Bachelor of Science (Honours) Environmental Science (ENV) CW108

  • NFQ Level 8
  • CW108
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  • New Course
  • 4 Years
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What is the Course about?

Environmental science is all around us. It covers the areas of chemistry, physics, biology and mathematical modelling to monitor the current state and changes in the system. Training in environmental science provides the knowledge and skills to interpret and manage environmental systems in a sustainable manner.

This programme equips students with the knowledge and skills to understand the environmental systems required for a sustainable environment. Modules covered include: Cell Biology, Chemistry, Laboratory Science, Physical Science, Environmental and Forensic Science, Computing and Instrumentation, Sampling, Analytical Applications, Statistics and Experimental Design, Waste Management and Pharmaceutical Science, Freshwater Ecology and Bioremediation.

The Environmental Science programme combines theoretical and practical elements and includes a major research project as part of Year 4. A six-week industrial placement is a key component of this programme and takes place in Year 4.

Special Features:

All students, regardless of the original option chosen, will be permitted to change their selection at the end of Year 1 and confirm their specialism for Year 2.

  • Exit Awards - Ordinary Bachelor Degree after Year 3 in Biopharmaceuticals (BPH) or Environmental Science (ENV).
  • Exit Award – Higher Certificate (NFQ Level 6) after Year 2.

What follow-on study opportunities are available?

Graduates can progress to MSc and PhD programmes at IT Carlow or other third level Institutions or research centres.

What exemptions will I receive?




What will I be able to do when I finish the course?

A diverse range of employment opportunities are available to graduates of this programme including: technical services and waste management for local authorities; analytical services for private industry and state bodies; pollution control licensing for pharmaceutical companies and environmental consultancy and management.

What are the minimum entry requirements?

Leaving Certificate:

  • 6 subjects with at least 2 subjects at Higher Level Grade H5 or better.
  • 4 subjects at Ordinary Level Grade O6 or Higher Level Grade H7.

Subjects Required:

  • English or Irish at Ordinary Level Grade O6 or Higher Level Grade H7 or better.
  • Mathematics at Ordinary Level Grade O6 or Higher Level Grade H7 or better.

Mature applicants will be assessed on an individual basis and may be interviewed.

For Further Information Contact

Programme Director/Work Placement Co-ordinator
Dr Gerard Murphy, BSc, PhD