The Energy Science programme at Trinity College Dublin consists of six taught modules worth 10 ECTS each. These are structured around a cross-cutting introductory module. The introductory module is designed to furnish students with all of the basic physics, chemistry and engineering concepts that are required to become an "Energy Scientist". These basics are complemented by essential "Economics of Energy" and "Principles of Energy Policy".
Now with the ability to understand and analyse the competing aspects of all of the essential science, engineering and economics pertinent to the energy discipline, the students proceed to Five specialised technically orientated core modules; "Conventional Energy Sources & Technologies", "Electric Power Generation and Distribution", "Sustainable Energy Sources & Technologies I & II", and "Managing the impact of Energy Utilisation".
- Possess sophisticated comprehension of the sources, utilisation technologies, storage and distribution modes of energy that presently power cities, buildings, transportation and consumer devices.
- Hypothesise, using fundamental science, how alternative energy sources and technologies may disrupt conventional energy utilisation behaviours.
- Outline the impact of energy utilisation on the environment at local and global levels.
- Quantify the scale of local and global energy utilisation, contrast this to the geographical location of the energy source and understand how these factors relate to the economics of energy markets.
- Use knowledge of scientific and technological challenges posed by distributed electricity/power generation with computer simulation to understand electricity distribution networks.
- Apply science underlying conventional and sustainable energy sources including nuclear, fossil, wind, solar, biomass and biofuels to propose solutions to the clean and sustainable energy problem.
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Programme StructureCourses include:
- Context and Philosophy of Energy Science
- Environmental Impact of Energy Utilisation
- Economics of Energy & Energy Regulation & Policy
- Thermodynamics, Reaction Kinetics and Heat Transfer
- Energy Storage Electromagnetism
- Materials for Energy Applications
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
- Deadline passed, EEA/EU
Final decisions on all applications will be made by July 31st.
DisciplinesEnvironmental Engineering Energy & Power Engineering Sustainable Energy View 14 other Masters in Sustainable Energy in Ireland
- This MSc is suitable for graduates who have achieved an upper second class honours degree or the international equivalent in either physical sciences or engineering. However, applications from similarly qualified candidates from other disciplines are welcome if they can demonstrate a sufficient level of knowledge or interest in the Energy sector.
- Applicants whose first language is not English or has not completed their undergraduate degree through the medium of English are welcome but may be required to demonstrate a competent level of English through an assessment or interview with the Course Director prior to a final decision on admission.
International27583 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 27583 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA8487 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 8487 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
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