Higher Certificate in Science in Environmental Management
Programme Code: SG_SENVI_C06
About Environmental Management
Environmental management is a fundamental business consideration in the public and private sectors. It concerns the way in which an organisation impacts upon the environment and the measures it must have in place to minimise any damage and maximise its positive impact.
About this Programme
Description: This programme is delivered by Distance Learning and is specifically designed for people with either an interest in the environment and/or who wish to take an active part in the environmental management affairs of an organisation.
The programme consists of a combination of science, business, engineering, legal and management modules with a number of modules being offered as electives. It is envisaged that applicants with no scientific or engineering background can successfully complete the programme. The theory aspect of the programme is reinforced with workshops and/ or site visits to environmental protection facilities or organisations with functioning environmental management systems.
The programme also includes a project, which typically involves investigation of real environmental issues. The programme is being made available in single modules or as a Minor Award subject to a minimum of 60 Credits have been accumulated, participants will be eligible for a Minor Award (Certificate in Environment Management) of the Higher Certificate in Science in Environmental Management.
Participants who successfully complete the full programme of 120 Credits will be awarded a Higher Certificate in Science in Environmental Management. Typically, individual modules can be completed in a two to three month period and the full programme can be completed in two years. Successful students can progress to the Level 7 Ordinary Degree in Environmental Management.
The programme will commence in September 2009 subject to viable numbers. Note: Participants must choose and successfully complete sufficient electives (25 Credits) to make up a total of 120 Credits for the award of Higher Certificate in Science in Environmental Management. Electives may be chosen by applicants (depending on prior education and experience) and are subject to the approval of the Programme Board. EM17 and EM18 will typically take the form of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for applicants with significant experience in a related subject area and subject to prior approval by the Programme Board.
Full details of individual modules are available in the official documentation here.
Leaving Certificate or equivalent award. Applicants with other qualifications and/or with relevant experience will also be considered through IT Sligo’s RPL process.
Award: Level 6
Duration: 2 years
Fees: €6,500 in total or €3,250 per year,OR €300 per 5 credit module, €600 per 10 credit module, €900 per 15 credit module
Application Deadline: See Frequently Asked Questions
The School of Science
Tel: 071 91 55222
Course co-ordinator: Noel Connaughton email: email@example.com