This programme focuses on the crucial aspects associated with development and operation of ocean energy and hydropower systems for electrical power generation and desalination. A student on the programme will undertake modules comprising fundamental and advanced topics relating to ocean energy and hydropower, such as hydrodynamics, resource characterisation and assessment, environmental considerations, device design, modelling and simulation etc. This programme places a particular emphasis on energy policy and some of the important aspects of integrating ocean energy and hydropower systems to existing power systems. Further, the programme emphasises the uses of Academia and Industry standard software IDEs and report generating tools.
Graduates of Level 6 (Bachelors) of Engineering or Science, or equivalent
A second class honours degree (2.2) in an engineering or science discipline is the basic requirement. Candidates with alternative qualifications are also encouraged to apply.
Application directly through DkIT Applications System:
HEA Free Fees Scheme (FFI): the Irish Exchequer will pay tuition fees to the University on behalf of students registered for the first time on qualifying, full-time, undergraduate degree programmes.
SUSI - Student Universal Support Ireland:
Application through: https://www.susi.ie/
The award or denial of this grant is completely dependant upon the Student Grant Appeals Body
On completion of the programme, students will:
• Have an advanced understanding of the knowledge base in this area and an appreciation of how this equips them to offer leadership in the area of renewable energy.
• Have excellent teamwork skills with the ability to take responsibility for the work of individuals and groups.
• Have the capacity to apply advanced theoretical knowledge to solve complex problems in the field of renewable energy.
• Have the ability to systematically evaluate emerging renewable energy technologies and trends.
• Have the ability to provide competent advice and consultancy to relevant bodies engaged in renewable energy.
• Have a profound respect for intellectual integrity and for the ethics of scholarship.