Postgraduate Diploma in Management of Clean Technology
Colum FoleyEmail Phone
National Institute for Digital Learning
Bea Orpen Building
Postgraduate Programme Chair
The concept known as the triple bottom line must be employed if a business is to be competitive in the long-term. It must effectively manage the whole of the business' resources: social, environmental and financial.This programme is suitable for learners who are interested in the environmental areas of waste management, water management and energy management with a science or engineering qualification and is designed to provide learners with the knowledge and tools to implement continuous improvement in these areas across organisations. The programme further provides participants with the managerial tools to confidently assume senior roles within the sector. This programme is very relevant to the BioPharma & MedTech industries in Ireland today with water management and energy reduction among the performance indicators of the BioPharmChem Ireland Responsible Care Programme for example.
There are five entry routes to this Programme:
1) A level 8 or higher degree in a relevant discipline (Business, Engineering, Science or Information Technology)
2) Chartered membership of a professional body or institute (Institute of Engineers of Ireland, Institute of Chartered Accountants)
3) A level 7 qualification in a relevant discipline or non-chartered membership of a professional body, along with at least three years relevant
Managerial work experience.
4) A level 8 qualification in a non-relevant discipline along with at least three years Managerial work experience.
5) Evidence of substantial relevant Managerial work experience. Such applicants will have to submit a C.V. in support of their application and will have to attend for interview
The concept known as the triple bottom line must be employed if a business is to be competitive in the long-term. It must effectively manage the whole of the business' resources: social, environmental and financial.This programme is suitable for learners who are interested in the environmental areas of waste management, water management and energy management with a science or engineering qualification and is designed to provide learners with the knowledge and tools to implement continuous improvement in these areas across organisations. The programme further provides participants with the managerial tools to confidently assume senior roles within the sector. This programme is very relevant to the BioPharma & MedTech industries in Ireland today with water management and energy reduction among the performance indicators of the BioPharmChem Ireland Responsible Care Programme for example. The Programme holds the internationally highly respected American, Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) accreditation, which is held only by two Irish Universities.
Programme Learning Outcomes include: An in-depth knowledge of current best practices in waste management, water management and energy management and associated legislation, project management, change management and strategic management Research skills including evaluation of sources, ethics, data analysis (statistics) and data presentation to undertake clean technology projects.The ability to think creatively to identify improvements in clean technology efficiencies, calculate conversion efficiencies of power conversion processes, critically assess energy system performance and design, perform quantitative analysis on costs of renewable energy projects, evaluate the trends and developments in renewable energy technology, critically evaluate life cycle assessment tools for use in waste, water and energy management.
The development of leadership, communication, and team working skills for effective communication and working across an organisation.
Our flexible delivery mode means that if the student gets a job before completion of their studies, they will still be able to complete the program over a longer time frame. In addition, because the programme is provided through distance learning online, it is possible for people located anywhere in Ireland to take the programme. Students are fully supported with specialist course texts and tutor support. In addition, tutorials are provided using a web-based tutorial system, in which students can participate from anywhere with a reasonable internet connection or catch up later if more convenient. All modules are assessed via continuous assessment, with no year-end exams. Students can record their progress on our e-portfolio platform and use this to showcase their progress. Students who successfully complete the Diploma can apply to complete a Masters Degree by producing a dissertation on a subject of their choice.( This additional module is not funded by Springboard)
The Management of Clean Technologies online programme will enable learners to apply their engineering or technical background to grow into senior managerial roles in the clean technology sector.The programme’s main philosophy is that for a business to be successful and competitive in the long-term, the whole of the business’ resources, including environmental, economic and social resources, must be managed from a perspective that integrates the growing importance of clean technologies and the contribution they have to make to economic competitiveness.
The programme is designed to give graduates the technical and mathematical skills to effectively measure and analyse the use of Clean Technologies with a view to improving efficiency, effectiveness and value for money.
Graduates of this programme tell us how they have grown in confidence as a result of coming to understand the theory underpinning professional practice brought about by their studies. This confidence, together with their increased understanding and knowledge, has helped them to become more strategic and meaningful contributors in the workplace, with the ability to engage at a more senior level.As high-level academic qualifications are becoming increasingly important to organisations' recruitment and promotion policies, this degree will add long term value to your career. Graduates of this programme are currently employed in manufacturing and service organisations across a wide range of sectors including the Clean -Tech, Supply Chain, Medical Devices, Pharmaceutical and Electronics industries. Many Graduates are also self-employed.
Bea Orpen Building
Applications are submitted through the Springboard Application Website: www.springboardcourses.ie
Upon Review, applicants may be requested by email to forward on the following documents
1) A scanned copy of all relevant academic transcripts
2) A current C.V.
3) Telephone contact details for two referees
4) Personal Statement(max 500 words ) detailing your reasons for applying for the programme.
5) A current telephone contact number
6) Applicants full current address details
Decisions of the applications committee are final.