2021/2022

BE (Hons) (Energy) / ME (Energy)

NFQ Level 8/9, Major Award

Note: Every effort has been made to ensure that the programme and module content as described in the University's Calendar and Book of Modules for the 2021-22 academic year are accurate. However, due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, no guarantee is given that programme/module content, delivery and assessment may not be altered, cancelled, replaced, augmented or otherwise amended. Any changes will ensure the same competencies and Learning Outcomes are met. Programme and/or Module Coordinators will communicate any such changes to students.

Sudents enter First Year Engineering and complete a common programme of study. In Second Year students enter separate programmes leading to degrees in Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Energy Engineering and Process and Chemical Engineering.

NOTE: At the end of Third Year students may register for the BE (Hons) / ME Pathway (Energy). Students who choose not/are not eligible to register for the BE (Hons) / ME Pathway (Energy) will continue to Fourth Year of the BE (Hons) (Energy).

No student may register for Second Year until he/she has passed the First University Examination in Engineering. In order to be admitted to the Second University Examination in Energy Engineering, a student must have satisfactorily attended, subsequent to passing the First University Examination in Engineering, prescribed modules to the value of 60 credits as follows:

EG2002 Numerical Methods and Programming (5 credits)
CE2001 Solid and Structural Mechanics I (5 credits)
CE2003 Fluids I (5 credits)
CE2004 Fluids II (5 credits)
EE2012 Linear Circuit Analysis (5 credits)
EE2013 Non-Linear Circuit Analysis (5 credits)
EE2014 Signals and Systems 1 ( 5 credits)
EE2015 Signals and Systems 2 ( 5 credits)
EE2016 Electrical Power Engineering I (5 credits)
EE2017 Electrical Power Engineering II (5 credits)
NE2001 Primary Energy Engineering (5 credits)
ST1051 Introduction to Probability and Statistics (5 credits)


Module Semester Information may be found here. Module Descriptions may be found here.

Examinations
Full details of regulations governing Examinations for each programme will be contained in the Marks and Standards 2021/2022 Book, and for each module in the Book of Modules, 2021/2022.

No student may register for the Third Year programme in Energy Engineering until he/she has passed the Second University Examination in Energy Engineering. In order to be admitted to the Third University Examination in Energy Engineering, a student must have satisfactorily attended, subsequent to passing the Second University Examination in Energy Engineering, prescribed modules to the value of 60 credits as follows:

CE3006 Construction Project Management (5 credits)
CE3007 Hydraulics I (5 credits)
CE3009 Environmental Engineering - Wet (5 credits)
EE3011 Power Electronics and AC Machines (5 credits)
EE3012 Electric Vehicle Energy Systems (5 credits)
EE3016 Control Engineering I (5 credits)
ME3003 Mechanical Systems (5 credits)
ME3004 Applied Thermodynamics and Work Transfer (5 credits)
NE3002 Energy in Buildings (5 credits)
NE3003 Sustainable Energy (5 credits)
NE3004 Transportation and Energy (5 credits)
NE3005 Energy Systems Modelling (5 credits)

Year Abroad (Third Year)
On the recommendation of the Head of the School of Engineering and Architecture and subject to the approval of the College, a student may be permitted to undertake the Third Year of his/her BE studies at an approved institution abroad following a study programme equivalent to 60 credits. Where a language other than English is the language of instruction at the approved host institution, up to 20 credits of the programme may be dedicated to formal study of the language of instruction. The detailed programme of study shall be proposed by the student in consultation with the approved host institution and the Director of the BE (Energy) programme and shall require the approval of the Director of the BE (Energy) programme and shall require the approval of the Head of School of Engineering and Architecture.

The student will be examined by the approved host institution. A student who achieves a pass standard, as defined by the approved host institution, will be deemed to have passed the Third University Examination in Energy Engineering. A student who fails to achieve a pass standard, as defined by the approved host institution, will be deemed to have failed the Third University Examination in Energy Engineering and will be eligible to undertake the Third Year programme at UCC in a Repeat Year. The detailed transcript of results will be communicated by the host institution to the Autumn Examination Board, UCC, and will form part of the student's formal academic record.

Registered Second Year Energy Engineering students who have achieved a 2H1 in first year may apply to undertake the Third Year of their BE studies abroad. An application to study abroad must be made to the Head of the School of Engineering and Architecture by 31st January. Permission to undertake the Third Year of study abroad will be conditional on the student achieving at least a 2H1 in the Second University Examination in Energy Engineering at the Summer Examination.

The number of students who may be permitted to undertake the Third Year of study abroad will be limited by the number of places available in any given year at approved host institutions.

Work Placement Module in Fourth Year (BE Hons)
A student who wishes to take the elective module, NE4009 Work Placement, in Fourth Year is required to have made final arrangements, as prescribed by the Module Co-ordinator, for the work placement by 31 May of their Third year. The work placement is undertaken during the period, June to September, after the Third Year University Examination. A student who makes arrangements for taking the work placement module and fails to pass the Third University Summer Examination in Energy Engineering will not be permitted to take the module for examination in Fourth Year. The module is described in the Book of Modules, 2021/2022. Further information is available from the Module Co-ordinator.

