Master of Engineering (Energy Systems Engineering)

College of Engineering & Informatics

Course overview

This new programme, based at NUI Galway’s new Engineering Building, is for graduates of Level 8 BE degrees who want to develop their engineering knowledge for a career in industry or research based on energy systems applications. It is designed to meet the education standard for Chartered Engineer (C.Eng.) with Engineers Ireland. It builds on the successful BE in Energy Systems Engineering, providing graduates with an opportunity to specialise further or to broaden their knowledge in engineering disciplines.

This programme is offered in the new €40 million Engineering Building, a14,200 square-metre modern, energy-efficient facility, and the largest School of Engineering in the country.

The building is a “living laboratory”, which will provide high-tech working examples for engineering students to study.

Key facts

Entry requirements

Entry to the programme is open to individuals who have Second Class Honours in a Level 8 engineering degree in a related discipline from a recognised university or third level college.

Duration: 1 year, full-time

Next start date: September 2016

ECTS weighting: 60

Average intake: 25

Closing date: Please refer to the review/closing date website.

NFQ level: 9

Mode of study: Taught

Course outline

This programme provides training in three areas: advanced technologies in energy systems engineering, transferable skills for employment and/or a research career in the energy sector, and technology development through an energy systems engineering project.

Transferable skills:

  • Project Management
  • Environmental Economics
  • Engineering Finance
  • Engineering Research Methods
  • Technology Innovation & Entrepreneurship Lean Systems
  • Applied Statistics for Engineers
  • Advanced Applied Maths
  • Internet Programming
  • Database Development

Advanced Technologies:

  • Global Change
  • Smart Grid Sustainable Energy & Buildings
  • Advanced Energy Systems Engineering
  • Computational Methods in Engineering Analysis
  • Advanced Finite Element Analysis
  • Coastal & Offshore Engineering
  • Design of Sustainable Environmental Systems I
  • The Built Environment
  • Integrated Engineering Design Project
  • Power Electronics
  • Advanced Power Electronics
  • Power Systems
  • Power Machines & Control
  • Communications Systems Engineering
  • Thermal Energy Conversion
  • Turbomachines & Advanced Fluid Dynamics
  • Combustion Science and Engineering
  • Advanced Mechanical Analysis & Design.

Modules are subject to change.

Applications and selections

Applications are made online via The Postgraduate Applications Centre (PAC). Relevant PAC application code(s) above.

Who teaches this course?

Professor Gerard Hurley, Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Professor Sean Leen, Mechanical Engineering
Professor Peter McHugh, Biomedical Engineering
Professor Peter Croot, Earth & Ocean Sciences
Dr Eoghan Clifford, Civil Engineering
Dr Peter Croot, Earth & Ocean Sciences
Dr Maeve Duffy, Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Dr John Eaton, Mechanical Engineering
Dr Marcus Keane, Civil Engineering
Dr Hugh Melvin, Information Technology
Dr Rory Monaghan, Energy Systems Engineering
Dr Stephen Nash, Civil Engineering
Dr Nathan Quinlan, Mechanical Engineering
Dr Thomas Van Rensburg, Economics

Find out more

Carmel King
T: +353 91 492 664

PAC code


Fees for this course

EU (Total): €4,900 p.a. 2015/16
 - Tuition: €4,676 p.a. 2015/16
 - Student levy: €224 p.a. 2015/16
Non-EU (Total): €13,750 p.a. 2015/16

Postgraduate students in receipt of a SUSI grant – please note an F4 grant is where SUSI will pay €2,000 towards your tuition.  You will be liable for the remainder of the total fee.  An F5 grant is where SUSI will pay TUITION up to a maximum of €6,270.  SUSI will not cover the student levy of €224.