New Bachelor of Science in Energy
University of Limerick
New BSc Energy at the University of Limerick to meet current and anticipated demand for energy graduates
IRELAND is more dependent on imported energy than most other countries in the world. However, we are surrounded by natural resources in the form of wind, wave, tide, solar and local geothermal energy. We can even generate energy from our biowaste.
We need an energy supply with low-carbon emissions to minimise climate change. We need to be able to source and harness this energy, we need to efficiently control its use, and we need its supply to be renewable.
Making this a reality will take time, so we also need to use existing energy supplies efficiently, by looking for ways to reduce consumption, reduce emissions, store energy and manage its use effectively.
To tackle all these issues and more, we need trained energy graduates. The aim of the new BSc Energy at the University of Limerick is to meet current and anticipated demand for such graduates.
For instance, The 'Power' stream in the BSc Energy focuses on the electrical energy systems of the future and the design and control of future distributed energy production systems.
The first intake of students is this autumn and the course is proving to be very popular. An attraction of the programme is that it will include placement of students in industry, where they will gain practical experience in a relevant work environment to complement their course work.
For further information on this course go to http://www.ul.ie/