MEngSc in Sustainable Energy

Key Points

  • Work permit while you study

  • Post Graduation Work Permit for 24 months

  • Start dates: September

  • Duration: 1 year

  • Level 9 qualification

  • Type: Full Time
  • Hours: Daytime
  • Enrollment Fee: From € 22,000 / year

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Are you interested in tackling climate change? UCC has developed a Master of Science in Sustainable Energy Engineering, in recognition of the growing international market for sustainable energy systems and the shortage of qualified engineers. This program is open to Engineering graduates of all disciplines with an 8-month program option leading to a Postgraduate Diploma in Sustainable Energy.

Program structure

In Part I, students take modules worth 50 credits and a Preliminary Research Report on Sustainable Energy worth 10 credits. Part II consists of a Thesis in Sustainable Energy worth 30 credits that is completed during the summer months.

Students earn 90 credits as follows: </ span >

  • Photovoltaic systems (5 credits)
  • Wind Power (5 credits)
  • Biomass energy (5 credits)
  • Ocean energy (5 credits)
  • Solar and geothermal energy (5 credits)
  • Modeling of energy systems (5 credits)
  • Energy in buildings (5 credits)
  • Sustainable energy (5 credits)
  • Energy systems in buildings (5 credits)
  • Smart grids (5 credits)
  • Environmental hydrodynamics (5 credits)
  • Finite element analysis (5 credits)
  • Transport and energy (5 credits)
  • AC machine and power electronics (5 credits)
  • Power systems for electric vehicles (5 credits)
  • Power systems, power electronics and drives (5 credits)
  • Control engineering (5 credits)
  • Electric Power Systems (5 credits)
  • Mechanical systems (5 credits)
  • Offshore wind power (5 credits)
  • Modeling of advanced energy systems (5 credits)
  • Energy innovation (5 credits)
  • Analysis of engineering data (5 credits)
  • Validation and quality of processes (5 credits)

Additionally, all students must earn 10 credits as follows:

  • Preliminary research report on sustainable energy (10 credits)
  • Dissertation on Sustainable Energy (30 credits)

* Students who pass, but do not achieve the required 50% grade in all taught modules and the Preliminary Research Report, will be eligible for a Graduate Diploma in Sustainable Energy. Candidates who pass Part I of the program and do not wish to proceed to Part II may choose to receive a Graduate Diploma in Sustainable Energy.

Admission requirements

  • Candidates must have an honors engineering degree or equivalent engineering qualification. However, candidates with equivalent academic qualifications and adequate experience may be accepted subject to approval by the College of Science, Engineering and Food Sciences.
  • For international candidates, the foreign equivalent is required. In addition, an officially translated degree will be required.

IELTS 6.5, with no less than 6 in any component (or its internationally recognized equivalent)

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