2020/2021

BSc (Hons) (Environmental Science with Environmental Management)

(Dual Degree)

NFQ Level 8, Major Award

Note: Every effort has been made to ensure that the programme and module content as described in the University's Calendar and Book of Modules for the 2020-21 academic year are accurate. However, due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, no guarantee is given that programme/module content, delivery and assessment may not be altered, cancelled, replaced, augmented or otherwise amended. Any changes will ensure the same competencies and Learning Outcomes are met. Programme and/or Module Coordinators will communicate any such changes to students.

This is a four year programme delivered in partnership with Minzu University of China (MUC) with whom University College Cork has signed a bilateral agreement under statute 263 of the National University of Ireland. This programme leads to a dual degree which is awarded independently from both institutions. In first, second and fourth year students will study in MUC. Third year is completed in UCC. Some modules will be taught and examined in English in first and second year and third and fourth year will be taught and examined entirely in English.

This year is spent pursuing an approved course of study at a MUC with whom UCC has a bilateral agreement. Students take the following core modules to the value of 60 credits (or ECTS equivalent):

1043030109 Introduction to Environmental Science (5 credits)
1043030254 Advanced Mathematics I (10 credits)
1043030003 Environmental Physics I (5 credits)
1043030010 Analytical Chemistry Lab (5 credits)
1043030129 Analytical Chemistry (5 credits)
1043040294 Physical Chemistry (5 credits)
1043040095 Physical Chemistry Lab (5 credits)
1043030247 Environmental Geographical Science (5 credits)
BL1007 Plants and Animal Physiology and Structure (5 credits)
BL1008 Ecosystems and Habitats (5 credits)
EV1004 Environmental Science and Management 1 (5 credits)

This year is spent pursuing an approved course of study at a MUC with whom UCC has a bilateral agreement. Students take the following core modules to the value of 60 credits (or ECTS equivalent):

1043030290 Environmental Information Technology (5 credits)
1043030070 Environmental Chemistry (5 credits)
1043030071 Environmental Chemistry Lab (5 credits)
1043030178 Environmental Biology (5 credits)
ZY2008 Invertebrate Zoology (5 credits)
1043030068 Environmental Monitoring (5 credits)
1043030069 Environmental Monitoring Lab (5 credits)
1043030132 Ecology and Lab (10 credits)
EV2005 Environmental Science Field Training I (5 credits)
GL1005 Introduction to Earth Science (5 credits)
PS2004 Plant Identification and Taxonomy (5 credits)

To be admitted to the Third University Examination in Environmental Science with Environmental Management a student must have satisfactorily attended modules amounting to 60 credits comprising core modules to the value of 50 credits and elective modules to the value of 10 credits.

Core Modules
BL2002 Understanding and Reviewing Scientific Literature (5 credits)
BL3003 Conservation Biology (5 credits)
CM4112 Atmospheric Chemistry and Air Pollution (5 credits)
EV3015 Freshwater Science (10 credits)
EV3016 Environmental Science Field Training II (10 credits)
GG3041 Environmental Remote Sensing (5 credits)
PY3011 Environmental Physics (5 credits)
ST2001 Introduction to Biostatistics (5 credits)

and modules to the value of 10 credits to be chosen from the following:

Elective Modules
AM2006 Mathematical Modelling for Biological and Environmental Sciences (5 credits)
EV2002 The Environment and Human Health (5 credits)
GG3012 Advanced Geographical Information Systems (5 credits)
GL3008 Engineering Geology (5 credits)
GL3031 Environmental Hydrogeology (5 credits)
PA3300 Valuing the Environment (5 credits)
PS3008 Plants and Hostile Environments (5 credits)

Module Semester Information may be found here. Module Descriptions may be found here.

Examinations
Full details and regulations governing Examinations for each programme will be contained in the Marks and Standards 2020/2021 Book and for each module in the Book of Modules, 2020/2021.

Three Year Rule
Students must pass the Third University Examination in Environmental Science with Environmental Management within three academic years from the date of first registration for Third Year. Failure to comply with this rule would mean that the student would be ineligible to proceed further with his/her studies. Exceptions to this rule may be granted by the College, only for very serious reasons.

To be admitted to the Fourth University Examination in Environmental Science with Environmental Management a student must have satisfactorily attended modules to the value of 60 credits comprising core modules to the value of 50 credits, and elective modules to the value of 10 credits.

Core Modules
AE4017 Biogeography (5 credits)
EV4014 Environmental Science and Management Research Project (15 credits)
EV4015 Environmental Auditing and Risk Assessment (5 credits)
EV4016 Environmental Science Work Placement (5 credits)
1043030227 Environmental Impact Assessment (10 credits)
1043030264 Environmental Management (10 credits)

and modules to the value of 10 credits to be chosen from the following:

Elective Modules
1043030249 Environmental Law (5 credits)
1043040090 Environmental Microbiology (5 credits)
1043030077 Environmental Microbiology Lab (5 credits)
1043040315 Global Change Ecology (5 credits)

Module Semester Information may be found here. Module Descriptions may be found here.

Examinations
Full details and regulations governing Examinations for each programme will be contained in the Marks and Standards 2020/2021 Book and for each module in the Book of Modules, 2020/2021.

Three Year Rule
Students must pass the Fourth University Examination in Environmental Science with Environmental Management within three academic years from the date of first registration for Fourth Year. Failure to comply with this rule would mean that the student would be ineligible to proceed further with his/her studies. Exceptions to this rule may be granted by the College, only for very serious reasons.

Programme Learning Outcomes for BSc (Hons) (Environmental Science with Environmental Management) (NFQ Level 8, Major Award)
On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:


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