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Energy Systems Engineering (ME)
Master of Engineering (Energy Systems Engineering)
College of Engineering & Informatics
The ME in Energy Systems Engineering is designed for graduates of Level 8 BE degrees who want to advance their engineering knowledge towards a career in industry or research based on energy systems applications. It is a one year programme (September–June) that builds on the successful BE in Energy Systems Engineering to provide graduates with an opportunity to specialise further within their chosen discipline, or to broaden their knowledge in cognate engineering disciplines. It is delivered collaboratively by lecturers in Civil, Electrical & Electronic and Mechanical Engineering, with input on energy context from the College of Science and the College of Business, Public Policy & Law. The programme is designed to meet Engineers Ireland’s criterion for Level 9 degrees, providing graduates with a route to Chartered Engineering status that will be recognized worldwide.
The Master of Engineering (ME) at NUI Galway is part of an integrated (Bachelors + Masters) 4+1 programme of study, meeting the European Framework Standards for engineering accreditation. Successfully completing this (level 9) ME course, as part of an accredited 4+1 structure, will allow you to achieve the educational requirements for Chartered Engineer (CEng) status upon graduation.
The ME programme on its own is a 60ECTS one academic year course of study. Graduates with an honours degree in a cognate Engineering discipline may be eligible to take the ME. This will be of interest to graduates who wish to study more advanced topics in their core engineering discipline. Applicants wishing to use the ME programme as part of their CEng certification should be aware that professional accreditation is assessed by the Engineering Councils on the basis of the aggregate periods of study (Level 8 + Level 9), and not on the Masters year alone. Candidates need to satisfy themselves that their undergraduate (Level 8) degree meets the relevant standards.
The minimum entry requirement is a Second Class Honours Degree in a Level 8 Engineering programme (or equivalent).
1 year, full-time
Next start date: September 2015
ECTS weighting: 60
Average intake: 20
Closing date: Please refer to the review/closing date website.
NFQ level: 9
Coastal & Offshore Engineering
Thermal Energy Conversion
Applications and selections
Who teaches this course?
Professor Sean Leen, Mechanical Engineering
Professor Peter McHugh, Biomedical Engineering
Professor Peter Croot, Earth & Ocean Sciences
Dr Eoghan Clifford, Civil Engineering
Dr Peter Croot, Earth & Ocean Sciences
Dr Maeve Duffy, Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Dr John Eaton, Mechanical Engineering
Dr Marcus Keane, Civil Engineering
Dr Hugh Melvin, Information Technology
Dr Rory Monaghan, Energy Systems Engineering
Dr Stephen Nash, Civil Engineering
Dr Nathan Quinlan, Mechanical Engineering
Dr Thomas Van Rensburg, Economics
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Job opportunities are varied throughout the energy sector, including design & test, consultancy, project management, energy systems management, product development and facilities engineering roles. With increasing focus on issues of security of supply and energy sustainability, the need for graduates with skills in energy systems technologies is growing, including the sectors of building energy management, renewable energy systems, electrical power systems, smart grid, facilities energy management and energy consultancy. Other potential roles would be in the areas of energy economics, energy policy, energy regulation, energy planning and the law. Students of the ME in Energy Systems Engineering will be provided with a range of module choices that will enable them to build on their BE degrees to develop careers in their particular areas of interest in energy systems engineering.