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Solar Energy Conversion and Application



Course format Blended
Date 2023-09-04 - 2023-11-24
Duration 12 weeks
Entry level Bachelor
Cost 1.530 €

 This micro-credential was developed to benefit engineers, who are interested in learning more solar energy conversion processes and applications of solar energy systems, architects interested in building integrated solar energy technologies, professionals in local authorities and in NGOs, who are interested in the growing solar industry in Ireland. 
It will give you an extended foundation of the main concepts of solar energy conversion and applications to enable you to practically apply your new knowledge in the field as well as in research and development. 
• Learners will advance their professional competencies through an in-depth focus on how solar cells work up to balance of system components and the design of large solar farms. 
• By completing the micro-credential, professional learners will be facilitated to identify and to address these topics and will be enabled to progress their individual career goals in the solar energy industry.
• Our Micro-credentials are all CPD approved by Engineers Ireland


Applicants must have a 2.1 grade in a Level 6 degree in Engineering or a cognate discipline.

Before Applying:
• CV & Transcript (2:1)
• Submit your personal details on the application form.
• Log in to the portal with your (new) login credentials.
• Upload documents as required by the school for the module including a copy of your Curriculum Vitae. 

Application procedure

Application directly through Applications System:

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

This micro-credential introduces a range of topics in the advanced physics and technology of solar energy conversion and materials, devices, and applications. Participants will gain an in-depth knowledge of current advances in solar energy, principles of operation of solar thermal and photovoltaic devices, technological challenges, and their applications, as well as an introduction into next generation technologies.
The aim of this micro-credential is to give the students an extended foundation of the main concepts of solar energy and to enable them to practically apply their knowledge in research and development of solar energy technologies as well as in the design of domestic and solar farm installations.


ISCED Categories

Offshore and renewable energy