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A Masters degree gives you the opportunity to either further your understanding of a particular question or take off in a completely different way using skills you have gained from your previous undergraduate degree.

Energy studies teach about how power demands are met. This may be through conventional means, or alternative energy sources such as wind and solar energy. Some programs might explore the development of new sources.

Ireland lately implemented a law, which mandates all students attending university education to apply for government loans to allow them achieve their higher academic dreams. First official language is Irish, also known as Irish Gaelic, but English (the second official language) is more widely used. The national capital is Dublin. Ireland is famous for celebrating Saint Patrick’s Day (17 March) all over the world.

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Master of Architectural Science - Sustainable Building Design & Performance

UCD College of Engineering and Architecture
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Ireland Dublin

The Masters in Sustainable Building Design & Performance taught masters programme is for those seeking to develop a career or hoping to undertake further studies in sustainable building analysis and design. [+]

Best Masters in Energy in Ireland 2017. MArchSc Sustainable Building Design & Performance FT Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 90) The Masters in Sustainable Building Design & Performance taught masters programme is for those seeking to develop a career or hoping to undertake further studies in sustainable building analysis and design. It supports students to define themselves within the fields of sustainability, architecture, energy, environment and health. Students are encouraged and supported in the pursuit of a broad range of inter-related issues through active enquiry and autonomous investigation. The programme provides a learning environment within which each student is encouraged and can make a unique and individual contribution as well as being part of a team. It is delivered through lectures, seminars, tutorials and individual and group project work, all supported through contact time in class, individual supervisory sessions and online course content. The programme is designed to place value on each individual and their contribution to the group, supporting their development through an inclusive, exploratory and encouraging learning environment. Who should apply? Full Time option suitable for: Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. Yes Career Opportunities Graduates of the programme will be well positioned and will have a distinct advantage in securing roles in defining the sustainable future of the built environment. Students who have completed graduate and postgraduate programmes with the UCD School of Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy and the UCD Energy Research Group have gone on to work in world-renowned consultancies, practices, research agencies and universities. The programme is also an introductory vehicle for those wishing to pursue further research at research masters or PhD level both at UCD and internationally. Fees, Funding and Scholarships MArchSc Sustainable Building Design & Performance (T281) Full Time EU fee per year - € 7490 va nonEU fee per year - € 23800 va ***Fees are subject to change Tuition fee information is available on the UCD Fees website. Please note that UCD offers a number of graduate scholarships for full-time, self-funding international students, holding an offer of a place on a UCD graduate degree programme. For further information please see International Scholarships. Entry Requirements A 4-year bachelors degree with a minimum upper second class honours (NFQ level 8) or international equivalence in a relevant programme. Applicants whose first language is not English must also demonstrate English language proficiency of IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 6.0 in each element), or equivalent. Applicants are required to submit their CV as part of their application documentation. Testimonial Graduate Profile Elena Nikolova This Masters offered me everything that I am professionally interested in and everything that I was looking to learn in order to progress my career. It is a very interesting and challenging, diverse and up-to-date Master’s that offers great opportunities to expand your knowledge and grow professionally. The experience of undertaking it became even greater thanks to the devoted teachers I’ve had and the many friends from all over the world I made. Another advantage is that I had the chance to explore the amazing natural wonders of Ireland and meet lovely local people. Facilities and Resources The programme is delivered by the UCD School of Architecture, Planning & Environmental Policy and supported by the UCD Built Environment Laboratory, offering excellent laboratory resources and supported by technical expertise. UCD hosts excellent paper-based and electronic library resources in the areas of architecture and sustainable design. The School of Architecture, Planning & Environmental Policy offers dedicated studio space for its students, a dedicated architecture library and map room, access to fully equipped computer facilities,and a state-of-the-art IT infrastructure, a building laboratory space with a wide range of equipment and access to monitoring and simulation equipment in the Built Environment Laboratory. *Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised [-]

ME Energy Systems Engineering

UCD College of Engineering and Architecture
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Ireland Dublin

The ME in Energy Systems Engineering prepares graduates to meet the engineering, economic and environmental challenges facing the energy systems of developed and developing countries. [+]

