UCD College of Engineering and Architecture

Introduction

Why study at UCD?

Tradition

Established 1854, with 160 years of teaching & research excellence.

Global profile

UCD is ranked in the top 1% of higher education institutions worldwide.

Global community

Over 7,000 international students from over 125 countries study at UCD.

Global careers

Degrees with high employability; dedicated careers support; 1 year stay-back visa (for non-EU students).

Safety

Modern parkland campus with 24 hour security, minutes from Dublin city centre.

UCD College of Engineering and Architecture

The UCD College of Engineering and Architecture is the largest and most comprehensive College of its kindin Ireland.
There are six Schools covering the Engineering disciplines of Biosystems and Food, Chemical & Bioprocess, Civil, Electrical, Electronic, Mechanical and Materials Engineering, together with the disciplines of Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and Planning & Environmental Policy.
The College offers a wide range of taught and research programmes and is committed to the ongoing development of both discipline-specific and interdisciplinary teaching and research. Faculty in the College of Engineering & Architecture have been very successful in winning competitive research contracts from a number of national and international bodies including the European Commission, the European Research Council (ERC), the European Space Agency, Science Foundation Ireland, and Enterprise Ireland.

To date the College hosts five ERC award holders and 2015 RIAI Gold Medal winners Sheila O'Donnell and John Tuomey, who are both graduates and staff of the UCD School of Architecture, Planning & Environmental Policy.
Furthermore, data from Thomson Reuters InCites indicates that the College’s publication impact in Engineering & Technology is 52% above world average.
Much of the research in the College is applied to real-world problems, and is finally commercialised in spin-off companies. Recent start-ups include OxyMem, APC Ltd and Bianca Med (acquired by ResMed in 2011). We have also become increasingly involved in collaborative research with industry, and such projects often produce market-facing innovations which can be directly applied in a commercial environment.

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Master in Regional & Urban Planning

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Ireland Dublin

In today’s complex and rapidly changing world, with the threats posed by climate change, economic crisis and rapid urban growth, planners face the challenge of creating places that combine environmental quality with a vibrant economy, quality of life and distributive justice. [+]

MRUP Regional & Urban Planning Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 120) In today’s complex and rapidly changing world, with the threats posed by climate change, economic crisis and rapid urban growth, planners face the challenge of creating places that combine environmental quality with a vibrant economy, quality of life and distributive justice. This two-year professional planning degree develops the requisite conceptual knowledge and practical skills required by planners in this increasingly complex environment. You will develop an understanding of the administrative, legal and policy frameworks in which spatial planning operates and the social, political, economic and environmental challenges facing planning. You will become familiar with the use and application of GIS methodologies and will develop skills for plan making and transportation planning. Depending on your interests, you choose to specialise in either development and design, or environmental planning. A structured combination of theoretical discussion, practical studio-based learning and independent research. Intensive learning experience which is policy relevant and practice related. Potential in year 2 (based on competitive selection process) for 1 semester exchange with the Master in Urban Planning Program at the University of Illinois in Chicago. Accredited by the Royal Town Planning Institute and the Irish Planning Institute, which are internationally recognised qualifications Who should apply? Full Time option suitable for: Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. Yes Applications are welcome from graduates from any discipline, though undergraduate disciplines with a thematic link to Planning are preferred. The programme is also suitable for those with a professional background in a field related to Planning who might wish to develop and broaden their skillset. Career Opportunities Graduates of this Masters are to be found working in roles such as a professional planner, GIS consultant, researcher, policy advisor, property consultant or community delelopment co-ordinator. These graduates find employment with a wide variety of companies including international planning institutes, national planning agencies, government departments, local authorities, transportation agencies, planning consultancy firms, or utility companies to name but a few. Fees, Funding and Scholarships MRUP Regional & Urban Planning (W032) Full Time EU Year 1 - € 7310 EU Year 2 - € 7310 nonEU Year 1 - € 18300 MRUP Regional & Urban Planning (W178) Full Time EU Year 1 - € 8330 EU Year 2 - € 8330 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. Entry Requirements Applicants should present an undergraduate degree with at least a lower class honours or equivalent (GPA at least 2.8), in any academic field, with a preference for fields of study related to Planning and/or equivalent relevant professional experience. 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 Trevor Newman I had always heard stories about the great culture, beautiful landscape, and hospitality of the Irish people, so Ireland had always been a place I wanted to visit. When it came to choosing a masters programme, Ireland was the first place I looked. I chose the MRUP at UCD, because of my interest in the module titles and the international accreditation by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI). The focus of the school on international examples and the opportunity to write a thesis about any planning related subject was also of interest to me. The knowledge and quality of teaching within the MRUP programme really stood out and the diverse subject matter covered throughout the course gives a great deal of flexibility for future interests and job opportunities. *Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised [-]

Master of Architectural Science - Landscape Studies

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Ireland Dublin

The Masters of Architectural Science (Landscape studies) sets out the basis for a more integrated approach to managing (planning, designing, developing, conserving and caring) for the rural, fringe and urban landscape in Ireland and elsewhere. [+]

Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 90) The Masters of Architectural Science (Landscape studies) sets out the basis for a more integrated approach to managing (planning, designing, developing, conserving and caring) for the rural, fringe and urban landscape in Ireland and elsewhere. The programme believes that the best postgraduate education takes place in an interdisciplinary environment. All disciplines are involved in designing, planning, making and protecting the designed environment will share core modules in the same lecture space and design studio. Students in Landscape will be educated by the leading researchers and practitioners in the Europe, and be exposed to contemporary theoretical, technical and legislative issues. 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 A common challenge in the future will include the management of landscape resources and infrastructures. Those with advanced qualifications in this field will have a distinct advantage over others hoping to shape the future of the built and natural environment. Graduates of this programme participate in changing the way that local and everyday landscapes are perceived, designed, planned and protected, all over the world. Fees, Funding and Scholarships MArchSc Landscape Studies (T296) 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. 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. Testimonial Student Profile Dhivyaa Chelvan, India, Student I chose the MArchSc in Landscape Architecture in UCD as I hold a professional architecture degree (B.Arch) from India and I was looking for a one-year masters to enhance my knowledge on landscape. Additionally, the studio is multi-disciplinary combining all strands of Architecture. Overall, I have found the quality of the education and infrastructure outstanding in UCD. Initially after I graduate, I would like to find a job as a building and outdoor space design architect, but my long term goal is to omplete a PhD and work as an academic. UCD has given me a very good foundation to move in this direction Facilities and Resources 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, a building laboratory space with a wide range of equipment including laser cutters and CNC router, and access to monitoring and simulation equipment in the Earth Institute. *Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised [-]

Master of Architectural Science - Sustainable Building Design & Performance

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. [+]

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 [-]

Master of Architectural Science - Urban Design

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Ireland Dublin

The Masters of Architectural Science in Urban Design provides an opportunity for students to be introduced to the details of how design is part of the answer, to appreciate the principles for designing places, and to work creatively in an interdisciplinary environment towards understanding of the forces that shape the urban environment. [+]

Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 90) The Masters of Architectural Science in Urban Design provides an opportunity for students to be introduced to the details of how design is part of the answer, to appreciate the principles for designing places, and to work creatively in an interdisciplinary environment towards understanding of the forces that shape the urban environment. Students will acquire advanced theoretical and conceptual knowledge of urban design as well as practical knowledge through field trips, case studies and design-based studio work. To gain relevance, studio and aligned modules seek to engage with decision makers, current debates and challenges in Ireland while contextualizing their global relevance. 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 programme is for graduates of disciplines engaged in the care and development of the designed environment. Students of this Masters programme have included architects, engineers, planners, archaeologists, art historians, quantity surveyors and geographers. Career Opportunities Graduates will gain advanced skills in analysis, critique and problem solving of urban design issues, and will be able to appreciate the decision-making process surrounding the design of the urban environment, both nationally and internationally. Those with advanced qualifications in this field will have a distinct advantage in securing roles defining the future of the man-made environment. Past students in the course’s connected programmes have gone on to become international or national experts in their selected fields. Many of these students have changed the way that the designed environment is perceived, designed, planned, protected and developed. Fees, Funding and Scholarships MArchSc Urban Design (T282) 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. 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. Testimonial Graduate Profile Cang Chen, China, Graduate I chose Ireland because it is an English-speaking county in Europe, which has a beautiful landscape and friendly people. I chose UCD because it is one of the best universities worldwide, with quality teaching in the subject area of Urban Design. Additionally, the UCD School of Architecture is of an excellent standard, and has a significant and influential impact on urban design and urban planning in Ireland. UCD is a modern university with kind hearted staff, excellent teaching and great facilities. My future plan is to be an urban designer. I believe the knowledge I have gained at UCD will help me in my future career, for example, useful research methods like Space Syntax. *Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised [-]

Master of Architecture

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Ireland Dublin

This two year programme fulfils the requirements for the second part of professional education in architecture (RIBA and RIAI accredited). It equips students to deal with complex design problems in challenging contexts. [+]

Master of Architecture Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 120) This two year programme fulfils the requirements for the second part of professional education in architecture (RIBA and RIAI accredited). It equips students to deal with complex design problems in challenging contexts. Through studio projects, academic writing and practical experiments it develops professional capacities while placing equal emphasis on research and critical enquiry. This programme is accredited by the profesional institute in Ireland (RIAI) and the UK (RIBA) and is pursuing the US accreditation (NAAB). Strong emphasis on research and on critical, reflective practice. Intensive small-group teaching from leading practitioners and academics. Two UCD Academics are the 2015 recipients of the Royal Gold Medal (the world's most prestigious architecture award) Who should apply? Full Time option suitable for: Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. Yes Who is the Master of Architecture for? Applicants will usually have a Bachelors level Architecture Degree or another approved equivalent degree with a minimum of 6 semesters of architectural education Advanced Entry To Year Two Applicants who hold a UCD Bachelor of Architecture Degree or an approved equivalent Degree awarded from another institution can apply to enter Year Two of the MArch Degree Programme and successful candidates may apply for further module exemptions. All applicants who gain entry to Year Two must complete a minimum of 30 credits. Career Opportunities The MArch qualification is RIAI (and European Union) and RIBA accredited and will equip graduates to work in architecture anywhere across the world, whether in major global centres or in particular regional contexts. The School of Architecture is also pursuing accreditation with the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) in the USA. Graduates are involved in architectural practice and in other forms of professional creative practice, as well as in areas of policy and consultancy. Many graduates also go on to further postgraduate study, in UCD and elsewhere. Past students in the course’s connected programmes have gone on to become international or national experts in their selected fields. Fees, Funding and Scholarships MArch Architecture (T273) 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. Professional Accreditation MArch is the only programme in Ireland that is accredited by the professional institutes in Ireland (RIAI) and the UK (RIBA) and is pursuing Substantial Equivalency status with the National Architectural Accrediting Board in the USA. Entry Requirements Portfolio Submission is essential A 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 who do not have the BSc (Architectural Science) should refer to the MArch Pathway Programme Testimonial Graduate Profile David McNulty,Director of Architecture, Louis Vuitton, Paris I graduated from UCD Architecture in 1985. Professor Henri Ciriani was a visiting lecturer at UCD during my tenure and he was instrumental in encouraging me to move to Paris after completion of my studies. In addition Paul Moore, a 5th year studio master at UCD, helped secure my first job with Marcel Breuer’s Paris office. Many jobs later including time at Chaix & Morel Architects and a period with set designer François Confino, I was approached by Louis Vuitton to set up and manage their Architecture Department and real estate portfolio. I have been Director of Louis Vuitton Architecture for 16 years. UCD was the springboard and opened the first doors in my career. *Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised [-]

Master of Engineering Science in Electronic & Computer Engineering

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Ireland Dublin

The MEngSc in Electronic & Computer Engineering is a year-long programme designed to provide training for engineers who wish to work at a high level in the electronic and computer sectors worldwide. [+]

MEngSc Electronic & Computer Engineering Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 90) The MEngSc in Electronic & Computer Engineering is a year-long programme designed to provide training for engineers who wish to work at a high level in the electronic and computer sectors worldwide. You will develop an advanced understanding of the theory and technology of modern electronic and computer systems and their business environment. You will build your knowledge through taught modules and project work and you will learn about design, innovation and problem solving at a level significantly beyond that of your primary degree. Delivered by a highly research active School holding 101-150 in the QS World Subject Rankings, this masters provides intensive training to up-skill students to meet the needs of the growing Irish ICT sector. The balance of the programme between theory and practice will provide you with an excellent basis to work as an engineer in many different types of industry Who should apply? Full Time option suitable for: Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. Yes This programme is aimed at graduates with an honours Bachelor's (first cycle) degree in electronic engineering or a closely related discipline. Course Description The electronic and computer sectors continue to change the way we live, and drive a significant fraction of the world economy. This comes about through constant innovation, led by creative people with a strong understanding of the fundamentals of their field. This programme will help you to join in this success. Career Opportunities The ICT sector responsible for approx. 25% of Ireland’s total turnover and this sector is a thriving and growing industry with 9 out of the top 10 global ICT companies maintaining a presence in Ireland and the job opportunities in this sector are exemplary. The government has an ongoing commitment to generate thousands of jobs in the ICT sector every year and at present there are as many as 5,000 job vacancies in Ireland's burgeoning ICT sector and this gap could grow as Ireland hurtles towards becoming the digital capital of Europe. Prospective employers include: Accenture, Analog Devices, Intel, Microsoft, SAP, Synopsys and Xilinx. Fees, Funding and Scholarships MEngSc Electronic & Computer Engineering (T257) 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. 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 Sudharsan Rajasekaran I was working as an assistant software engineer in India, having obtained my bachelor degree in electronic engineering. I had a thirst to further my education in technology engineering and as such, I started searching for a Masters level education choosing to do the MEngSc Electronic and Computer engineering at UCD. During my course I was taught with problems that industries are currently facing, making it incredibly relevant. The course was quite brilliantly structured between hardware (Electronics) and software (Computer Science), designed in a way to learn by practice, offering me the confidence to face today’s industrial demands. The course also offered a module on entrepreneurship which I believe to be incredibly important for my future Engineering career. Right now I am working alongside leading researchers for my master’s project which is guiding me on the right career path and I truly believe that I will be one among tomorrow's Industrial leader’s. *Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised [-]

