If you want to help the world address the energy 'grand challenge' of the 21st century, then Ireland’s first Masters in Engineering Science degree programme in Sustainable Energy is for you. Our modern world depends on a secure, reliable, and affordable energy supply and Sustainable Energy is crucial to addressing some of the most challenging issues facing the world today. Our Sustainable Energy graduates will be required to source, design, convert, transmit and supply useful energy to meet our present and long-term needs for electricity, mobility and heating and cooling.
In this MEngSc programme, we consider first how to reduce human impact on the climate (energy accounts for 80% of EU greenhouse gas emissions) through innovative low-carbon energy supply systems and secondly, how to provide a better standard of living for the world’s growing population through access to sustainable and secure energy supplies.
This programme is open to Engineering graduates of all disciplines with an 8-month programme option leading to a Postgraduate Diploma in Sustainable Energy.
Why Choose This Course
Our Energy Engineering school is committed to energy research, development, and innovation and we are fortunate to have access to a large number of campus-based research groups. The Environmental Research Institute (ERI) at UCC has over 200 researchers working across six academic institutions collaborating with over 45 industry partners. The ERI coordinates our innovation centre MaREI: MaREI combines the expertise of a wide range of research groups and industry partners, with the shared mission of solving the main scientific, technical, and socio-economic challenges across marine and renewable energy sectors.
Energy Engineering research at UCC encompasses many aspects of energy generation, transmission, distribution, end-use, and policy, and our active research groups include the following:
Energy Policy and Modelling Group
Intelligent Efficiency Research Group
Materials & Structures
Photonics for Energy Efficient Systems Research
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Our teaching staff includes faculty from across the College of Science, Engineering and Food Science (SEFS). We are committed to the Connected Curriculum where we emphasise the connection between students, learning, research, and leadership through our vision for a Connected University. Our staff are at the forefront of this integrative approach to learning and will support you in making meaningful connections within and between topics such as engineering, science, and the environment.