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SG335
Environmental Engineering

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

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3rd level Graduates are qualified for a wide range of occupations, and their education prepares them for roles involving specific skills, and for coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, sales managers, computer programmers, teachers, chemists, environmental engineers, criminal investigators, and financial analysts.

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Environmental Engineers design, build and maintain clean water supplies and wastewater treatment systems and waste disposal methods, as well as hydroelectric stations and wind farms. 

Students are introduced during the first two years to civil and environmental engineering areas of structural, hydraulic, geotechnical and highway engineering as well as project and site management.

In the third year significantly more emphasis is placed on environmental matters. Written and verbal communication skills are continuously developed through presentations and technical report writing.


Environmental & Civil Engineering in IT Sligo

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This new and innovative programme has been created in partnership between the School of Engineering and Environmental Science in order to satisfy a current shortfall in Environmental Engineers in Ireland.
Environmental Engineering is about creating, improving and protecting the environment in which we live. Environmental engineers design, build and maintain clean water supplies and waste-water treatment systems, waste disposal methods, as well as hydroelectric stations and wind farms


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As a graduate, students can expect employment opportunities in the design, specification, supervision, construction and maintenance of civil engineering projects. Our graduates usually find jobs with local authorities, government agencies, engineering contractors and consultants both in Ireland and internationally. 



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