Awards
Ordinary Bachelor Degree
Programme Code: 659
 
Mode of Delivery:Full Time
 
No. of Semesters:6
NFQ Level:8
Programme Credits:180
Programme Short Title:B.Sc. Env Bio
Language of Instruction:English
Department:Applied Sciences
 

Programme Outcomes

On successful completion of this programme the learner should be able to :

PO1Knowledge - Breadth
 (a)A good level of knowledge of a broadly-based scientific core and mathematics
 (b)A good level of knowledge of theory and understanding in a the sub-field of Environmental Bioscience
PO2Knowledge - Kind
 (a)A good level of knowledge in the terminology, nomenclature and/or classification systems appropriate to the subject area
 (b)A good level of knowledge of specific theories, concepts and principles
 (c)A good level of knowledge of methods for acquiring, processing, interpreting and presenting subject-specific information
 (d)A good level of knowledge of the identification, definition and resolution of routine problems
 (e)A good level of knowledge of the relevant legal, quality and regulatory frameworks
 (f)A good level of knowledge of the current issues of concern to society and an appreciation of the ethical issues involved
 (g)A good level of knowledge of some aspects of the defining elements of the subject area as a result of individual study or research
PO3Skill - Range
 (a)Ability to apply knowledge and understanding to address familiar problems in a scientific work setting
 (b)Ability to employ data analysing, synthesising and summarising skills in a scientific work setting
 (c)Ability to source, interpret and apply appropriate and reference literature from a specific scientific area
 (d)Ability to work independently within defined time boundaries
 (e)Ability to operate a broad range of laboratory and other relevant equipment safely
 (f)Ability to apply numerical and statistical analysis skills
 (g)Ability to maintain detailed records of activities and communicate scientific information in a variety of forms to specialist audiences
PO4Skill - Selectivity
 (a)Ability to identify and implement solutions to problems relating to scientific processed in a logical manner
 (b)Appreciation of the views of others
 (c)Ability to participate fully in the day-to-day operations of a scientific industry or other scientific work setting
 (d)Ability to make decisions in relation to a controlled environment
 (e)Ability to test simple hypotheses
 (f)Ability to appreciate limits of knowledge in a scientific area
PO5Competence - Context
 (a)Ability to analyse and generate data, diagnose and trouble-shoot technical problems and contribute to their resolution in a range of structured work settings.
 (b)Ability to use scientific skills to accurately perform tasks
 (c)Ability to behave professional in a range of structured settings
PO6Competence - Role
 (a)Ability to take direction, accept criticism and use feed-back to enhance own performance
 (b)Ability to participate in a structured team environmental across a range of scientific disciplines
 (c)Ability to be self-directed in terms of time, motivation and planning and be self-award and be open and sensitive to others
 (d)Ability to work with significant autonomy within allocated responsibility
 (e)Ability to work individually on complex tasks, exercise independent technical judgement, develop a personal work plan and accept responsibility for own work.
PO7Competence - Learning to Learn
 (a)Ability for autonomous independent learning
 (b)Ability to identify gaps in personal knowledge, understanding and skills and identify appropriate means of gaining these attributes
 (c)Aibility to evince a commitment to continuing education and lifelong learning
 (d)Ability to take appropriate action to remain aware of industrial, regulatory and societal change, which will impact on chosen specialisation
PO8Competence - Insight
 (a)Ability to discuss relevant scientific issues in a social, cultural and economic context
 (b)Ability to promote science and technology to the general public
 (c)Awareness of current issues of concern to society and an appreciation of the ethical issues involved
 

Semester Schedules

Stage 1 / Semester 1

Mandatory
Module Code Module Title
PHYS S7Z03 Physics Through PBL 1
 

Stage 1 / Semester 2

Mandatory
Module Code Module Title
PHYS S7Z04 Physics Through PBL 2
 

Stage 2 / Semester 1

Mandatory
Module Code Module Title
INST S7Z02 Analytical Science
SCIAS7Z01 Molecular Bioscience ( Part 1 of 2 )
 

Stage 2 / Semester 2

Mandatory
Module Code Module Title
BIOL S8Z04 Microbiology 2
ENVR S7008 Applied Ecology
SCIAS7Z01 Molecular Bioscience ( Part 2 of 2 )
 

Stage 3 / Semester 1

Mandatory
Module Code Module Title
53595 Environmental Communication and Critique
ENVR S8016_OLD Aquatic Sciences
BITC S7011 Biotechnology ( Part 1 of 2 )
 

Stage 3 / Semester 2

Mandatory
Module Code Module Title
QUAL S7Z01 Quality Management
53606 Environmental Chemistry
53597 Habitat and Wildlife Ecology
BITC S7011 Biotechnology ( Part 2 of 2 )