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Queens University Belfast Foundation Degree in Energy, Environment and Sustainability

Queen's University Belfast

Level 5


Sustainability, energy and the environment are at the forefront of current business and policy priority areas and this course offers the opportunity to learn about renewable energy technologies and energy efficiency, investigate strategies for environmental, waste and resource management, develop the business skills necessary to apply this knowledge in a practical working environment and gain entrepreneurial skills relevant to environmental business development.


Duration: Session dependent
Hours per Week: Session dependent
Total Hours: Session dependent
Day(s): Session dependent
Start Time: Session dependent
End Time: Session dependent

Additional Information

During your course you may be required to purchase course text books and incur additional costs for printing, photocopying and binding. The overall additional costs incurred to support your studies may be in the region of £250 per year.

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Course Content

Modules include: Sustainability and the Environment; Renewable Energy Applications; Biomass and Biofuels Technology; Wind Turbine Technology; Environmental Science; Economics of Renewable Energy; Environmental Business Planning; Waste Management; and Work Based Learning.

Assessment Method

Each module is assessed separately by a combination of coursework and examination.

Progression Opportunities

Graduates of the Foundation Degree can progress to the pre-honours year on the Honours Degree programme in Land Use and Environmental Management at Queen's University Belfast or can articulate to the second stage of the part time BSc Honours Degree in Energy, Environment and Sustainability programme at South West College. This course also equips Learners for a range of other degree programmes or for direct entry to the workplace with a FdSc qualification.

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Entry Requirements

A levels - normally CD minimum; BTEC Extended Diploma in relevant subject with majority grades at merit level, Irish Leaving Certificate minimum BCCC, Access Course with overall average at least 55%, other qualifications as deemed acceptable. Refer to general entry requirements.

Further Information

Students are required to: / Comply with College Policies and procedures, rules and regulations (available in your Student Diary/Higher Education Handbook, on-line: and on the College VLE). / Submit all coursework and assessments by specified dates, coursework submitted without consent after the deadline shall not normally be accepted. / Pass* all modules in each year of study in order to proceed to the next year of the programme. / The minimum overall pass* mark of 40% is required to be achieved in all modules.

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Course Costs

Total Fee Session dependent
Reduced Fee Session dependent

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Below are the sessions that are available for this course.

Campus: Omagh
Week Starting: 01 September 2018
Day: TBC
Time: 00:00–00:00
Fee: £0.00
Reduced Fee: £0.00
Places Available: 25
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