Bachelor of Science (Honours) Environmental Science (ENV) CW108

  • NFQ Level 8
  • CW108
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  • New Course
  • 4 Years
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What is the Course about?

Environmental science is all around us. It covers the areas of chemistry, physics, biology and mathematical modelling to monitor the current state and changes in the system. Training in environmental science provides the knowledge and skills to interpret and manage environmental systems in a sustainable manner.

This course equips students with the knowledge and skills to understand the environmental systems required for a sustainable environment. Modules covered include: Cell Biology, Chemistry, Laboratory Science, Physical Science, Environmental and Forensic Science, Computing and Instrumentation, Sampling, Analytical Applications, Statistics and Experimental Design, Waste Management and Pharmaceutical Science, Freshwater Ecology and Bioremediation.

The Environmental Science course combines theoretical and practical elements and includes a major research project as part of Year 4. A period of work placement of not less than twelve weeks is an integral part of this course and must be completed before the end of September in Year 4.

Special Features:


What follow-on study opportunities are available?

Graduates can progress to MSc and PhD courses at Institute of Technology Carlow or other third level Institutions or research centres.

What exemptions will I receive?




What will I be able to do when I finish the course?

A diverse range of employment opportunities are available to graduates including: technical services and waste management for local authorities; analytical services for private industry and state bodies; pollution control licensing for pharmaceutical companies and environmental consultancy and management.

What are the minimum entry requirements?

Leaving Certificate:

  • 2H5 & 4O6/H7.

Subjects Required:

  • English or Irish O6/H7
  • Mathematics O6/H7

For Further Information Contact

Programme Director:
Dr Una Ni Ghogain
BSc (Hons), PhD