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CK600 NRG
Engineering (Energy Engineering)

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

Undergraduate awards are awarded by the QQI, HEA or Higher Education Institutes.

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3rd level Graduates are qualified for a wide range of occupations, and their education prepares them for roles involving specific skills, and for coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, sales managers, computer programmers, teachers, chemists, environmental engineers, criminal investigators, and financial analysts.

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4 Years
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Through a combination of solid engineering fundamentals covered in the first two years of the course (eg thermodynamics, fluids, and electrical systems) and advanced energy engineering topics covered in the final two years (including power electronics, control systems, wind, solar photovoltaic and ocean energy, energy demand management and energy policy), graduates of the Energy Engineering course will be well-equipped to source, design, convert, transmit and supply useful energy to meet the world's present and long-term needs.
At the end of Year 3, all students of Energy Engineering undertake a five-month work placement.

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Students on the BE Energy Engineering course will use mathematics and science to idealise and solve practical problems and will develop creativity through design projects. They will also acquire excellent IT skills and learn to communicate effectively as individuals and in teams.


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CK600 NRG - Engineering (Energy Engineering)
University College Cork (NUI) - UCC

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CK600 NRG - Engineering (Energy Engineering)
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Career opportunities for engineers are many and varied, and some graduates use the valuable acquired skills to embark on careers outside of engineering, in areas including software design and development, management consulting, accountancy and industrial management.



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