Entry to the ME in Energy Engineering
Entry to the ME in Energy Engineering is determined based on student performance during Third Year. Students who pass the Third University Examination in Energy Engineering, achieving at least a 2H2 will be eligible to register for Fourth Year of the BE (Hons) / ME Pathway (Energy). Students who are eligible to register for the BE (Hons) / ME Pathway (Energy), but choose not to, will continue to Fourth Year of the BE (Hons) (Energy). Students passing the Third University Examination in Energy Engineering who are ineligible to register for the BE (Hons) / ME Pathway (Energy) will continue to Fourth Year of the BE (Hons) (Energy).


Module Semester Information may be found here. Module Descriptions may be found here.

Examinations
Full details of regulations governing Examinations for each programme will be contained in the Marks and Standards 2021/2022 Book, and for each module in the Book of Modules, 2021/2022.

In Fourth Year students complete either the BE (Hons) or the ME (Energy) Pathway as follows:

No student may register for Fourth Year until he/she has passed the Third University Examination in Energy Engineering. In order to be admitted to the BE (Hons) / ME Pathway (Energy) Degree Examination, a student must have satisfactorily pursued, subsequent to passing the Third University Examination in Energy Engineering, modules to the value of 60 credits as follows:

BE (Hons)
EE4010 Electrical Power Systems (5 credits)
MG4052 Management in Practice (5 credits)
NE4005 Sustainability, Bioenergy and Circular Economy Systems (5 credits)
NE4006 Energy Systems in Buildings (5 credits)
NE4007 Computer Aided Design VII (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) (5 credits)
NE4020 Energy Engineering Project (10 credits)

plus
Students must choose a further five of the following modules to the value of 25 credits:

EE4001 Energy Systems, Power Electronics and Drives (5 credits)
EE4002 Control Engineering II (5 credits)
EE4014 Industrial Automation and Control (5 credits)
NE4002 Wind Energy (5 credits)
NE4003 Ocean Energy (5 credits)
NE4008 Photovoltaic Systems (5 credits)
NE4009 BE Energy Placement (5 credits)

Work Placement Module in Fourth Year (BE Hons)
A student who wishes to take the elective module, NE4009 Work Placement, in Fourth Year is required to have made final arrangements, as prescribed by the Module Co-ordinator, for the work placement by 31 May of their Third year. The work placement is undertaken during the period, June to September, after the Third Year University Examination. A student who makes arrangements for taking the work placement module and fails to pass the Third University Summer Examination in Energy Engineering will not be permitted to take the module for examination in Fourth Year. The module is described in the Book of Modules, 2021/2022. Further information is available from the Module Co-ordinator.

Module Semester Information may be found here. Module Descriptions may be found here.

ME Pathway
Students take modules to the value of 60 credits, consisting of 30 credits of lecture modules specified in Part A and a Placement Module in Part B to the value of 30 credits as follows:

Part A:
EE4001 Energy Systems, Power Electronics and Drives (5 credits)
EE4002 Control Engineering II (5 credits)
EE4010 Electrical Power Systems (5 credits)
EE4014 Industrial Automation and Control (5 credits)
NE4002 Wind Energy (5 credits)
NE4008 Photovoltaic Systems (5 credits)

Part B:
NE6060 ME Energy Placement (30 credits)

Change of Registration to Fourth Year of the BE (Hons) (Energy)
A student may elect to change registration to Fourth Year of the BE (Hons) provided formal notification is received by the Student Records and Examinations Office (sreo@ucc.ie) before the end of Week 8 of Semester 1 of Fourth Year.

Module Semester Information may be found here. Module Descriptions may be found here

Examinations
Full details of regulations governing Examinations for each programme will be contained in the Marks and Standards 2021/2022 Book, and for each module in the Book of Modules, 2021/2022.

No student may register for Fifth Year of the ME until he/she has passed the Fourth ME Pathway University Examination in Energy Engineering. In order to be admitted to the Final ME (Energy) Degree Examination, a student must have satisfactorily attended, subsequent to passing the Fourth ME Pathway University Examination in Energy Engineering, prescribed modules to the value of 60 credits as follows:

NE4007 Computer Aided Design VII (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) (5 credits)
NE6005 Ocean Energy (5 credits)
NE6011 Advanced Energy Systems Modelling (5 credits)
NE6014 Energy Innovation (5 credits)
NE6015 Data Analytics for Engineering (5 credits)
NE6017 ME Project (20 credits)

plus
Students must choose a further three of the following modules to the value of 15 credits:

CE4024 Progressing towards a Sustainable Industry (5 credits)
CE6043 Harbour and Coastal Engineering  (5 credits)
CS6322 Optimisation (5 credits)
MG4052 Management in Practice (5 credits)
NE6004 Sustainability, Bioenergy and Circular Economy Systems (5 credits)
NE6010 Offshore Wind Energy (5 credits)
NE6016 Energy Systems in Buildings (5 credits)
PE6031 Carbon Geocycles and Capture Utilisation and Storage (5 credits)
EE6048 Smart Grids (5 credits)

NOTE: Choice of modules is subject to the approval of the Programme Director.


Module Semester Information may be found here. Module Descriptions may be found here.

Examinations
Full details of regulations governing Examinations for each programme will be contained in the Marks and Standards 2021/2022 Book, and for each module in the Book of Modules, 2021/2022.

Programme Learning Outcomes for ME (Energy) (NFQ Level 9, Major Award)
On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

Programme Learning Outcomes for BE (Hons) (Energy) (NFQ Level 8, Major Award)
On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:


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