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ME Electrical Energy Engineering

Course Description

An ME course in Electrical Energy Engineering is offered by the UCD School of Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering which provides the educational foundation for professional engineers who wish to work in the power system and smart grid sectors

Who is the ME Electrical Energy Engineering for?
The ME programme is targeted at mathematically strong engineering students who are interested in power systems analysis and renewables integration, and who are seeking a professional career in the power system and smart grid sectors.

What will I learn?
The 2 year programme comprises subject areas relating to power system analysis & design, power electronics applications & design, sustainable power systems, smart grid communication architectures and electricity market operations, in addition to a major research project and a professional work experience opportunity.

How will I benefit?
* You will have gained a strong educational foundation in power systems and power electronics analysis & design, renewable energy sources and smart grid applications.
* You will undertake a major research project, gaining in-depth knowledge of a specialist area, and potentially interacting with relevant industry.
* You will complete professional work experience with an electrical utility, or relevant manufacturer / research institution, offering you the opportunity to apply your knowledge and skills, and become involved in real-world projects.
* You will complete a programme designed to provide an engineering qualification fully compliant with the Masters level accreditation requirements of Engineers Ireland.

What is the programme about?
The programme addresses the challenge of transitioning towards sustainable power systems, integrating diverse generation and demand-side technologies while maintaining stable and economic operation. It provides strong training in various aspects of electrical engineering and enhances this through a major research project and professional work experience.

Programme Highlights
* A wide range of core and optional modules delivered by engineers with international reputations, including academic staff from the world-leading Electricity Research Centre in grid integration of renewables
* A major research project, gaining in-depth knowledge of a specialist area, and potentially interacting with relevant industry
* Professional work experience opportunities involving electrical utilities
* Field trips to a range of national and international electrical utilities including EirGrid, ESB Energy International and Alstom Grid

* The ME programme aims to produce graduates with power systems expertise, and their rare skills will be attractive to a wide variety of technical and managerial roles in the electrical utility and smart grid sectors on an international scale, e.g. Alstom, ABB, EPRI, EirGrid, ESB, GE, Siemens.
* The ME programme also provides an excellent starting point for those aiming at a Ph.D. and a research career within a university or specialised research institution.

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Entry Requirements

* Candidates holding a Bachelors Degree in Engineering (with a minimum of 2H2 honours level) or an equivalent engineering qualification will be considered. your transcript should include grades for each subject taken *Names and contact details of two referees who can assess your intellectual ability, maturity and motivation

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