This Level 9 programme has been developed in collaboration with Irish Water and the Local Authority Services National Training Group (LASNTG) to address the increasing and demanding needs of professionals in the water and wastewater sectors.
The programme is the first of its kind anywhere in the world to be made available online and on a part time basis.
Year 1 focuses on developing a greater understanding of the management of people and organisations, project planning and implementation, and the legal and planning framework relevant to the water sector.
Year 2 targets water sector specific specialist topics on contracts and procurement, the integration of management systems, data analytics and information management, strategic management, innovative treatment processes and technologies and asset management and resilience. Having successfully completed Year 2, participants are entitled to be awarded the Post Graduate Diploma in Water Services Management. Alternatively, participants can proceed to Year 3 to complete an MSc.
Year 3 involves the completion of a Dissertation on a specialist research topic of particular relevance to the course participants and/or their employers and relating to a relevant technical or management aspect of a water services issue. Having successfully completed Year 3, participants are entitled to be awarded the M.Sc. in Water Services Management.
Two one day workshops (normally held on a Friday) will take place each semester. Typically, one workshop will be held at ATU Sligo and the second may be located at another regional facility.
Attendance at the workshops will be expected for all students.
Key Course Information
The closing date for this programme is normally early August of each year.
However, applicants are advised to make contact as early as possible with either (1) Irish Water (if an Irish Water employee), (2) the Local Authority Services National Training Group (LASNTG) (if employed by an Irish Local Authority) or (3) directly with ATU Sligo Admissions (if not employed with Irish Water or an Irish Local Authority).
Application Closing Date : 18th August 2023
2nd Class Honours (2.2) Level 8 degree in Engineering, Science or cognate professional area or equivalent.
Graduates should have greatly enhanced career opportunities at senior management level in the public and private water/wastewater sector.
Total Programme Fees:
Masters in Science (MSc)
Total Programme Fees:
Fees paid for approved applicants employed by Irish Water and Irish Local Authorities.
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.
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