Two great reasons to consider this course

Renewable energy is paramount to a sustainable, secure and cost effective energy supply.

Graduates of this programme will be involved in the transition to renewable energy from a predominately fossil fuel driven energy supply.

Course Summary
The MSc in Bio-Energy is a 1-year full-time level 9 programme aimed at students who wish to develop their research and innovation skills through a structured programme of study. The modules taken as part of the MSc in Bio-Energy offer a structured approach to learning discipline-specific renewable energy material, paramount to bio-energy, to complement the research work. Furthermore, a focus is placed on applying theoretical and practical knowledge to real challenges within the bio-energy industry. A student undertaking this programme will not have very many timetabled hours but instead will receive support and guidance from an expert supervisor.

Students undertaking the MSc in Bio-Energy programme will undertake a substantial research project. In the Research Project module, the student will implement appropriate research techniques to address/solve a chosen bio-energy related problem.

Four modules, aimed at providing the student with specialist knowledge, are undertaken along with the Research Project module.

Subjects taught

Semester 1
Bio-Energy 1
Energy Policy and Economics

Semester 2
Bio-Energy 2
Power Systems Integration of Renewables

Semester 3
Research Project (Commences in Semester 1)

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.
The equivalent of the above, as determined by international comparisons and/or Institute policy.

International candidates must have a good working knowledge of the English language at IELTS level 6.5 or equivalent. Where an applicant demonstrates evidence of having attained his/her Bachelor's Degree through instruction in the English language, a grade of 6.0 may be accepted for admission to the programme.

Application dates

You should apply using the DkIT Postgraduate Application. Please include an up-to-date CV with your application form and send your completed application to:

Admissions Office, Dundalk Institute of Technology, Dublin Road, Dundalk, Co. Louth.


1 year full-time

Delivery Method: Blended

Post Course Info

The MSc in Bio-Energy offers graduates the opportunity to undertake advanced research degrees in Research Institutions in Ireland (including DkIT) and further afield. The Research Office at Dundalk Institute of Technology facilitates graduate studies through the DCU/DkIT graduate school.

Energia has made a €50 million investment in a new bio-energy plant in Dublin, which is set to operate at full capacity by the end of 2019. Furthermore, they have announced a plan to invest €3 billion in renewable energy in Ireland over the next five years (Hamilton (2019)).

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

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    Full time,Daytime,Blended

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