Master of Engineering Science in Engineering Management

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Ireland Dublin

This Masters is about developing the knowledge and skills needed by graduate engineers in order to pursue successful careers as engineering managers in a wide range of international industries and sectors. [+]

MEngSc Engineering Management FT Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 90) This Masters is about developing the knowledge and skills needed by graduate engineers in order to pursue successful careers as engineering managers in a wide range of international industries and sectors. Designed around five key engineering management themes (Operations & Supply Chain Excellence, Analytics & "Big Data", Business & Management, Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Industry Applications), the programme also enhances participants existing technical skills through the provision of advanced technical option modules to develop their undergraduate disciplinary knowledge base. Designed around five core themes, the programme addresses the principle engineering management challenges involved in the design, operations and management of international technology companies This programme is delivered by the School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering which has 50 years' experience in teaching Engineering Management. Who should apply? Full Time option suitable for: Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. Yes This programme is suitable for engineering students of all disciplines. Career Opportunities Career opportunities are very broad as the MEngSc Engineering Management students are not narrow technical specialists but “T-shaped” individuals combining specialist skills with a broad understanding of the business environment. This skill set is invaluable when embarking upon careers in many sectors including energy, consumer goods, medical technology, management consulting, ICT and automotive. Prospective employers include Accenture, SAP and Tesla Motors to name but a few. Fees, Funding and Scholarships MEngSc Engineering Management (T288) 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. 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. A detailed explanation of your interest in the programme must be provided. Testimonial Graduate Profile Xuanang Lv, Assistant Technical Manager, Kerry Group. Choosing Ireland as the location for my postgraduate studies meant I could use my English and have the opportunity to interact with people from all over the world. I chose UCD due to its top university ranking in Technology and Science and because its business graduate school is fantastic. I particularly liked the modern UCD campus, however the highlight of my year at UCD was when my team won a case study competition sponsored by Deloitte and when I competed in the MIT Operation Simulation contest with two other Irish classmates. I have now secured an operation position in Shanghai as part of the Kerry Group graduate programme. The masters perfectly prepared me for my chosen career path. *Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised [-]

Master of Engineering Science in Food Engineering

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Ireland Dublin

The Master of Engineering Science in Food Engineering provides a comprehensive coverage of bioprocess and food manufacturing systems engineering. [+]

MEngSc Food Engineering FT Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 90) The Master of Engineering Science in Food Engineering provides a comprehensive coverage of bioprocess and food manufacturing systems engineering. On this Masters you will develop new technical competencies in food and bioprocess engineering, learn how to develop and execute a research plan and acquire skills in the application of leading edge technologies to the agri-food and biotechnology industries, including novel food processing technology, food process automation, risk assessment, computer vision for food quality and food safety. In addition: This Masters is delivered by a highly research intensive School, comprising a European Research Council Fellow and six Marie Curie Fellowships. Two Professors, Sun and O'Donnell, are in the world's top one percent of the most cited scientists in their field. 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 programme will be of particular interest to graduates in Engineering, Science and related disciplines who are interested in food and bioprocess engineering, risk assessment, process development, process control, advanced manufacturing systems and associated environmental issues. Career Opportunities The manufacture of food and drink products is Ireland’s most important indigenous industry with a turnover approaching €24 billion. Almost 50,000 people are directly employed in the food and drink sector with a further 60,000 employed indirectly in all regions of the country. Excellent job prospects are available to graduates in the food, bioprocess, manufacturing and related agencies and industries in Ireland. Graduates have progressed to career opportunities in a broad range of internationally recognised companies including: Glanbia, Kepac, Coca Cola, Guinness, Kerry group, APV, MC O’Sullivan, and ALcontrol Laboratories. Programme structure: The programme consists of 60 credits of modules taken in Semesters 1 and 2. The remaining 30 credits is a year-long minor thesis. At the beginning of the year you will be appointed a Supervisor for your thesis and will agree upon a suitable Thesis title. Throughout the year you will be expected to meet with your supervisor to discuss progress. Fees, Funding and Scholarships MEngSc Food Engineering (X082) 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. 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 Owen Murphy, Panelto Foods I chose the MEngSc in Food Engineering at UCD as I needed an update to my education. The good name of UCD as a third level institute in Ireland especially for Food science was a big influencing factor. I have come across many graduates of UCD in my 20 years experience working in food manufacturing and the vast majority of them were successful in their careers. In general I found the modules interesting and relevant. I continue to work in a medium sized food company, Panelto Foods. Since doing my masters I have moved from Technical Manager to Production Manager and do believe that completing the masters was a key element in achieving this move. *Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised [-]

Master of Engineering Science in Materials Science & Engineering

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Ireland Dublin

The MEngSc in Materials Science and Engineering provides engineers with a specialist education and training in the area of metals, ceramics, polymers and composites for industrial engineering applications from biomedical device manufacture to future energy solutions. [+]

MEngSc Materials Science & Engineering FT Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 90) The MEngSc in Materials Science and Engineering provides engineers with a specialist education and training in the area of metals, ceramics, polymers and composites for industrial engineering applications from biomedical device manufacture to future energy solutions. This programme is delivered by a School with a long history of innovation. This school attracts approximately €5m in research funding annually. Focus on the use of materials in engineering systems. Advanced integrated theoretical, conceptual and practical knowledge. Technical research project in collaboration with world leading research groups. Who should apply? Full Time option suitable for: Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. Yes Engineering students who have successfully completed a 3-year BSc (Engineering Science) ‘First Cycle’ honours degree at UCD or any other academic institution and who have achieved a good Second Class Honours standard (e.g. a UCD GPA of 2.80 or greater). Those admitted on this basis will be required to complete 120 new ECTS credits over two academic years. This structure includes a Long (30 credit) or Short (10 credit) Professional Engineering Work Placement. Engineering or science graduates from any cognate discipline who are seeking to specialise in materials science and engineering at postgraduate level. Course Description Materials Scientists and Engineers are at the centre of virtually every area of technology from optoelectronics to space materials and from automotive and aeromotive manufacturing to biomedical devices. Graduates from this programme will be fully qualified professional engineers, capable of working anywhere in the world at an advanced technical level or as a professional engineering manager. Graduates will also have specialist training in underlying scientific fundamentals and practical materials handling and analysis techniques that will make them attractive to either potential employers or equip them for further study at advanced postgraduate level such as PhD studies in Ireland or across the world. Career Opportunities If you are a graduate of the MEngSc Materials Science & Engineering programme you can look forward to limitless employment opportunities in a substantive array of industries. Most companies worldwide employ materials professionals and examples where UCD materials graduates now work are: General Electric or Rolls Royce (Aerospace), Astrium (Space), Stryker or Boston Scientific (Biomedical) or Siemens (Energy). Fees, Funding and Scholarships MEngSc Materials Science and Engineering (T286) 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. Entry Requirements A 4-year bachelors degree with a minimum upper second class honours (NFQ level 8) or international equivalence in a relevant Engineering, Science or Technology 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 Student Profile Richard Ruane. 'I chose the one year masters in Materials Science and Engineering at UCD as this was without doubt the only course of its type in Ireland, not to mention UCD’s School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering long established reputation as the finest school of engineering in Ireland. My background was initially in chemistry, having obtained an undergraduate degree in Chemical and Pharmaceutical Science from DCU. However, I decided to shift towards materials science, an incredibly broad discipline in itself, as it has been and will continue to be the field which contributes most to the advancement of technology. In this course you will study anything from biomedical applications of titanium alloys to the materials science behind nanomaterials like graphene. Wherever your interests lie, this program will give you a broad yet detailed understanding of materials science and its engineering applications. I highly recommend this course to anyone who has an interest in becoming a materials scientist or engineer. *Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised [-]

