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Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Environmental Science and Sustainable Technology

BSc (Hons)
Programme Code: CR_SESST_8
Mode of Delivery:Full Time, Part Time, ACCS
No. of Semesters:8
NFQ Level:8
Embedded Award:No
Programme Credits:240
programmeReviewDate:September 2023

Programme Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this programme the graduate will be able to demonstrate... :

PO1 Knowledge - Breadth
  (a) Demonstrate a detailed knowledge and understanding of the principles of physical sciences and their application coupled with knowledge of mathematics, analytical chemistry, instrumentation, information and communication technologies, environmental data integrity and security, regulations and their application within environmental monitoring and sustainability sectors
PO2 Knowledge - Kind
  (a) Understand the advantages, limitations, inherent assumptions and range of applicability of specific scientific and other principles, together with their potential for development in environmental science and sustainable technology.
PO3 Skill - Range
  (a) Investigate and analyse problems using appropriate tools such as statistics, data processing and database management; advanced computing and networking skills; demonstrate the effective oral and written communication skills necessary to construct, evaluate and present solutions.
PO4 Skill - Selectivity
  (a) Address technical issues in a structured manner using data analysis and consultation; design scientific studies, including experimentation, to test formulated hypotheses and draw appropriate conclusions.
PO5 Competence - Context
  (a) Demonstrate an awareness of the need to consider a range of environmental management options and analysis tools and select, design or develop, debate and present practical solutions within regulatory and ethical frameworks.
PO6 Competence - Role
  (a) Work professionally, individually and as a member of an interdisciplinary team, or as a technical team leader; participate in the preparation of project specifications, plan and manage a project from initiation to handover.
PO7 Competence - Learning to Learn
  (a) Participate in appropriate research activities as part of a research team in order to develop state of knowledge; critically approach academic literature and other sources of information; recognise the importance and the need for, and an ability to engage in, life-long learning.
PO8 Competence - Insight
  (a) Critically analyse and be able to contribute appropriate strategies and solutions to resolve environmental problems as part of a team; recognise the role of the scientist in the development of environmental science and sustainable technology.

Semester Schedules

Stage 1 / Semester 1

Module Code Module Title
CMOD6001 Creativity Innovation&Teamwork
MATH6060 Maths for Physical Sciences
CHEM6002 Chemical Principles
PHYS6011 Introduction to Physics
OCCH6002 Laboratory Practices
ENVI6003 Green Team Project

Stage 1 / Semester 2

Module Code Module Title
PHYS6042 Fundamental Physics
ENVI6002 Environmental Instrumentation
CHEM6013 Physical Chemistry Principles
MATH6019 Technological Maths 2 & Maple
CHEO6001 Organic Chemistry Fundamental
Module Code Module Title
FREE6001 Free Choice Module
BIOT6001 Introduction to Biotechnology
INTR6006 Climate Change and Energy

Stage 2 / Semester 1

Module Code Module Title
CHEA6001 Analytical Chemistry
PHYS6021 Mechanics and Electromagnetism
STAT6014 Intro Stats for Phys. Sc.
PHYS6038 Water Quality Instrumentation
PHYS6008 Instrument Measurement
Module Code Module Title
PHYS7029 Smart Sensor Instrumentation
FREE6001 Free Choice Module

Stage 2 / Semester 2

Module Code Module Title
STAT7009 Inferential Statistics
PHYS6043 Environmental Physics
PHYS6022 Photonics and Optics
CHEA6002 Analytical Chemical Techniques
PHYS7020 Thermo and Fluid Physics
Module Code Module Title
FREE6001 Free Choice Module
CHEM6008 Quality & Validation
CHEM6005 Industrial Chemistry

Stage 3 / Semester 1

Module Code Module Title
PHYS7017 Air Quality Instrumentation
EPRO7003 Green Auditing
CHEA7004 Analytical Practice & Protocol
MATH7025 Environmental Mathematics
PHYS7031 Material Physics and Design
Module Code Module Title
FREE6001 Free Choice Module
ENVI8006 Environmental GIS

Stage 3 / Semester 2

Module Code Module Title
PHYS7019 Work Placement/Project (ext)
PHYS7030 Instrumentation Electronics
CHEA7003 Environmental Analysis
PHYS7018 Methodological Research

Stage 4 / Semester 1

Module Code Module Title
ENVI8003 Air Quality
STAT8014 Environmental Statistics
PHYS8007 System Modelling & Simulation
INTR8009 Engineering Project Management
PHYS8010 Sustainable & Renewable Energy
Module Code Module Title
PHYS8017 Process Analytical Technology
STAT8013 Chemometrics

Stage 4 / Semester 2

Module Code Module Title
CHEP7009 Process Waste Management
ENVI8004 Water Quality
PHYS8026 Project
Module Code Module Title
CHEA8003 Analytical & Regulatory Stds.
PHYS8006 Networking & Computer Security

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