Sustainable Electrical Energy Systems

What is... Sustainable Electrical Energy Systems?
This programme has been planned in response to a need in Industry for a masters degree programme that addresses the technology of sustainable electrical energy systems and the issues surrounding their integration into electrical power systems. The main themes covered are:electrical power systems analysis, renewable electrical energy technology, power electronics, distributed generation, energy markets and global issues surrounding the supply and demand of energy. The programme is aimed at graduate engineers who would like to continue their studies and at engineers who are currently working in the electrical/electronic and related industries who would like to move into an engineering role in the electrical energy systems area.

Course Content
The programme consists of 12 taught modules and a project. Modules are delivered through a mixture of lecture, assignments and laboratory work, e-learning and problem based learning by academics and industrial experts.

Entry requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements?
A minimum Second Class Honours accredited bachelor degree (2.2 grade or higher) in Electrical or Electronic Engineering or a minimum Second Class Honours accredited degree (2.2 grade or higher) in a related engineering discipline e.g. mechanical, mechatronic or energy engineering. Some candidates may be required as a condition of entry to take specific modules from the School's Level 8 programme, the Honours Degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering as appropriate bridging modules. Non-standard applications: Applicants holding a qualification or combination of qualifications deemed by the Institute as being of equivalant standard to the above when taken in conjunction with relevant work experience may also be considered.

If English is not your first language you will need to provide evidence of your English language proficiency as detailed on our website. Applicants for this programme should have a minimum IELTS (Academic Version) English Proficiency of 6 overall (or equivalent) with nothing less than 6 in each component.

Note: Due to the considerable competition for our postgraduate programmes satisfying the minimum entry requirement is not a guarantee of a place. Depending on the programme of study applicants may be assessed on the basis of academic performance and work/life experience. Applicants may also be required to attend for interview for specific programmes.

Subjects taught

Core Modules:
Research Methods
Entrepreneurship
Statistical Analysis
Innovation and Knowledge Management

Optional Modules
Power Electronic Energy Conversion Systems
DSP Platforms
Wind Energy for Electricity Supply
Renewable Energy Technologies
Embedded Generation
Power Systems Analysis 1
Power Systems Analysis 2
Energy Supply
Gas & Electricity Markets
Energy Conversion Systems

The project module requires completion of a project and dissertation. Work based projects are encouraged.

Duration

1 year full-time.

Method of Delivery: Classroom.

Schedule: Full-time students take six modules per semester which involves a class contact time of approximately 18 hours per week. The modules are generally scheduled to run in the afternoon and evenings. Outside of the class contact time students work on module assignments and the project / dissertation.

Enrolment dates

Commencement Date: 01/09/2020

Post Course Info

What are my career opportunities?
This programme will develop the knowledge and skills set required to work at a high level within the research, design and development divisions of companies in the electrical energy sector. Continuing Professional Development: All modules are offered on a CPD basis. Participants who opt to undertake a single module will be given a Single Subject Certificate on successful completion of that module.

More details
  • Qualification letters

    MSc

  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Daytime

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