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Engineering - Energy Systems Engineering

Your Course
This ME programme is for graduates of Level 8 BE degrees who want to develop their engineering knowledge for a career in industry or research based on energy systems applications. It is fully accredited to meet the education standard for Chartered Engineer with Engineers Ireland, which is recognised throughout Europe and in many countries around the world. It builds on the successful BE in Energy Systems Engineering, providing graduates with an opportunity to specialise further or to broaden their knowledge in engineering disciplines.

Education is provided in three areas: advanced technologies in energy systems engineering, transferable skills including business and information technology, and technology development or research through an energy systems engineering project. With the help of academic staff, every student will select a suite of modules tailored to their interests and knowledge.

3 Good Reasons To Study This Course

1. This programme is run in the Alice Perry Building, a 14,200m2 modern, energy-efficient facility, which is a living laboratory and the largest engineering school in Ireland.

2. This programme offers a flexible, multidisciplinary blend of mechanical, electrical and civil engineering subjects.

3. This programme is accredited by Engineers Ireland for Chartered Engineer status (if combined with an accredited Bachelor's degree).

Entry requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements
Second Class Honours in a Level 8 (Bachelor's or equivalent) engineering degree in a related discipline from a recognised university or third-level college, with substantial elements of energy, mechanical, electrical and/or civil engineering.


9 months, full-time

Careers or further progression

Career Opportunities
Our graduates work in design and testing, consultancy, project management, energy systems management, product development, facilities engineering and academic research. The need for graduates with skills in energy systems technologies is growing in areas such as building energy management, renewable energy systems, electrical power systems, the smart grid and energy consultancy. Other potential roles are in the areas of energy economics, energy policy, energy regulation, energy planning and law.

Further enquiries

Ms Sharon Gilmartin
T: +353 91 492 664

Application date

Applications are made online via the NUI Galway Postgraduate Applications System.

When To Apply: NUI Galway does not set a deadline for receipt of applications (with some exceptions). Offers will be issued on a continuous basis. Candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible.

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