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ME Degreee in Sustainable Electrical Energy Systems (DT704/DT705)

Michael Farrell
+353 1 402 4874
Full Time – DT704; Part Time - DT705

This programme has been planned in response to a need in Industry for a master`s degree programme that addresses the technology of sustainable electrical energy systems and the issues surrounding their integration into electrical power systems. The main themes covered are: electrical power systems analysis, renewable electrical energy technology, power electronics, distributed generation, energy markets and global issues surrounding the supply and demand of energy.

The programme is aimed at graduate engineers who would like to continue their studies and at engineers who are currently working in the electrical/electronic and related industries who would like to move into an engineering role in the electrical energy systems area.

The programme consists of 12 taught modules and a project. Modules are delivered through a mixture of lecture, assignments and laboratory work, e-learning and problem based learning by academics and industrial experts.

Programme Content
Core Modules:
Research Methods
Statistical Analysis
Innovation and Knowledge Management
Power Electronic Energy Conversion Systems
DSP Platforms
Wind Energy for Electricity Supply
Renewable Energy Technologies
Embedded Generation
Power Systems Analysis 1
Power Systems Analysis 2
Energy Supply
Optional Modules (can be chosen in place of a Core module):
Gas & Electricity Markets
The project module requires completion of a project and dissertation. Work based projects are encouraged.

A variety of assessment methods are used to assess the taught modules including assignments (group and individual), short tests, formal examinations, reports and presentations. The project will be assessed on the basis of the work undertaken, an oral presentation and a written report on this work.

DIT, Kevin Street, Dublin 8

Timetable / Hours
Full-time students take six modules per semester which involves a class contact time of approximately 18 hours per week. The modules are generally scheduled to run in the afternoon and evenings. Outside of the class contact time students work on module assignments and the project / dissertation.
Part-time students complete the 12 taught modules over the first two years by taking three modules per semester which involves a class contact time of approximately 9 hours per week. The modules are generally scheduled to run over three evenings per week. The project and dissertation are completed over the third year.

Entry Requirements
A minimum Second Class Honours accredited degree (2.2 grade or higher) in Electrical or Electronic Engineering or a minimum Second Class Honours accredited degree (2.2 grade or higher) in a related engineering discipline e.g. mechanical, mechatronic or energy engineering. Some candidates may be required as a condition of entry to take specific modules from the School’s level 8 programme, the Honours Degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering as appropriate bridging modules.
Non-Standard Applications: Applicants holding a qualification or combination of qualifications deemed by the Institute as being of equivalent standard to the above when taken in conjunction with relevant work experience may also be considered.

Graduates are eligible for the award of Master of Engineering in Sustainable Electrical Energy Systems, of the Dublin Institute of Technology.

Continuing Professional Development
All modules are offered on a CPD basis. Participants who opt to undertake a single module will be given a Single Subject Certificate on successful completion of that module.

Career Opportunities
This programme will develop the knowledge and skills set require to work at a high level within the research, design and development divisions of companies in the electrical energy sector.

Full Time – 1 Year
Part time – Up to 3 years

Closing Date
12 September 2008. Early application is recommended.

Programme Start Date
September 2008

Programme Co-Ordinator
Mr. Michael Farrell
School of Electrical Engineering systems
Faculty of Engineering
DIT Kevin Street Dublin 8
T: +353 (0)1- 402 4874

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