Our micro-credential programme in Offshore Wind and Ocean Energy Conversion is suitable for engineers and other practitioners in the offshore renewables sector, or those wishing to transition to the sector. Micro-credentials are suitable for anyone looking to upskill or reskill in bite-sized pieces.
This micro-credential introduces the principles of wind and ocean energy systems and allows you to explore this area of wind and energy systems over two Semesters (from September to May).
The course is suitable for engineers or other practitioners in the offshore renewables sector, or those of you wishing to transition to the sector. There is also a need for professionals already working in logistics, project management, planning, non-renewables engineering to upskill in these areas, which will grow in importance in the coming decade. The course provides a broad introduction to offshore renewable technologies and also encompasses environmental aspects.
Subjects covered include energy storage for offshore wind energy; wind and wave loading of offshore structures; offshore operations and maintenance and systems lifecycle; offshore wind resource estimation and forecasting; design, manufacture, durability, and test of materials for offshore wind energy; economics of marine renewable energy; environmental impacts of offshore wind energy; marine governance and the regulatory regime; introduction to ocean energy; fundamentals of waves; nearshore waves; ocean waves and wave energy technologies; fundamentals of the tide; and tidal energy technologies.
Second Class Honours Grade 2 (or equivalent) in a primary honours degree (ISCED Level 6) in any discipline of Engineering or equivalent
Applicants must have a Second Class Honours Grade 2 (or equivalent) in a primary honours degree (ISCED Level 6) in any discipline of Engineering or equivalent
• A pass in any accredited level 6 Engineering degree followed by professional experience deemed of sufficient added value, pending assessment by the Programme Director.
A quota will be allocated to applicants who do not meet these entry requirements. These applicants will be considered under Recognition of Prior Learning and assessed on the following factors:
- Academic achievement
- Prior Work Experience
- Letter of Reference
- Personal Statement
All applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of English language proficiency (B2 or equivalent)
Apply through the online platform Springboard+:
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
This micro-credential will provide you with an understanding of advanced engineering and non-engineering issues relevant to wind and ocean energy device design, operations, finance, economics, governance, and their utilisation, providing you with a unique skillset essential to this sector.
We include guest lectures from industry representatives delivering specialist subject expertise and ensuring the application of knowledge with real-world examples.