Bachelor of Engineering in Sustainable Energy and Environmental Engineering

  • Course Code


  • Type of Qualification:

    Ordinary Bachelor Degree

  • Field of Study

    Combined,Electricity and energy,Electronics and automation,Mechanics and metal work

  • Type of Study:

    Full Time,Part Time

  • Application Closing Date:

    Not Specified

About the Course

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TA 215 - Bachelor of Engineering - Sustainable Energy & Environmental Engineering - Level 7

Energy & Environmental  Courses at IT TallaghtEnergy 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.

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.


CAO Code: TA215: Level 7
Bachelor Degree –Energy and Environmental Engineering

Length of course: 3 years

Follow-on Degree offered for 2012
Follow-on Honours Bachelor Degree (1 year)
Mature students welcome
Mature applicants (23 years of age) may not be required to meet the minimum entry requirements but may be considered on their merits.
Research opportunities at Post Graduate level
Masters and PhD 

Entry Requirements

Energy & Environment Courses at IT Tallaght

Leaving Certificate Entry Requirements

Grade O6/H7 or better in 5 ordinary level papers in the Leaving Certificate including English or Irish and Maths. Pass in Foundation Level Mathematics (O5/H7) 

Summary -  5O6/H7 - Maths (O5/H7)

2018 CAO points : 208 (round1) 

QQI/FET (formally FETAC) Entry Requirements 

Essential Major Awards-  Any

Essential Components Awards-  C20174, C20175, C20139, 5N1833, 6N3395, 5N16654, 5N2066, 5N18396, B20029, 6N3395, 5N16654 or O5/H7 in LCE Maths.

Career Opportunities

Energy & Environment Courses at IT TallaghtIreland's energy sector now ranks alongside pharmaceuticals and information technology as one of the key growth sectors of the Irish economy, with growth being driven by organisations themselves as they seek innovative solutions to the challenge of reducing carbon emissions, improving energy efficiency, and security of supply.  The role of graduates from this programme can be generally defined as being involved in the application of techniques and procedures to the solution of practical problems in the energy and environmental sector. 

Graduates will carry a measure of supervisory and technical responsibility and will be competent to exercise creative aptitude and skills within the defined field of technology.  They will be able to contribute to the design, development, commissioning, operation and maintenance of products, equipment, processes and services associated with the energy and environmental areas.  Graduates from this programme will be able to undertake roles in the workplace as energy system designers, energy system auditors or consultants as well as system developers and operators.

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Further Information

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For further information on this course please email:


Diarmuid Rush ( Head of Department - Mechanical Engineering ) + 353 1 4042503   email 

Department  phone extensions: + 353 1 404 2500 / 2702 / 2515   - Fax: + 353 1 4042504


James Wright ( Head of Department - Electronic Engineering ) + 353 1 4042502     email

Department  phone extensions: + 353 1 404 2500 / 2702 / 2515   - Fax: + 353 1 4042504

Links Scheme
Any full FETAC (NCVA level 5/6 Award provided it contains one of the following at distinction level in the award: C20174 Maths for Engineering, C20175 Maths for Computing, C20139 Maths


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