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This module covers the biomaterials aspects of biocompatibility, tissue engineering and drug delivery. Molecular and cellular interactions with biomaterials are analyzed in terms of cellular biology and regenerative medicine. BME501 Advanced Finite Element Methods The module will educate students in the use of linear and nonlinear finite element methods that are most relevant to problems and systems encountered in both fundamental and applied research in biomedical and mechanical engineering. BME502 Advanced Tissue Engineering The module is aimed at integrating the principles and methods of engineering and life sciences to generate an understanding of structurefunction relationships in normal and pathological mammalian tissues, and based on these buildup knowledge developing a strategy for restoring a specific organ/tissue. BME503 Biomechanics and Mechanobiology This module entails the study of advanced concepts in the areas of biomechanics and mechanobiology. During semester I students will study tissue biomechanics, with topics including nonlinear viscoelasticity, anisotropic hyperelasticity of arteries, and constitutive laws for muscle contractility. During semester II cell mechanobiology is studied with topics including cell mechanics, mechanosenors, tissue differentiation and adaptive remodeling theories.
The mechanical behaviour of biological tissues and systems will be explained in terms of the principles of solid and fluid mechanics. In particular, the way in which the properties of elasticity and viscoelasticity are incorporated into the mechanical characterisation of tissue, will be explained. The Advanced Structures module builds on structural engineering topics that students would have taken at undergraduate level. Advanced topics include 3D structures, theory of elasticity, structural dynamics and inelastic/plastic analysis. CE511 Computational Methods in Civil Engineering This module introduces students to computerbased methods used in the solution of engineering problems. It provides the level of knowledge required to successfully apply these methods to a broad range of applications including structures, heat transfer, fluids flow etc. Students get handson experience in using commercial finite element software. CE512 Integrated Civil Engineering Design In this module, the students will work in groups of three or four. Each group will be given an engineering design problem and they will be expected to prepare a design report including (i) an environmental impact statement, (ii) a preliminary design for the project and (iii) detailed design of certain elements. Stability of floating structures. Mooring of floating structures subjected to current and windinduced forces. Waveinduced forces (Morison’s equation) on framed structures whose members have circular crosssections. Windinduced waves. Waves as a random process. Wave energy devices. United Nations Law of the Sea applied to Ireland’s continental shelf. Ellipsoidal model for the Earth. CE514 Transportation Systems and Infrastructure This module deals with transport systems and infrastucture. Highway engineering topics include bituminous materials and advanced pavement management strategies. A focus is placed on road safety engineering. The design of public transport systems, along with the engineering solutions necessary to improve the sustainability of transport in the 21st century are described. Urban mobility is discussed with particular focus on nonmotorised transport. Assessment is both project and exam based. CE515 Sustainable Energy and Energy in Buildings This module comprises two sections. Section A introduces students to sustainable energy resources, e.g. solar, wind and hydro, looking primarily at how the available resource can quantified and how it can be harnessed. Section B introduces students to energy use in buildings required to support the effective provision and maintenence of thermal, visual and acoustic comfort. CT547 Data Storage and Retrieval This course covers problems, issues, solutions and approaches in the domain of efficient storage and retrieval of large data collections. Distributed and parallel approaches to correctly storing data and information will be covered This module introduces students to the strategic importance of SmartGrid and examines its constituent components. It firstly provides an overview of the multifaceted ICT (Information & Communications Technology) infrastructure that will facilitate SmartGRid. It then introduces students to each of the core SmartGrid components  SmartGeneration, Energy Storage, SmartNetworks, SmartBuildings , and SmartUsers. Finally, students will design and implement high level SmartGrid modelling solutions CT561 Systems Modelling and Simulation Simulation is a method for supporting the decision making processes in modern organisations. This module focuses on agentbased simulation, which is a means for understanding how the dynamics of biological, social and other complex systems arise from the characteristics and behaviours of individuals. The module covers the fundamentals of modelling, and describes strategies for defining the appropriate level of model complexity and how we can learning and experiment with these models. CT562 Web and Mobile App Design & Development Modern web browsers and smartphones are increasingly used as platforms for sophisticated, interactionrich applications, operating in both thin and fatclient designs. This module introduces learners to clientside web development using HTML5 and related tools and libraries. It also introduces mobile app development on the Android platform using Java. The focus is on producing rich interactive interfaces, using industry standard libraries and SDKs, and simple clientserver communications. CT563 Web Science and Analytics Web Science is concerned with techniques for understanding the Web as a socially embedded technology that influences and is influenced by society. The Web has changed the nature of social interaction, business, education, politics. This module provides a grounding in analytical techniques required to understand these changes and gain insights into developing new opportunities. It introduces techniques for analysing and modelling the Web from a semantic, structural and userbehaviour perspective This course will address concepts of sustainability and includes perspectives which consider the economy and environment as interdependent systems. For example, the course also discusses the role of environmental economics in the integrated management of ecological economic systems, although the approach to sustainability is principally an economic one. A key focus of the course is the optimal extraction of renewable and nonrenewable resources and to the problems that arise due to the incomplete nature of markets for these resources. The course will briefly address (since some of this material has been covered in prerequisite courses) the basic theory of externalities, missing markets and property rights; the theory of public goods and NashCournot equilibria. The valuation of environmental resources using revealed and stated preferences will be given a more substantive treatment. Examples will be given of revealed preference methods and the techniques used to exploit relationships that may exist between a nonmarket good and a marketed good. In circumstances