ME Energy Systems Engineering Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 120) The ME in Energy Systems Engineering prepares graduates to meet the engineering, economic and environmental challenges facing the energy systems of developed and developing countries. Graduates of this programme gain a comprehensive understanding of the complex multi-disciplinary and often conflicting issues that arise in the search for effective solutions. Graduates will also be capable of working anywhere in the world at an advanced technical level or as a professional engineering manager. Participants will receive a broad education which is built on strong theoretical foundations but retains a strong focus on real-world applications. This 2 year Masters includes a 6-8 professional work experience internship. Graduates will gain a strong understanding of the complex multi-disciplinary and often conflicting issues that arise in the search for effective solutions to the energy challenges. This Masters is professionally accredited and teaching is provided by academic experts drawn from all five UCD Schools of Engineering and from other disciplines. Candidates who have already completed a 4-year professional engineering bachelor degree may be eligible for recognition of prior learning, enabling them to complete this programme over 12 months. Who should apply? Full Time option suitable for: Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. Yes The ME (Energy Systems) is designed as a “Second Cycle” (level 9) degree programme for graduates who have already completed a “First Cycle” honours (level 8) engineering degree of at least 3 years duration. It is aimed at those who require a recognised professional qualification in Energy Systems Engineering. Graduates with an honours degree in a mathematically-based science subject area may be eligible to take a tailored 2-year version of the programme, thereby enabling them to become professionally qualified engineers. Course Description The ME programme prepares engineers for work in designing and developing future energy systems and aims to deepen understanding of the interactions between these systems and the environment and energy policy, taking account of economic factors. The scope of the programme includes analysis of global energy systems, use of finite natural resources and the impact on climate. It focuses on renewable and other energy sources such as wind, wave, nuclear and solar power and on the conversion, storage and transmission by electrical and other means. The programme will also address the efficient use of energy in buildings, transport and industrial processes, together with the study of other topics such as carbon sequestration. Career Opportunities Participants of this ME Energy Systems programme will be equipped with the skill set and knowledge vital for crucial roles in research, design and development in companies in the energy sector. Graduates from this programme have obtained jobs in a wide variety of organisations in Ireland and further afield, the majority in the energy sector. Perspective employers include: ESB International (Dublin), Commission for Energy Regulation (Dublin), Airport Authority, Intel Ireland Limited, Dalkia Ltd (Dublin), Accenture (Dublin), Dimplex Renewables (Irl), Enercon GmbH (Ireland and Germany), Zenith Technologies (Cork), ConocoPhillips (Cork), Imtech (UK), MCS Kenny (UK), Sellafield Ltd (UK), Schletter UK Ltd, Schwenk Zement (Germany), KBR (UK), Capula Ltd (UK), Eclareon (Spain), Dynapower LLC (USA), Sea Breeze Power Corp (Canada), KBR (Australia), and Independent Market Operator (Perth, Australia). Significant numbers of graduates have also decided to pursue further study to PhD level, at UCD and elsewhere. Fees, Funding and Scholarships ME Energy Systems (T164) Full Time EU fee per year - € 7490 nonEU fee per year - € 23800 ***Fees are subject to change Tuition fee information is available on the UCD Fees website. Please note that UCD offers a number of graduate scholarships for full-time, self-funding international students, holding an offer of a place on a UCD graduate degree programme. For further information please see International Scholarships. Student Internships The Professional Work Experience (PWE) module is incorporated into the two-year Masters of Engineering Programme and is designed to integrate a student’s academic and career interests with paid practical work experience for a 6-8 month period. The module provides students with the perfect opportunity to gain increased experience and understanding of their chosen field, assess where their strengths and weaknesses lie and maximise their knowledge of the available career possibilities. The practical skills acquired during this placement will give graduates a competitive advantage when applying for positions upon graduation. Professional Accreditation The UCD ME (Energy Systems) degree programme is fully accredited at Masters level by Engineers Ireland and the programme has been awarded the EUR-ACE® Label as a Second Cycle Accredited European Engineering Programme under the EUR-ACE Framework of Standards for Accreditation of Engineering Programmes. Entry Requirements A bachelors degree with a minimum upper second class honours (NFQ level 8) or international equivalence in a relevant Engineering programme. Applicants whose first language is not English must also demonstrate English language proficiency of IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 6.0 in each element), or equivalent. Testimonial Graduate Profile Gavin Hickey, Energia. I chose UCD for its superior facilities, innovative research and academic credentials. This Masters is well suited to anyone looking to enhance their knowledge of the Energy sector an exciting area of massive economic growth and change. The course takes a detailed look at the current energy system and the potential steps that can be taken to reduce its impact on the environment. A wide range of modules are offered which looks at everything from energy economics and policy, to power systems operation, all of which provide an in-depth understanding of the energy market. An understanding of these areas is an extremely attractive quality to employers both in Ireland and abroad. An additional benefit of this course is the 6-8 month internship organised by UCD which gave me the opportunity to work in Energia. During this time, I was able to apply my technical knowledge in a practical setting and enhance my engineering and professional skills. Since finishing the Master’s, I have taken up a full-time position with Energia, the majority of my classmates have also secured jobs. I would strongly recommend the Energy Systems Masters to anybody looking to pursue a career in the energy sector. *Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised [-]