Master of Engineering Science in Structural Engineering

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 Ireland Dublin + 1 more

Studying this Masters, you will cover a wide range of topics not traditionally covered in undergraduate degrees; the programme includes specialist modules in structural dynamics, bridge engineering, structural design and professional engineering. [+]

MEngSc Structural Engineering FT Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 90) Studying this Masters, you will cover a wide range of topics not traditionally covered in undergraduate degrees; the programme includes specialist modules in structural dynamics, bridge engineering, structural design and professional engineering. You will also learn how to work in a multidisciplinary setting through combined modules with Architecture students. Structural engineering is a continually evolving profession, and through the third Semester Research Project you will learn how to apply this specialist knowledge to develop new concepts and ideas under the supervision of research active academic staff. This programme will distinguish you as having specialist knowledge in the area of Structural Engineering and provide you with a competitive edge over your peers in the job market. Multidisciplinary learning through collaborative modules with the School of Architecture and industry Advanced taught modules in structural design, conservation and sustainability Application of specialist knowledge to solve problems in new or emerging structural engineering applications This programme is delivered by a School ranked in the top 200 in the QS world subject rankings. Who should apply? Full Time option suitable for: Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. Yes Part Time option suitable for: Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. No This programme is suitable for students expecting to graduate with an Honours Degree in Engineering, or those already in employment, who wish to specialise in the area of Structural Engineering. Course Description The MEngSc in Structural Engineering will distinguish you as having specialist knowledge in the area of Structural Engineering and provide you with a competitive edge over your peers in the job market. Modules are taught by a combination of experienced academic staff and senior industry practitioners to provide students with the conceptual and managerial perspectives vital to a successful career in structural engineering. Career Opportunities Our graduates would typically follow careers in structural engineering consultancy, engineering contracting, construction management, project planning both in Ireland and abroad. Employed at Masters levels graduates can expect more responsibility, and faster professional progression, earlier in their careers. Fees, Funding and Scholarships MEngSc Structural Engineering (T279) 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. Entry Requirements Entrants to the programme will have an Honours (Level 8) Bachelors Degree in Engineering or equivalent (with a minimum of 2H2 honours level, or equivalent) and the appropriate prior learning. Applicants will be reviewed individually and interviewed where there is any doubt about their suitability for the programme. Academic transcripts and names and contact details for two referees should be provided with your application. 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 Angelene Dascanio, USA This Masters is fast-paced, challenging and encompasses the skills required for a career in structural engineering. It includes both general and specialty concepts, for example, I took modules in steel and concrete design, but was also able to take a bridge engineering module to fulfil my interest in that particular field. I was initially drawn to the program because it uniquely incorporates some architecture modules into its curriculum. Also, I found the program framework, 60 credits of coursework and 30 credits of a research project, to be very efficient. During the academic year I was able to focus solely on my coursework, meet with my professors for extra help, and study for examinations. Then, during the summer, my efforts were placed on carrying out a research project with the guidance of a professor in my field of interest. As an international student (from America), I felt welcomed by the faculty and fellow classmates. I experienced a smooth transition between the material I learned as an undergraduate and the material presented on this Masters. As a whole, the program effectively prepared me with the essential skills and knowledge needed to succeed in a structural engineering career. *Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised [-]

Master of Engineering Science in Water, Waste & Environmental Engineering

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 Ireland Dublin + 1 more

This programme prepares graduates to work in the broad field of environmental protection and management. Students in this programme will gain advanced theoretical and conceptual knowledge and understanding in the area of environmental engineering... [+]

MEngSc Water, Waste & Environmental Engineering FT Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 90) This programme prepares graduates to work in the broad field of environmental protection and management. Students in this programme will gain advanced theoretical and conceptual knowledge and understanding in the area of environmental engineering on topics such as engineering hydrology, environmental modelling, water and wastewater treatment, solid waste management, and environmental data analysis, among others. The programme is delivered by a School that is highly ranked among leading world universities - top 200 in the QS world subject rankings A culturally diverse group of internationally renowned academic staff deliver the programme. Who should apply? Full Time option suitable for: Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. Yes Part Time option suitable for: Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. No This programme is designed for graduates from recognised 4-year (240 ECTS) honours level bachelor of engineering programmes (or equivalent) who wish to specialise in environmental engineering. (Graduates from “first cycle” (3-year, 180 ECTS) engineering programmes should see the related ME in Civil and Environmental Engineering.) Career Opportunities Graduates from the programme will find employment as engineers in the private sector (e.g., engineering consultancy, engineering design, project management, risk assessment,waste management), in the public sector (e.g., environmental protection, regulation, standards development, local government, river basin management), and in the non governmental sector (e.g., environmental advocacies, NGO’s), or may wish to pursue further qualifications (e.g., PhD, MBA) to become even more specialised. Employers of environmental engineers include commercial firms, engineering consultancies, government agencies, and non-governmental organisations, all well known in Ireland and many with global operations. Some of these include: • RPS Group • White Young Green • Nicholas O’Dwyer • Atkins • Greenstar • Arup • McKinsey and Company • Mazars • Environmental Protection Agency • Local Authorities • Engineers Without Borders • Engineers Against Poverty • Friends of the Earth Fees, Funding and Scholarships MEngSc Water, Waste & Environmental Engineering (T277) Full Time EU fee per year - € 7490 nonEU fee per year - € 23800 MEngSc Water, Waste & Environmental Engineering (T278) Part Time EU fee per year - € 3830 ***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 Applicants need to hold a recognised bachelor’s degree (honours) in engineering (minimum 4-yr, 240 ECTS), preferably in civil engineering or environmental engineering, or equivalent with high academic grades, i.e. a minimum 2H1 Honours level or its equivalent (your transcript should include grades for each subject taken); names and contact details of two referees who can assess your intellectual ability, maturity and motivation. 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 Karl Corcoran, OCSC Consulting Engineers. I chose the MEngSc Water, Waste & Environmental Engineering because it was the only programme of this nature available in the Republic of Ireland. A mixture of lectures and workshops for several modules also allowed me to gain hands-on experience of some of the computer packages used in the fields of water, waste and environmental engineering. I am currently working with OCSC Consulting Engineers. The position I was hired for, and the main sectors that I am currently working in, were those covered in the MEngSc and having completed this masters certainly helped me to obtain employment in this field. I would highly recommend this programme. *Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised [-]

