Course Description
This programme focuses on the crucial aspects associated with development and operation of bio energy systems for the production of electricity, heat and transport fuels.

The course provides the student with a theoretical understanding of the aspects that comprise a bio energy system from a technical and economic standpoint. The programme explores energy policy and how policy can affect renewable energy development. There are four modules on this programme, each worth 7.5 ECTS credits. This course is highly focused on bio-energy with two modules solely concentrated on the most pertinent technical aspects of bio-energy, i.e. Bio-Energy 1 & 2.

The Energy Policy & Economics module, delivered on this programme, broadens the focus by exploring the effects of energy policy on the development of bio-energy.

The programme also contains a module that explores the challenges of integrating renewable energy systems to the national grid

Subjects taught

Course Content
Bio-Energy 1
Bio-Energy 2
Energy Policy and Economics
Power Systems Integration of Renewables

Entry requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements
Candidates must hold a Level 8 Honours Degree in Engineering, or in the Physico-Chemical Sciences. The award must be Honours 2.1 or above. Science disciplines are restricted to: Experimental Physics, Applied Physics, Physical Chemistry, Materials Science, General Chemistry, Building Services, Telecommunications or similar.

Application dates

Important notice about this course

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1 Semester Full Time
1 Year Part Time

Post Course Info

Career Opportunities
The bio-energy industry, nationally and internationally, particularly advanced bio-energy options such as renewable gas, which is seen as a means of decarbonising heat and transport. It is expected that further career opportunities will become available in the coming years as energy policy focuses on bio-energy development

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  • Qualifications

    Special Purpose Certificate (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Part time,Daytime

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