UCC Postgraduate courses

Engineering - Sustainable Energy

About This Course

Fact File

  • Title

    Engineering - Sustainable Energy

  • Code

    CKR26 Full-time

  • College

    Science, Engineering and Food Science

  • Duration

    1 year Full-time

  • Teaching Mode

    Full-time

  • Qualifications

    MEngSc

  • EU Fees 2018

    €6,500
    See Fees and Costs for full details.

  • Non-EU Fees 2018

    €22,000

  • Entry Requirements

    BE (Hons) or BEng (Hons) Degree or equivalent engineering qualification, with a minimum grade 2H2. See Requirements for full details.

  • Closing Date

    Applications processed in rounds: See How To Apply section for full details

  • Non-EU Closing Date

    15th June

  • Start Date

    10th September 2018

Course Outline

UCC have developed a Masters in Engineering Science in Sustainable Energy, in recognition of the growing international market for sustainable energy systems and the shortage of qualified engineers. This programme is open to Engineering graduates of all disciplines with an 8 month programme option leading to a Postgraduate Diploma in Sustainable Energy.

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: 

  • NE3002 Energy in Buildings (5 credits)
  • EE3011 Power Electronic Systems (5 credits)
  • EE4010 Electrical Power Systems (5 credits)
  • NE3003 Sustainable Energy (5 credits) 
  • NE4006 Energy Systems in Buildings (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)

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: 

  • CE4001 The Engineer in Society (Law, Architecture and Planning) (5 credits)
  • EE3012 Electromechanical Energy Conversion (5 credits)
  • EE4001 Power Electronics, Drives and Energy Conversion (5 credits)
  • EE4002 Control Engineering (5 credits)
  • EE6107 Advanced Power Electronics and Electric Drives (5 credits)
  • ME6007 Mechanical Systems (5 credits)
  • NE4008 Photovoltaic Systems (5 credits)
  • PE6003 Process Validation and Quality (5 credits)

In addition, all students must take 10 credits as follows: 

NE6008 Preliminary Research Report in Sustainable Energy (10 credits)

Part II 

  • NE6009 Dissertation in Sustainable Energy (30 credits)

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

Non-EU Applications

Applicants who are interested in applying for the programme can also apply online at PAC.

For full details of the non-EU application procedure please visit our how to apply pages for international students.

 

**All Applicants please note: modules listed in the course outline above are indicative of the current set of modules for this course, but these are subject to change from year to year. Please check the college calendar for the full academic content of any given course for the current year. 

In UCC, we use the term programme and course interchangeably to describe what a person has registered to study in UCC and its constituent colleges, schools and departments. 

Course Practicalities

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.

Why Choose This Course

"Completing the Master’s programme opened a whole new realm of employment opportunities to me that had not been accessible before. "

Peter Hourihan

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Skills and Careers Information

Please contact the coordinator for further details.

Requirements

  • 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, for whom English is not their primary language, should possess an IELTS of 6.5 (or TOEFL equivalent) with no less than 6.0 in each individual category.
  • 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.

If you are applying with Qualifications obtained outside Ireland and you wish to verify if you meet the minimum academic and English language requirements for this programme please click here to view the grades comparison table by country and for details of recognised English language tests. 

View the grades comparison table

Non-EU Candidates

Non-EU candidates are expected to have educational qualifications of a standard equivalent to Irish university primary degree level. In addition, where such candidates are non-native speakers of the English language they must satisfy the university of their competency in the English language. To verify if you meet the minimum academic requirements for this programme please visit our qualification comparison pages.

For more detailed entry requirement information please refer to the International website .

Fees and Costs

The fee for this course is €6,500 .

Part-time students:

If your course is offered full time and part time, the fee for part time courses is half the full time fee.

Deposits:

If your course required a deposit, that figure will be deducted from your second semester fee payment in January.

EU student fee payment:

Fees for EU students are payable in two equal instalments. First payment at registration in August and the second in January.

International student fee payment:

Fees for Non-EU Students are payable in one instalment in August.

How can I pay?

By Credit/Debit card online or by credit transfer.

Questions?

If you have any questions on fee payment please email our Fees Office at fees@ucc.ie .

The Non-EU fee for this course is €22,000.

Non-EU Fees

The 2017/2018 Postgraduate Fees Schedule is available here

How Do I Apply

1. Choose Course

Firstly choose your course. Applicants can apply for up to three courses under one application. Details of taught courses are available on our online prospectus.

2. Apply Online

Once you have chosen your course you can apply online at the Postgraduate Applications Centre (PAC). Applicants will need to apply before the course closing date. There is a €50 application fee.

3. Gather Supporting Documents

Scanned copies of the following documents will need to be uploaded to PAC in support of your application. Applicants may need to produce the original documents if you are accepted onto a course and register at UCC.

  • Original qualification documents listed on your application including transcripts of results from institutions other than UCC
  • Any supplementary forms requested for your course.

Please log into PAC for more details.

4. Application processing timeline

Our online application system PAC opens for applications in early November of each year.

Questions on how to apply?

EU students contact graduatestudies@ucc.ie

International students contact internationaloffice@ucc.ie

Additional Requirements (All Applicants) 

Please note that you will be asked to fill in a supplementary information form as part of the applications process for this programme: CKR26AdditionalQuestions.

Irish/EU Closing Date Rounds

Irish/EU places on this programme are offered in rounds. The closing dates for each round can be found here

 

The closing date for non-EU applications is 15th June

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