ME Electrical Energy Engineering

UCD College of Engineering and Architecture
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Ireland Dublin

The ME Electrical Energy Engineering programme is taught by world-renowned academics from the ERC. The professionally accredited programme addresses the challenge of transitioning towards sustainable power systems, integrating diverse generation and demand-side technologies while maintaining stable and economic operation. [+]

Best Masters in Energy in Ireland 2017. ME Electrical Energy Engineering Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 120) The ME Electrical Energy Engineering programme is taught by world-renowned academics from the ERC. The professionally accredited programme addresses the challenge of transitioning towards sustainable power systems, integrating diverse generation and demand-side technologies while maintaining stable and economic operation. It provides strong training in various aspects of electrical engineering and enhances this through a major research project and professional work experience. A wide range of core and optional modules delivered by engineers with international reputations, including academic staff from the world-leading Electricity Research Centre in grid integration of renewables. Delivered by a highly research active school holding a position of 101-150 in the QS World Subject Rankings. This programme will provide you with a strong educational foundation in power systems and power electronics analysis & design, renewable energy sources and smart grid applications. This programme will provide you with an engineering qualification fully compliant with the Masters level accreditation requirements of Engineers Ireland. Who should apply? Full Time option suitable for: Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. Yes The ME programme is targeted at mathematically strong engineering students who are interested in power systems analysis and renewables integration, and who are seeking a professional career in the power system and smart grid sectors. Course Description The 2 year programme comprises subject areas relating to power system analysis & design, power electronics applications & design, sustainable power systems, smart grid communication architectures and electricity market operations, in addition to a major research project and a professional work experience opportunity. Career Opportunities By completing the ME Electrical Engineering programme, you will become a graduate with power systems expertise, whose rare skills will be attractive to a wide variety of technical and managerial roles in the electrical utility and smart grid sectors on an international scale, e.g. Alstom, ABB, EPRI, EirGrid, ESB, GE, Siemens. The ME programme also provides an excellent starting point for those aiming for a PhD programme and a research career within a university or specialised research institution. Fees, Funding and Scholarships ME Electrical Energy Engineering (T274) Full Time EU Year 1 - € 7490 EU Year 2** - € 7490 nonEU Year 1 - € 23800 ***Fees are subject to change Tuition fee information is available on the UCD Fees website. Please note that UCD offers a number of graduate scholarships for full-time, self-funding international students, holding an offer of a place on a UCD graduate degree programme. For further information please see International Scholarships. Student Internships The Professional Work Experience (PWE) module is incorporated into the two-year Masters of Engineering Programme and is designed to integrate a student’s academic and career interests with paid practical work experience for a 6-8 month period. The module provides students with the perfect opportunity to gain increased experience and understanding of their chosen field, assess where their strengths and weaknesses lie and maximise their knowledge of the available career possibilities. The practical skills acquired during this placement will give graduates a competitive advantage when applying for positions upon graduation. Entry Requirements A 4-year bachelors degree with a minimum upper second class honours (NFQ level 8) or international equivalence in a relevant Engineering programme. Applicants whose first language is not English must also demonstrate English language proficiency of IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 6.0 in each element), or equivalent. Testimonial Graduate Profile Ruth Galvin, ESB International Having completed my Bachelor of Engineering Science in UCD, the Electrical Energy Engineering Masters in UCD offered a natural progression to deepen my knowledge and skills for the Electrical Energy and Power Systems sector. For me, the Masters program struck the perfect balance between taught modules, self directed research, and an internship program. Within the two year course I got the opportunity to undertake a six month Internship with Arup Consulting Engineers in Dublin, which provided invaluable work place experience and facilitated networking in the industry. The thesis is both a challenging and rewarding aspect of the program and provided me with the scope to tackle a very topical issue in the Power Electronics field, and work with members of the ERC. Having access to the Opal RT Real Time Digital Simulator in the ERC was a real plus when it came to testing my project design. The Masters program provided a platform for a choice of graduate positions for 2015 graduates. *Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised [-]

