Heritage Resources 5N1293
Biological Diversity
Ecological Field Methods
Communications 5N0690
Work Experience 5N1356
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Progression to CAO Courses

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Sample Careers

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Agricultural Officer   Landscape Architect / Designer  
Biosystems Engineer   Food Scientist  
Food Technologist   Landscape Scientist  
Geotechnician   Landscape Manager  
Archaeologist   Food Safety Consultant  
Forestry Professional   Arborist  
Cartographer    Horticultural Scientist  
Agricultural Scientist / Agronomist   Farmer - Dairy  
Groundsperson   Dairy Industry Research Scientist  
Brewer   Agricultural Adviser  
Farm Manager   Farmer - Dry Stock  
Horticultural Manager   Apiarist / Commercial Bee Keeper  
Agricultural Engineering Technician   Agricultural Mechanic  
Geochemist   Molecular Biologist  
Biochemist   Biological / Microbiological Scientist  
Geographical Information Systems (GIS) Technician   Particle Physicist  
Oceanographer   Marine Scientist  
Marine Biologist   Field trials officer  
Environmental Consultant   Environmental Chemist  
Gas Engineer   Mining / Geological Engineer  
Mathematical Modeller    Solar Physicist   
Environmental Engineer   Soil Scientist  
Water Engineer   Energy Engineer  
Geologist   Hydrologist  
Geoscientist   Meteorologist / Weather Forecaster  
Energy Manager / Consultant   Atmospheric Scientist  
Environmental Officer   Recycling Officer   
Environmental Technician   Environmental Health Officer  
Ecologist   Environmental Scientist  
Arboriculturalist / Tree Surgeon   Botanist  
Timber Technologist    

Related Career Sectors

This course prepares people for careers typically found in the sectors below. You can explore information relating to these sectors by clicking on the titles below.
Earth Science & Environment
Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry & Food
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