Postgraduate Courses

The programme will enable civil engineers and engineers from other related disciplines (mechanical, electrical, etc.) to implant, manage, and maintain sophisticated Information & Communication Technology in AEC & FM-organisations.  Alternatively, these engineers shall be able to continue on a research track (Ph.D.)

Participants will understand Information & Communication Technology within the context of life-cycle oriented, sustainable management of complex built infrastructure systems.

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The focus of the MEngSc Sustainable Energy Degree programme is on equipping the students with the information base and skill set to actively participate in this growing global market where energy/environment policy and technological innovation meet. The students will choose 10 taught modules (of the 11 shown in the table) and carry out a preliminary research project within the first 8 months from October. Those who obtain at least 50% in both coursework and research are then eligible to undertake a minor thesis (4 months) over the summer, leading to the award of the Masters degree.

Modules include:

  • Sustainable Energy

  • Energy in Buildings

  • Wind Energy

  • Biomass Energy

  • Solar and Geothermal Energy

  • Electro-technology and Control

  • Energy Systems in Buildings

  • Renewable Energy Integration

  • Hydro and Ocean Energy

  • Energy Systems Modelling

  • Environmental Impacts, Economics and Project Financing

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The MEngSc in Marine Renewable Energy Degree -- course code CKR51 -- is a full-time taught Masters programme which has been specifically developed to address the needs of the Marine Renewable Energy industry. Marine Renewable Energy encompasses offshore wind, wave and tidal energy generation. Significant offshore wind and tidal energy developments are underway in the Irish Sea and the North Sea. Offshore Ireland is rich in these renewable resources. Highly-skilledm creative engineering professionals will be needed in order to develop the technologies to exploit these resources in harsh marine operating environments.

The MEngSc in Marine Renewable Energy is delivered by UCC Staff in Energy Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Staff of partner institutions Queens University Belfast, National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Cork Institute of Technology, Dublin Institute of Technology as well as staff from other UCC disciplines such as Geology, Biological & Earth System Sciences, Accounting & Finance and Law.

For further details of this Energy Masters Degree visit the course homepage.

UCC Civil & Environmental Engineering has a strong research focus. Every year several of our students pursue Master's degrees by research (typically 1-2 years full-time) or PhDs (typically 3-4 years full-time).

A research postgraduate degree is a rewarding choice, offering you the opportunity to be involved in cutting-edge Civil & Environmental Engineering research, learn new skills, and gain a qualification which will help your future career develop.

If you are interested in a research master's or PhD degree in Civil & Environmental Engineering, you should start by browsing our Research pages to find a topic of interest and the name of a potential supervisor.

You may enquire informally with your potential supervisor, or with :

Mary O'Leary,

School of Engineering Office,
University College Cork.
 
Tel: +353 21 4903081
email: engineering@ucc.ie
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