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Environmental Monitoring, Assessment and Engineering (P.Grad.Dip.)

1 year part-time ; 35 places

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Course Director

Dr. John Gallagher


Course Fees

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Course Description

Course Description
Topics covered in the course include air quality, noise, hydrological processes, water and wastewater treatment, solid and toxic waste management, energy systems and performance, environmental monitoring and control. Environmental Impact Studies and analysis of risk, as an inherent part of infrastructural development, are also considered.

Course organisation:
Lectures are normally held on Friday evening 7 - 10 p.m. and Saturday morning 9.30 a.m. - 12.30 p.m. each week throughout the two semesters (September to April). For this year as conditions dictate, there will be a blended learning approach allowing students to participate in lectures either in a face-to-face format or remotely via the University online platform.   In addition to attending lectures, participants are required to submit coursework as part of the students' assessment.

Course Content:

Environmental legislation, EIA and EIS

Hydrology for environmental management

Water and wastewater engineering

Air quality and noise monitoring and management

Solid and hazardous wastes

Renewable energy

Life cycle assessment and circular economy

Sustainability metrics for measurement and assessment

Special topics including water borne diseases, radiation hazards

Diploma Lecturers:
The module lecturers in this course represent leading academic and professional experts in the field of environmental engineering. In addition to staff members from Trinity College Dublin, our invited speakers on the programme include experts from AWN Consulting Ltd, Barry Doyle & Company Solicitors, Environmental Protection Agency, Flannery Nagel Environmental Ltd, GQA Environmental, Irish Water, National Parks & Wildlife, TU Dublin, as well as several independent consultants.

The Diploma awarding ceremony takes place in January

Recommended texts:
Extensive notes are provided by individual lecturers, who may also recommend texts.

Course Details


1 year part-time

Number of Places


Next Intake

September 2021

Closing Date

18th August 2021

Course Fees

Click here for a full list of postgraduate fees

Get In Touch

Course Director

Dr. John Gallagher