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Sustainable Energy EngineeringInnealtóireacht Fuinnimh Inbhuanaithe

Course Title: Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Sustainable Energy Engineering

Leaving Certificate Requirements

Minimum Number of




2 H5's

Minimum Grade in


Three subjects including English



QQI/FET Requirements

QQI/FET Award Required

Additional Requirements

Any full Level 5 or 6 award

Essential Components Award:

3 Distinctions in 1 of the following:

C20138 or C20174 or C20175 or 5N1833 or 5N18396 or 5N0554 or 5N0556 or 6N3395 or B20029 or 5N2066 or C20139 or 4N2138 or N33029 or 5N16654 or O5/H7 in LC Maths

In addition to the QQI minimum entry requirements, QQI quotas and QQI points apply. The max QQI points awarded is 390. Further details at

Mature Applicants

Applications from mature students (23+) are welcome. Further details at

English Language Requirements

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 6.0 overall (or equivalent).

Course Description

Sustainable Energy Engineering involves applying the principles of energy conversion and use. The course investigates renewable energy sources, such as wind energy, solar energy and other heat sources. You’ll learn about the design and operation of wind turbines, solar energy panels and other equipment associated with alternative energy.

Governments are trying to balance economic growth with protecting the environment. This course is a direct response to the need to produce innovative graduates with qualifications in the energy field in particular. The first two years of the course will introduce you to the fundamental areas of engineering. Modules in mechanical and electrical engineering are included along with specialist energy and traditional energy sources.

In Year 3, you’ll specialise further in transport, efficient energy use and energy design. In your final year, you’ll focus more on smart technologies, simulation and project work.  The course will prepare you to work in the energy field by exposing you to the fundamental concepts of energy sources, generation, distribution, consumption and optimisation. You’ll also study more specialised topics such as green technologies, as well as national and international energy markets and how they relate to energy production, consumption and optimisation.

If you’re interested in helping create a better world or just interested in the technologies, this course will set you on the way to a rewarding career in the energy business.

Study Abroad Opportunities

In Year 2 or 3, there are opportunities to study abroad under the Erasmus programme for a semester or one year in France, Germany, Austria or Spain.

Professional Accreditation

This 4 year Honours Degree is Accredited by Engineers Ireland.

Graduate Job Titles:

  • Biomass and Wind Farm Management
  • Energy Design
  • Energy Management and Consultancy
  • Renewables
  • Facilities Management
  • Environmental Services

Many graduates join Graduate Placement Programmes in industry immediately after graduation, others progress to Masters or PhD research or in some cases use their innovative skills to set up their own engineering companies. With sustainability and the Sustainable Development Goals at the forefront of each Nation’s agenda, there are endless opportunities nationally and globally for graduates.

TU Code


CAO Point Range 2023



Level 8


Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)


4 years

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