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Environmental and Energy Engineering (Certificate Level 7)

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    Part time

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Admission Requirements:

A minimum of a Level 6 qualification in engineering or a Level 7 in construction/architecture/ architectural technology related qualification.

Equivalent recognition may be given through the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process on an individual case-by-case basis to candidates who have not achieved this academic standard but who can demonstrate significant relevant professional experience in the discipline of Environmental & Energy Engineering.

Course summary

The Certificate in Environmental & Energy Engineering programme aims to provide an opportunity for Level 6 engineering or Level 7 construction/architecture/architectural technology graduates to acquire skills and knowledge in the specific disciplines of environmental and energy engineering. The environmental stream concentrates primarily on the water industry; the energy stream includes modules on Wind Energy, Building Energy Rating and Energy and the Environment. The programme aims to up-skill and re-skill construction industry personnel including those in the target cohort with Level 6 and Level 7 qualifications in the construction disciplines including architectural technology, architecture and construction. This programme offers two complementary streams; the environmental stream, and the energy stream. The environmental stream covers a wide range of relevant topics including water supply and treatment, wastewater treatment, hydrology and hydraulics, waste management, water quality, and environmental impact assessment. The energy stream incorporates building energy, a range of renewable energies including wind energy, and environmental & energy policy.


Civil, Structural & Environmental Engine

All part-time programmes at CIT will run subject to sufficient student numbers. Where a programme cannot proceed, applicants will be contacted and advised on alternative study options.

Students should note that Fees quoted relate to the academic year 2018-2019 only and are subject to change on an annual basis. Except where stated, course fees cover the cost of tuition only. 

Course fees must be paid before attending lectures.

An Information/Registration session will take place on Wednesday 5th September 2018 from 6.00pm to 8.00pm at the CIT Bishopstown Campus. Institute staff will be in attendance to offer career guidance and assistance.


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Environmental & Energy Engineering is the application of scientific and engineering principles to activities which protect, enhance and improve the environment. Energy engineering focuses on hydrology, water resource management, and water and wastewater treatment design. Energy Engineering focuses on wind, wave, tidal, biomass and energy sustainability issues. Energy Engineering and its inextricable relationship to the environment is an increasingly important aspect of global sustainability.

Duration & Delivery

One academic year, requiring attendance on a number of days per week in each semester, usual working hours of 9am – 6pm. The learning experience involves a variety of modes, including classroom based lectures, individual and group project work and tutorials. The flexibility in relation to elective choices facilitates a learner centred approach, allowing the learner to direct the focus of his/her own programme of study.

Mathematics Module > Further Studies

A mathematics module is included as an elective option providing learners with the opportunity to ultimately potentially progress to the Level 7 BEng in Civil Engineering programme or the Level 8 Certificate in Environmental & Energy Engineering. Learner choice is provided in each semester through the range of module elective options available.


Special Purpose Award - Certificate in Environmental and Energy Engineering (Level 7
on the National Framework of Qualifications)



CIT has developed a website which gives full details of all modules for all courses. The website also has information on recommended textbooks, average weekly workload, assessments and exams.

Please click here for detailed module information.

  • For applications please email the Department directly as detailed on the ENQUIRIES tab.


Denise Barnett
021 432 6766

Carmel Collins, Department Secretary
021 4335950