Energy Systems Engineering School of Engineering College of Science and Engineering
PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE: ME DURATION: 9 months, full-time NUMBER OF PLACES: 15 (approximately) COURSE INSTANCE(S): 1MEES1 FEES AND FUNDING: Fees information and funding opportunities: pages 286 and 288. WHEN TO APPLY: NUI Galway does not set a deadline for receipt of applications (with some exceptions). Offers will be issued on a continuous basis. Candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible. See page 284 for full details of when and how to apply. CONTACT Sharon Gilmartin Adminstration T: +353 91 492 664 E: EnergyEng@nuigalway.ie 3 GOOD REASONS TO STUDY THIS COURSE 1. It addresses humanity’s most challenging question: “How can society expand access to energy, which drives all human activity, while avoiding climate and biodiversity breakdown?” 2. Multidisciplinary modules cover technologies like wind, solar, ocean, hydro, bioenergy and nuclear; smart grids, buildings and cities; sustainable water systems; national energy systems; climate science; research methods; and energy economics, policy and law. 3. This programme is accredited by Engineers Ireland for Chartered Engineer status (if combined with an accredited bachelor ’s degree).
Your Course Energy Systems Engineering is for graduates of Level 8 BE degrees who want to decarbonise society’s energy use through an industry or research career. It is fully accredited to meet the education standard for Chartered Engineer with Engineers Ireland, which is recognised throughout Europe and in many countries around the world. Its modules on advanced energy technologies, economics and policy, and research methods provide graduates with the breadth and depth to pursue a range of careers leading the energy transition. Important information re the level of the ME qualification and students’ satisfaction of accreditation requirements is provided on page 176. Education is provided in three areas: advanced technologies in energy systems engineering, transferable skills, and technology development or research through a major individual energy systems engineering project. Career Opportunities Energy Systems Engineering prepares students to assume leadership roles in the sustainable energy transition. Our graduates are ideally suited for careers in power generation, smart grid roll-out, energy supply management, design of energy-efficient products and processes, sustainable transformation of organisations, communities and businesses, roll-out of renewable fuels and infrastructure, and design of sustainable transport. Our graduates are employed in the world’s leading companies including ESB, Toyota, Gas Networks Ireland, Eirgrid, Accenture, Kingspan, Carbon Trust, SSE Airtricity, Deutsche Bahn and General Electric. Minimum Entry Requirements Second Class Honours in a Level 8 (bachelor ’s or equivalent) engineering degree in a related discipline from a recognised university or third-level college, especially energy, mechanical, electrical, and/or civil engineering. FIND OUT MORE AT: www.nuigalway.ie/courses/taught-postgraduate-courses/ energy-systems-engineering.html
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