ME Energy Systems
Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 120)
The ME in Energy Systems Engineering prepares graduates to meet the engineering, economic and environmental challenges facing the energy systems of developed and developing countries. Graduates of this programme gain a comprehensive understanding of the complex multi-disciplinary and often conflicting issues that arise in the search for effective solutions. Graduates will also be capable of working anywhere in the world at an advanced technical level or as a professional engineering manager. The ME programme is professionally accredited by Engineers Ireland and recognised by the Washington Accord for Chartered Engineer status.
Participants will receive a broad education which is built on strong theoretical foundations but retains a strong focus on real-world applications.
This 2 year Masters includes a 6-8 professional work experience internship.
Graduates will gain a strong understanding of the complex multi-disciplinary and often conflicting issues that arise in the search for effective solutions to the energy challenges.
This Masters is professionally accredited and teaching is provided by academic experts drawn from all five UCD Schools of Engineering and from other disciplines.
Candidates who have already completed a 4-year professional engineering bachelor degree may be eligible for recognition of prior learning, enabling them to complete this programme over 12 months.
Who should apply?
Full Time option suitable for:
Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. Yes
The ME (Energy Systems) is designed as a "Second Cycle" (level 9) degree programme for graduates who have already completed a "First Cycle" honours (level 8) engineering degree of at least 3 years duration. It is aimed at those who require a recognised professional qualification in Energy Systems Engineering.
Graduates with an honours degree in a mathematically-based science subject area may be eligible to take a tailored 2-year version of the programme, thereby enabling them to become professionally qualified engineers.
The ME programme prepares engineers for work in designing and developing future energy systems and aims to deepen understanding of the interactions between these systems and the environment and energy policy, taking account of economic factors. The scope of the programme includes analysis of global energy systems, use of finite natural resources and the impact on climate. It focuses on renewable and other energy sources such as wind, wave, nuclear and solar power and on the conversion, storage and transmission by electrical and other means. The programme will also address the efficient use of energy in buildings, transport and industrial processes, together with the study of other topics such as carbon sequestration.
a) Advanced knowledge and understanding of the mathematics, sciences, engineering sciences and technologies underpinning Energy Systems engineering.
b) The ability to identify, formulate, analyse and solve complex engineering problems
c) The ability to perform the detailed design of a novel system, component or process using analysis and interpretation of relevant data.
d) The ability to design and conduct experiments and to apply a range of standard and specialised research (or equivalent) tools and techniques of enquiry.
e) An understanding of the need for high ethical standards in the practice of engineering, including the responsibilities of the engineering profession towards people and the environment.
f) The ability to work effectively as an individual, in teams and in multidisciplinary settings, together with the capacity to undertake lifelong learning.
g) The ability to communicate effectively on complex engineering activities with the engineering community and with society at large.