M.Sc. On Campus

Sustainable Energy Engineering

Waterford Institute of Technology

12 months
10500 EUR/year
4950 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The M.S. in Sustainable Energy Engineering at Waterford Institute of Technology has been designed to facilitate professionals practicing in the areas of building design, management and technology. Its’ purpose is to provide expertise in terms of; energy use, environmental performance and sustainability in the design and operation of buildings and their associated facilities and services systems.


The Sustainable Energy Engineering program offered by Waterford Institute of Technology will focus on Sustainable and Low energy building design; Building energy performance and analysis; Dynamic thermal simulation; Low and zero carbon heat and power generation technologies; Energy policy and legislation; Energy auditing; Facilities management and Building pathology and investigation.

The knowledge, skills and competencies that participants will gain are relevant to their career development. This programme is developed to meet the Level 9 criteria as set out by the National Qualifications Authority of Ireland (NQAI). The treatment of all programme subjects will encourage the development of powers of analysis, of synthesis and of communication. This will be achieved by building upon both the undergraduate studies and postgraduate experience of participants to develop a broader understanding of low energy building design and management. In addition the selection of a research topic for a dissertation will allow the student to concentrate on one or more of these directions.


Graduates from this programme will be equipped with knowledge and skills to supplement their existing areas of expertise and allow them to progress to a career in the design or management of energy in buildings either in Ireland or abroad.

Typical career opportunities for graduates can be found in fields such as:
  • Facilities Management

  • Energy Auditing

  • Energy Management within a corporate structure

  • Energy Management Consultancy

  • Construction Industry Design Professional

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Research Methods
  • Personal Effectiveness
  • Statistical Analysis
  • Dynamic Thermal Simulation – Building Fabric
  • Building Services Systems
  • Passive and low energy building design
  • Sustainability & the Environment
  • Advanced Dynamic Thermal Simulation - Services Systems
  • Energy Auditing
  • Building Pathology & Investigation
  • Facilities Management
  • Sustainable Energy Technology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants for the MSc in Sustainable Energy Engineering should hold a NFQ Level 8 Honours degree in Engineering, Science or cognate discipline.
  • Applicants who do not hold the standard qualifying NFQ Level 8 qualification criteria, but have relevant industrial experience may be considered for admission to the programme under the Institute’s Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process and subject to an interview. 
  • Applicants whose primary language is not English must submit evidence of competency in English. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    10500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10500 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4950 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4950 EUR per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Waterford

670 - 1050 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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