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Leadership in Offshore Renewable Energy Systems (Level 9, 10 ECTS)

  • Status: Apply Now

  • Campus: Online

  • weeks: 12

  • Fees: HCI Funded for 2024. See Fees Section below

Course Overview

This is a specialist Short Advanced Programme (SAP) that will enable industry professionals to engage and assess the opportunities, barriers and constraints related to Offshore Renewable Energy (Wind, Wave, & Tidal) in the Irish and European context.

The lecture series will include examination of the resource potential, necessary infrastructure development, national policies and strategies, and an awareness of the evolving landscape for offshore renewable energy. The range of technological advances in offshore electricity energy generation devices will be reviewed, including fixed and floating wind energy, near- and offshore-wave energy and tidal energy systems. Regulatory, environmental and carbon emissions aspects will be addressed, as well as relevant parameters; such as, the Levelised Cost of Energy (LCOE), capital expenditure (CapEX), and operational expenditure (OpEX). The suitability of the electrical grid and national infrastructure will be addressed, as well as developing digitalisation approaches to metrology, bathymetry, availability modelling and remote control and operation. Additionally, the future strategic direction of renewable energy, encompassing generation, storage, and power-to-X systems (e.g. Hydrogen), to meet European 2050 net-zero targets, will be discussed.

The content will be enriched with leading guest speakers from the Offshore Renewable Energy Industry, National and International Research Centres, and Social Innovators. The Learners will be supported by expert mentors from TUS, in order to engage deeper with the specific topics through breakout discussion, and through the completion of a relevant research investigation study into a relevant renewable energy technology or application.


Entry Requirements

The principal entry requirement for the postgraduate programme is a Level 8 honours degree, in a relevant engineering, computing, or technology discipline. Applicants from other Level 8 degree disciplines who have a minimum of five years of experiential learning related to the sector may also apply.

A knowledge of renewable energy generation and potential opportunities, risks, benefits and challenges in addressing Irish national energy and climate strategies would be beneficial.

Priority will be given to candidates employed in related industries – energy companies, consultancies, service/technology providers and/or equipment/component manufacturers.

Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) – Assessment
Please review the academic entry requirements for this programme.
If you do not hold these qualifications but would like your application to be assessed under RPL please select YES on the online application form.

Contact Details

General Queries

Flexible Learning Office


Telephone: (061) 293802

More Information

  • The proposed delivery schedule is subject to change.

    Schedule: Online (Zoom), Thursday 16:00 – 18:00, Lectures will be recorded and made available online.

  • Each 5 credits will normally equate to approximately 100 Total Learning Hours. Total Learning Hours includes the time you spend in class (lectures, tutorials, practical elements) and the time you spend completing work outside of college.  The balance between these two varies by discipline, and by level of study. You should bear in mind that the workload will increase at particular times e.g. when assignments are due.

  • Level 9, 10 ECTS, Certificate Award

  • Full course fee – €1,400

    This programme is HCI Springboard+ funded in 2024. Successful applicants in employment qualify for 90% HCI funding & are liable for the balance of the 10% fee of €140. Successful applicants on a qualifying DSP payment qualify for 100% funding.

  • 11 August 2024. Places are allocated on a first come first served basis, prioritizing unemployed and returning applicants. Course will be closed once the maximum number of applicants is reached. Courses run subject to viable numbers.