FAQ - Higher Diploma in Sustainability and Climate Action for Enterprise

How do I apply for the HDip in Sustainability and Climate Action for Enterprise?

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When is the start date for the course?

The 2023-2024 intake for the HDip in Sustainability and Climate Action for Enterprise commences on 11th September 2023.

What will the timetable be like?

The HDip in Sustainability in Enterprise is a full-time face to face course.  Timetables are subject to change each year and should be checked on the live web timetable each semester; however, you can view a sample timetable for Semester 1 timetable and the Semester 2 timetable.

What does the course cover?

Students complete modules to the value of 60 credits.  50 credits are completed from the core modules, while the remaining 10 credit are taken through electives.  You can view the Module Overviews. Students should allow for about 10-15 timetabled lecture hours per week. Another 20-25 hours will be needed weekly to complete assignments, engage in group work and self-directed study. 

What are the assessment methods?

Assessments take the form of continuous assessment and written exams.  Further information on assessment methods and learning outcomes can be found by searching individual module codes on the UCC Book of Modules

Why study the HDip in Sustainability and Climate Action for Enterprise?

The transition towards a sustainable and net-zero carbon enterprise is one of the biggest opportunities for companies in the coming years to drive innovation, increase competitiveness and stimulate growth, while also managing risk.

Successfully achieving systemic change requires, not only, radical technological innovations and different business models, but also new competences and skills - these include the ability to combine and consider engineering, economic, social, managerial and environmental constraints by embracing interdisciplinarity, complexity and systems thinking.

The interdisciplinary approach of the HDip in Sustainability and Climate Action for Enterprise is particularly suited to address the complex challenges of the transition to a low carbon economy and the outputs of the programme will provide benefits across a range of industries.

What kind of job would this course prepare me for?

This programme would ideally prepare candidates for leadership roles in environmental sustainability and decarbonisation within business and enterprise. However, the skills acquired as part of this programme would also be highly applicable to other roles within enterprise.

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