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Environmental Science

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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 is one of three follow on options from LM123 Biological and Chemical Sciences (Common Entry).

You will be provided with a strong foundation in biology, chemistry and ecology, and with an indepth knowledge in environmental technology, environmental management, conservation and waste management. The main areas of study will include

  • Environmental Science - the application of the fundamental sciences to environmental issues
  • Environmental Management - how strategies can be developed and implemented in protecting all aspects of the environment
  • CleanTechnology - the use of cleaner technologies and processes to minimise the negative impacts of technology on the environment
  • Waste Management - study of the physical methodologies and techniques for dealing with increasing levels of waste generated by the manufacturer and consumer
  • Health & Safety - a complementary area to environmental science which specifically deals with significant health and safety issues both in the workplace and in outdoor environments.

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LM123 - Environmental Science
University of Limerick

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LM123 - Environmental Science
Qualifax - The National Courses Database
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A demand exists for B.Sc. Environmental Science graduates in industry, state agencies, consultancy companies and local authorities. These environmental professional positions entail, for example, managing waste, implementing environmental management systems, developing new and cleaner technologies, monitoring pollutant levels, environmental impact assessment in relation to new developments and management of health & safety in the work environment. There are smaller numbers of jobs available in conservation.

UL graduates are employed in areas such as;

  • Chemical & Biotechnology industry
  • Energy generation
  • Electronics manufacture
  • Environmental Protection industries
  • Transport Sector
  • Construction / Mining industries
  • Environmental Consultancy companies
  • Local Authorities
  • Environmental Protection Agency

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