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MSc in Solar Energy

Course Duration
1 Year
Course Level
Level 9
Course Places
20 Places
Course Start Date

Two great reasons to consider this course

  • Renewable energy is paramount to a sustainable, secure and cost effective energy supply.
  • Graduates of this programme will be involved in the transition to renewable energy from a predominately fossil fuel driven energy supply.

Course Summary

The MSc in Solar Energy is a one-year full-time level 9 programme aimed at students who wish to develop their research and innovation skills through a structured programme of study. The modules taken as part of the MSc in Solar Energy offer a structured approach to learning discipline-specific renewable energy material, paramount to solar energy, to complement the research work. Furthermore, a focus is placed on applying theoretical and practical knowledge to real challenges within the solar energy industry. A student undertaking this programme will not have very many timetabled hours but instead will receive support and guidance from an expert supervisor.

The aim of the MSc in Solar Energy is to produce graduates with an advanced level of theoretical and practical knowledge, with a highly developed research capability and innovation skills to enable their professional development as leaders in the solar energy industry.

Students undertaking the MSc in Solar Energy programme will undertake a substantial research project. In the Research Project module, the student will implement appropriate research techniques to address/solve a chosen solar energy-related problem.

Four modules, aimed at providing the student with specialist knowledge, are undertaken along with the Research Project module.

Semester 1

  • Solar Energy 1
  • Energy Policy and Economics

Semester 2

  • Solar Energy in Buildings Power Systems
  • Integration of Renewables

Semester 3

  • Research Project (Commences in Semester 1)

Further fees information can be obtained by emailing:

  • 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.
  • The equivalent of the above, as determined by international comparisons and/or Institute policy.
  • International candidates must have a good working knowledge of the English language at IELTS level 6.5 or equivalent. Where an applicant demonstrates evidence of having attained his/her Bachelor's Degree through instruction in the English language, a grade of 6.0 may be accepted for admission to the programme.

Dr Paul MacArtain (Head of Department of Electronic and Mechanical Engineering)

Course ID DK_EMSOL_9
Course Type Postgraduate
Study Mode Full-Time
Level 9
Duration 1 Year
Starting Date September
School School of Engineering
Department Electronic and Mechanical Engineering
Awarding Body Dundalk Institute of Technology
Delivery Method Blended

How To Apply

Apply Directly to DkIT

Apply directly to DkIT using our online applications system. Please remember to upload the required documentation (scanned copies of your existing qualification(s) and your CV) with your online application to expedite your academic assessment. To avoid disappointment early registration is recommended.