Course Overview

This new programme, based at NUI Galway’s new Engineering Building, is for graduates of Level 8 BE degrees who want to develop their engineering knowledge for a career in industry or research based on energy systems applications. It is designed to meet the education standard for Chartered Engineer (C.Eng.) with Engineers Ireland. It builds on the successful BE in Energy Systems Engineering, providing graduates with an opportunity to specialise further or to broaden their knowledge in engineering disciplines.

This programme is offered in the new €40 million Engineering Building, a14,200 square-metre modern, energy-efficient facility, and the largest School of Engineering in the country.

The building is a “living laboratory”, which will provide high-tech working examples for engineering students to study.

Accreditation and Chartered Status

The Master of Engineering (ME) at NUI Galway is part of an integrated programme of study, meeting the European Framework Standards for engineering accreditation, consisting of a 4-year level 8 Bachelor’s degree followed by a 1-year level 9 Master’s degree. Successful completion of this ME course, as part of an accredited 4+1 programme, will allow you to achieve the educational requirements for Chartered Engineer (CEng MIEI) status in Ireland. Applicants who are not BE graduates from NUI Galway, wishing to use the ME programme as part of their CEng certification, should be aware that professional accreditation is assessed by the Engineering Councils on the basis of the aggregate periods of study (Level 8 and Level 9), and not on the Masters year alone. Therefore candidates need to satisfy themselves that their undergraduate (Level 8) degree meets the relevant standards.

Applications and Selections

Applications are made online via The Postgraduate Applications Centre (PAC). Relevant PAC application code(s) above.

Who Teaches this Course

Professor Gerard Hurley, Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Professor Sean Leen, Mechanical Engineering
Professor Peter McHugh, Biomedical Engineering
Professor Peter Croot, Earth & Ocean Sciences
Dr Eoghan Clifford, Civil Engineering
Dr Peter Croot, Earth & Ocean Sciences
Dr Maeve Duffy, Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Dr John Eaton, Mechanical Engineering
Dr Marcus Keane, Civil Engineering
Dr Hugh Melvin, Information Technology
Dr Rory Monaghan, Energy Systems Engineering
Dr Stephen Nash, Civil Engineering
Dr Nathan Quinlan, Mechanical Engineering
Dr Thomas Van Rensburg, Economics

Requirements and Assessment

Key Facts

Entry Requirements

Entry to the programme is open to individuals who have Second Class Honours in a Level 8 engineering degree in a related discipline from a recognised university or third level college.

Additional Requirements

Duration

9 months, full-time

Next start date

September 2018

A Level Grades ()

Average intake

25

Closing Date

Please refer to the review/closing date website.

NFQ level

9

Mode of study

Taught

ECTS weighting

60

Award

CAO

Course code

GYE20

Course Outline

This programme provides training in three areas: advanced technologies in energy systems engineering, transferable skills for employment and/or a research career in the energy sector, and technology development through an energy systems engineering project.

Curriculum Information

Curriculum information relates to the current academic year (in most cases).
Course and module offerings and details may be subject to change.

Glossary of Terms

Credits
You must earn a defined number of credits (aka ECTS) to complete each year of your course. You do this by taking all of its required modules as well as the correct number of optional modules to obtain that year's total number of credits.
Module
An examinable portion of a subject or course, for which you attend lectures and/or tutorials and carry out assignments. E.g. Algebra and Calculus could be modules within the subject Mathematics. Each module has a unique module code eg. MA140.
Subject
Some courses allow you to choose subjects, where related modules are grouped together. Subjects have their own required number of credits, so you must take all that subject's required modules and may also need to obtain the remainder of the subject's total credits by choosing from its available optional modules.
Optional
A module you may choose to study.
Required
A module that you must study if you choose this course (or subject).
Required Core Subject
A subject you must study because it's integral to that course.
Semester
Most courses have 2 semesters (aka terms) per year, so a three-year course will have six semesters in total. For clarity, this page will refer to the first semester of year 2 as 'Semester 3'.

Year 1 (60 Credits)

Optional CT561: Systems Modelling and Simulation - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Optional IE446: Project Management - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Optional IE450: Lean Systems - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Optional CT861: Computing Architecture & Operating Systems - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Optional EG5101: Advanced Energy Systems Engineering - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Optional CT874: Programming I - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Optional ME521: Research Methods for Engineers - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Optional BME6101: Computational Methods in Engineering Analysis - 10 Credits - Semester 1
Optional ME432: Technology Innovation & Entrepreneurship - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Optional AY872: Financial Management I - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Optional CT511: Databases - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Optional CE514: Transportation Systems and Infrastructure II - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Optional ME516: Advanced Mechanics of Materials - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Optional CE6102: Design of Sustainable Environmental System I - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required EOS6101: Global Change - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Optional ME402: Advanced Mechanical Analysis And Design - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Optional BME501: Advanced Finite Element Methods - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Optional ME5171: Combustion Science and Engineering - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Optional CE6113: Energy in Buildings - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Optional CE468: Estimates and Costing - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Optional CE6103: Design of Sustainable Environmental Systems II - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Optional EE6102: Power Systems - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Optional ME426: Turbomachines and Advanced Fluid Dynamics - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Optional EE6101: Advanced Power Electronics - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Optional CT549: SmartGrid - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Required EC5102: Renewable Energy Economics and Policy - 10 Credits - Semester 2
Required EG6101: Energy Systems Engineering Project - 20 Credits - Semester 2

Why Choose This Course?

Career Opportunities

There are job opportunities in design and testing, consultancy, project management, energy systems management, product development and facilities engineering. The need for graduates with skills in energy systems technologies is growing, including in building energy management, renewable energy systems, electrical power systems, smart grid and energy consultancy. Other potential roles are in the areas of energy economics, energy policy, energy regulation, energy planning and the law.

Who’s Suited to This Course

Learning Outcomes

 

Work Placement

Study Abroad

Related Student Organisations

Course Fees

Fees: EU

€5,050 p.a. 2018/19

Fees: Tuition

€4,826 p.a. 2018/19

Fees: Student levy

€224 p.a. 2018/19

Fees: Non EU

€14,750 p.a. 2018/19
Postgraduate students in receipt of a SUSI grant—please note an F4 grant is where SUSI will pay €2,000 towards your tuition.  You will be liable for the remainder of the total fee.  An F5 grant is where SUSI will pay TUITION up to a maximum of €6,270.  SUSI will not cover the student levy of €224.

Find out More

Ms Sharon Gilmartin
Administration
T: +353 91 492 664
E: energyeng@nuigalway.ie