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Energy Science - MSc/PgDip


Trinity College Dublin    School of Physics

Full time & Part time September MSc, PGDip 1 year full-time

About the course

This is a 1 year full time M.Sc. level course worth 90 ECTs, jointly taught between the Schools of Physics, Chemistry and Natural Science. The aim is to provide students with a science or engineering background, with a broad knowledge of the science and application of both conventional and sustainable energy technologies. The connection between physics, chemistry, earth science and economics determines how energy is utilised, the environmental consequences of its use, and in turn determines many government policies on climate change across the globe. A working understanding of each of these areas is necessary for students inspired to pursue a career in the renewable energy sector, or for those interested in communicating or managing the impact on the environment of the worlds energy use, such as climate change.

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Entry Requirements

The MSc is suitable for graduates who have achieved an upper second class honours degree or the international equivalent in either physical sciences or engineering. However applications from similarly qualified candidates from other disciplines are welcome if they can demonstrate a sufficient level of knowledge or interest in the Energy Sector.

Applications will be accepted until June 30th. Final decisions on all applications will be made by July 31st. However as entry to the MSc in Energy Science is highly competitive, early application is advised and opens on November 1st.


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Advika Bhat

Where did you grow up?
I grew up in Mumbai, India.

What university did you attend?
I studied Mechanical Engineering at the Vellore Institute of Technology in Chennai, India.

What did you like specifically about the Energy Science course?
I appreciate the time and patience put in by our professors to bring all the students, coming from different backgrounds to a common level of understanding so that we could take this knowledge and apply it to the transformation of the energy sector.

What are you doing now?
I now work as an Operations Energy Engineer in a company called Grid Beyond in Dublin, Ireland.

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