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

Dublin City University (TBC)
Key Programme Details
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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

pgam@dcu.ie

Phone

017005000

Address

School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
Dublin City University
Dublin

Role

Programme Chair

Important Dates
Application Deadline

18/09/2020

Start Date

05/10/2020

End Date

31/08/2021

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

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 programme consists of the following modules:

MM5XX Whole Life Cycle Analysis: Life Cycle Thinking, Whole Life Cycle Costing
MM5XX Energy Auditing and Energy Management: Energy-specific technical, economic, and managerial skills required to
conduct energy audits
MM5XX 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
MM513 Research Project: Application of engineering solutions to a research problem and communicate findings.
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.

Delivery Notes

Blended

Admissions Contact Details
Contact Person

James Carton

Address

School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
Dublin City University
Dublin 9

Phone

017005000

Email

pgam@dcu.ie

Application Procedures

Applications are submitted through the Springboard Application Website: www.springboardcourses.ie
All application should include
1) A scanned copy of all relevant academic transcripts. A photocopy of the degree certificate is not sufficient.
2) Telephone contact details for two referees
3) Personal Statement detailing your prior knowledge, if any, of Engineering as well as any industrial experience you may have.
4) A current telephone contact number
5) Applicants full current address details
6) Evidence of eligibility for funding, eg job seekers payment receipt, PPS number

Decisions of the applications committee are final.