Master of Landscape Architecture

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Ireland Dublin

This Master programme teaches you how to design with the landscape. You will work with the natural and cultural processes that shape our towns and countryside. [+]

Master of Landscape Architecture Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 120) This Master programme teaches you how to design with the landscape. You will work with the natural and cultural processes that shape our towns and countryside. Graduates of this professionally recognised programme can go onto practice as landscape architects in Ireland, Europe and elsewhere – designing anything from gardens to cities. Who should apply? Full Time option suitable for: Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. Yes This is a taught, two-year, full-time, professionally recognised graduate programme that builds on competencies gained at an undergraduate level from the Bachelors in Landscape Architecture or related programmes in Ireland and abroad. This Masters is for students wishing to gain a higher professional qualification. Course Description UCD is at the forefront of Landscape Architecture education in Ireland. Landscape architecture is one of the professions that is becoming crucial in mediating against the effects of climate change and ensuring quality of life in the city Internationally recognised qualification that leads to professional practice in Landscape Architecture Delivered by an Architecture School ranked in the top 100 in Europe by Domus. Career Opportunities Graduates of this professionally recognised programme can go onto practice as landscape architects in Ireland, Europe and elsewhere – designing anything from gardens to cities. A qualification in landscape architecture can lead to employment opportunities in a large variety of fields associated with human settlement. Our graduates frequently work as part of large multidisciplinary teams alongside architects, engineers, planners, artists, ecologists, and surveyors. They work in private practise, local government, academia and many different kinds of non-governmental organisations all over the world. Such is the broad overview gained in UCD Landscape Architecture that graduates are often chosen as the master-planners for large-scale projects. Fees, Funding and Scholarships MLArch Landscape Architecture (X051) 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. Entry Requirements Applicants need a bachelor's degree in Landscape Architecture or a related programme. Graduates of certain cognate disciplines such as architecture, planning, geography, environmental studies with minimum 2:1 award (NFQ level 8) or international equivalence will be considered. Portfolio submission is required 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 who do not meet the entry requirements should refer to the MLA Pathway. Testimonial Graduate Dominick Comerford I came from 15 years in the world of mainstream commercial architecture and wanted something more. Landscape Architecture introduced me to many additional subject areas relating to design in our environment - with an emphasis on natural, ecological and cultural values. The MLA at UCD opened my eyes and I now see the world around me in a much more exciting, stimulating and interesting way. I gave myself the opportunity of complete immersion in order to ‘get it ‘ as they say. The learning is ongoing, this is a wide and beautiful subject. I found the tutors very supportive and encouraging, some with infectious enthusiasm, which has stayed with me and is definitely the best way to learn. Having completed the MLA in 2006, my practice in Ireland now specialises in smaller scale Architecture and Landscape Architecture. I also tutor on the undergraduate programme at UCD. *Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised [-]

ME Biosystems & Food Engineering

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Ireland Dublin

Delivered by a School which consistently wins up to €3 million in annual research funding.This Masters will provide graduates from an engineering or mathematical based science background the opportunity to specialise in the application of engineering science... [+]

ME Biosystems & Food Engineering Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 120) Delivered by a School which consistently wins up to €3 million in annual research funding.This Masters will provide graduates from an engineering or mathematical based science background the opportunity to specialise in the application of engineering science and design to biological materials and systems especially in: Food process engineering Sustainable energy Environmental protection Biosystems Engineers are at the forefront of the search for practical solutions to global problems and this specialisation will lead graduates to a wide variety of employment opportunities with companies focussing on processing of food and other biological materials, environmental protection, waste recycling, sustainable energy and green technologies. The ME Biosystems & Food Engineering involves lectures, tutorials, assignments, laboratory work, a research project and includes a 6-8 month professional work experience internship. 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 This is one of Ireland's most important industries and our graduates have excellent prospects finding employment in: Bioprocess and food companies Environmental protection and waste recycling companies Sustainable energy and green technology companies There are also opportunities to pursue PhD research in UCD and worldwide. Fees, Funding and Scholarships ME Biosystems & Food Engineering (T299) Full Time EU Year 1 - € 7490 nonEU Year 1 - € 23800 ***Fees are subject to change Student Internships This two years masters offers 6-8 months paid professional work experience, the practical skills acquired during this placement will give graduates a competitive advantage when applying for positions upon graduation. Entry Requirements A 3 or 4-year Bachelor's degree with minimum upper second class honours (NFQ level 8) or international equivalence in an engineering degree programme or mathematically-based science subject. Strong results (not less than Grade B or equivalent) in cognate subjects of agricultural and food engineering, biological engineering, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, unit operations. Facilities and Resources The School of Biosystems and Food Engineering has recently invested in excess of €600,000 in state-of-the-art facilities in spectroscopy, hyperspectral chemical imaging and chemometrics. *Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised [-]

ME Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Ireland Dublin

This programme prepares graduates to work as professional engineers in the broad field of infrastructural design, construction and management. Graduates will satisfy the academic requirements for the title of Chartered Engineer. [+]

ME Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 120) This programme prepares graduates to work as professional engineers in the broad field of infrastructural design, construction and management. Graduates will satisfy the academic requirements for the title of Chartered Engineer. You can chose a specialisation either in civil, structural or environmental engineering and as such the range of module options are extensive. The programme is delivered by a culturally diverse group of internationally renowned academic staff. Graduates will satisfy the academic requirements for the title of Chartered Engineer Delivered by a highly research intensive School which is in the top 200 in the QS world subject rankings The programme is delivered by a culturally diverse group of internationally renowned academic staff Who should apply? Full Time option suitable for: Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. Yes This programme is suitable for bachelors degree holders in a related Engineering discipline with a minimum upper second class honours (NFQ level 8) or international equivalence. Career Opportunities Graduates from the programme will find employment as engineers in the private sector (e.g. engineering consultancy, engineering design, project management, civil engineering contractors), in the public sector (e.g. local government, higher education sector), and in the nongovernmental sector (e.g., environmental advocacies, NGO’s), or may wish to pursue further qualifications (e.g., PhD, MBA) to become even more specialised. Fees, Funding and Scholarships ME Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering (T298) 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 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. The practical skills acquired during this placement will give graduates a competitive advantage when applying for positions upon graduation. Entry Requirements A bachelors degree in a related Engineering discipline with a minimum upper second class honours (NFQ level 8) or international equivalence. 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 Mark Gilsenan, AECOM I completed this ME programme in September 2012 in order to meet the new minimum education requirement for becoming a chartered engineer. The modules offered as part of the ME programme were both interesting and challenging. One aspect of the ME programme I particularly enjoyed was the research project undertaken in Year Two of the programme. It afforded me the opportunity to conduct extensive research into an area of civil engineering using my own initiative and guided by an academic. I am currently working in Essex, UK in the bridges division of AECOM, a worldwide engineering consultancy, which was advertised through the programme’s social media channels. Having an ME in Civil Engineering was essential in securing this position. I would highly recommend the programme. *Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised [-]

ME Electrical Energy Engineering

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. [+]

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 [-]