where revealed preference methods cannot be employed, stated preference methods may need to be used which involve hypothetical techniques and direct questions about nonmarket goods. An assessment of the environmental policy options is also made. These include charges, standards, marketable emission permits and tradable extraction quota. This topic includes price based instruments such as Pigovian taxes, charges and user fees.Property rights are discussed in relation to resource scarcity. The Coase theorem and marketable quota and Emission permits as well as transferable development rights is discussed. Game theory is used to illustrate noncooperative and cooperative outcomes with respect to strategies over resource use. The economics of renewable energy options constitutes an important topic of study within this course. Attention is given to energy externalities, public goods, Pigovian taxes in the energy sector, emission standards, tradable permits and tradable energy certificates. The economics of energy distribution systems and energy firm behavior and electricity deregulation is critically analyzed. Electricity pricing systems such as peak load pricing, energy efficiency and energy conservation is explored. The course evaluates specific energy policies concerned with energy systems including, wind,photovoltaic’s, and tidal and wave power. Emphasis will be given to an analysis of policies concerned with renewable energy in both developed and developing countries. Risk and uncertainty is considered in relation to pollution standards, regulation and enforcement. Incomes policies and income transfers are addressed with respect to environmental management. In particular, it considers the problems associated with nonmarketed goods such as public goods and the risk and uncertainty related to their provision. Finally, resource and environmental accounting is addressed using natural resource accounts and state of the environment statistics.  Back to top 
This course is an introduction to modern derivatives and risk management. Intial material will explore the basic features of futures, swaps and options with an emphasis on economic intuition and understanding, although important quantitative techniques are developed. Insights will then be developed in these topics to examine some wellknown
EC583 Financial Signal Processing and Modelling Review of Probability Theory; ReviewIntroduction to Stochastic Process; Stylized Facts of Financial returns; Statistical tests for nonGaussian returns; Distribution of returns; Time Dependency; Linear dependence across returns; Conditional Returns and the Random Walk Hypothesis; Conditional Volatility and the Random Walk Hypothesis; Nonlinear Dynamics – Bifurcation Theory;VIII. Catastrophic Regime Shifts – Bifurcation route to Catastrophes EE551 Embedded Image Processing This module covers the concepts and technology that are central to embedded image processing. The module covers the fundamentals of digital images and sensor characteristics, as well as core image processing functions and how these are used to develop more sophisticated feature detection and machine vision algorithms. EG500 Advanced Energy Systems Engineering This module will introduce the fundamental engineering principles behind current and future energy technologies including combustion, gasification and electrochemistry, as well as economic analysis methods. These fundamentals will be combined with previouslyacquired techniques to analyse complex energy systems such as conversion technologies (wind, solar, geothermal, wastetoenergy, CCS) and infrastructures (bioenergy, natural gas, hydrogen, water). ME516 Advanced Mechanics of Materials This module is concerned with advanced mechanics of materials with a view to engineering design for structural integrity. Attention is focussed on elasticity, plasticity, creep, fracture mechanics and tribology, with application to multiaxial design against fatigue, fracture, creep, creepfatigue interaction, plastic failure and wear, as well as design for manufacturing process such as metalforming. Miniprojects will focus on applied computational mechanics of materials ME517 Combustion Science and Engineering The module introduces students to the fundamentals and applications of combustion. Students are expected to have a background in either chemical or engineering thermodynamics. The module covers: reaction stoichiometry, combustion thermodynamics, reaction kinetics and dynamics, transport phenomena, liquid and solid combustion, pollutant formation, and computational methods. Analytical and numerical problemsolving techniques are developed through homework assignments, projects and computer labs. Introduction to polymer composites, anisotropic elasticity, composite laminated plate theory, anisotropic coupling modes, anisotropic strength theories, experimental testing techniques, plate and shell theory, micromechanics of composite materials, use of numerical software for composite structural design including analytical and finite element analysis codes, manufacturing and experimental testing of composite laminates and coupons. ME521 Research Methods for Engineers The aim of this course is to equip candidates with skills to conduct autonomous research in a rigorous an dsciplined manner. It is essential for the effective generation, collection, analysis and interpretation of scientific knowledge. The primary assessment is through three assignments (two written research assignments and one oral presentation) Nature of Human error. Studies of Human error. Human reliability in risk assessment. The Human Reliability Assessment (HRA) process; task analysis, humanerror analysis, humanerror quantification, impact assessment, assessing and reducing the human error risk. Quality Assurance (QA). Human error data validation. Latent errors and system disasters. Future directions in HRA. Safetyrelated accidents and incidents This course introduces some advanced methods applied mathematics. The material covered includes:
This course introduces some advanced methods of applied mathematics. The material covered includes:
This course introduces some advanced methods applied mathematics. The material covered includes:
This course introduces the theory of electromagnetism. The material covered includes:
This course is concerned with continuum mechanics applied to the behaviour of elastic solids. Topics
This course is concerned with systems of nonlinear Ordinary Differential Equations (ODEs) and Maps.
MP553 Advanced Applied Mathematics for Engineers I This course introduces some advanced methods of applied mathematics for solving ordinary differential equations and using complex analysis, with a view to engineering applications. The topics covered include: 1. Linear Second Order Ordinary Differential Equations; 2. Power Series Solutions; 3. The Frobenius Method; 4. Special Equations; 5. Complex Analysis; 6. Application to vibrations, waves, flows. MP554 Advanced Applied Mathematics for Engineers II This is a followup on the course Advanced Applied Mathematics for Engineers 1 (new code). Topics covered include:
ST500 Advanced Engineering Statistics This module will provide a second level coverage of statistics with an emphasis on topics of use to engineers and practical handson experience of applied statistics using statistical software.
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