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Sustainable Energy and the Environment



Course format Blended
Datum 2023-09-05 - 2024-09-02
Tijdsduur 2 semesters
Entry level Bachelor
Cost National/EU students:7.600€ International students:16.960€

This is a one-year postgraduate course designed to develop a student’s understanding of current and emerging sustainable energy technologies and to consider their impact on the environment. The programme will give candidates with the knowledge to make informed decisions around energy security through effective management of energy systems and identifying the best fit for different energy technologies across different sectors. In parallel, students will develop the critical skills to interpret environmental data, make informed decisions based on risk and impact assessments, and have the capacity to develop mitigation solutions to support environmental protection. The course will address both theory and practice, introducing technical aspects of energy and environmental systems, whilst addressing the economic, social and governance considerations.
The course will be of particular interest to those already in employment as part of ongoing professional training, as well as leading to the widening of new job opportunities for its graduates in both the private and public sectors.
The Diploma award is based on a combination of the results of two examination papers and an individual project. Students must pass each paper and the project and neither of these can be deferred.


Graduates of Level 6 Bachelors in Engineering or Science, or equivalent

A minimum Lower Second Class (2.2) award in an Honours Bachelor of Engineering or Science Degrees or equivalent professional qualification.

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

Designed to provide engineers and other suitably qualified professionals with advanced knowledge in efficiency and management techniques, and technologies choices for energy systems, and expertise of environmental systems to mitigate the impact of engineering systems on the environment. The course widens job opportunities for its graduates and allows them to access such positions as Energy or Environmental Engineer, and Sustainability Consultant for public bodies or private organisations.


ISCED Categories

Offshore en hernieuwbare energie