About This Course
Engineering - Sustainable Energy
1 year Full-time
EU Fees 2021
See Fees and Costs for full details.
Non-EU Fees 2021
BE (Hons) or BEng (Hons) Degree or equivalent engineering qualification, with a minimum Second Class Honours Grade II (NFQ, Level 8) See Requirements for full details.
Closed for applications: we will reopen in November
Non-EU Closing Date
Extended until 31 July 2021
13 September 2021
Are you interested in addressing climate change? UCC has 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:
Students take 50 credits as follows:
- 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)
- NE6013 Sustainable Energy (5 credits)
- NE6016 Energy Systems in Buildings (5 credits)
- EE6048 Smart Grids (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)
- CE6042 Transportation and Energy (5 credits)
- EE3011 Power Electronics and AC Machine (5 credits)
- EE3012 Electric Vehicle Energy Systems (5 credits)
- EE4001 Energy Systems, Power Electronics and Drives (5 credits)
- EE4002 Control Engineering (5 credits)
- EE6035 Electrical Power Systems (5 credits)
- ME6007 Mechanical Systems (5 credits)
- NE6010 Offshore Wind Energy (5 credits)
- NE6011 Advanced Energy Systems Modelling (5 credits)
- NE6014 Energy Innovation (5 credits)
- NE6015 Data Analytics for Engineering (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)
- NE6009 Dissertation in Sustainable Energy (30 credits)
NE6009 must be submitted on a date in September as specified by the Department
Further details on the modules listed above can be found in our book of modules. Any modules listed above are indicative of the current set of modules for this course but are subject to change from year to year.
You can find the full academic content for the current year of any given course in our University Calendar.
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
Skills and Careers Information
Please contact the coordinator for further details.
- Candidates must have a BE (Hons) or BEng (Hons) Degree or equivalent engineering qualification, with a minimum Second Class Honours Grade II (NFQ, Level 8). However, candidates with equivalent academic qualifications and suitable experience may be accepted subject to the approval of College of Science, Engineering and Food Science under Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). 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.
English Language Requirements
Applicants that are non-native speakers of the English language must meet the university approved English language requirements available here.
For applicants with qualifications completed outside of Ireland
Applicants must meet the required entry academic grade, equivalent to Irish requirements, please find our grades comparison by country here.
For full details of the non-EU application procedure please visit our how to apply pages for international students. 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.
Not all courses are open to international/non-EU applicants, please check the fact file above.
For more information please contact the International Office.
Fees and Costs
The EU fee for this course is €6,630.
The Non-EU fee for this course is €22,130.
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.
If you have any questions on fee payment please email our Fees Office at firstname.lastname@example.org .
The fee schedule for 2019/2020 is available here.
How Do I Apply
1. Choose Course
Firstly choose your course. Applicants can apply for up to two 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 online application portal. Applicants will need to apply before the course closing date. There is a non-refundable €50 application fee for all courses apart from the Education - Professional Master of Education - (Secondary School/Post-Primary Teacher Training) which has a €100 application fee.
Applicants for the Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health Nursing must apply on the PAC website when the programme opens for applications.
3. Gather Supporting Documents
Scanned copies of the following documents will need to be uploaded to the online application portal 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 items requested for your course.
Please log into the online application portal for more details.
4. Application processing timeline
Our online application portal opens for applications for most courses in early November of each year. Check specific course details.
For courses that are in the rounds system (Irish and EU applicants), please check the rounds closing dates here.
Questions on how to apply?
Please use our web enquiry form to contact us.
Additional Requirements (All Applicants)
Please note you will be required to provide additional information as part of the online application process for this programme. This will include the following questions:
You may enter the details of professional or voluntary positions held. We strongly encourage you to complete this section with all relevant work experiences that will support your application.
- Please upload your CV here.
- Please enter the name and email address of two referees.
The closing date for non-EU applications is Extended until 31 July 2021Apply Now