Course Title: Master of Engineering in Sustainable Electrical Energy Systems
A minimum Second Class Honours accredited bachelor degree (2.2 grade or higher) in Electrical or Electronic Engineering or a minimum Second Class Honours accredited degree (2.2 grade or higher) in a related engineering discipline e.g. mechanical, mechatronic or energy engineering.
Some candidates may be required as a condition of entry to take specific modules from the School's Level 8 programme, the Honours Degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering as appropriate bridging modules. Non-standard applications: Applicants holding a qualification or combination of qualifications deemed by the Institute as being of equivalent standard to the above when taken in conjunction with relevant work experience may also be considered.
If English is not your first language you will need to provide evidence of your English language proficiency as detailed on our website. Applicants for this course should have a minimum IELTS (Academic Version) English Proficiency of 6 overall (or equivalent) with nothing less than 6 in each component.
Note: Due to the considerable competition for our postgraduate courses satisfying the minimum entry requirement is not a guarantee of a place. Depending on the course of study applicants may be assessed on the basis of academic performance and work/life experience. Applicants may also be required to attend for interview for specific courses.
This course has been planned in response to a need in Industry for a masters degree programme that addresses the technology of sustainable electrical energy systems and the issues surrounding their integration into electrical power systems. The main themes covered are: electrical power systems analysis, renewable electrical energy technology, power electronics, distributed generation, energy markets and global issues surrounding the supply and demand of energy. The course is aimed at graduate engineers who would like to continue their studies and at engineers who are currently working in the electrical/electronic and related industries who would like to move into an engineering role in the electrical energy systems area.
This course is accredited by Engineers Ireland as meeting the educational standard required for Chartered Engineer membership - refer to Engineers Ireland web site for further details.
This course will develop the knowledge and skills set required to work at a high level within the research, design and development divisions of companies in the electrical energy sector.
Continuing Professional Development: All modules are offered on a CPD basis. Participants who opt to undertake a single module will be given a Single Subject Certificate on successful completion of that module.
The course consists of 12 taught modules and a project. Modules are delivered through a mixture of lecture, assignments and laboratory work, e-learning and problem based learning by academics and industrial experts.
- Research Methods
- Statistical Analysis
- Innovation and Knowledge Management
- Power Electronic Energy Conversion Systems
- DSP Platforms
- Wind Energy for Electricity Supply
- Renewable Energy Technologies
- Embedded Generation
- Power Systems Analysis 1
- Power Systems Analysis 2
- Energy Supply
- Gas & Electricity Markets
- Energy Conversion Systems
The project module requires completion of a project and dissertation. Work based projects are encouraged.
Full-time students take six modules per semester which involves a class contact time of approximately 18 hours per week. The modules are generally scheduled to run in the afternoon and evenings. Outside of the class contact time students work on module assignments and the project/dissertation.