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Engineering - Sustainable Energy MEngSc

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Course Code: CKR26 Full-time

Course Title: Engineering - Sustainable Energy

College: Science, Engineering and Food Science

Engineering - Sustainable Energy

Duration: 1 year Full-time

Teaching Mode: Full-time

Qualifications: MEngSc

NFQ Level: Level 9

Costs: 2017/2018 Irish/EU €6,500; 2017/2018 Non-EU fee: €22,000

2017 Entry 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.

Closing Date: Applications now closed for 2017/18

Next Intake: September 2018

Overview

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.

Course Details

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

 

Detailed Entry 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. 

Application Procedure

Application for this programme is on-line at www.pac.ie/ucc. Places on this programme are offered in rounds. The closing dates for each round can be found here. For full details of the application procedure click How to apply.

Please note that you will be asked to fill in a supplementary information form as part of the applications process for this programme. This form is available to view from here. All required documentation must either uploaded to your online application or sent in hard copy to The Postgraduate Applications Centre, 1, Courthouse Square, Galway

Assessment

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.

Please contact the coordinator for further details.

Who Teaches This Course

Please contact the coordinator for further details.

Further Contact Information

Programme Co-ordinator: Dr. Brian Ó Gallachóir

Email Address: b.ogallachoir@ucc.ie

Telephone: +353 21 4903037

Address: Energy Engineering, School of Engineering, University College Cork.

 

Administration Contact: Julie Holland

Email Address: julie.holland@ucc.ie

Telephone: +353 21 4903980

Address: Energy Engineering, School of Engineering, University College Cork.

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