Renewable Energy Systems

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.

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

The closing date for applications is usually June 20th each year however, applications may still be considered after this date. Depending on the number of applications, candidates may be short-listed, i.e. a qualified applicant is not automatically guaranteed a place.


3 semesters.
Delivery Method Blended
Study Mode Full-Time, Part-Time

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.

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.

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Blended,Full time,Part time

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