Renewable Energy Systems

Course Description
The M.Sc. in Renewable Energy Systems is designed to produce graduates with a good theoretical and practical understanding of renewable energy technologies. The programme critically investigates the energy output from wind, solar, ocean and biomass technologies from a technical and economic viewpoint.

The primary aim of the M.Sc. in Renewable Energy Systems is to produce effective engineers and technical workers for a professional career in energy and, in particular, renewable energy.

The programme consists of a taught syllabus, that includes assignments, and an individual research thesis.

Subjects taught

Semester 1
Introduction to Renewable Energy
Wind Energy 1
Solar Energy 1
Water Power 1
Bio-Energy 1

Semester 2
Energy Policy and Economics
Grid Integration of Renewables
Research Methods
Wind Energy 2 elective
Ocean Energy elective
Solar Energy 2 elective
Bio-Energy 2 elective

Semester 3
Research Project write up

All mandatory subjects, including the research project, plus any two of the elective lecture modules, are required for successful completion of the M.Sc. programme.

Students completing all mandatory subjects but not the research project can graduate with a Postgraduate Diploma in Renewable Energy Systems.

Entry requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements
A second class honours degree (2.2) in an engineering or science discipline is the basic requirement. Candidates with alternative qualifications are also encouraged to apply.

Application dates

How to Apply

You should apply using the DkIT Postgraduate Application (see download button in the application weblink below).

Please include an up-to-date CV with your application form and send completed applications to:

Admissions Officer, Dundalk Institute of Technology, Dublin Road, Dundalk, Co. Louth

Duration

3 semesters.

Course Delivery
The M.Sc. degree spans a minimum of three semesters. This includes two semesters of teaching and one dedicated to the thesis write up.

Please note: Course delivery may be affected by the ongoing Covid-19 situation.

Enrolment dates

Contact Dundalk IT for the next course start date.

Post Course Info

Career Opportunities
Graduates of the M.Sc. in Renewable Energy Systems programme will be equipped with the skill-set and knowledge for crucial roles in research, design and development in companies in the energy sector.

More details
  • Qualification letters

    MSc

  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Daytime

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