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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 (CEng) 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 for industry and/or research career in the energy sector, and technology development through an energy systems engineering project. Modules, subject to change, include the following: Transferable skills: Project Management, Environmental Economics, Engineering Finance, Engineering Research Methods, Technology Innovation & Entrepreneurship Lean Systems, Applied Statistics for Engineers, Advanced Applied Maths, Internet Programming, Database Development. Advanced Technologies: Global Change, Smart Grid Sustainable Energy & Buildings, Advanced Energy Systems Engineering, Computational Methods in Engineering Analysis, Advanced Finite Element Analysis, Coastal & Offshore Engineering, Design of Sustainable Environmental Systems I, The Built Environment, Integrated Engineering Design Project, Power Electronics, Advanced Power Electronics, Power Systems, Power Machines & Control, Communications Systems Engineering, Thermal Energy Conversion, Turbomachines & Advanced Fluid Dynamics, Combustion Science and Engineering, Advanced Mechanical Analysis & Design.

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements
Entry to the programme is open to individuals who have Second Class Honours in a Level 8 engineering degree in a related discipline from a recognised university or third level college.


9 months, full-time

Careers or further progression

Career opportunities
There are job opportunities in design and testing, consultancy, project management, energy systems management, product development and facilities engineering. 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

T: +353 91 492 664


1. This programme is offered in the new €40 million Engineering Building, a 14,200 squaremetre modern, energy-efficient facility, and the largest School of Engineering in the country.

2. The building is a “living laboratory”, which provides high-tech working examples for engineering students to study.

3. Students get the opportunity to complete a project that focuses on current research in energy systems engineering.

Application date

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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