Course Information

Queens University Belfast Foundation Degree in Energy, Environment and Sustainability

Queen's University Belfast

Below are the sessions that are available for this course.

Campus: Omagh
Week Starting: 14 September 2020
Day: Subject to Timetable
Duration: 2 Year(s)
Number of Weeks: 30
Hours per Week: 20
Total Hours: 600
Fee: 2600
Places Available: 15
Course Coordinator:

Campus: Omagh
Week Starting: 16 September 2020
Day: Wednesday
Time: 09:00–20:00
Duration: 3 Year(s)
Number of Weeks: 30
Hours per Week: 13
Total Hours: 390
Fee: 1000
Places Available: 16
Course Coordinator:


*All applications to this course must be made through UCAS.** This course has a broad application, from school leavers and National Diploma students with a science or business studies background to skilled labour employees wanting to up-skill in the fields of Sustainability and Renewable Energy. This course is accredited by the UK Institution of Environmental Sciences (IES) and students are eligible for student membership of the IES.

Additional Information

*All applications to this course must be made through UCAS.* 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 waste and resource management.
  • Develop the business skills necessary to apply this knowledge in a practical working environment.
  • Gain entrepreneurial skills relevant to environmental business development, all presented in a highly accessible format with an emphasis on hands-on project work and relevant up-to-date information
  • Terms & Conditions

    *All applications to this course must be made through UCAS.*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.
  • The minimum overall pass mark of 40% is required to be achieved in all modules.
  • Core Modules

    Sustainability and the Environment, Renewable Energy Applications, Biomass and Biofuels Technology, Engineering Principles, Waste Management, Environmental Science, Wind Turbine Technology, Environmental Business Planning, Energy Assessment, Economics of Renewable Energy, Business Improvement Techniques, Work Based Learning.

    Assessment Method

    Assessment for each module will take the form of an assignment and an exam, or assignment only. Exams usually take place in January and May.

    Progression Opportunities

    Graduates of the Foundation Degree in Energy, Environment and Sustainability can progress directly to the pre-honours year on the Honours Degree programme in Environmental Management at Queen’s University Belfast, or can opt to continue their studies in Energy Environment and Sustainability to BSc Hons level at South West College.

    Entry Requirements

    *All applications to this course must be made through UCAS.*A-Levels - normally CC, or CD with a relevant science. Relevant sciences are biology, chemistry, maths, physics, geography or computer science. BTEC National Diploma in a relevant subject with majority of passes at Merit level. Relevant subjects include Business, Computing, Building Studies, Science or Engineering. Plus GCSE passes in English, maths and Double-Award science (or biology and chemistry) at Grade C or above. Irish Leaving Certificate - five subjects including a minimum BCCC at higher Level in relevant subjects. English and maths Ordinary Level Grade C would be necessary if not offered at Higher Level. Access Course containing significant science with overall average of 55% or an average of 60% in a non-relevant science course plus GCSE Double award Science. (Or biology or chemistry). Other qualifications as deemed acceptable by the admissions committee for the Foundation Degree. OR Mature candidates who cannot offer any of the above will be assessed for admission on the basis of their appropriate skills and knowledge.All candidates must be aged at least 18 years at the date of entry and will be interviewed prior to admission.