Engineering - Energy Systems Engineering

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Education is provided in three areas: advanced technologies in energy systems engineering, transferable skills, and technology development or research through a major individual energy systems engineering project.


1. It addresses humanity's most challenging question: How can society expand access to energy, which drives all human activity, while avoiding climate and biodiversity breakdown?

2. Multidisciplinary modules cover technologies such as: wind, solar, ocean, hydro, bioenergy and nuclear; smart grids, buildings and cities; sustainable water systems; national energy systems; climate science; research methods; and energy economics, policy and law.

3. This programme is accredited by Engineers Ireland for Chartered Engineer status (if combined with an accredited bachelor's degree).

Entry requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements
Second Class Honours in a Level 8 (bachelor's or equivalent) engineering degree in a related discipline from a recognised university or third-level college, especially energy, mechanical, electrical, and/or civil engineering.

Application dates

WHEN TO APPLY: University of Galway does not set a deadline for receipt of applications (with some exceptions). Offers will be issued on a continuous basis. Candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible.


9 months, full-time

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Career Opportunities
Energy Systems Engineering prepares students to assume leadership roles in the sustainable energy transition. Our graduates are ideally suited for careers in power generation, smart grid roll-out, energy supply management, design of energy-efficient products and processes, sustainable transformation of organisations, communities and businesses, roll-out of renewable fuels and infrastructure, and design of sustainable transport. Our graduates are employed in the world's leading companies including ESB, Toyota, Gas Networks Ireland, Eirgrid, Accenture, Kingspan, Carbon Trust, SSE Airtricity, Deutsche Bahn and General Electric.

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

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    Full time,Daytime

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