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Sustainable Energy and Environmental Engineering, B.Eng.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #801 (QS) Dublin, Ireland
Energy consumption and environmental sustainability are the two most pressing global challenges mankind has to solve. The Solutions must be found if we are to continue to live our lives in a world that meets the needs of people in both developing and developed countries.
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Governments have recognised the urgency of the challenges and have been developing legislation and policies to try to balance the need for economic growth with a need to protect the environment. These drivers are creating new, important and exciting opportunities for people to develop careers in the energy and environmental fields. This course is a direct response to the need to produce innovative graduates with qualifications in the energy field in particular. Careers in the fields of Renewable Energy and Energy Optimisation are rapidly developing to offer graduates financially and professionally rewarding jobs globally.

To reflect the global nature of the challenge, and indeed the careers, the course offers the opportunity for students to study abroad in partner Institutes in Upper Austria or in the Vendee in France during the fifth semester. So while furthering your studies you could experience the cultures and social life of these two regions, for example, by skiing or snowboarding in Austria or wind surfing in France. English is the language of tuition on both exchanges. This course prepares students to work in the energy field by exposing them to the fundamental concepts of energy sources, generation, distribution, consumption and optimisation. Building on these fundamentals students study more specialised topics such as Green Technologies where wind, wave, solar and geothermal energies are harnessed as an alternative to fossil fuel technologies.

In addition to energy technologies you will study national and international energy markets and how they relate to energy production, consumption and optimisation. This course will also prepare you to work in a variety of settings across the emerging energy industry either as an individual or as a member of a team. This programme takes 3 years to complete and will enable graduates to undertake roles in the workplace as energy system designers, developers, operators, auditors or consultants. Additionally, graduates pursue further study at Honours Degree or Masters Degree level.

Energy & Environment Courses at IT TallaghtIn years 3 and 4 students complete projects that will provide them with the opportunity to develop their time and project management skills and to showcase their talents. The skills attained during this project work are life skills that are transferable and useful throughout a career. So if you are interested in helping create a better world or just interested in the technologies, this course offers you a great opportunity to start a rewarding career in the energy business.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    180 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Mathematics 1
  • Design with Computers 1
  • Global Environment
  • Energy Science 1
  • Traditional Energy Sources

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Tuition Fee

  • EU/EEA

    3250 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3250 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
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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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