BSc Spatial Planning & Environmental Management
Duration: 4 years
Schedule: Full time
Why are some cities better to live in than others? What makes a natural environment outstanding and, in a word, sustainable? This programme prepares individuals to be decision makers and leaders in planning our urban and rural environments and managers of our scarce natural resources.
This innovative programme combines both natural and social science perspectives and leads to an honours degree. Students learn about interpreting scientific, technical and design data and applying this to the formulation, implementation and evaluation of policies in the specialist areas of planning and environmental management.
Spatial Planning graduates will be able to prepare complex development plans, carry out sensitive environmental assessments and work with communities and developers to resolve difficult planning issues.
Environmental Management graduates will be equipped to formulate and implement policies and programmes for the sustainable management of organisations, carry out environmental audits, prepare and implement plans for waste and resource management, and prepare and evaluate environmental impact and risk assessment.
Many Spatial Planning graduates specialise in urban design, retail, property development, transport or other specialist areas. Graduates of the programme may find employment in government agencies, local authorities, with industry or in private practice.
Environmental Management graduates may find employment in industry, environmental management consultancies, state agencies or local authorities on environmental management audits, waste management, environmental impact assessments and conservation management.
The Spatial Planning programme is currently accredited by the Irish Planning Institute and recognised by the Society of Chartered Surveyors in Ireland.