Energy Systems Engineering / ME, B.Eng.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    3000 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
    3000 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
University rank #201 (WUR) ,
University College Dublin offers the Energy Systems Engineering / ME degree which prepares students to meet the engineering, economic and environmental challenges of the future. It focuses on the interdependence between electricity systems, building energy systems, the industrial production system, the food supply chain and the transport system.

About

The Energy Systems Engineering / ME degree from University College Dublin provides students with a strong understanding of the complex multi-disciplinary and often conflicting issues that arise in the search for effective solutions to the energy challenges of the future.

Key Fact: Energy Systems Engineers work towards alternative solutions to the dwindling supply of fossil fuels, such as solar, wind, biomass & nuclear to meet the energy demands of our developed world.

Professional Work Experience

Professional Work Experience (PWE) is incorporated in the ME Energy Systems Engineering course. Six to eight month internships (the majority of which are paid), have included the following companies: Glen Dimplex, Arup and RPS Group.

Career & Graduate Study Opportunities

Graduates will be equipped with the skills and knowledge that are vital for crucial roles in research design and development in the energy sector. You can also pursue graduate study internationally or through the UCD Master of Engineering (Energy Systems) taught course.

International Study Opportunities

Opportunities to date have included:

  • University of British Columbia, Canada
  • University of California, Berkeley, USA
  • EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland

Accreditation

Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Department of Education and Skills, Ireland, University College Dublin is a large (20,000-24,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

First Year

  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Energy Engineering
  • Mechanics
  • Electrical/Electronic Engineering
  • Creativity in Design

Second to Fifth Year

Sample modules for Energy Systems Engineering students include:
  • Mechanics of Fluids
  • Electrical and Electronic Circuits
  • Engineering Thermodynamics
  • Electrical Energy Systems
  • Power System Engineering
  • Air Pollution
  • Measurement and Instrumentation
  • Energy Systems & Climate Change
  • Wind Energy
  • Energy Economics
  • Power System Operation
  • Energy Systems in Buildings


English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Take IELTS test
  • Minimum required score (Grade A):

    200

    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score:

    600

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:

    90

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

Depending on your country of origin there are a number of ways that you can obtain a place on UCD undergraduate degree programmes.

To find out more about which application requirements apply in your case, select the description that best matches you: https://myucd.ucd.ie/admission/apply.ezc

Leaving Certificate: Passes in six subjects including English, Irish, Mathematics (Min HC3), one laboratory science subject (Min HD3) (Chemistry, Physics or Biology is recommended) & two other recognised subjects. Two of the six subjects must be minimum HC3.

When submitting an application to the CAO it must be accompanied by the following documentation (or followed by the documentation if applying on-line):

  • Certified true copy of official transcripts of academic results.
  • A certified English translation of qualifications not issued originally in English, in addition to the certified copies of the documents themselves.
  • In some cases, the final school report is also required.
  • Proof of proficiency in English language if not through school-leaving qualifications.

In the absence of these documents and translations the application will not be processed.

StudyPortals Tip: Students should consider taking one of the Pre-Bachelor's below. these courses will be necessary if:

  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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Tuition Fee

  • International

    3000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3000 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    3000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3000 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.

Living costs for Dublin

1,100 - 1,800 EUR/month
Living Costs

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

Funding

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.