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Sustainable Energy Engineering

Master (ISCED 2011 level 7)


Duration 2 semesters
Entry level Bachelor
Cost National/EU student:4.950€ International student:10.500€

This programme has been designed to facilitate professionals practicing in the areas of building design, management and technology. Its' purpose is to provide expertise in terms of: energy use, environmental performance and sustainability in the design and operation of buildings and their associated facilities and services systems.
The programme will focus on Sustainable and Low energy building design, building energy performance and analysis, dynamic thermal simulation, low and zero carbon heat and power generation technologies, energy policy and legislation, energy auditing, facilities management and building pathology and investigation.
The knowledge, skills and competencies that participants will gain are relevant to their career development. The treatment of all programme subjects will encourage the development of powers of analysis, of synthesis and of communication.
This will be achieved by building upon both the undergraduate studies and postgraduate experience of participants to develop a broader understanding of low energy building design and management. In addition the selection of a research topic for a dissertation will allow the student to concentrate on one or more of these directions.

Application procedure

Apply through the online platform PAC:

Grant opportunities

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:
The award or denial of this grant is completely dependant upon the Student Grant Appeals Body 

Learning outcomes

Graduates from this programme will be equipped with knowledge and skills to supplement their existing areas of expertise and allow them to progress to a career in the design or management of energy in buildings either in Ireland or abroad.
Typical career opportunities for graduates can be found in fields such as:
• Facilities Management
• Energy Auditing
• Energy Management within a corporate structure
• Energy Management Consultancy
• Construction Industry Design Professional


Graduates of Level 6 Bachelors in Engineering, or equivalent

Cognate accredited ISCED Level 6 (NFQ Level 8) Engineering or Science Degree.
Applicants whose first language is not English must submit evidence of competency in English.

ISCED Categories

Offshore and renewable energy