Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Environmental Science (Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Environmental Science)

University College Dublin (GDSCI002 - F198)
Key Programme Details
Award

Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Environmental Science

NFQ Level

Level 9 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Classroom, Blended

Mode

Full Time

ECTS Credits

75

Department

School of Biology and Environmental Science

General Information
Contact

Rachael Reenan

Email

rachael.reenan@ucd.ie

Phone

01 716 2395

Address

UCD School of Biology and Environmental Science
Room 213, Science Centre West
UCD, Belfield, Dublin 4

Role

School Administrator

Important Dates
Application Deadline

01/08/2020

Start Date

21/09/2020

End Date

09/08/2021

About this Course

The Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Environmental Science is an NFQ level 9 skills conversion programme aimed at students holding a primary degree in a discipline other than Environmental Science or Environmental Biology who would like to obtain a postgraduate qualification in Applied Environmental Science. The course will draw on the teaching and research experience of four schools in UCD (Biology and Environmental Science, Earth Sciences, Geography and Civil Engineering) to provide a wide coverage of environmental topics. Reflecting the core skills required for the environmental services sector, the course will include practical training in fieldwork, laboratory analyses, GIS, digital skills, information sourcing, data analysis, planning, reporting and communication. The course will be a full-time blended learning programme that will take on board the training needs of a broad spectrum of end-users. Students will be expected to complete 75 credits, 15 of which will be in the form of a work placement or a work-based project. This programme will also constitute a pathway to the NFQ level 9 MSc Applied Environmental Science and the NFQ level 9 MSc Environmental Sustainability.

Entry Requirements

This programme is intended for applicants who do not already have a degree in Environmental Biology or Environmental Science. An upper second class honours level 8 degree or equivalent in another discipline is required for entry. It is important that candidates are of sufficient calibre to manage the demands of the programme. Applications are therefore invited from individuals that demonstrate the capacity and aptitude to engage in an intensive programme of study. Depending on their background, students may need to take specific modules and will be advised accordingly.


Students who have earned 60 appropriate credits in the Postgraduate Diploma Programme can progress from the Diploma award to either the MSc in Applied Environmental Science or the MSc in Environmental Sustainability award with Recognition of Prior Learning as determined by UCD Academic Regulations. Students who progress to the MSc programme in Applied Environmental Science or the MSc in Environmental Sustainability can take a Research Project or Research Practicum during Trimester 3 (both of which can be hosted by industry or completed in conjunction with a stakeholder in the sector) and an additional 10 taught credits that can be taken on-line or as classroom-based modules during Trimester 3 or the following Trimester

Long Description

The Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Environmental Science is an NFQ level 9 skills conversion programme aimed at students holding a primary degree in a discipline other than Environmental Science or Environmental Biology who would like to obtain a postgraduate qualification in Applied Environmental Science. The course will draw on the teaching and research experience of four schools in UCD (Biology and Environmental Science, Earth Sciences, Geography and Civil Engineering) to provide a wide coverage of environmental topics. Reflecting the core skills required for the environmental services sector, the course will include practical training in fieldwork, laboratory analyses, GIS, digital skills, information sourcing, data analysis, planning, reporting and communication. The course will be a full-time blended learning programme that will take on board the training needs of a broad spectrum of end-users. Students will be expected to complete 75 credits, 15 of which will be in the form of a work placement or a work-based project. This programme will also constitute a pathway to the NFQ level 9 MSc Applied Environmental Science and the NFQ level 9 MSc Environmental Sustainability.

Timetable Info

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Delivery Notes

Blended