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Environmental and Energy Engineering (Certificate Level 8)

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Admission Requirements:

Applicants should hold a minimum of a Level 7 or Level 8 engineering qualification, preferably in Civil Engineering or a cognate discipline.

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 disciplineof Environmental and Energy Engineering.

Course summary

The Certificate in Environmental & Energy Engineering programme aims to provide an opportunity for engineering degree graduates to acquire advanced skills and knowledge in the specific disciplines of Environmental & Energy Engineering thus enhancing their employment prospects. The programme covers both the theoretical background and the practical considerations of Environmental & Energy Engineering practices. The content seeks to reflect current and future practice in a broad range of areas including water, wastewater, wind, biomass, and ocean energy. It aims to provide the graduate with high level design skills in the environmental and energy areas. The elective options afford the opportunity for the development of skills and competences in areas of the graduate’s choosing. The programme is targeted at engineering graduates wishing to up-skill in the environmental and sustainable energy areas.


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 two days per week in both semesters.

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.

Further Studies

Having successfully completed this programme the graduate may have the opportunity to progress to a Level 8 BEng (Hons) programme or a Level 9 MEng programme within the Faculty. Such opportunities will be dependent on previous qualifications, experience and programme specific entry requirements. Alternatively, suitable qualified graduates may proceed to a programme of research leading to a MEng or PhD award.


Special Purpose Award - Certificate in Environmental and Energy Engineering (Level 8 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.

The course consists of 30 credits on a part-time basis in the form of six 5 credit modules delivered over two semesters. Semester 1 modules are completed between September and January, Semester 2 modules between February and May. 

Further Studies

Having successfully completed this programme the student may have the opportunity to progress to a Level 8 BEng (Hons) programme or a Level 9 MEng programme within the Faculty. Such opportunities will be dependent on previous qualifications, experience and programme specific entry requirements. Alternatively, suitable qualified graduates may proceed to a programme of research leading to an MEng or PhD award.


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


Niamh Power
021 4335959

Carmel Collins, Department Secretary
021 4335950