Environmental Biotechnology

Dublin City University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Environmental Biotechnology

  • Host University

    Dublin City University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Biology, Environmental Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    To introduce the students to waste streams treatment and innovative environmental biotechnologies.

    Learning Outcomes
    1. Describe the biological methods for wastewater treatment
    2. Give examples of the microorganisms role in pollution control
    3. Discuss the environmental feasibility of agrofuels
    4. Compare methods for bioremediation of contaminated soil and groundwater
    5. Analyse pros and cons of microbial fuel cells for bioenergy production
    6. Discuss topical issues in environmental science through individual and group work involving oral and written presentations

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.