ME Electronic & Computer Engineering

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Ireland Dublin

This ME in Electronic and Computer Engineering is a two-year programme designed to develop professional engineers who can excel in the electronic and computer sectors worldwide. [+]

ME Electronic & Computer Engineering Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 120) This ME in Electronic and Computer Engineering is a two-year programme designed to develop professional engineers who can excel in the electronic and computer sectors worldwide. Graduates of this highly sought after Masters leave equipped to forge a career at the highest level in this major sector of the world economy. Delivered by a highly research intensive School holding 101-150 in the QS world subject rankings, this two-year programme provides 6-8 months professional work experience as an embedded element of the programme. You will gain an advanced understanding of a broad range of areas within electronic and computer engineering, and develop your skills in design, innovation and problem solving. A range of advanced topics from electronic engineering, computer science and business with options that allow you to tailor your degree to suit your interests Who should apply? Full Time option suitable for: Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. Yes This programme is aimed at graduates with an honours Bachelor's (first cycle) degree in electronic engineering or a closely related discipline. Course Description The electronic and computer sectors continue to change the way we live, and drive a significant fraction of the world economy. This comes about through constant innovation, led by creative people with a strong understanding of the fundamentals of their field. This programme will help you to join in this success. Career Opportunities The ICT sector in Ireland is a thriving and growing industry with 9 out of the top 10 global ICT companies maintaining a presence in Ireland and the job opportunities in this sector are exemplary. The government has an ongoing commitment to generate thousands of jobs in the ICT sector every year and at present there are as many as 5,000 job vacancies in Ireland's burgeoning ICT sector and this gap could grow as Ireland hurtles towards becoming the digital capital of Europe.The ICT sector responsible for approx. 25% of Ireland’s total turnover. Prospective employers include: Accenture, Analog Devices, Intel, Microsoft, SAP, Synopsys and Xilinx to highlight but a few. Fees, Funding and Scholarships ME Electronic and Computer (T163) 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 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 Jonathan Gorman, Everis As job markets become increasingly competitive, employers are seeking more from recent graduates than just knowledge, but experience. I feel that the ME Electronic & Computer Engineering master’s programme meets both of these requirements by providing a unique research project, as well as a professional work placement. These gave me the opportunity to apply my theoretical engineering knowledge in a number of practical environments, something which I believe makes this degree programme unique. This is complemented by state-of-the-art facilities and highly knowledgeable professors, both of which helped to maximise my learning. I also enjoyed the degree’s flexibility and the wide range of modules offered, allowing me to tailor my degree as I pleased. I would have no doubts in advising anyone who is aiming to specialise in electronic or computer engineering to consider the ME Electronic & Computer Engineering masters at UCD. *Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised [-]

ME Energy Systems Engineering

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 Engineering with Business

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Ireland Dublin

The ME in Engineering with Business offers a unique opportunity for engineering students to complement their technical expertise with a deep understanding of the business and management aspects of engineering practice such as operations, human resources, marketing and strategy. [+]

ME Engineering with Business Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 120) The ME in Engineering with Business offers a unique opportunity for engineering students to complement their technical expertise with a deep understanding of the business and management aspects of engineering practice such as operations, human resources, marketing and strategy. As a result graduates will develop a distinctively cross disciplinary perspective, which is essential to a successful career in business. This programme is delivered in conjunction with the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School, Ireland's leading business school. This programme was voted GradIreland Engineering Postgraduate Course of the Year 2015 and is the only business-oriented masters programme accredited by Engineers Ireland for Chatered Engineering Status. On this programme you will be able to build on your core technical skills, while also gaining a unique set of competencies in business and technology management. As a result you will develop a cross disciplinary perspective which is essential to a successful career in business. 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 (Engineering with Business) is for engineering graduates from any discipline who plan to practice engineering in a business context. Course Description Professional engineers need to understand the environment in which they practice. As their career progresses, engineers are increasingly involved in functions such as finance, quality, marketing and strategy. The ME provides grounding in these areas, to give graduates an understanding of the business implications of engineering decisions. The programme focusses on the practical application of knowledge, which culminates in the 6 month work placement and the industry oriented research project in the final year. Career Opportunities The ME in Engineering with Business is designed to produce fully qualified engineers who have a particular interest in and understanding of the business context within which engineers usually operate. It was conceived to address the perceived lack of ‘industry-ready’ engineers coming out of third level education. Career opportunities are very broad as the ME degree positions the student not as a narrow technical specialist but as a ‘T-shaped’ individual, combining specialist skills with a broad understanding of the business environment. In addition to careers within their technical specialisations graduates can consider careers in commercial roles, management consulting, the financial sector or IT. Previous employers of alumni include: Accenture, PJ Walls, PM Group, MSD Carlow, Abbvie, Jaguar UK, RPS Consulting, Intel, Deloitte and Boston Scientific. Fees, Funding and Scholarships ME Engineering with Business (T166) 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 A six month work placement where student’s technical and business knowledge can be applied and developed in a dynamic real-world setting. These placements are designed to expose students to all aspects of a technology business, while allowing them to develop their personal and personal and professional skills. The placement is followed by a four month Master’s research project, including research methods training. There is the potential for the project to be a follow-on to the work placement, allowing an ongoing in-depth study of the industry and the organisation. Entry Requirements A 3-year bachelors degree with a first 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 7.0 (no band less than 6.5 in each element), or equivalent. Testimonial Aislinn Murray, Boston Scientific I am delighted I chose this masters at UCD. Over the course of my studies I completed an eight month placement, a thesis related to industry and a wide range of modules. The course offers insights into many businesses across a range of verticals in Ireland and abroad. I did my work placement in Boston Scientific, a worldwide medical device leader. This placement also resulted in me doing my thesis with Boston Scientific on a project which I loved. This masters qualified me with the necessary skills to kick start my career. I now work for Boston Scientific as an Engineer in Process Development. The wide range of modules, from management to technology has made the transition from education to the working world very comfortable. *Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised [-]

ME Materials Science & Engineering

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Ireland Dublin

The ME in Materials Science and Engineering provides engineers with a specialist education and training in the area of metals, ceramics, polymers and composites for industrial engineering applications from biomedical device manufacture to future energy solutions. [+]

