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.
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.
The aim of the MSc in Bio-Energy is to produce graduates with an advanced level of theoretical and practical knowledge, with a highly developed research capability and innovation skills to enable their professional development as leaders in the bio-energy industry.
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.
Energy Policy and Economics
Power Systems Integration of Renewables
Research Project (Commences in Semester 1)
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.
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)).