Planning & Environmental Management / Pleanáil ┐ Bainistíocht Comhshaoil

2019 CAO Points - 312

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Planning in this context is all about shaping the future of our towns, cities and regions. Environmental management is about ensuring a sustainable environment for future generations. This programme will prepare you to be a decision-maker and leader in planning our urban and rural environments, and in developing environmental management solutions to problems such as climate change and biodiversity loss.

You take all subjects in Year 1. In Year 2, you opt to study either spatial planning or environmental management areas, and you fully specialise in Year 4.

Projects and fieldwork, under the supervision of practising professionals, are an integral part of the programme. In third year, you’ll enjoy a field trip to another EU state. 

Planning graduates will be able to prepare complex development plans, carry out sensitive environmental assessments and work with communities and developers to resolve difficult planning issues.

Environmental management graduates will be equipped to carry out environmental audits, prepare and implement plans for waste and resources management, and prepare and evaluate environmental impact and risk assessment.

You can take part in a work placement third and fourth years.

If you reach the appropriate honours standard, you can access a range of postgraduate degrees in TU Dublin and elsewhere.

The programme is professionally accredited by the main employer groups, and graduates are career-ready for work in Ireland or abroad.

Study Abroad Opportunities
Through the Erasmus programme, you can spend one or two semesters abroad in either the second or third year of the programme. Recently, students have gone to Hamburg and Dortmund (Germany), Lyon (France), Melbourne (Australia) and Tampere (Finland). We also have a partnership with the University of Beijing, China, where some of our students have studied.

Professional Accreditation
The programme is professionally accredited by the main employer groups, and graduates are career-ready for work in Ireland or abroad.

  • Urban Designer
  • Property Developer
  • Geo – Spatial Awareness
  • Introduction to Environmental Management
  • Introduction to Spatial Planning
  • Built Environment
  • Data Management
  • Project – Settlement Analysis
  • Project – Layouts
  • Earth Sciences 1 – Chemistry
  • Environmental Science 1 – Biology
  • Society and Environment
  • Social Research Methods
  • Introduction to Economics
  • Public Administration and Law
  • Earth Sciences II – Habitats
  • Buildings and Infastructure
  • Environmental Assessment
  • European Context
  • Society and Governance
  • Professional Practice
  • Dissertation
  • Spatial Planning (Specialist Modules)
  • Collaborative Planning
  • Master Planning
  • Development Management II
  • Project - Individual Spatial Plan
  • Regional/National Planning
  • Environmental Management (Specialist Modules)
  • Environmental Auditing
  • Environmental Licensing
  • Project - Licensing
  • Rural Management Plans
  • Project - Environmental Assessment
This field of study is one of the most interesting, educational and relevant to today’s world. I have learned an incredible amount in my four years about our country and the rest of the world. I have loved every moment in college and will leave with some great memories and some equally good friends. I highly recommend spatial planning and the college to anybody.
The best thing about doing this course is that you are taught by professionals with vast experience in the sector, who work in it, and so you are being kept up to date with what is relevant.
The numerous field visits give you a first-hand understanding of how things work and some of the interesting places which you will visit include large factories, waste sites, professional offices and nature parks.
TU Code



Level 8


Bachelors of Science (Hons)


4 years

Number of Places



City Centre: Bolton Street


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