Course Details

Course Code(s):
Course Start Date:
1 Year
Masters (MSc)
NFQ Level 9 Major Award
Faculty: Science and Engineering
Course Type: Taught
Fees: For Information on Fees, see section below.


Name: Dr Robert Lynch
Email: Telephone: 061 234 705

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Brief Description

The Master of Science in Energy Science and Engineering, launching in September 2024, addresses the pressing need for qualified professionals in energy-related disciplines. Aligned with UL's Sustainable University Strategy 2030 and the UN Sustainability Development Goals, the program emphasizes interdisciplinary expertise in energy generation, distribution, storage, and sustainability.

The energy sector is rapidly evolving and in critical need of properly skilled individuals. The MSc in Energy Science and Engineering is designed for graduates of technical courses. It responds to industry needs, ensuring graduates are equipped with the skills to drive our necessary journey towards a sustainable, zero-carbon economy.  Covering diverse aspects of energy, from generation to storage, the programme bridges the gap between science and engineering.

This full-time program spans an academic year with an additional two-month project period (Summer Semester: late May to July). The programme has been designed in collaboration with industry so that it meets the escalating demand for skilled professionals in this area. It will guide you from fundamental to advanced levels of energy science and engineering, comprehensively addressing interdisciplinary aspects of energy generation, distribution, storage, and sustainability. Modules include investigation of important topics including batteries, wind energy, modern power systems, and energy management. As a significant part of this practical programme you will be provided with hands-on experience working on group and individual research projects. Under the guidance of a designated supervision team, students will collaborate, honing their investigative skills and gaining detailed knowledge essential for rewarding careers in the rapidly evolving energy sector.





Experimental Design and Research Methodology

Energy Group Research Project

Energy Summer Research Project

Choice of 4 from following Electives:

Scientific Communication and Literature Review

Engineering for Net Zero Carbon

Choice of 3 from following Electives:

Wind Ocean and Hydro

Electrical Machines

Earth and Atmospheric Science

Smart Demand Side Management

Scalar and Vector Measurement and Analysis of Energy

Advanced Energy Conversion and Storage

Electric Vehicles and Sustainable Transportation

Physics of Solar and Nuclear Energy

Modern Grids and Transmission of Power

Advanced Computational Methods in Physics


In general, applicants should have a primary degree (Level 8 – National Qualifications Authority of Ireland) at honours level 2.1 or above in an Energy related field (e.g. Physics, Applied Physics, Chemistry, Education, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering). Applications from graduates with work experience are especially welcome. Wider criteria based on candidate’s experience and equivalent degrees will be accepted as determined by the course board. International applicants may also need to satisfy the English Language Requirements of the University. (In limited circumstances this requirement may be waived, for example for long-term residents of Ireland or where an applicant has a job that requires proficiency in English etc.) The University / course board reserves the right to interview applicants as deemed necessary.


  • Qualification transcripts and/or certificates (including certified English translations if applicable)
  • A copy of your birth certificate/passport
  • If your qualifications have been obtained in a country where English is an official language this will suffice
  • If this is not available, the following additional documents must be provided:
    • English translation of your qualification(s)/transcripts
    • English language competency certificate

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EU - €7,660

Non EU - €19,300

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