Certificate in Environmental Biotechnology

Course Points
15
Course Duration
1 Year
Course Level
Level 9
Course Start Date
September 2019

Course Summary

This one-year part-time course aims to up-skill existing science graduates and provide them with knowledge of the use and potential of biotechnology in crop production, soil bioremediation and bioenergy production.

The aim of this course is to up-skill existing science graduates and provide them with knowledge of the use and potential of biotechnology in crop production, soil bioremediation and bioenergy production.

Modules taught are:

  • Semester 1 Crop Biotechnology
  • Semester 2 Bioremediation & Bioenergy

Learners will be required to attend DkIT one half-day per week in addition to being available for some occasional practical or field classes on other days.

This course shall provide learners with an extended skills set which shall lead to greater employment opportunities in the Environmental Biotechnology sector.

It will be of interest to those already working in this sector who wish to broaden their skills base.

  • Minimum of second class honours degree in Agriculture, Agricultural Science, Biotechnology, Environmental Science or related discipline.
  • Applicants who do not meet these requirements but have relevant work experience may be assessed for entry in line with the DkIT RPL Policy and Procedures.
  • International students must have a minimum level of English equivalent to IELTS 6.5.
  • Candidates may be interviewed.

This course will be of interest to those working in the Agriculture, Environmental and Food Science areas who wish to progress to management level.

Dr. Arjan Van Rossum (Head of Department of Applied Sciences, School of Health and Science, DkIT)
Phone: +353 429370200 Ext 2620
Email: arjan.vanrossum@dkit.ie

Dr. Geraldine O’Connor (Head of Section (Part time courses), School of Health and Science, DkIT)
Phone: +353 429370200 Ext 2736
Email: geraldine.oconnor@dkit.ie

Course ID DK_SENVI_9
Level 9
Duration 1 Year
Credits 15
School School of Health & Science
Department Applied Sciences
Awarding Body Dundalk Institute of Technology
Fees €1275
Starting Date September 2019
Apply to DkIT

How to Apply

You should apply using the DkIT Postgraduate Application (see download button below)

Please include an up-to-date CV with your complete application form and return to:

Admissions Officer, Dundalk Institute of Technology, Dublin Road, Dundalk, Co. Louth

Download Application Form

Potential students may be interviewed