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Energy Systems Engineering (ME)
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.
Accreditation and Chartered Status
The Master of Engineering (ME) at NUI Galway is part of an integrated programme of study, meeting the European Framework Standards for engineering accreditation, consisting of a 4-year level 8 Bachelor’s degree followed by a 1-year level 9 Master’s degree. Successful completion of this ME course, as part of an accredited 4+1 programme, will allow you to achieve the educational requirements for Chartered Engineer (CEng MIEI) status in Ireland. Applicants who are not BE graduates from NUI Galway, wishing to use the ME programme as part of their CEng certification, should be aware that professional accreditation is assessed by the Engineering Councils on the basis of the aggregate periods of study (Level 8 and Level 9), and not on the Masters year alone. Therefore candidates need to satisfy themselves that their undergraduate (Level 8) degree meets the relevant standards.
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Who Teaches this Course
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
Requirements and Assessment
9 months, full-time
Next start date
A Level Grades ()
Please refer to the review/closing date website.
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Mode of study
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.
- 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
- 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.
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Fees: Student levy
Fees: Non EU
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