ME Materials Science & Engineering Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 120) The ME in Materials Science and Engineering provides engineers with a specialist education and training in the area of metals, ceramics, polymers and composites for industrial engineering applications from biomedical device manufacture to future energy solutions. This Masters is accredited by both Engineers Ireland and the IOM3 (UK). Graduates from this programme will be fully qualified professional engineers, capable of working anywhere in the world at an advanced technical level. Focus on real-world materials used for the manufacture of advanced engineered components and systems such as biomedical implants. Integrated theoretical, conceptual and practical knowledge. Technical research project in collaboration with world leading research groups and researchers. Who should apply? Full Time option suitable for: Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. Yes A bachelors degree with a minimum upper second class honours (NFQ level 8) or international equivalence in a relevant Engineering programme. Engineering or science graduates from any cognate discipline who are seeking to specialise in materials science and engineering at postgraduate level Course Description Materials Scientists and Engineers are at the centre of virtually every area of technology from optoelectronics to space materials and from automotive and aeromotive manufacturing to biomedical devices. Graduates from this programme will be fully qualified professional engineers, capable of working anywhere in the world at an advanced technical level or as a professional engineering manager. Graduates will also have specialist training in underlying scientific fundamentals and practical materials handling and analysis techniques that will make them attractive to either potential employers or equip them for further study at advanced postgraduate level such as PhD studies in Ireland or across the world. Career Opportunities If you are a graduate of the ME Materials Science & Engineering programme you can look forward to limitless employment opportunities in a substantive array of industries. Most companies worldwide employ materials professionals. A number of UCD materials graduates have been employed by companies such as General Electric or Rolls Royce (Aerospace), Astrium (Space), Stryker, Boston Scientific (Biomedical) or Siemens (Energy). Fees, Funding and Scholarships ME Materials Science & Engineering (T275) 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 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 McGlynn Graduate I chose this course as I was interested in working with the smallest building blocks in engineering. Once in the course I became fascinated by CSI-like investigations used to understand a material and how to improve its properties. My work placement brought me to the UK to work with polycrystalline diamond composites and was so fascinating that I did my research project with the company.Life in UCD also has the potential to be very rich. As well as studying, I had the chance to join and run many clubs and societies, experienced other cultures, picked up new sports and made friends from all areas of this diverse college. The course itself covered a broad range of processes and applications but was also flexible and allowed me to delve deeper into areas of interest to me such as medical devices, composites and nano-materials. This flexibility allowed me to work with people from different backgrounds which gave me new perspectives on how to tackle problems. The skills I have gained during this degree have given me a great grounding, allowing me to work in almost any field. *Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised [-]

MSc

MSc Environmental Policy

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Ireland Dublin

This one year Masters is designed to equip students with essential knowledge about environmental sustainability, and policy and governance frameworks for environmental action, while also developing key professional tools to enable graduates to apply new skills creatively in their future careers. [+]

MSc Environmental Policy Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 90) This one year Masters is designed to equip students with essential knowledge about environmental sustainability, and policy and governance frameworks for environmental action, while also developing key professional tools to enable graduates to apply new skills creatively in their future careers. The programme takes an international perspective on environmental issues and explores the increasingly complex environmental challenges that societies and governments face across the globe, addressing contemporary environmental debates such as Climate Change, Water Policy, Energy Security and Sustainability, and Urban Resilience. During the one year degree you will have the opportunity to study both core and specialised modules in environmental policy. Teaching is focused on areas and skills within environmental policy-making, such as: Environmental Economics Climate Policy Energy Transitions Urban Risk and Resilience GIS Policy Design and Analysis European Environmental Policy and Politics Research Methods Training. You also have the opportunity to choose specialist option modules from a broad, interdisciplinary range. Students also undertake an integrated group project (Professional Tools for Sustainable Development) to provide practice-based insights into environmental policy-making. Finally, you will have the opportunity to further enhance your specialist interests during the completion of a thesis in the third semester. The MSc in Environmental Policy is designed to provide you with key knowledge, skills and professional tools to work in environment-related careers. These employment areas include: Policymaking and Public Sector Policy and Environmental Consultancy Management (e.g. corporate environmental responsibility) Media and Communications Research and Teaching Environmental NGOs and Lobby Groups Environmental Regulatory Bodies Who should apply? Full Time option suitable for: Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. No Full Time option suitable for: Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. Yes As the MSc provides both introductory and specialised modules in Environmental Policy, we welcome applications from students with a background in a diverse range of academic subjects including social sciences and arts, environmental sciences, law and business studies, engineering, humanities and cultural/media studies. Career Opportunities Graduates work in policymaking and public-sector management, political parties, corporate environmental responsibility, policy and environmental consultancy, media and communications, research and teaching, environmental NGOs and lobby groups as: Environmental communications consultant, water conservation officer, environmental education officer, environmental consultant, nature conservation officer, policy analyst, and energy consultant. Fees, Funding and Scholarships MSc Environmental Policy (W269) Full Time EU fee per year - € 7310 nonEU fee per year - € 18300 MSc Environmental Policy (W271) Full Time EU fee per year - € 8330 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. Entry Requirements This programme is intended for applicants with a degree in any discipline such as social sciences and arts, environmental sciences, law and business studies, or engineering. At least lower second class honours, or international equivalent is required. 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 Shikha Ranjha, India, Student​ The Environmental Policy programme with its intensive lecture regime, group work and assignments helped me to develop practical and transferable skills. The programme offers a multi-disciplinary approach which allows a person to effectively question and expand upon the theories of environmental management and understand the development of society in harmony with its environment. Internationally recognised and experienced faculty provide you with opportunities for outstanding graduate study in all areas of policy and environmental management and you can expect to be in regular contact with them in case of any questions or help needed. The course is challenging, but is extremely rewarding in the end. *Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised [-]

MSc Environmental Technology

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Ireland Dublin

This Masters will provide graduates from an engineering, science or technology background with the skills to develop technological solutions for air, water and soil protection and emerging sectors across industry (particularly agri-food and bioresources), consulting companies and regulatory authorities. [+]

MSc Environmental Technology Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 90) This Masters will provide graduates from an engineering, science or technology background with the skills to develop technological solutions for air, water and soil protection and emerging sectors across industry (particularly agri-food and bioresources), consulting companies and regulatory authorities. This programme will enable its students to acquire skills in the areas of environmental engineering, risk assessment, air pollution, waste management, life cycle assessment, buildings and environment, energy systems and sustainable environment. Students will enhance their ability to work effectively as an individual, in teams and in multi-disciplinary settings, together with the capacity to undertake lifelong learning. Who should apply? Full Time option suitable for: Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. Yes It will appeal particularly to: Science, engineering and technology graduates Course Description This programme is delivered by a highly research intensive School, which consistently wins up to €3 million in annual research funding, which is comprised of a European Research Council Fellow and six Marie Curie Fellowships. Opportunities for site visits and industry internships are provided where possible. Career Opportunities Graduates of this masters can find employment opportunities in the following areas: Engineering Consultancy Environmental Regulation Eco-Consulting and Design Public Services Research What modules can I take? The programme runs over 3 semesters. Semester 1 and 2 focus on taught modules. The third semester focuses on a relevant project that combines the student’s interests and academic requirements. Fees, Funding and Scholarships MSc Environmental Technology (X565) 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. Entry Requirements Minimum of a 2nd Class honours degree in Science, Engineering, Agricultural Science, Environmental Science. Note this list is not exhaustive. 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 Eoin O'Connor, AWN Consulting Ltd When choosing to undertake a post-graduate this course seemed to be the best choice for me, and that opinion hasn't changed. This UCD Masters in Environmental Technology was the perfect addition to my undergraduate degree. It both reinforced and expanded my existing knowledge and understanding of environmental sciences, technologies and their applications. It made me more confident in my abilities, made me feel like I could provide a valuable professional input and prepared me for the start of my career. *Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised [-]

MSc Sustainable Energy & Green Technologies

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Ireland Dublin

The MSc in Sustainable Energy and Green Technologies focuses development and optimisation of renewable energy resource exploitation; efficiency in energy generation and utilisation pathway; mitigation of environmental impacts... [+]

