Wind Turbine

Sustainable Energy Engineering / Innealtóireacht Fuinnimh Inbhuanaithe

*This course is open for Advanced Entry Applications Only*

For entry to year 1 Level 7 – please go to TU702
For entry to year 1 Level 8 – please go to TU801

*4 year Honours Degree Accredited by Engineers Ireland
*No Honours Maths requirement
*Opportunities to study abroad and work in energy sector

* 2020 CAO Points 235

Minimum Number of




Two subjects at H5

Minimum Grade in


Three subjects including English



Round one points 2019 - 236

Applications from QQI Level 5 and 6 are welcome. Further details at

Mature applicants (23+) are welcome. Further details at

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.

Graduate Job Titles:

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

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.

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



Level 8


Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)


4 years

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