Engineering - Electrical Power Engineering

The ME Electrical Power Engineering programme is taught by world-renowned academics from the Energy Institute (EI) at University College Dublin, which is a global research leader in energy systems integration. This professionally accredited programme addresses the challenge of transitioning towards sustainable power systems, and integrating diverse generation and demand-side technologies, while maintaining stable and economic operation. It provides strong training in various aspects of electrical engineering and enhances this through a major research project and professional work experience. If you are a mathematically strong engineering student who is interested in power system analysis and renewables integration, and you are seeking a professional career in the power system and smart grid sectors, then this programme is ideal for you. The ME programme is professionally accredited by Engineers Ireland and recognised by the Washington Accord for Chartered Engineer status.

Delivered by a highly research-active School composed of many internationally high-profile academics, including five IEEE Fellows. This programme is also taught by academics from the world-leading Energy Institute for the integration of renewables into power systems and energy systems.

Who should apply?
Full Time option suitable for:

Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. Yes

Subjects taught

Stage 1 Core

Control TheoryEEEN40010
Power System Operation EEEN40080
Renewable Energy Systems EEEN40110
Power System Dynamics and Control EEEN40550

Stage 1 - Option
Networks and Internet Systems COMP30040
Data Science in Python (MD) COMP47670
Energy Economics and Policy ECON42360
Signal Processing: Theory and Applications EEEN30050
Power System Engineering EEEN30070
Electrical Machines EEEN30090
ME Electrical Power Professional Work Experience (short) EEEN40180
ME Electrical Power Professional Work Experience (long) EEEN40190
Entrepreneurship in Engineering EEEN40300
Power Electronics Technology EEEN40310
Optimisation Techniques for Engineers EEEN40580
Fossil fuels, carbon capture and storage GEOL40310
Applied Dynamics IIMEEN30010
Engineering Thermodynamics I IMEEN30100
Energy Systems and Climate Change MEEN40090
Professional Engineering (Management) MEEN40430

Stage 2 Core
Power System Design EEEN40090
Power Electronics and Drives EEEN40100
Applications of Power Electronics EEEN40120
ME Electrical Project EEEN40260

Stage 2 Options
Numerical Algorithms ACM40290
Data Science in Python (MD)COMP47670
Energy Economics and Policy ECON42360
Entrepreneurship in Engineering EEEN40300
Power Electronics Technology EEEN40310
Optimisation Techniques for Engineers EEEN40580
Fossil fuels, carbon capture and storage GEOL40310
Professional Engineering (Management) MEEN40430

Entry requirements

An undergraduate honours degree (NFQ level 8) with a minimum upper second class honours or international equivalence in an Electrical or Electronic Engineering programme.

Applicants whose first language is not English must also demonstrate English language proficiency of IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 6.0 in each element), or equivalent.

Students meeting the programme’s academic entry requirements but not the English language requirements, may enter the programme upon successful completion of UCD’s Pre-Sessional or International Pre-Master’s Pathway programmes. Please see the following link for further information

These are the minimum entry requirements – additional criteria may be requested for some programmes

Application dates

How to Apply?

The following entry routes are available:

ME Electrical Power Engineering (T335)
Duration 2 Years
Attend Full Time
Deadline Rolling*

* Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised


60 credits


2 years full-time.

Enrolment dates

Next Intake: 2024/2025 September.

Post Course Info

By completing the ME Electrical Power Engineering programme, you will become a graduate with power systems expertise, whose rare skills will be attractive to a wide variety of technical and managerial roles in the electrical utility and smart grid sectors on an international scale, e.g. ABB, Alstom, EDF, EirGrid, EPRI, ESB, GE, NREL, Siemens. The ME programme also provides an excellent starting point for those aiming for a PhD programme and a research career within a university or specialised research institution.

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

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    Full time,Daytime

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