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Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT) MSc Environmental Systems
Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT)

MSc Environmental Systems

1 Years

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Full time, Part time

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Sep 2023

EUR 6,000 / per year *


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Master of Science in Environmental Systems

GMIT Galway Campus

Ireland's emerging environmental sector employs over 4,000 people and generates an annual turnover of €770 million.

There is, at present, a deficit of skilled engineers to fill positions in this growth area.

The Master of Science in Environmental Systems at GMIT aims to produce graduates with the environmental knowledge, skills, and competencies currently being sought by industry - manufacturing, energy, service, and/or construction - and local government.

GMIT has a long history of training undergraduate and postgraduate engineers and scientists to the highest standards. The Institute has excellent teaching and research credentials in relation to design for the environment, renewable energy technology design, energy auditing and management, waste management, sustainable building design, and wastewater management and water protection.

GMIT has invested heavily in specialist laboratory facilities and staff training to support this programme.

Programme Flexibility and Specialisation

The programme is flexible and will be offered in both full-time and part-time modes.

The wide range of modules available enable the student to specialise in a chosen topic, be it energy-, design-, or construction-related.

Modules will only run subject to viability.

Current Modules

  • Environment and Society
  • Engineering, Science and the Environment
  • Minor Thesis
  • Energy Management
  • Energy Systems
  • Design for the Environment
  • Life Cycle Engineering And Product Life Cycle
  • Environment, Health and Safety Management
  • Construction and Demolition Waste Management
  • Municipal Waste Management
  • Sustainable Building Construction
  • Water Resource Protection
  • Engineering Hydrology and Hydrogeology
  • Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Passive House

Programme Structure

After taking eight (8) modules, two (2) mandatory and six (6) electives, students can graduate with a Postgraduate Diploma in Environmental Systems.

Should a student wish to gain a Masters Degree in Environmental Systems he or she will be required to complete an applied project in a chosen specialisation.

Career Opportunities

Graduates from the Postgraduate Diploma and Masters Degree Program can be involved in a range of careers depending on their selected modules as follows:

  • Energy Engineering
  • Energy Auditing and Management
  • Sustainable Building Construction
  • Environmental Management
  • Design Engineers
  • Waste Managers
  • Local Authority Engineers and Scientists
  • Health and Safety Managers and Auditors
  • Design and Project Engineers with Consultancies and Contractors
  • Local Authority Environmental Engineers and Pollution Officers
  • Environmental Protection Agency Engineering and Scientific Officers

Entry Requirement

The normal entry requirement is an Honours Degree (H2.2) in Engineering or Science.

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