The lecturers of the MSC Energy are all either members of the Energy Institute and/or member of other international organisations in their discipline such as the RSC, ACS, IoP, IMEC.
The Energy Institute (EI) is the international professional body for the energy industry, developing and sharing knowledge, skills and good practice towards a safe, secure and sustainable energy system. The EI supports over 23,000 individuals working in or studying energy and 250 companies worldwide, providing learning and networking opportunities to support professional development, as well as professional recognition and technical and scientific knowledge resources on energy in all its forms and applications. A registered charity, the EI serves society with independence, professionalism and a wealth of expertise in energy matters. The EI is licensed by the Engineering Council (UK) to offer Chartered, Incorporated and Engineering Technician status to engineers, the Science Council to award Chartered Scientist status, and also licensed by the Society for the Environment to award Chartered Environmentalist status.
Negotiations to have the MSc in Energy Science accredited by the Energy Institute have been commenced. This process will take place during the first year of operation of the MSc in Energy Science. Until this process is complete, the course enjoys the status as a Learning Affiliate of the Energy Institute. The course team believe that active student participation in the Energy Institute, including the attending and holding of public invited seminar events, as well as the establishment of a strong Energy Institute member base at Trinity will be key factors in creating a strong energy-orientated teaching and learning environment at Trinity, and in Ireland more generally.