Energy Infrastructure - Athlone

Why take this course?
Today's energy systems are highly interdependent and very heterogeneous. The infrastructure that supports the generation and distribution of energy is varied, complex and dependent on a range of practical engineering and geographical considerations. This complex infrastructure requires and understanding of a range of interdisciplinary concepts for its design, construction, operation and maintenance.

The programme will be delivered over two academic semesters in a blended mode, predominately through online lectures taking place in the evenings with additional focused practical sessions taking place in AITs state of the art laboratories.

Subjects taught

Year 1
Semester 1:

Planning Process and Environmental Regulations
Sustainable Energy Systems 1
Energy Infrastructure
Utilisation of Renewable Energy
Research Methods & Professional Practice

?Semester 2:

Community Energy Development
Resource Economics
Innovation & Project Management
Sustainable Energy Systems 2
Intelligent Design & Modelling
?Semester 3: Choose 1 of the Following

Dissertation: A research thesis based on an applied Energy Infrastructure theme

Work Placement & Professional Practice: Undergoing an extended work placement and demonstration of professional practice in an industrial context aligned with energy infrastructure.

Entry requirements

Applications will be considered from Level 8 Honours (Grade 2.2) graduates in engineering or cognate disciplines.

Graduates who hold equivalent qualifications in related disciplines or who have relevant industrial experience will be considered for places on a case-by-case basis in line with AITs RPL policy and this may involve an interview.

In line with institute policies, non-native English speakers are required to have an IELTS level of 6.5 or higher.


1 year, blended mode.

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time,Blended

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