M.Sc. Water Resources Engineering

National University of Ireland Galway College of Engineering & Informatics
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Ireland Galway

This programme will provide engineers with the technical competences to provide solutions to water security issues. Core modules will address technical aspects of water [+]

Big Challenges being addressed by this programme - Water security is a major concern facing humanity, engineers are the primary professionals tackling this issue. - Annually, more than 3.4 million people die from water related diseases - 1 in 9 people world-wide do not have access to safe and clean drinking water - 1 in 3 people world-wide are affected by water scarcity - Population growth and climate change will place significant stresses on global water resources - Flooding of both urban and rural areas is being exacerbated by climate change Programme objectives & purpose This programme will provide engineers with the technical competences to provide solutions to water security issues. Core modules will address technical aspects of water provision, water resource management and flood mitigation. A primary objective of the programme is to ensure that students have a thorough understanding of modern hydrological modelling tools. The programme has a strong emphasis on the design of hydrological systems, with students working in groups to solve real world problems. Graduates of this programme will be in a position to make significant contributions to solving water resource problems in both industry and academia worldwide. What’s special about CoEI/National University Ireland Galway in this area: - Water engineering has been taught at graduate level at NUIG for over 40 years. During this period students from over 50 countries have graduated from NUIG. - This MSc in Water Resources Engineering is a re-launch of NUI Galway’s International Postgraduate Hydrology Programme established by the late Prof Eamonn Nash. Many of the staff who lectured on the Hydrology Programme contribute to the current programme; so the recognised tradition of world-class teaching in water engineering at NUIG continues. - Currently NUIG staff are involved in large-scale funded research projects in water resources, facilitated by the world-class research facilities at NUIG. Programme Structure This is a 90ECTS programme It is a one full year programme, starting in September and finishing August The programme comprises of the following elements: - taught (core and elective) modules (55 ECTS) - integrated group design project (15 ECTS) - individual research project and thesis (30 ECTS). Programme Content Sample Core Modules: - Hydrology & Water Resources - Hydraulic Modelling - Design of Sustainable Environmental Systems Water Quality Modelling - Water Resources in Developing Countries Applied Field Hydrogeology - Advanced Fluid Mechanics Sample Elective Modules: - Computational Methods in Civil Engineering - Turbomachines & Advanced Fluid Dynamics - Environmental Economics - Engineering Finance - Project Management - Applied Statistics for Engineers - Environmental Impact Assessment - Global Climate Change Opportunity for number of Industrial & Research internships. Students enrolled on this programme will have an opportunity to apply for a one-year post-graduation internship in either a related industry or research group in Ireland. Scholarships A number of scholarships are being made available by the College of Engineering and Informatics to non-EU students registered on these MSc programmes. Each scholarship will be valued at €2,500 and will be awarded to successful candidates based on the submission of a personal statement and CV to the College.    A number of industry sponsored Scholarships will also be available, each to the value of €2,500. The College of Engineering and Informatics will also award the Nash Scholarship in Water Resource Engineering. This is in memory of our deceased colleague, Eamonn Nash who was our Professor of Engineering Hydrology for many years, and was a well-known in the international engineering community. The “Nash cascade” and “NashSutcliffe coefficient” were named after him, and these still feature in scholarly publications. Over four hundred senior hydrologists throughout the world received their post-graduate hydrological education at this University. Entry Requirements: Minimum entry requirement is a Second Class Honours Grade 1 in Civil / Environmental Engineering or equivalent. Applications from candidates from cognate disciplines will be considered on a case-by-case basis. How to apply Applications are made online via the Postgraduate Applications Centre (PAC). The PAC code for this program is GYE23. [-]

