Low Carbon Power Technology - Micro-credential

Trinity College Dublin

Low Carbon Power Technology - 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.

Entry requirements

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

• CV & Transcript (2:1)


1. Submit your personal details on the application form.

2. Log in to the my.tcd.ie portal with your (new) login credentials.

3. Upload documents as required by the school for the module including a copy of your Curriculum Vitae.

Application dates

Closing Date: 31st March 2023


24 weeks

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  • Attendance type

    Part time,Daytime,Blended

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