UCC have developed a Masters in Engineering Science in Sustainable Energy, in recognition of the growing international market for sustainable energy systems and the shortage of qualified engineers. This programme is open to Engineering graduates of all disciplines with an 8 month programme option leading to a Postgraduate Diploma in Sustainable Energy.
In Part I students take modules to the value of 50 credits and a Preliminary Research Report in Sustainable Energy (NE6008) to the value of 10 credits. Part II consists of a Dissertation in Sustainable Energy (NE6009) to the value of 30 credits which is completed over the summer months.
Students take 50 credits as follows:
NE3002 Energy in Buildings (5 credits) EE3011 Power Electronic Systems (5 credits) EE4010 Electrical Power Systems (5 credits) NE3003 Sustainable Energy (5 credits) NE4006 Energy Systems in Buildings (5 credits) NE6003 Wind Energy (5 credits) NE6004 Biomass Energy (5 credits) NE6005 Ocean Energy (5 credits) NE6006 Solar and Geothermal Energy (5 credits) NE6007 Energy Systems Modelling (5 credits)
Depending on the background of the student, the Programme Coordinator may decide to replace some of the above taught modules from the following list of modules up to a maximum of 20 credits:
CE4001 The Engineer in Society (Law, Architecture and Planning) (5 credits) EE3012 Electromechanical Energy Conversion (5 credits) EE4001 Power Electronics, Drives and Energy Conversion (5 credits) EE4002 Control Engineering (5 credits) EE6107 Advanced Power Electronics and Electric Drives (5 credits) ME6007 Mechanical Systems (5 credits) NE4008 Photovoltaic Systems (5 credits) PE6003 Process Validation and Quality (5 credits)
In addition, all students must take 10 credits as follows:
NE6008 Preliminary Research Report in Sustainable Energy (10 credits)
NE6009* Dissertation in Sustainable Energy (30 credits)
*must be submitted on a date in September as specified by the Department
Detailed Entry Requirements
Candidates must have a BE(Hons) or BEng (Hons) Degree or equivalent engineering qualification, with a minimum grade 2H2. However, candidates with equivalent academic qualifications and suitable experience may be accepted subject to the approval of College of Science, Engineering and Food Science. In all cases, the course of study for each candidate must be approved by the Programme Coordinator. Candidates, for whom English is not their primary language, should possess an IELTS of 6.5 (or TOEFL equivalent) with no less than 6.0 in each individual category.
Candidates from Grandes Écoles Colleges are also eligible to apply if they are studying a cognate discipline in an ENSEA or EFREI Graduate School and are eligible to enter the final year (M2) of their programme.
- Postgraduate Diploma in Sustainable Energy -
Students who pass but fail to achieve the requisite grade of 50% across the taught modules and the Preliminary Research Report will be eligible for the award of a Postgraduate Diploma in Sustainable Energy. Candidates passing Part I of the programme who do not wish to proceed to Part II may opt to be conferred with a Postgraduate Diploma in Sustainable Energy.