Low Carbon Power Technology - Micro-credential

Trinity College Dublin

Low Carbon Power Technology - Micro-credential

Who is this Micro-credential for?
• This micro-credential targets relevant professionals interested in sustainable power generation technologies across industry and the public sector, including Mechanical and Electrical Engineers, Planners, Energy/Sustainability Consultants, Small Medium Enterprises

Why should I take this Micro-credential?
• Our modern society is highly dependent upon electricity for communications, computing, manufacture, transport, homes and services. Electricity generation must deliver a reliable energy supply with minimal toxic or greenhouse gas emissions.

• Conventional electric power stations have contributed significantly to global carbon emissions in the past and there is a need to rapidly move away from coal and other fossil fuels. Achieving this requires diversification of energy sources, more efficient energy conversion and large-scale energy storage.

• This micro-credential will establish the foundational physical principles that enable the extraction of useful work / energy from various sources (thermal, fluid, chemical, nuclear etc.), and present the current state of the art in power generation machinery. The important methods of power generation will each be examined, with foundational analysis, in the context of significantly reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

What will I do?
• In this micro-credential you will participate in lecture classes that are delivered in a hybrid online and face-to-face format, and be encouraged to actively participate and contribute during classes

• Students will undertake significant elements of independent assignment work, making use of published technical literature and other on-line resources, and will tackle tutorial problems to reinforce theory and concepts explained in class.

• You will develop computational models of energy systems and use those to study efficiency, cost, and carbon emissions of different configurations.

Entry requirements

• Applicants must have a 2.1 grade in a level 8 degree in Engineering or a cognate discipline.

• CV & Transcript (2:1)

Application dates

Closing Date: 12th August 2024


24 weeks

How will this Micro-credential be delivered?
• This 10 ECTS micro-credential comprises 44 hours lectures (hybrid synchronous online and face-to-face) and 22 hours tutorials (combination of in-person and online as appropriate).

• Students will undertake a significant amount of independent learning that is structured around a series of continuous assessments and assignments. which include the design and analytical modelling of energy power plants and combined systems.

Enrolment dates

Next Intake September 2024

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    Part time,Blended

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