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Sustainable Energy Engineering

Bachelor (ISCED 2011 level 6)


Duration 8 semesters
Cost National/EU student: 3.000€/year International student: 23.000€/year (with yearly increase of 2%)

Modules are delivered by staff from many different disciplines, allowing the student to gain understanding of the roles of a range of engineering disciplines involved in the energy and sustainability field. Site visits are organised which have included: wind farms, hydroelectric power stations, and solar installations.
A major individual research project is undertaken by each student in the final year. In most cases, this project has been brought back from the work placement and has real industry relevance.
There is a mandatory work placement module for a minimum of 10 weeks at the end of the third year, however, in most instances the company will extend this over the summer up to 6 months in total. The student will be placed in an energy related industry, consultancy, government agency (SEAI), or research group. The placement will be assessed by means of presentations, reports and research project development and is supported by a member of academic staff in MTU together with a workplace mentor. There are opportunities for students to spend this period abroad on a European exchange.

Application procedure

Make an Available Place application on payment of a fee of 45€ in CAO (Central Applications Office) website:

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 have been employed as process engineers, design engineers and energy analysts. All major industry now requires that its energy use be minimised, and so energy graduates are working in all sectors of industry, including, biopharmaceutical, biomedical devices, energy supply utilities, and manufacturers of energy systems.


High School graduates with at least 2 A-levels at grade E or above, or equivalent

For admission to a programme, standard applicants must:
      • Score 380 CAO points and meet the minimum requirements.
     • Leaving Certificate in six subjects i.e. H5 in two subjects and O6/H7 in four other subjects. The six subjects must include Mathematics and either English or Irish grade O6/H7.
For Non-EU International Entry Requirements please visit

ISCED Categories

Offshore and renewable energy