Environmental Sustainability (Specialist Diploma)
The specialist diploma awards are particularly suitable for students requiring medium-term upskilling for career advancement or for those interested in focused study in this subject area for personal or topical interest. The specialist diplomas are linked to the degree cycle of the modular programme in Science & Technology Studies ( http://www.modularbsc.ie/) which allow students to specialise by choosing from a range of electives. These elective modules are also available as independent awards which students may take for the purposes of upskilling or retraining in the area of Environmental Sustainability, Medical Device Science, Lean & Quality Systems or Form & Function of the Human Body.
Who is the course intended for?
The specialist diplomas are primarily intended for students who already have a Science or Engineering related diploma or degree and who wish to up-skill or become expert in one of the specialist areas as offered through these one-year diploma programmes.
Applicants must be in receipt of the Diploma in Science & Technology Studies or a related Diploma, or otherwise prove that they satisfy the prerequisites of each of the modules as listed in the programme description section
Next start date: September 2013
ECTS weighting: 30
Average intake: Unlimited
NFQ level: 8
Each specialist diploma consists of four inter-related taught modules and a project (chosen in consultation with their project supervisor), to allow individuals to up-skill in a particular area or study in a highly focused area of interest.
Environmental Sustainability: Environmental Management Systems, Environmental Impact Assessment, Sustainability and Design, Design for Environment, Project
Medical Device Science: Anatomy, Biocompatibility & Device Design, Mechanics of Solids, Medical Device Design, Project
Form and Function of the Human Body: Anatomy, Biocompatibility & Device Design, Cell Biology, Immunology & Human Therapeutics, Project
Lean & Quality Systems: Lean & Quality Systems: Lean Thinking / Lean Tools; Quality Science – Six Sigma; Problem Solving Tools and Techniques; Enterprise Modelling and Simulation; Project
Applications and selections
Requirements and assessment
Assessment is through assignments, written examinations and in some cases practical laboratory sessions. Exams take place at the end of each semester. All modules from the programme will be individually assessed.
The programme is delivered by blended learning on a part-time basis. Candidates will receive learning materials in both online and in hard copy format for each module. Materials will be specifically designed for independent study and will be supplemented by supporting reading material and interactive learning resources where appropriate. The programme requires attendance on campus for approximately 10 hours per module, mainly on Saturdays.
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