BSc in Environmental Management (Online)

  • NFQ Level 7
  • Credits 60*
  • Course Code SG_SENVI_J07
  • Award Ordinary Bachelor Degree Addon
  • Duration 2 years

Course Summary

Programme Code: SG_SENVI_J07

About Environmental Management

Many organisations develop a management plan or system to implement, manage and maintain environmental goals. This ordinary degree in Environmental Management is specifically designed for people who are required to take an active part in the environmental management affairs of an organisation. It is also suitable for others who wish to develop their knowledge, skills and competence base in the science of environmental management.


About the Programme

The programme will be mainly delivered using the internet (using the MOODLE online teaching application) and students will be instructed in this method at the start of the programme. Online lectures, programme materials, innovative learning, web-links and assessments will be delivered using this platform. There will also be two workshops per semester, where the students will undertake teamwork, lectures and/or site visits to environmental facilities or organisations with functioning environmental management systems.  This programme provides flexible learning environment that delivers live on-line lectures around relevant subject matter applicable to current environmental challenges. This programme also has a recognised track record in high quality environmental education with a network of graduates throughout Ireland and beyond.

Professional Recognition:

This is an accredited course with the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM), the largest professional body for chartered environmental scientists. All students on this course are eligible to become student members of this professional body. For further details please click here.



Key Course Information

Award: Participants who successfully complete the full programme of 60 Credits will be awarded a Bachelor of Science (Ordinary) in Environmental Management Level 7. The programme will also be available as single modules.

Course Information:

Study hours: Whether you are studying part-time online, blended or full-time online, it is very important that you allocate enough study time to your online course to stay focused, reduce stress and achieve your goals. For part-time online or blended learning, it is recommended that you should try to allow for 5-6 hours per week per 5 credit module to your studies.

Live Lectures: Live lectures normally take place between 6pm and 10pm, Monday to Thursday but this may vary depending on the availability of specific lecturers. For the BSc in Environmental Management, students are expected to attend 2-3 lectures each week which last for approximately 1 hour. If the Live Classroom scheduled times for the live online lectures do not suit you, recordings will be made available through Moodle.

Application Closing Date : 16th August 2024

Entry Requirements

Higher Certificate (Level 6) in a relevant science discipline at Merit Level or equivalent. Applicants with other qualifications and/or with relevant experience will also be considered. It is also envisaged however, that applicants with different backgrounds can successfully complete the programme, subject to assessment of other recognised qualifications, and/or recognised prior learning (RPL) and/or relevant work experience. These candidates will be interviewed for suitability and be subject to prior approval by the Programme Board.  RPL is a process that may allow you to gain admission to a programme or to receive exemptions/ credit for some parts of the programme based on demonstrated learning that you may have achieved through another programme of study or through your work or career. Further information is available at which our dedicated RPL portal or by contacting our admissions team at .

Career Opportunities

Graduates from the Level 7 in Environmental Management have successfully transitioned into a variety of careers.  This includes utility management (e.g. water, wastewater, energy and environmental management systems), ecological, environmental and engineering consultancy, working in the area of planning, environmental impact assessment preparation and the development of ecological appropriate assessments. A number of graduates have gone on to successfully complete Level 8 and Level 9 courses, transitioning into the area of academic research.

Further Study

Upon completion of a Level 7 qualification, graduates are eligible to apply for a Level 8 programme.

Programme Fees

Academic Year 2024/25 Fees

Total Programme Fee: €5,400

Funding Opportunities

Next Level Skillnet funding may be available to successful applicants who fulfil eligibility criteria. Please email Sue Davies in Next Level Skillnet to find out more information: 


To help make the payment of fees more manageable for students who are self-funding their studies, tuition fees can be paid through payment instalment plans at ATU Sligo. For further information on instalment plans, please visit our Fees and Funding webpage

If you apply and are approved for an online course at ATU Sligo, you will be required to pay a non-refundable deposit of €250 to secure your place. Your deposit will then be credited against the course fees once you are registered as a student. Students at ATU Sligo are also eligible to claim tax relief at the standard rate for tuition fees.

For further information and guidance about Fees and Funding for online and part-time courses at ATU Sligo, click here.

If you are seeking to take your exams online, and you meet the eligibility criteria (overseas students and those with extenuating circumstances), an additional examinations fee will apply. For further information, please visit our Examinations webpage