Specialist Diploma in Corporate Environmental Planning (Specialist Diploma in Corporate Environmental Planning)

National University of Ireland, Galway (DCEP2022)
Key Programme Details
Award

Specialist Diploma

NFQ Level

Level 8 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Online

Mode

Part Time

ECTS Credits

30

General Information
Contact

Roisin McCormack

Email

sciencetech@nuigalway.ie

Phone

493909

Address

Centre for Adult Learning & Professional Development,
Nun's Island,
NUI Galway

Important Dates
Application Deadline

19/08/2022

Start Date

10/09/2022

End Date

31/08/2023

About this Course

The Diploma in Corporate Environmental Planning is a practice based course which takes an integrative approach to focus on environmental challenges and opportunities in organisations, regionally and nationally, to develop sustainable systems, policies and practices, through technological, organisational, business and service innovations. The course has a strong focus on impacts and outputs, and correspondingly the assessments include developing actionable plans for the participants’ current or future employers and/or organisations.

The course develops graduates with the interdisciplinary knowledge and skills to drive positive change towards environmentally sound, sustainable public sector organisations, and profitable businesses and value chains in the commercial sector.

The course takes a systems approach to addressing environmental challenges, by integrating information technology, smart analytics, automation and a drive towards a circular economy, to develop environmental plans for their organisations.

This 1-year part-time flexible course will provide students with a holistic perspective on environmental planning to assist in the development of best practice in environmental management, resource efficiency, sustainable design and technologies. It will raise awareness and facilitate behavioural change to a culture of environmentally sound practices.

The course will empower students to incorporate sustainable practices into the daily running of their organisations. It will also take a multidisciplinary approach to the development of contemporary environmental plans for organisations, especially in resource intensive and high risk sectors. Supporting the growth of the green/circular economy through improved sustainability and competitiveness will be a key outcome from this course.

The Diploma in Corporate Environmental Planning in current context of:
• Paris Agreement and Goals
• Ireland’s Climate Action Plan
• The race to net zero 2050 following COP26

Well-informed, skilled environmental managers will form an intrinsic part of this shift to a net zero economy;

Swift adoption of climate change mitigation measures is therefore imperative. Key economic activities have been identified as the main sources of global GHG emissions: Electricity and Heat Production, Industry, Agriculture and Forestry, Transportation, Buildings.

Ireland’s national Climate Action Plan 2021 outlines a legally binding requirement to achieve a 51% reduction in overall greenhouse gas emissions by the year 2030, and net zero emissions by the year 2050. Furthermore, Ireland is implementing legally binding economy-wide carbon budgets and sectoral.
All sectors of Ireland’s economy now require environmentally educated individuals, to achieve these ambitious goals. This course will train the environmental leaders needed to meet Ireland’s goals.

The course is delivered using an online learning approach with Saturday workshops (approximately 10 hours per module),with self-directed learning elements.

Modules:
• Energy Management: Improving energy efficiency and reducing carbon footprints and energy costs for the organisation
• The Lean Organisation and Technology: Lean environmental management for continuous improvement of environmental performance.
• Environmental Management for Organisations: Explores the roots and principles of environmental planning and management in practice
• Environmental Leadership in Organisations: Conceptual and practical foundation for effective environmental leadership in organisations.
• Environmental Legislation and Compliance: A practical foundation in the principles of compliance and risk management for industry.
• Environmental Science: Investigating processes and physical components of the planet on the environment.
• Professional and Digital skills: Advancement of skills that are central to enhancing professional development.

Objectives

Modules:
• Energy Management: Improving energy efficiency and reducing carbon footprints and energy costs for the organisation
• The Lean Organisation and Technology: Lean environmental management for continuous improvement of environmental performance.
• Environmental Management for Organisations: Explores the roots and principles of environmental planning and management in practice
• Environmental Leadership in Organisations: Conceptual and practical foundation for effective environmental leadership in organisations.
• Environmental Legislation and Compliance: A practical foundation in the principles of compliance and risk management for industry.
• Environmental Science: Investigating processes and physical components of the planet on the environment.
• Professional and Digital skills: Advancement of skills that are central to enhancing professional development.

Entry Requirements

Applicants should hold the NUI Galway Diploma in Science & Technology Studies or a related science or engineering award of 90 ECTS at NQF level 7. Relevant work experience and Recognition of Prior Learning may be considered for entry purposes.

Long Description

The Diploma in Corporate Environmental Planning is a practice based course which takes an integrative approach to focus on environmental challenges and opportunities in organisations, regionally and nationally, to develop sustainable systems, policies and practices, through technological, organisational, business and service innovations. The course has a strong focus on impacts and outputs, and correspondingly the assessments include developing actionable plans for the participants’ current or future employers and/or organisations.

The course develops graduates with the interdisciplinary knowledge and skills to drive positive change towards environmentally sound, sustainable public sector organisations, and profitable businesses and value chains in the commercial sector.

The course takes a systems approach to addressing environmental challenges, by integrating information technology, smart analytics, automation and a drive towards a circular economy, to develop environmental plans for their organisations.

This 1-year part-time flexible course will provide students with a holistic perspective on environmental planning to assist in the development of best practice in environmental management, resource efficiency, sustainable design and technologies. It will raise awareness and facilitate behavioural change to a culture of environmentally sound practices.

The course will empower students to incorporate sustainable practices into the daily running of their organisations. It will also take a multidisciplinary approach to the development of contemporary environmental plans for organisations, especially in resource intensive and high risk sectors. Supporting the growth of the green/circular economy through improved sustainability and competitiveness will be a key outcome from this course.

The Diploma in Corporate Environmental Planning in current context of:
• Paris Agreement and Goals
• Ireland’s Climate Action Plan
• The race to net zero 2050 following COP26

Well-informed, skilled environmental managers will form an intrinsic part of this shift to a net zero economy;

Swift adoption of climate change mitigation measures is therefore imperative. Key economic activities have been identified as the main sources of global GHG emissions: Electricity and Heat Production, Industry, Agriculture and Forestry, Transportation, Buildings.

Ireland’s national Climate Action Plan 2021 outlines a legally binding requirement to achieve a 51% reduction in overall greenhouse gas emissions by the year 2030, and net zero emissions by the year 2050. Furthermore, Ireland is implementing legally binding economy-wide carbon budgets and sectoral.
All sectors of Ireland’s economy now require environmentally educated individuals, to achieve these ambitious goals. This course will train the environmental leaders needed to meet Ireland’s goals.

The course is delivered using an online learning approach with Saturday workshops (approximately 10 hours per module),with self-directed learning elements.

Timetable Info

The course is delivered using an online learning approach with Saturday workshops (approximately 10 hours per module),with self-directed learning elements.

Delivery Location

Online

Delivery Notes

The course is delivered using an online learning approach with Saturday workshops (approximately 10 hours per module),with self-directed learning elements.

Admissions Contact Details
Contact Person

Roisin McCormack

Address

Centre for Adult Learning & Professional Development,
Nun's Island,
NUI Galway

Phone

493909

Email

sciencetech@nuigalway.ie