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Sustainable Energy Engineering

Bachelor (ISCED 2011 level 6)


Duration 8 semesters
Cost National/EU student: 4.450€/year

The Sustainable Energy Engineering Bachelors programme in SETU Waterford investigates energy and its uses in areas such as sustainable low energy building design, low and zero carbon heat and power generation technologies (including renewables), energy management, energy storage and carbon emissions. The programme is accredited by Engineers Ireland and the Energy Institute.

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

Currently there is a huge shortage of qualified energy engineers. Almost 100% of Sustainable Energy Engineering Bachelors graduates have found employment in the energy sector in the last 5 years, many securing employment before they complete their final exams. Energy engineering graduates are highly employable and are actively recruited by a range of companies working in sectors such as sustainable power generation, low energy building design, building energy systems design, energy management, energy modelling and simulation or with energy agencies or government bodies.


Graduates of Level 5 Bachelors in Engineering, or equivalent.

A minimum of six Leaving Certificate subjects at two at Grade H5 and four at Grade 06/H7, to include the subjects English OR Irish (O6/H7) AND the subject Mathematics (O2/H6).
• Score of at least 291 CAO Points.
Students who complete other engineering courses at SETU Waterford, or another third level institution, at ordinary degree level or equivalent, may apply to transfer onto this course at the third year stage. Students who complete higher certificate programmes in engineering may apply for entry into this course at the second year stage.

ISCED Categories

Offshore and renewable energy