Certificate in Bio-Energy
Three great reasons to consider this course
- Graduates will have: A comprehensive understanding of bio-energy and the associated challenges
- Graduates will have: Solved a number of complex problems by applying state-of-the-art techniques to bio-energy systems.
- Graduates will have: An understanding of energy policy and its role in renewable energy development
This programme focuses on the crucial aspects associated with development and operation of bio-energy systems for the production of electricity, heat and transport fuels. A student on the programme will undertake modules comprising fundamental and advanced topics relating to bio-energy, such as thermochemical and biochemical conversion, resource assessment, economics, environmental aspects, etc. This programme places a particular emphasis on energy policy and some of the important aspects of integrating bio-energy systems to the national grid.
Important notice about this course
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The course provides the student with a theoretical understanding of the aspects that comprise a bio-energy system from a technical and economic standpoint. The programme explores energy policy and how policy can affect renewable energy development. There are four modules on this programme, each worth 7.5 ECTS credits. This course is highly focused on bio-energy with two modules solely concentrated on the most pertinent technical aspects of bio-energy, i.e. Bio-Energy 1 & 2. The Energy Policy & Economics module, delivered on this programme, broadens the focus by exploring the effects of energy policy on the development of bio-energy. The programme also contains a module that explores the challenges of integrating renewable energy systems to the national grid.
This programmes includes the following modules:
- Bio-Energy 1
- Bio-Energy 2
- Energy Policy and Economics
- Power Systems Integration of Renewables
Full-time and part-time delivery
The bio-energy industry, nationally and internationally, particularly advanced bio-energy options such as renewable gas, which is seen as a means of decarbonising heat and transport. It is expected that further career opportunities will become available in the coming years as energy policy focuses on bio-energy development.
MSc in Bio-Energy, MSc in Renewable Energy Systems, Postgraduate Research
FREE to those in receipt of an eligible DSP/Springboard payment. For more see: HEA - Springboard+ (springboardcourses.ie)
A FEE OF €255 APPLIES TO EMPLOYED / SELF-EMPLOYED APPLICANTS
Candidates must hold a Level 8 Honours Degree in Engineering, or in the Physico-Chemical Sciences. The award must be Honours 2.1 or above. Science disciplines are restricted to: Experimental Physics, Applied Physics, Physical Chemistry, Materials Science, General Chemistry, Building Services, Telecommunications or similar.
|Credits||30 ECTS Credits|
|School||School of Engineering|
|Department||Electronic and Mechanical Engineering|
|Awarding Body||Dundalk Institute of Technology|
|Fees||FREE to those in receipt of an eligible DSP/Springboard payment | A FEE OF €255 APPLIES TO EMPLOYED / SELF-EMPLOYED APPLICANTS|
|Starting Date||w/c 20th September 2021|