Graduate Diploma in Sustainable Energy Systems (Graduate Diploma in Sustainable Energy Systems)

Dublin City University (GDSES)
Key Programme Details
Award

Graduate Diploma in Sustainable Energy Systems

NFQ Level

Level 9 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Blended

Mode

Full Time

ECTS Credits

60

Department

School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

General Information
Contact

James Carton

Email

james.carton@dcu.ie

Phone

01 7005000

Address

School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
Dublin City University
Dublin 9

Role

Programme Chair

Important Dates
Application Deadline

31/07/2022

Start Date

12/09/2022

End Date

31/08/2023

About this Course

This Graduate Diploma in Sustainable Energy Systems prepares graduates to meet the changing world of sustainability and the growing global challenge of transitioning to zero carbon while at the same time adapting sustainable energy systems that is environmentally sound, reliable and affordable.

Objectives

The programme will provide engineering graduates with the skills to develop as a professional engineer with knowledge & competence in:
- Energy, Sustainability and Environmental policy and compliance
- Climate Change & Decarbonisation strategies
- Energy audits, carbon foot printing, carbon budgets and economics
- Energy system instrumentation, integration and measurement
- Advanced energy systems, transport, energy vectors, and emerging renewable energy technologies, energy modelling and analysis.

Entry Requirements

An NFQ level 8 qualification in Engineering or related disciplines
An NFQ level 7 qualification with a minimum of three years relevant engineering experience.

This entry is subject to an interview if deemed necessary by the Chair of Programme or Head(s) of School. Students who meet the minimum entry requirements are not guaranteed a place on the programme and DCU reserves the right to interview candidates to confirm their suitability for the programme. Non-Native English speakers must submit evidence of competency in the English language as per DCU entry requirements.

Please note that a knowledge of Thermodynamics is advisable before undertaking this programme. If potential applicants have not studied thermodynamics previously, then they are advised to become familar with the fundamentals of thermodynamics in advance of starting the programme.

Long Description

This Graduate Diploma in Sustainable Energy Systems prepares graduates to meet the changing world of sustainability and the growing global challenge of transitioning to zero carbon while at the same time adapting sustainable energy systems that is environmentally sound, reliable and affordable.

This 60 ECTS credit full time programme consists of the following modules:

MM537 Whole Life Cycle Analysis: Life Cycle Thinking, Whole Life Cycle Costing
MM535 Energy Auditing and Energy Management: Energy-specific technical, economic, and managerial skills required to
conduct energy audits
MM536 Advanced Sustainable Energy Systems: Energy efficiency, low and zero emissions vehicles, renewable energy
technologies, carbon capture
EE535 Energy System Decarbonisation: Technology and policy challenges of energy system decarbonisation
MM588 Project Planning and Research: Research Proposal and literature review
MM539 Water and Waste Management
EE507 Entrepreneurship for Engineers.
OI501 Technology and Career Success: Skills for Career development enhanced employability

Graduates will acquire the knowledge and skills to seek employment in every sector from energy, food and manufacturing to transport, water and waste, as both society and industry transition to a sustainable future.

Timetable Info

The course runs over two semesters, Sep to Dec and Jan to May, with a very flexible mode of delivery. It is possible to take all of the modules on the programme online. Normally, you will have to attend campus for your exams which will take place in December 2022 and April 2023; In the event that participants do not complete all requirements of the programme at the end of semester 2, it is possible to resit exams in August 2023.

Delivery Location

Online. The student location can be anywhere in Ireland. However, some of the exams will be held on campus

Delivery Notes

An Induction meeting will be held at the start of the academic year where students meet with lecturers, tutors, and other learners, which may be on line or on campus. Students receive comprehensive multimedia instructional resources, access to DCU’s online library resources. Lecturers are subject matter experts who provide academic support online and face-to-face.

Students have access to the full range of supports provided by DCU including access to Student Advisors, Careers Advisors, Counselling Service and Personal Development as well as a dedicated careers adviser for Springboard supported students. All of these services are available online

Admissions Contact Details
Address

School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
Dublin City University
Dublin 9

Email

sb@dcu.ie

Application Procedures

Applications are submitted through the Springboard Application Website: www.springboardcourses.ie

All applications should include the following documents with the application. Otherwise, your application cannot be processed and you may lose your opportunity for a place on the programme

1) A scanned copy of all relevant academic transcripts. Copies of the degree parchment are not accepted.
2) Telephone contact details for two referees
3) Personal Statement detailing your prior knowledge, and why you think this programme is a good fit for you
4) A current telephone contact number
5) Applicants full current address details
6) Evidence of Valid PPSN; (eg) payslip, Revenue documents, DSP Services Card
(7) Evidence that you meet the Nationality Criteria; (eg Passport or National Identity Card)
(8) Evidence of Employment; (eg Recently Dated Payslip or Employers Letter)
(9) Evidence they have been resident in EU/EEA/Swiss/UK for 3 of last 5 years (eg Utility Bills, P60, P21, End of Year Statement (Revenue), Mortgage/Bank Statement, Lease/Rental Agreement)
(10) Evidence of Current Residency in the State; (eg Current Utility Bill, Employer Letter)