MSc Sustainable Energy & Green Technologies Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 90) The MSc in Sustainable Energy and Green Technologies focuses development and optimisation of renewable energy resource exploitation; efficiency in energy generation and utilisation pathway; mitigation of environmental impacts, and; preparation for business innovation and job creations opportunities in renewable energy systems technologies development, plant biotechnology and entrepreneurship. The programme is underpinned by the best European practice by incorporating compatible EU policy drivers such as the Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET Plan) for energy research, current R&D in Crops (through ongoing and research initiatives under the Charles Parsons Energy Research programme), and the collaboration with internationally acknowledged experts in the subject domains from universities, research institutions and industry. Who should apply? Full Time option suitable for: Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. Yes Applications welcome from wide range of qualifying disciplines and academic backgrounds both locally and internationally. Career Opportunities Graduates of the MSc in Sustainable Energy and Green Technologies programme will have competences and skill sets for employment in companies and organisations geared to planning, deploying and utilising a wide range of green technologies systems including environmental impact mitigation. Typical opportunities will be in waste-to-energy facilities, biogas plants, ethanol production facilities, district-heating operations, renewable energy research laboratories, facilities utilising wind energy (including wind farms), solar energy, biomass and hydrogen energy, as well as leading energy utility companies, and research institutions. The knowledge and skill you gain from the Innovation and Technology Transfer module specifically will provide you with unique insights into the entrepreneurial process, from identification of the innovative idea through to the launch of a successful business. What modules can I take? The programme is structured in three academic semesters (12 calendar months). The first semester covers Science & Technologies modules that include analytical assignments, laboratory and group work, and a foundation module on Research Methods. Also in the first semester, students will be required to identify and develop the scope for their major research project, which will be further developed and completed in the second and final semesters. The second semester focuses on energy projects and markets analyses interfacing with innovation and Technologies transfer concepts. A major individual Research Project is completed in third semester. During the last semester of this programme, students will be required to complete their MSc Thesis. Co-requisite for embarking on the Research Project module include, successful completion of the On-line Research Skills (5 credits), and completion of a series of Term Papers related to specific taught modules. A primary requirement in the MSc Research Project is that the final thesis should be of near publishable quality for peer-reviewed journals in the relevant Sustainable Energy and Green Technologies project domain. Fees, Funding and Scholarships MSc Sustainable Energy & Green Technologies (X413) 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. Entry Requirements A good honours degree (2.2 or higher) in engineering, physical science or environmental related degree. Other disciplines may be considered if they include strong mathematical, technological, and analytical skills. Holders of Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma in the relevant areas, but with sufficient industrial/work experience will also be considered. *Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised [-]

MSc Urban Design & Planning

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Ireland Dublin

Urban design lies at the interface of architecture and urban planning, with both disciplines contributing complementary but contrasting approaches to urban design theory and practice. [+]

MSc Urban Design & Planning Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 90) Urban design lies at the interface of architecture and urban planning, with both disciplines contributing complementary but contrasting approaches to urban design theory and practice. This Masters programme is focused on the role of urban design in the context of urban planning, and is delivered with an emphasis on the distinct methodologies, professional perspectives and pedagogies of that discipline. It provides specialist knowledge and skills in: urban design theory; urban conservation; risk, resilience and sustainability; as well as social science research methods applied to the built environment. The programme will enable graduates to work as part of a multidisciplinary team to create better places through urban design. Students will also have the opportunity to draw upon the School’s specialist research and teaching in environmental policy, to place urban design centre-stage in tackling wider environmental risks. This programme will equip planners and others working in related areas with the capacity to develop urban design solutions, to analyse them critically and to provide guidance in regards to their implementation one for which there is a growing demand. This includes traditional urban design concerns surrounding the urban public realm, residential quality etc., but also emerging challenges surrounding the role of urban design in mitigating or adapting to climate change, the role of design in promoting ‘healthy’ cities or neighbourhoods, and the incorporation of ‘nature’ into design (e.g. bio-mimicry) to address biodiversity loss. The MSc Urban Design & Planning is accredited as a specialist qualification by the Royal Town Planning Institute. 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 MSc Urban Design and Planning offers the opportunity to develop core, transferable and specialist skills and knowledge in urban design and planning, as well as skills and knowledge which are transferrable to other careers. While the programme will be of interest primarily to graduates from a planning background, applications will be considered from those with other disciplinary and professional backgrounds. The programme also offers the opportunity for mid-career public and private sector planners to upskill in the commercially important area of urban design. The programme is accredited as a specialist qualification by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) and this qualification is internationally recognised, and will thereby provide a pathway to qualification as a professional planner for graduates with a 'spatial' accredited degree. Course Description The MSc Urban Design and Planning will be delivered via a mix of: traditional lecture formats, seminars, field-based learning, studio-based teaching (intensive, interactive, practice-based labs), student-led seminars, as well as a thesis, and professional development skills training. Planning and architecture practitioners will be involved in the programme delivery (e.g. attending studio presentations, providing ‘real world’ challenges to inform teaching) to maximize relevance for professional skills development. Indicative modules are listed below. Core modules in urban design context and theory provide students with foundation knowledge in urban design. Placemaking* Conservation, History Theory and Politics The Urban Environment: Risk, Resilience and Sustainability *Graduates of teh BA Planning, Geography and Environment programme who register for the MSc Urban Design & Planning, and who have already taken the module Placemaking, will take the modules Introduction to Urban Design in its place. Three major studio modules will be undertaken by students to ensure the effective application of knowledge to design challenges. The first will focus on developing a strategy for a small to medium-sized town. The second focuses on applying urban design theory in a practical setting to explore design concepts and urban development processes. Interdisciplinary Studio Urban Design Studio Nature-based Solutions Core modules in research skills are designed to enable students to undertake an effective Masters thesis, to apply research skills to other modules (e.g. studios), and to act as a foundation for students wishing to pursue PhD study. These modules comprise: Geographical Information Systems for Policy and Planning Research Design and Methods An MSc thesis will be undertaken over the summer semester. Graduates will have the opportunity to choose either a traditional research thesis, or to complete the thesis element through preparation of a design thesis. The design thesis option involves the application of research in developing an innovative urban design project appropriate to the site and to the specific complex urban design challenge(s) being investigated and addressed. Continuing Professional Development Skills will be both embedded into modules (e.g. communication, graphic, research skills) and delivered where appropriate in the form of one-off workshops (e.g. interview/job search skills). Career Opportunities This Masters trains, mentors and support graduates in developing their specialist knowledge and understanding, along with transferable skills and tools, for careers related to the field. These include roles in the public, private and community sectors, including planning and urban design consultancies, local authorities, development firms, regeneration companies, environmental and other NGOs, as well as research and teaching. Fees, Funding and Scholarships MSc Urban Design & Planning (W332) Full Time EU fee per year - € 7310 nonEU fee per year - € 18300 ***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 3-year Bachelor's degree with minimum 2.2 award (NFQ level 8) or international equivalent in cognate discipline, including planning, geography, anthropology, sociology, environmental studies, engineering, property economics, surveying, politics, social science, and law. *Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised [-]

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