MSc Sustainable Energy & Green Technologies

UCD College of Engineering and Architecture

Program Description

MSc Sustainable Energy & Green Technologies

UCD College of Engineering and Architecture

MSc Sustainable Energy & Green Technologies FT

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 a 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 competencies 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 of 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 the 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 Online 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 - € 7640
  • nonEU fee per year - € 24200

***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

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated January 25, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2019
Duration
Duration
1 year
Full time
Price
Price
7,490 EUR
EU: fee per year - € 7490; nonEU: fee per year - € 23800
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Deadline
Locations
Ireland - Dublin, County Dublin
Start date : Sept. 2019
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Dates
Sept. 2019
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