UNEP GEMS/Water CDC
This module describes the essential aspects of the physical, chemical and biological interactions in surface waters, that are necessary for designing an effective monitoring and assessment programme and for interpretation of the results.
Key features of successful assessment programmes will be identified.
Potential approaches to analysing and presenting surface water quality data will be evaluated.
On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
- Describe the key climatological and geographical influences on form and function of surface water systems
- Identify influences of natural catchment features and human activites on chemical and biological characteristics in surface waters
- Select examples that illustrate how river hydrology and lake form and function can influence the design of a monitoring programme and the interpretation of monitoring results
Additional Teaching Mode Information
36hr(s) Directed Study (Online self-directed learning); 12hr(s) Directed Study (Online moderated activities); 12 x 1hr(s) Directed Study (Reading).
Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (2MCQ tests 50 marks each (100 marks)).
A BSc in Environmental Science or similar subject; or a relevant professional qualification; or a portfolio of work and experience in the area of water quality monitoring. Candidates who do not hold a BSc will be judged on a case-by-case basis as to their suitability for the programme, subject to the approval of the college of Science, Engineering and Food Science. Candidates, for whom English is not their primary language, should possess an IELTS of 6.5 ( or TOEFL equivalent) with no less than 6.0 in each individual category.
*where modules are part of an existing programme and are to be offered as CPD Modules, the applicant will be expected to meet the entry requirements of the programme.
Fees and Costs
The fee for this module is €400.
Applicants from low income countries that are part of the GEMS/Water programme should contact firstname.lastname@example.org for information about fee concessions.
The fee for Non-EU applicants is €800
How Do I Apply
To apply for this module please download and complete the application form below and submit with the relevant documents to:
CPD Coordinator, GEMS/Water Capacity Development Centre, Environmental Research Institute, Cork
OR via email at email@example.com
CPD GEMS EV6015 Module – Application Form can be accessed in the link below:
Forward this form along with the:
- Application fee,
- A passport sized photograph and
- Any other documentation requested on the form.
Applications are presently open for Semester 1.