MEngSc (Sustainable Energy)

NFQ Level 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 2020-21 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.

The MEngSc (Sustainable Energy) is a full-time programme running for 12 months from the date of first registration for the programme.

Candidates must have a BE (Hons) or BEng (Hons) Degree or equivalent engineering qualification, with a minimum grade 2H2. However, candidates with equivalent academic qualifications and suitable experience may be accepted subject to the approval of College of Science, Engineering and Food Science. In all cases, the course of study for each candidate must be approved by the Programme Coordinator.

Candidates from Grandes Écoles Colleges are also eligible to apply if they are studying a cognate discipline in an ENSEA or EFREI Graduate School and are eligible to enter the final year (M2) of their programme.

In Part I students take modules to the value of 50 credits and a Preliminary Research Report in Sustainable Energy (NE6008) to the value of 10 credits.
Part II consists of a Dissertation in Sustainable Energy (NE6009) to the value of 30 credits which is completed over the summer months.

Students take 90 credits as follows:

Part I
Students take 50 credits as follows:
CE6042 Transportation and Energy (5 credits)
NE4008 Photovoltaic Systems (5 credits)
NE6003 Wind Energy (5 credits)
NE6004 Biomass Energy (5 credits)
NE6005 Ocean Energy (5 credits)
NE6006 Solar and Geothermal Energy (5 credits)
NE6007 Energy Systems Modelling (5 credits)
NE6012 Energy in Buildings (5 credits)
Sustainable Energy (5 credits)
NE6016 Energy Systems in Buildings (5 credits)

Depending on the background of the student, the Programme Coordinator may decide to replace some of the above taught modules from the following list of modules up to a maximum of 20 credits:

CE4020 Environmental Hydrodynamics (5 credits)
CE6024 Finite Element Analysis (5 credits)
EE3011 Power Electronics and AC Machines (5 credits)
EE3012 Electric Vehicle Energy Systems (5 credits)
Energy Systems, Power Electronics and Drives (5 credits)
EE4002 Control Engineering II (5 credits)
EE6035 Electrical Power Systems (5 credits)
EE6048 Smart Grids (5 credits)
ME6007 Mechanical Systems (5 credits)
NE6010 Offshore Wind Energy (5 credits)
NE6011 Advanced Energy Systems Modelling (5 credits)
NE6015 Data Analytics for Engineering (5 credits)

Note: the choice of modules taken must be such that each student is required to take at least 35 credits of postgraduate (level 6) modules, with at most 15 credits of undergraduate (level 3 or level 4) modules.

In addition, all students must take 10 credits as follows:
Preliminary Research Report in Sustainable Energy (10 credits)

Part II
Dissertation in Sustainable Energy (30 credits)

NE6009 must be submitted on a date in September as specified by the Department

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

Full details and regulations governing Examinations for each programme will be contained in the Marks and Standards 2020/2021 Book and for each module in the Book of Modules, 2020/2021.

Postgraduate Diploma in Sustainable Energy
Students who pass but fail to achieve the requisite grade of 50% across the taught modules and the Preliminary Research Report will be eligible for the award of a Postgraduate Diploma in Sustainable Energy. Candidates passing Part I of the programme who do not wish to proceed to Part II may opt to be conferred with a Postgraduate Diploma in Sustainable Energy.

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

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

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