Course Information


Queens University Belfast BSc (Hons) Energy, Environment and Sustainability (Stage 2 Top Up)

Queen's University Belfast
Sessions

Below are the sessions that are available for this course.

Part-Time
Campus: Omagh
Week Starting: 13 September 2021
Day: Monday
Time: 09:00–21:00
Duration: 3 Year(s)
Number of Weeks: 30
Hours per Week: 12
Total Hours: 360
Fee: 1475
Places Available: 16
Course Coordinator: Mark.McGuigan@swc.ac.uk

Description

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. Sustainability, energy and the environment are at the forefront of current business and policy priority areas. This course is accredited by the UK Institution of Environmental Sciences (IES) and students are eligible for student membership of the IES. Skills Focus funding available towards course fees for eligible employers to up skill staff or for self employed students. Please ask for further details.

Additional Information

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. This course provides the skills required for future employment in the fields of energy, environmental management, environmental consultancy and sustainable policy development. Direct entry at Stage 2 of the Bachelors degree is available to graduates of the FdSc Energy Environment and Sustainability programme. Other candidates can enter the programme at Stage 1. This course is accredited by the UK Institution of Environmental Sciences (IES). Fees are payable annually.

    Terms & Conditions

    Students are required to

  • Comply with College Policies and procedures, rules and regulations (available in your Student Diary/Higher Education Handbook, on-line: www.swc.ac.uk 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.
  • Students are required to meet programme regulations with regards to progression between years.
  • The minimum overall pass mark of 40% is required to be achieved in all modules.
  • Course Content

    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.
  • Sustainability, energy and the environment are at the forefront of current business and policy priority areas and this course offers you 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.
  • Core Modules

    Stage 1

  • Introduction to Sustainable Development and Environmental .
  • Protection – Introduces the concept of sustainable development and examines it in the context of the environment and environmental management.
  • Introduction to Renewable Energy Applications – This module provides an overview to energy systems and renewable energy applications, with an emphasis on alternate energy sources and their technology and application.
  • Principles of Environmental Science – This module takes an Earth Systems approach to identify and understand the basic principles of environmental systems at various spatial scales, from global to the local.
  • Principles of Business & Economics – This module aims to introduce the key concepts of the Business Environment allowing learners to analyse the efficient performance of businesses, create business plans and learn about business imperative for continuous improvement.
  • Engineering Principles and Applications – This module blends theory and practical work and covers the major scientific principles that underpin the design and operation of general engineering systems. It is intended to give an overview that can provide the basis for further study in engineering, with particular reference to renewable energy and environmental engineering technologies.
  • Study & Professional Skills – The Study and Professional Skills module aims to provide students with non-technical communications skills essential for advancement in modern day Environmental & Sustainability practice.
  • Stage 2
  • Environmental Modelling and Geospatial Analysis – The module is designed to develop knowledge and skills in the use of digital surveying equipment, techniques and processes.
  • Renewable Energy Technologies 2– In this module students will further their understanding of the technologies underlying renewable energy systems (RES) to the level of mathematical, engineering and operational detail that will permit them to analyse the performance of RES.
  • Policies for Environmental Sustainability –In this module students will examine the key principles underpinning the formulation of environmental policies and laws and will gain an understanding of how these regulate the use of the environment, with a focus on control of pollution, regulation of development, conservation and environmental protection.
  • Sustainable Waste and Water Management – In this module students will gain an understanding of waste and wastewater management practices, centred on avoidance of pollution, compliance with regulations, recycling, use of waste as a resource and environmental sustainability.
  • Environmental Management – This module examines the impact of an organisation’s activities on the environment and includes a practical exploration of the development and implementation of environmentally sustainable solutions to the conflicts that arise between operating efficiency, resource management and environmental impact.
  • Work Placement - In this module students can apply all of the technical, management and business knowledge gained in previous modules to gain work experience in a real life situation and develop those skills with a view to permanent employment.
  • Stage 3
  • The Economics of the Environment - In this module the student will have the opportunity to apply economic theory to an analysis of the origins and remediation of environmental degradation.
  • Transition to a Low Carbon Economy - This module further explores renewable, non-renewable and near-zero carbon energy supplies, such as nuclear and carbon capture and storage (CCS) linked to fossil fuel use.
  • Business Innovation and Entrepreneurship - Design and innovation have a huge impact on society and helps with finding solutions to problems that affect aspects of sustainability. This module is designed to equip graduates with the technical, managerial and entrepreneurial skills and knowledge required to develop innovative engineering products and solutions and turn them into financial advantage.
  • Environmental Engineering - This module will consider engineering applications to environmental problems including renewable energy; reuse of materials; recycling; waste management; water use; remediation of contaminated land and water; as well as other current topics in environmental engineering.
  • Research Project - The overall aim of this module is to promote the academic and intellectual development of the student through an extended period of primarily self-motivated work which will build on the more formal taught parts of the student's course.
  • Assessment Method

    The course is modular and assessments usually take place in January and May. Assessment is by a variety of means – coursework and assignments; project work, student presentations and written examination.

    Progression Opportunities

    Graduates of the BSc in Energy, Environment and Sustainability (EES) will have developed key graduate skills in identifying and working towards targets for personal, academic and career development, developing an adaptable and flexible approach to professional activity, responsible citizenship and the world of work. Graduates can progress to post-graduate studies in many fields, including Renewable Energy, Education, Environmental Management, and Sustainable Development.

    Entry Requirements

    A-level: BBB + GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C.

  • BTEC Extended Diploma: any BTEC Extended Diploma with 10 Distinctions and 8 Merits + GCSE Mathematics grade C.
  • Irish Leaving Certificate (Higher Level): B2B2B2B2CC/B2B2B2B2B2 + if not offered at Higher Level, then Ordinary Level grade C in Mathematics.
  • Access: average 65%.
  • Foundation Degree: candidates will be considered on an individual basis.
  • Offers will normally be based on year 1 performance [normally minimum 55% in each module] and include a specified year 2 average mark and individual module mark targets depending on subject area.
  • 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.