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Sustainable Electrical Energy Systems

Introduction
Please note due to the great demand for our programmes early applications are assessed when received and dealt with promptly. Therefore it is advisable to make early applications for an early response. If you do not yet have your final degree results this will not hinder your application as we are happy to issue conditional offer letters in such circumstances.

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.

The programme is accredited by Engineers Ireland as meeting the educational standard required for Chartered Engineer membership - refer to Engineers Ireland web site for further details.

Entry requirements

A minimum Second Class Honours accredited 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 appropriate bridging modules. Non-standard applications: Applicants holding a qualification or combination of qualifications deemed by the Institute as being of equivalent standard to the above when taken in conjunction with relevant work experience may also be considered.

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 applications will be assessed based on your academic grades and may also take into account your work/life experience. Applicants may also be required to attend for interview for specific programmes.

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.

Duration

Full Time - One year
Part Time - Up to three years

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.

Part-time students complete the 12 taught modules over the first 2 years by taking three modules per semester which involves a class contact time of approximately 9 hours per week. The modules are generally scheduled to run over three evenings per week. The project and dissertation are completed over the third year.

Careers or further progression

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 signal module will be given a Single Subject Certificate on successful completion of that module.

Further enquiries

Course Co-Ordinator:
Mr. Michael Farrell
School of Electrical Engineering Systems
Faculty of Engineering
DIT Kevin Street Dublin 8

T: 01 402 4874
E: michael.farrell@dit.ie

Subjects taught

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.

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.

Comment

Location
DIT Kevin Street, Dublin 8.

Award
Graduates are eligible for the award of Masters of Engineering in Sustainable Electrical Energy Systems of the Dublin Institute of Technology.

Application date

Closing Date: 30th April 2017

Enrolment and start dates

Start Date: September 2017

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