This Postgraduate Programme recently participated successfully in the accreditation process conducted with DCU Business School by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the world's oldest and most prestigious global accrediting body for business schools. AACSB accreditation is widely recognised as the hallmark of excellence in business education and has been earned by less than five percent of the world's business schools.
The Management of Clean Technologies online programme will enable learners to apply their engineering or technical background to grow into senior managerial roles in the clean technology sector.
The programme’s main philosophy is that for a business to be successful and competitive in the long-term, the whole of the business’ resources, including environmental, economic and social resources, must be managed from a perspective that integrates the growing importance of clean technologies and the contribution they have to make to economic competitiveness.
The programme is designed to give graduates the technical and mathematical skills to effectively measure and analyse the use of Clean Technologies with a view to improving efficiency, effectiveness and value for money.
How the Course is delivered:
This postgraduate programme is provided through online distance learning, which means that students can achieve a deeper understanding in a specialist area and provide a sound basis for their long-term career, without disruption to their career or other commitments. For each module that students undertake, they are given access to specially written course materials. As DCU students they also have access to the vast range of academic journals and other resources provided by DCU Library which are increasingly used as resources on the programme.
Tutorial support on this programme is provided online through the use of discussion forums in a virtual learning environment. In addition, tutorials will be provided using a web-based tutorial system. Students can engage with web-based tutorials at home, work or anywhere with a reasonable internet connection. Additionally, because the tutorial sessions are recorded, for those who are unable to attend the live tutorial session, they can be viewed later, at a more convenient time for you, the student.
How the programme is assessed:
All modules are assessed via continuous assessment. There is no end of year examinations. For the taught modules, the continuous assessment normally takes the form of three assignments per module which have to be submitted at predefined points during the academic year. For the dissertation element, you are required to submit a 15,000-word document which is largely self-directed, but with the guidance of a research supervisor.
Dublin City University has been offering postgraduate level education at a distance since 1990. Our programmes are targeted at working professionals, who wish to achieve a deeper understanding in a specialist area and to provide a sound basis for their long-term career, without disruption to their career or other commitments. As a graduate of our programmes, you will be equipped with the knowledge, skills and flexibility for suitable senior managerial positions in your chosen specialist area.
The Masters of Science programme, awarded by DCU, is at level 9 on the National Framework of Qualifications. All modules are taught online in a virtual classroom, Loop, where you can interact with your fellow students and tutors through email, chat, skype, at whatever time suits you. Assessment is continuous with no examinations.
IT Equipment and Skills required:
You should have regular access to a computer (with Microsoft Office), a broadband Internet connection, a printer and a basic headset and a webcam. Specifically, you will need access to Microsoft Word, Excel and Access.
The blend of skills developed in this programme ensures graduates are suitable for any role in which the management of clean technologies (Cleantech) is important. It covers the environmental issues surrounding industrial processes, including the legislative framework. Graduates from this pathway within the MSc programme will have the knowledge and skills to minimise pollution and resource usage in a manufacturing organisation. As clean technologies become increasingly important to all sectors of the economy, this MSc will add long-term value to the learner’s career, regardless of existing role.
General Entry Requirements
There are five entry routes to the programme:
A Level 8 or higher degree in a relevant discipline (Engineering, Science, Business or Information Technology) from a recognised higher education institution.
Chartered membership of an institution such as the Institute of Engineers of Ireland or a professional body such as the Institute of Chartered Accountants.
A Level 7 qualification in a subject in a relevant discipline or non-chartered membership of a professional body, along with at least three years relevant managerial work experience.
A level 8 qualification in a non-relevant discipline along with at least three years relevant managerial work experience.
Evidence of substantial relevant managerial work experience. Such applicants will be required to submit a CV and Personal Statement in support of their application and may be required to attend for interview.
In the case of all applicants to Dublin City University evidence must be provided of competence in the English language. The English Language requirements of DCU can be found here.