Environmental Essentials for Engineering Projects CPD Programme


5-day programme, 5 x 1-day modules

CPD Credit: 30 hours, C1 / C2


This programme provides all engineers managing projects with a comprehensive introduction to the environmental essentials covering Water, Air, Noise, Solid Waste and Effluent/Contamination. The modules will focus on the principles and practices of each key environmental consideration in the context of respective policy and legislation. Case studies will be provided to demonstrate best-practice in environmental protection, including appropriate mitigation and adaptation measures.

Programme Aim

The aim of this programme is to inform any engineer working on a project of the environmental essentials that should be addressed throughout the project lifecycle in order to mitigate the risk of negative impacts on project delivery.

Programme Learning Objectives

On completion of this programme, delegates will be able to:

  • Develop an appreciation of the fundamental principles of key environmental considerations
  • Evaluate the technical and non-technical factors influencing each environmental consideration through the lens of the ‘source-receptor-pathway-consequence’ model
  • Appraise a range of environmental engineering case studies.
  • Define appropriate mitigation and adaptation measures for engineering projects. 

Programme Structure

This programme will consist of 5 modules delivered across 5 weeks:

  • Module 1: Water Pathways
  • Module 2: Air Quality
  • Module 3: Noise Pollution & Control
  • Module 4: Effluent Management & Contaminated Land
  • Module 5: Solid Waste Management

Who Should Attend?

This CPD programme will be of benefit to any engineer involved in the design, project management and/or delivery of engineering projects. It will provide a comprehensive understanding of the environmental essentials and how/when to take action in order to protect the environment and ensure the successful delivery of projects.  

Trainer Profiles

Programme Coordinator: Asst Prof. John Gallagher

Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin

Dr Gallagher is Assistant Professor in Environmental Systems Modelling in the School of Engineering in Trinity College Dublin. He is the Course Director for the Postgraduate Diploma in Environmental Monitoring, Assessment and Engineering and Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering for Climate Action. His teaching and research focus on environmental engineering topics and supports new policy measures to improve environmental quality and technological solutions that address energy, carbon and resource challenges. Dr Gallagher received a 2nd Place award in the Clean Air Prize in 2018 from the European Commission and has contributed to a range of  National and European projects. Currently he is working on 1 Interreg NWE, 1 Horizon2020, 1 SEAI and 3 EPA projects, all of which support different aspects of delivering on the Global Sustainability Development Goals and the National Climate Action. He has delivered undergraduate, postgraduate, doctoral and professional training courses across Europe in different areas of environmental engineering – from first principles to design guidance and innovation.

Module trainers

  • Adj Prof Paul Johnston, Trinity College Dublin
  • Dr Shane Regan, National Parks & Wildlife Service
  • Dr Patrick Morrissey, Environmental Protection Agency
  • Dr Avril Challoner, AWN Consulting Ltd
  • Dr Michéal O’Dwyer, Environmental Protection Agency
  • Asst Prof John Kennedy, Trinity College Dublin
  • Elisabeth Nagel, Flannery Nagel Environmental
  • Stephen Byrne, Transport Infrastructure Ireland

Further module trainers to be announced shortly.

Sustainability Badge

Engineers Ireland supports the Sustainable Development Goals. This event contributes to Engineers Ireland's Sustainability Framework.

Please contact the Team for further information on scheduled course dates and In-Company options. You can reach us by phone: 01 665 1305 or email cpdtraining@engineersireland.ie.