Masters in Development Practice

Trinity College Dublin
Campus Part time 2 years September 2017 Ireland Dublin

The two-year Masters in Development Practice encompasses an integrated theoretical and practical approach with multidisciplinary training in four “pillars”- health, natural, social, and management sciences. Eighteen core academic modules (link) provide rigorous training across the core pillars, complemented by masters level training in research design, methodology, and methods including training in leading edge quantitative... [+]

Best Masters in Energy in Ireland 2017. Masters in Development Practice Established in 2009 following recommendations from the International Commission on Education for Sustainable Development Practice, the Global Masters in Development Practice (MDP) is a world-leading and uniquely innovative interdisciplinary graduate degree programme that blends health, natural, social, and management sciences--combined with cross-sectoral field training and professional local and international work-based placements to better understand international development problems and best practices. The Dublin MDP is a member of this global network of Master’s in Development Practice, headquartered at Columbia University, New York, linking with over 30 universities and hundreds of partner organisations worldwide. The two-year Masters in Development Practice encompasses an integrated theoretical and practical approach with multidisciplinary training in four “pillars”- health, natural, social, and management sciences. Eighteen core academic modules (link) provide rigorous training across the core pillars, complemented by masters level training in research design, methodology, and methods including training in leading edge quantitative, qualitative, and digital tools and techniques. The programme includes four work-based placements (link) which provide hands-on practical experience for students, both in International Development NGOs and International Intergovernmental Organisations. This programme aims to create a new generation of development practitioners with the skills to implement and manage comprehensive approaches to sustainable and efficient development. The Dublin MDP is a joint degree led by the Trinity College Dublin (TCD) School of Natural Science and University College Dublin (UCD) School of Politics and International Relations, and delivered by staff from all faculties across the universities, in collaboration with leading scientific researchers, and national and international organisations with specialist skills. Course Modules The Dublin MDP it combines a range of teaching and learning approaches both in the seminar room and in the field. Students engage in a minimum of eighteen class-room based modules and four work-based placements to gain hands-on practical experience during the programme. Specialist skills are formed across a range of areas including research design and methods, development economics, global health, gender, climate change and climate justice, governance and politics and language training. Students engage with leading experts, practitioners, and academics both in the classroom and in the field. Students also produce a dissertation drawing upon research conducted during fieldwork modules. These have attracted attention from policy-makers, such as the Minister of Education in Rwanda. Year 1 Modules: Tropical Agriculture (Natural Sciences Pillar) Climate Justice, Human rights, & Development (Social Sciences) Economic Policy & Analysis I (Social Sciences) Economic Policy & Analysis II (Social Sciences) Irish NGO Placement (Management) Fieldwork 1 (Management) Global Health (Health Sciences) Global Classroom (Cross-Disciplinary) Research Design & Methods (Cross-Disciplinary) Year 2 Modules: Climate Change & Development (Natural Sciences Pillar) Science, Technology & Development (Natural Sciences Pillar) Globalization & African Development (Social Sciences) Governance, Politics & Development (Social Sciences) Post-Conflict Situations (Social Sciences) Gender & Development (Social Sciences) The UN Architecture: The MDGs & Beyond (Social Sciences) Impact Measurement in Development Aid (Cross-Disciplinary) Fieldwork 2 (Management) MDP Dissertation Entry Requirements, Applications and Closing Date Entry to the program will be based on competitive selection. Applications for admission are accepted from holders of first or upper-second class honors degrees (grade point average 3.5 equivalent) awarded by recognised universities and institutions, and recognised degree awarding bodies (e.g. NCEA, CNAA); holders of other degrees from recognised universities or degree granting institutions who have experienced at least three years of appropriate employment; holders of recognised professional qualifications obtained through examinations who have spent at least four years in study and who, in addition, have been employed for at least two years in the work of their profession; Applicants whose first language is not English must submit evidence of competency in English in a test administered by an institution independent of their own university (e.g. the British Council). [-]