Postgraduate Courses in Energy Engineering
MEngSc (Sustainable Energy) : This 12 month programme is open to graduates who already hold a degree in a related engineering discipline or equivalent qualification. The programme consists of 8 months of lectures in sustainable energy topics including wind energy; wave energy; energy systems modelling; power systems; energy in buildings, and a 4-month research project leading to a minor thesis. The full module list is described in the UCC Postgraduate Calendar.
MEngSc (Marine Renewable Energy): A 12-month taught programme combining expertise from Ireland’s leading third-level institutions in marine renewable energy. The programme is taught using blended learning, lectures are delivered using online resources and through traditional teaching methods. The subjects to be covered include: wave energy; tidal energy; control engineering; a seminar series on advanced topics in marine renewable energy. Students spend 4 months on an industrial or research placement in the marine renewable energy sector. Refer to the UCC Postgraduate Calendar for full details of the programme.
MEngSc (Master of Engineering Science)
This normally takes between 12 to 18 months to complete. The student, under the supervision of a member of staff, is required to submit a research thesis. The thesis is examined by an external examiner and the student normally presents for oral examination.
ME (Master of Engineering)
The Candidate must have at least 5 years of professional experience, evidence of which must be presented, and he/she must submit a satisfactory dissertation on an approved branch or branches of Engineering in which he/she has been engaged. The candidate must present himself/herself for an oral examination and may be required to present for a written examination under certain circumstances.
PhD (Doctor of Philosophy)
The student undertakes a period (normally three/four years) of original research, under the supervision of a member of staff, and submits a substantial research thesis for examination. An external examiner is selected with expertise in that research field to review the thesis and the student normally presents for oral examination.