Graduate Certificate in Management of Green Technologies
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The Graduate Certificate in Management of Green Technologies at DCU Business School takes as a starting basis that there are strong social and business opportunities to be gained from confronting our planet’s sustainability challenges and the climate crisis. As a result, the green technology economy (GreenTech and CleanTech) is growing rapidly and businesses that innovate and develop products and services that tackle our sustainability challenges continue to excel.
Green technologies are evident in renewable energy systems, smart cities, sustainable transportation, and supporting consumer applications like electric vehicles and smart homes. Our programme is designed to contribute to this new wave of business opportunities and development by providing graduates with the knowledge and expertise to advance the green technology sector and deliver business success.
Our graduates gain a deep understanding of emerging clean technologies for waste, water, and energy management, and the mitigation of climate impacts. Graduates will have strong analytical skills, be familiar with models for energy and cost savings, and have developed excellent critical thinking, and communication competencies. A large focus of the programme is on developing strong project, change, and strategic leadership skills in our students, as the implementation of green technologies in the organisation demands these critical managerial skills.
Please note: The previous Springboard applications for this course were under the title ‘Graduate Certificate in Management of Clean Technology’ we have updated the title to better fit with market terminology.
While this is a stand-alone qualification, on successful completion of the programme, students can apply to complete an MSc. qualification (Not funded by Springboard) once entry requirements are met for the MSc.
For more information and to apply visit: https://springboardcourses.ie/details/10375
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Why Do This Course?
At the national level, our proposal fits into the Climate Action Plan 2021, which calls for third-level institutions to upskill workers to face the challenges of climate change, and also to be positioned to take advantage of the coming changes. More directly, from the ‘Skills for Zero Carbon’ report issued by the Expert Group on Future Skills Needs in November 2021, our programme fits a number of specific skills that are projected as particularly important for sustainability. Green technologies are at the heart of the government’s plans for retrofitting infrastructure, and for developing our national enterprise competence in this area.
As this course is delivered online it can address skills and labour shortages throughout Ireland. This is consistent with Ireland’s National Skills Strategy 2025 (p. 7) which highlights the importance of “ensuring that all of Ireland’s citizens have access to the skills they need to succeed in life”.
On our part, in DCU Business School, we are passionate about sustainability and this will drive our enthusiasm for delivering an excellent programme. We have hired three professors of sustainability in the last year alone, and are also rapidly expanding our operations group. Given the positioning of green technologies at the intersection between sustainability and technological operations, we are very well positioned in this area. We are also driven by employer feedback, and this has been used in crafting the target cohort for this programme. This employer feedback includes from our Industry Advisory Board (Accenture, Ornua, AIB, Irish Residential Properties etc) who have strongly emphasised the need for future skills in this area.
Graduates will have strong analytical skills, be familiar with models for energy and cost savings, and have developed excellent critical thinking, and communication competencies. A large focus of the programme is on developing strong project, change, and strategic leadership skills in our students, as the implementation of green technologies in the organisation demands these critical managerial skills.
For admission to the Graduate Certificate Management of Green Technologies candidates must hold :
A 2:1 Honours degree in a relevant discipline eg. Engineering, Science, Business or Information Technology, or equivalent international qualification.
A 2:1 Honours degree in a non-relevant discipline, along with at least 3 years relevant managerial work experience.
Applicants who have achieved a 2.2 Honours degree may still obtain a place. This will depend on the availability of places and on obtaining high grades in relevant modules on their undergraduate programme.
A Level 7 qualification in a relevant discipline or non-chartered membership of a professional body, along with at least 3 years relevant managerial work experience.
Chartered membership of an institution such as the Institute of Engineers of Ireland or a professional body such as the Institute of Chartered Accountants.
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.
International candidates who are non-native speakers of English must satisfy the University of their competency in the English language. More information about English language requirements for DCU Business School can be found here.
Make an Application via https://springboardcourses.ie/details/10375
For non-native speakers of English, Certification of English competency in accordance with DCU requirements see https://www.dcu.ie/registry/english.shtml
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