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Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Sustainable Energy Engineering

BEng (Hons)
Programme Code: CR_ESENT_8
Mode of Delivery:Full Time, Part Time, ACCS
No. of Semesters:8
NFQ Level:8
Embedded Award:No
Programme Credits:240
programmeReviewDate:September 2025
Field of Study:Mechanical Engineering

Programme Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this programme the graduate will be able to demonstrate... :

PO1 Knowledge - Breadth
  (a) A broad based knowledge and understanding of mathematics, the physical sciences, ICT, design processes and methodologies and industrial practices relevant to Sustainable Energy Engineering.
PO2 Knowledge - Kind
  (a) A detailed knowledge and understanding of the application of mathematical and scientific methods to Sustainable Energy problems, whilst comprehending that mathematics and the engineering sciences are built on relatively few basic concepts and involving powerful unifying principles.
PO3 Skill - Range
  (a) Apply and modify mathematical and scientific tools and techniques to solve complex sustainable energy problems through data collection, modelling, analysis, design, simulation, communication and management with creativity, imagination and confidence.
PO4 Skill - Selectivity
  (a) The ability to select, evaluate and apply appropriate engineering, technological and management aids to design and implement a system, component or process to meet specified needs in complex and unfamiliar situations.
PO5 Competence - Context
  (a) An understanding of the diverse nature and the social context of energy engineering; appreciate the impact of engineering solutions in a global, contemporary, societal, commercial and environmental context; exhibit professionalism, whilst having the confidence and independence to apply existing knowledge to new and unfamiliar problems.
PO6 Competence - Role
  (a) An ability to act in teams and in a multi-disciplinary fashion, set and implement work objectives and priorities, exercise leadership over technical or other personnel where required; recognise, interpret and apply appropriate regulations and ethical considerations.
PO7 Competence - Learning to Learn
  (a) An awareness of the current boundaries of the various specialist areas in Sustainable Energy and to have sufficient academic training, confidence and discipline to broaden and deepen own knowledge base through further study, research and professional development.
PO8 Competence - Insight
  (a) A recognition of their obligations to society, the profession and the environment by being familiar with the expectations and standards inherent in professional codes of conduct, and by realising the interconnectivities between technology, society and global sustainability.

Semester Schedules

Stage 1 / Semester 1

Module Code Module Title
CMOD6001 Creativity Innovation&Teamwork
ELEC6031 Electrical Principles 1
MATH6014 Technological Mathematics 1
INTR6006 Climate Change and Energy
MECH6009 Engineering Mechanics
MECH6003 CAD with Design

Stage 1 / Semester 2

Module Code Module Title
MECH6040 Intro 3-D Parametric Modelling
CHEM6001 Engineering Chemistry
MATH6015 Technological Mathematics 2
INTR6012 Energy Resources & Conversion
MECH6007 Thermofluids
Module Code Module Title
FREE6001 Free Choice Module
MECH6002 Building Services Processes
BULD6010 Construction Technology

Stage 2 / Semester 1

Module Code Module Title
MATH6040 Technological Mathematics 201
ENVE6002 Wind Energy Systems 1
INTR6011 Sustainable Development
SOFT6005 Programming Fundamentals I
INTR6010 Sustainability and Transport
Module Code Module Title
MANU6006 REVIT Introduction
MANU6009 HVAC Systems
ELEC6031 Electrical Principles 1
FREE6001 Free Choice Module

Stage 2 / Semester 2

Module Code Module Title
INTR6018 Microcontroller Applications
MECH6033 Thermofluids 2
MECH6030 Mechanics of Machines
STAT6010 Intro. to Probability & Stats
ELEC6032 Electrical Principles 2
Module Code Module Title
MECH6025 Material Science
INTR6012 Energy Resources & Conversion

Stage 3 / Semester 1

Module Code Module Title
MATH7020 Technological Mathematics 301
INTR7009 Thermofluids 3
MECH7008 Ocean and Hydro Energy
ELEC7008 Energy Systems Management
CHEP8013 Product Design
MECH8016 Process Automation and Control

Stage 3 / Semester 2

Module Code Module Title
BULD7002 Building Energy Rating
MECH7019 Work Placement
ELEC7022 Power Electronics
INTR8020 Operations & Project Managemen

Stage 4 / Semester 1

Module Code Module Title
INTR8021 Energy Systems Modelling
ELEC8015 RE in Power Systems
MANU8005 Project - Initial Research
CHEP8025 Process Thermal Energy Network
MANU8002 Automation Systems
Module Code Module Title
MECH8014 Mechatronics System Design
MECH8015 Ocean Energy Conversion
FREE6001 Free Choice Module
MGMT8020 Technology Entrepreneurship
MECH8026 Building Energy Compliance

Stage 4 / Semester 2

Module Code Module Title
INTR8017 Sustainability Engineering
MANU8006 Project - realisation
CIVL8008 Environmental & Energy Eng
INTR8010 Sensor Technology
INTR8036 Solar Energy Systems

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