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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.

Course Description
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.

Programme Outcomes
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.

Entry requirements

A bachelors degree with a minimum upper second class honours (NFQ level 8) or international equivalence in a relevant Engineering programme.

Applicants whose first language is not English must also demonstrate English language proficiency of IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 6.0 in each element), or equivalent.

Duration

2 years, full time.

Timetable / Hours
The programme is modular and semesterised with full-time hours. There are two teaching semesters, i.e. Semester 1 (Autumn) and Semester 2 (Spring). Students taking the 12-month programme will undertake their Research Project during the summer period, completing in early September.

Number of credits

120

Careers or further progression

Careers & Employability
Graduates of this ME Energy Systems programme will be equipped with the skill set and knowledge vital for crucial roles in research, design and development in companies in the energy sector. Graduates from this programme have obtained jobs in a wide variety of organisations in Ireland and further afield, the majority in the energy sector.

Perspective employers include: ESB International (Dublin), Commission for Energy Regulation (Dublin), Airport Authority, Intel Ireland Limited, Dalkia Ltd (Dublin), Accenture (Dublin), Dimplex Renewables (Irl), Enercon GmbH (Ireland and Germany), Zenith Technologies (Cork), ConocoPhillips (Cork), Imtech (UK), MCS Kenny (UK), Sellafield Ltd (UK), Schletter UK Ltd, Schwenk Zement (Germany), KBR (UK), Capula Ltd (UK), Eclareon (Spain), Dynapower LLC (USA), Sea Breeze Power Corp (Canada), KBR (Australia), and Independent Market Operator (Perth, Australia). Significant numbers of graduates have also decided to pursue further study to PhD level, at UCD and elsewhere

Further enquiries

Contact Name: Katie O'Neill
Contact Number: +353(0)1 716 1781

Subjects taught

Stage 1 - Option
Entrepreneurship in Action
BMGT30090

Air Pollution
BSEN30030

Chem Proc Sust & Ren Energy
CHEN40440

Process Control
CHEN40560

Environmental Engineering Fundamentals
CVEN20030

Energy Economics and Policy
ECON42360

Electrical and Electronic Circuits
EEEN20020

Electrical Energy Systems
EEEN20090

Power System Engineering
EEEN30070

Electrical Machines
EEEN30090

Control Theory
EEEN40010

Power System Operation
EEEN40080

Power System Design
EEEN40090

Power Electronics and Drives
EEEN40100

Applications of Power Electronics
EEEN40120

ME Electrical Energy Professional Work Experience (short)
EEEN40180

ME Electrical Energy Professional Work Experience (long)
EEEN40190

Entrepreneurship in Engineering
EEEN40300

Power Electronics Technology
EEEN40310

ME Elect Energy Project
EEEN40360

Wind Energy
EEEN40400

Power System Dynamics and Control
EEEN40550

Optimisation Techniques for Engineers
EEEN40580

Fossil fuels, carbon capture and storage
GEOL40310

Heat Transfer
MEEN20050

Measurement & Instrumentation
MEEN30040

Engineering Thermodynamics II
MEEN30100

Professional Engineering (Finance)
MEEN30140

Engineering Thermodynamics III
MEEN40010

Mechanics of Fluids II
MEEN40020

Computational Continuum Mechanics I
MEEN40050

Energy Systems and Climate Change
MEEN40090

Advanced Polymer Engineering
MEEN40110

Computational Continuum Mechanics II
MEEN40150

Materials Thermodynamics and Kinetics
MEEN40160

Nanomaterials
MEEN40180

Mechanics of Fluids III
MEEN40190

Energy Systems in Buildings II
MEEN40200

Energy in Transport
MEEN40210

Professional Engineering (Management)
MEEN40430

ME Professional Work Experience
MEEN40530

ME Professional Work Experience
MEEN40540

ME (Energy) Research Project Summer
MEEN40550

Research Skills and Techniques
MEEN40560

ME (Energy) Research Project
MEEN40570

Technical Communication
MEEN40670

Technical Comms (Online)
MEEN40820

Nuclear Physics
PHYC30090

Comment

Student Internships
The Professional Work Experience (PWE) module is incorporated into the two-year Masters of Engineering Programme and is designed to integrate a student's academic and career interests with practical work experience for a 6-8 month period.

The module provides students with the perfect opportunity to gain increased experience and understanding of their chosen field, assess where their strengths and weaknesses lie and maximise their knowledge of the available career possibilities. The practical skills acquired during this placement will give graduates a competitive advantage when applying for positions upon graduation.

Professional Accreditation
The UCD ME (Energy Systems) degree programme is fully accredited at Masters level by Engineers Ireland and the programme has been awarded the EUR-ACE Label as a Second Cycle Accredited European Engineering Programme under the EUR-ACE Framework of Standards for Accreditation of Engineering Programmes

Application date

How to apply?
The following entry routes are available:
ME Energy Systems Engineering FT (T164)
Duration
2 Years

Attendance
Full Time

Deadline
Rolling *

* Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised

Course fee

ME Energy Systems (T164) Full Time
EU fee per year - € 7830
nonEU fee per year - € 24800

***Fees are subject to change

Please note that UCD offers a number of graduate scholarships for full-time, self-funding international students, holding an offer of a place on a UCD graduate degree programme. For further information please see www.ucd.ie/international/scholarships.

The College of Engineering & Architecture also offer scholarships for non-EU students, for more information see: www.ucd.ie/eacollege/study/noneuscholarships.

Enrolment and start dates

Next Intake: 2019/2020 September

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