Taught course

Environmental Engineering

Institution
Trinity College Dublin - the University of Dublin · School of Engineering
Qualifications
PGDip

Entry requirements

The Diploma is a one-year postgraduate course designed to provide civil engineers and other suitably qualified graduates with a sound knowledge of present day practice in environmental engineering. The course has special relevance for local authority engineers but it has also been designed for those in the private sector who have a particular interest in environmental management with a particular emphasis on measures of quantitative assessment.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Topics covered in the course include air quality, noise, hydrological processes, water and wastewater treatment, solid and toxic waste management, fire safety engineering and environmental monitoring and control. Environmental Impact Studies and analysis of risk, as an inherent part of infrastructural development, are also considered. This course has been approved by Engineers Ireland as meeting its requirements for continuing professional development.

Course organisation:

Lectures are normally held on Friday evening 7 - 10 p.m. and Saturday morning 9.30 a.m. - 12.30 p.m. each week throughout the two semesters (September to April). In addition to attending lectures, participants are required to submit coursework as part of the students' assessment.

Course Content:

  • Environmental legislation, EIA and EIS
  • Hydrology for environmental management
  • Water and wastewater engineering
  • Air quality and noise monitoring and management
  • Solid and hazardous wastes
  • Fire safety engineering
  • Renewable energy
  • Special topics including water borne diseases, radiation hazards

Assessment: The award of a Postgraduate Diploma in Environmental Engineering is based on a combination of the results of two examination papers and coursework. Each paper constitutes one third of the overall assessment. The mark for the coursework also constitutes one third of the overall grade. Students must pass each paper and the coursework element independently; there is no system of compensation. The pass mark for the examination papers is 40%. A Distinction is awarded to those who obtain an overall average mark of 70% or over in both the coursework and two papers combined at the summer examination. The Diploma awarding ceremony takes place in November.

Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration

PGDip

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

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Email
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