Specialist Diploma in Corporate Environmental Planning (DCEP2020)

National University of Ireland, Galway (DCEP2020)
Key Programme Details

Specialist Diploma

NFQ Level

Level 8 About NFQ

Delivery Method



Part Time

ECTS Credits


General Information

Course Administrator






National University of Ireland, Galway



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About this Course

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.

Entry Requirements

• Applicants should have reached the age of 21 years on the 1st of January of the calendar year of entry.
• Applicants should hold our own Diploma in Science & Technology Studies or a relevant NFQ Level 7 award, of minimum 90 ECTS credits.
• Recognition of Prior Learning may be considered for entry purposes.
• An International English Language Testing System (IELTS)/TOEFL certificate is required if English is not your first language to indicate your competency in written and spoken English for the course you are interested in taking.
• Please see Springboard FAQs for information on candidate eligibility requirements e.g. Residency requirements.

Long Description

The course is at NFQ Level 8 and is worth 30 ECTS credits. The course consists of 6 modules:

- Environmental Leadership
- Environmental Management
- Energy Management
- Environmental Science
- Lean Organisation & Technology
- Environmental Legislation & Compliance

Timetable Info

The course is part-time and is delivered via blended learning (distance & online, and classes/labs which require attendance on NUI Galway university on-campus). The on-campus tutorials are held one to two times per month on Saturdays.*

* Notice: due to COVID-19 restrictions Semester 1 teaching (September- December 2020) in 2020/21 will take place in a fully online mode. The course content will be delivered through our online learning system Blackboard. The tutors will communicate material through online tutorials, recorded video tutorials, discussion boards and other interactive online learning methods.

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Application Procedures

To apply:

1. Complete the Springboard application form

2. Upload supporting documentation as follows:

The applicant must supply the following supporting documentation to support their application form:
• Identification Passport/Drivers License/Birth Cert
• Proof of Qualifications- Applicant must provide official Transcripts of Qualifications. Eligibility requirements are an NFQ Level 7 or higher qualification of at least 90 ECTS in a related discipline
• Proof of Unemployment/Payment from DEASP (IF APPLICABLE)- please see Springboard FAQs for the most up-to-date details on this
Proof of Returner Status (IF APPLICABLE)- please see Springboard FAQs for the most up-to-date details on this
• Proof of Employment (IF APPLICABLE)- P60 Form
• Short one-page CV detailing professional experience

Please note that following Springboard guidelines, Unemployed applicants are given first preference of places on courses