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ME Electrical Energy Engineering

Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 120)

The ME Electrical Energy Engineering programme is taught by world-renowned academics from the ERC. The professionally accredited programme addresses the challenge of transitioning towards sustainable power systems, integrating diverse generation and demand-side technologies while maintaining stable and economic operation. It provides strong training in various aspects of electrical engineering and enhances this through a major research project and professional work experience.

A wide range of core and optional modules delivered by engineers with international reputations, including academic staff from the world-leading Electricity Research Centre in grid integration of renewables.

Delivered by a highly research active school holding a position of 101-150 in the QS World Subject Rankings.

This programme will provide you with a strong educational foundation in power systems and power electronics analysis & design, renewable energy sources and smart grid applications.

This programme will provide you with an engineering qualification fully compliant with the Masters level accreditation requirements of Engineers Ireland.

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 programme is targeted at mathematically strong engineering students who are interested in power systems analysis and renewables integration, and who are seeking a professional career in the power system and smart grid sectors.

Course Description
The 2 year programme comprises subject areas relating to power system analysis & design, power electronics applications & design, sustainable power systems, smart grid communication architectures and electricity market operations, in addition to a major research project and a professional work experience opportunity.

Entry requirements

•A 4-year 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.


2 Years Full Time

Number of credits


Careers or further progression

By completing the ME Electrical Engineering programme, you will become a graduate with power systems expertise, whose rare skills will be attractive to a wide variety of technical and managerial roles in the electrical utility and smart grid sectors on an international scale, e.g. Alstom, ABB, EPRI, EirGrid, ESB, GE, Siemens.

The ME programme also provides an excellent starting point for those aiming for a PhD programme and a research career within a university or specialised research institution.

Further enquiries

Contact Name: Michelle Mathews
Contact Number:+353 (0)1 716 1802

Subjects taught

Stage 1 - Option

Numerical Algorithms ACM40290

Networks and Internet Systems COMP30040

Energy Economics and Policy ECON42360

Communication Systems EEEN20060

Signal Processing: Theory and Applications EEEN30050

Power System Engineering EEEN30070

Electrical Machines EEEN30090

Control Theory EEEN40010

Power System Operation EEEN40080

Power System Design EEEN40090

Power Electronics and Drives EEEN40100

Renewable Energy Systems EEEN40110

Applications of Power Electronics EEEN40120

ME Electrical Energy Professional Work Experience (short) EEEN40180

ME Electrical Energy Professional Work Experience (long)

ME Electrical Energy Project EEEN40260

Entrepreneurship in Engineering EEEN40300

Power Electronics Technology EEEN40310

ME Elect Energy Project EEEN40360

Power System Dynamics and Control EEEN40550

High Voltage and Protection Systems EEEN40560

Optimisation Techniques for Engineers EEEN40580

Distributed Control and Optimisation over Networks EEEN40590

Fossil fuels, carbon capture and storage GEOL40310

Applied Dynamics II MEEN30010

Engineering Thermodynamics II MEEN30100

Energy Systems and Climate Change MEEN40090

Professional Engineering (Management) MEEN40430

Application date

The following entry routes are available:

ME Electrical Energy Engineering FT (T274)
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

Enrolment and start dates

Next Intake:2017/2018 September

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