Engineering - Energy Systems Engineering

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Energy Systems Engineering is for graduates of Level 8 BE degrees who want to decarbonise society's energy use through an industry or research career. It is fully accredited to meet the education standard for Chartered Engineer with Engineers Ireland, which is recognised throughout Europe and in many countries around the world. Its modules on advanced energy technologies, economics and policy, and research methods provide graduates with the breadth and depth to pursue a range of careers leading the energy transition.

Important information re the level of the ME qualification and students' satisfaction of accreditation requirements is provided on the course website.

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.

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: NUI 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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