Sustainable Energy, Postgraduate Diploma | Part time | Trinity College Dublin | Dublin, Ireland
Postgraduate Diploma On Campus

Sustainable Energy

12 months
16097 EUR/year
7213 EUR/year
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The Sustainable Energy programme of Trinity College Dublin is a one-year postgraduate course designed to provide civil engineers and other suitably qualified professionals with a good understanding of energy management and efficiency as well as sustainable energy generation.


Course Description

The Sustainable Energy programme of Trinity College Dublin will further advanced knowledge in efficiency techniques, sustainable energy technologies and energy management systems and strategies. It will include theory and practice along with economics, current legal requirements and standards.

The course will be of particular interest to those already in employment as part of ongoing professional training as well as leading to the widening of new job opportunities for its graduates.

The Diploma award is based on a combination of the results of two examination papers and an individual project. Students must pass each paper and the project and neither of these can be deferred.

Programme Structure

The course consists of 3 taught modules:

  • Module 1: Energy management and efficiency will introduce topics such as energy physics, energy resources, climate change and environment.
  • Module 2: Sustainable energy technologies will introduce energy generation and conversion. It will concentrate on renewable energy generation technologies (and include lectures on wind, wave, tidal, biomass, biofuels, geothermal, hydro, solar, waste to energy) and low carbon technologies (nuclear energy, hydrogen, fuel cells).
  • Module 3: Individual project is a key element of the course where the theoretical and technical aspects of Sustainable Energy which have been presented, analysed and discussed in the other two modules are brought into practical and innovative focus.

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A minimum Lower Second Class (2.2) award in an Honours Bachelor of Engineering or Science Degrees or equivalent professional qualification.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16097 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16097 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7213 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7213 EUR per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Dublin

1100 - 1800 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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