MSc in Sustainable Energy

The MSc in Sustainable Energy is designed to provide engineers, and other suitably qualified graduates with a specialist understanding of energy management as well as sustainable energy generation.

The course will advance your knowledge in efficiency techniques, sustainable energy technologies and energy management systems and strategies. It also includes theory and practice along with economics, management, current legal requirements and standards.


Students take lectures from departmental staff and guest lecturers who are experts in a variety of Sustainable Energy subjects and you will have the opportunity to carry out cutting edge Energy Research projects on topics of relevance to this field. The areas of Sustainable Energy covered during this course include:


  • Energy efficiency
  • Solar energy
  • Wind energy
  • Ocean energy and hydropower
  • Energy demand (building/transport/industry)
  • Energy and buildings
  • Energy management
  • Energy from waste
  • Energy legislation and environment
  • Renewable heat

The degree programme is divided into three parts:

  • Two semesters of taught courses with an average of 12 lectures per week.
  • A major dissertation is undertaken during the second half of the course.

The course was nominated as the Best New Course by Postgrad Ireland in 2013 and Best Engineering Course in 2015.

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Course Director
Assistant Professor Dr. David O'Connell

Course Administrator
Ms. Mary Curley