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Marie O'Donovan

Environmental Officer

CRH plc

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  Marie O'Donovan

You should possibly consider studying environmental science or environmental engineering in third level.

You would also need to consider if you would like do quite a bit of driving during your day and to be able to oragnise your own work plans as both these things are important.

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LC425
Environmental and Natural Resource Management

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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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​This programme prepares students to work in the environmental management sector.

During the programme, students develop a scientific understanding of how the earth’s natural systems work. This knowledge is then applied to managing natural and human environments. New approaches to balancing the needs of society and the economy with protection of the environment are investigated.

The programme includes a significant amount of practical lab work, field work, field trips and computer-based Geographic Information Systems (GIS) sessions. Subjects on professional development are also included. There is also a work placement during the summer of third year.


 
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Students will have the opportunity to explore the linkage between the science and the management of the environment. Students will develop a scientific knowledge of the earth’s natural systems. New approaches to balancing the needs of the environment, economy and society in moving towards long term sustainability are a key focus for the course.
There is lots of practical lab work, field work, field trips and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) sessions. Subjects on professional development are also included – soft skills that are much sought after by employers.


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Graduates of this Ordinary Bachelor Degree are qualified for a wide range of roles including Environmental Technicians and Environmental Officers with businesses, public agencies and non-governmental organisations (NGOs).



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