Diploma in Corporate Environmental Planning unveiled
23 September 2019
L-R: Sue Davies, technical co-ordinator, Next Level Skillnet; Dr Niamh Nolan, flexible programmes development officer, NUI Galway; Mairead Faherty, programme co-ordinator, BSc in science and technology studies, NUI Galway. Photo: Eamon Ward.
NUI Galway has collaborated with Skillnet Ireland to develop the Level 8 specialist Diploma in Corporate Environmental Planning.
Evolution of environmental planning and management
This is a new practice-based course which provides an overview of the evolution of environmental planning and management and its relationship to society and industry today.
Drawing on contemporary examples, this course will explore the roots and principles of environmental planning and management in practice, introducing students to a range of conceptual and practical approaches.
It will prepare students with the knowledge and skills to be leaders and decision makers in developing solutions for contemporary environmental issues in industrial and commercial environments.
It will also provide students with an understanding of waste legislation, the key issues and practical implications in relation to waste management and focus on lean processes and waste prevention.
This specialist diploma award is particularly suitable for students requiring medium-term upskilling for career advancement in the area of environmental policy and leadership to strengthen their capacities as efficient environmental managers and effective environmental leaders in their organisations.
Speaking at the launch, Gerard Murray, network manager, Next Level Skillnet, said: “The launch of this programme comes at a critical point for the environment where sustained damage to our planet may occur unless we change our policies.
“This programme can help us make Irish business world leaders in the area of sustainable energy utilisation and environmental protection.”
Skillnet Ireland awarded funding to Next Level Skillnet last year, under its Future Skills programme, to develop this programme in collaboration with industry.
The objective of the Skillnet Ireland Future Skills programme is to encourage collaborations between enterprise, academic institutions, and industry training providers to develop innovative programmes that speak directly to the future skills needs of business and that address gaps in existing provision.
The programme will be delivered by lecturers with extensive experience as practitioners and academics, part time over one year, by a combination of Saturday on-campus workshops, online lectures, guest speakers and learning activities, eBooks and other digital resources.
The course includes the core modules Environmental Management for Organisations, Environmental Leadership in Organisations, Environmental Science, The Lean Organisation and Technology, Energy Management and Environmental Legislation and Compliance.
Each module will be individually assessed by assignments completed throughout the semester. The major assignment for each module will be the development of a plan for the participant’s workplace.
Application closing date and fee subsidies
There are a few places still available on this course. Delivery starts on Saturday, October 19, 2019.
Fee subsidies are available to students registering for the Diploma in Corporate Environmental Planning, through membership of Skillnet (free membership of Skillnet is available to private sector companies).
For this pilot launch a fee subsidy is available through Skillnet for employed and self-employed applicants.
Interested applicants are encouraged to apply immediately at: http://www.nuigalway.ie/courses/adult-and-continuing-education-courses/corporate-environmental-planning.html or contact: firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.https://www.engineersjournal.ie/2019/09/23/diploma-in-corporate-environmental-planning-unveiled/https://www.engineersjournal.ie/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/a1-25-1024x683.jpghttps://www.engineersjournal.ie/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/a1-25-300x300.jpgSponsorededucation,environment,NUI Galway