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LC244 Sustainable Building and Energy Engineering - BSc
  • Programme Code:
    Course Level:
    Level 7
    Built Environment
    CAO Points:
    2017 262
    3 years
    Limerick (Moylish)

    What is the programme about?
    This broadly based level 7 programme in Sustainable Building & Energy Engineering is designed to meet these needs of the ‘Green Economy’, having a strong bias towards Sustainable Building practices and emphasising the principles of Sustainable Energy Engineering and Renewable Energy Technologies.

    Graduates of this Level 7 Degree program will possess a relevant and functional comprehension of the following areas of Sustainable Building and Energy Engineering:

    • Sustainable Building Engineering (domestic & commercial)
    • Building Services Engineering
    • Building Conservation, Pathology & Architectural Heritage
    • Planning for Renewable Energy Systems
    • Construction management
    • Building Information Modelling (BIM)
    • Project Cost Management
    • Contract Administration & Law
    • Sustainable Energy Engineering (including alternative, clean & efficient energy technologies)
    • Environmental considerations for energy production (Policy, emission factors etc)
    • Energy & Facilities Management
    • Energy analysis software packages including (BER, iSBEM, RetScreen)

    Who is the programme suited to?
    This programme is ideal for learners who wish to enter, or develop, a career in Sustainable Building Engineering, Energy Engineering, Renewable Energy, Energy Management and the Management of Sustainable Construction and Renewable Energy Technologies.

    Graduates will enter an evolving, dynamic and challenging field offering exciting opportunities in a variety of organisations including high potential cleantec start-ups.

    Graduates of this programme can progress on to the Level 8 (add-on); BSc (honours) in Energy Management (built environment) – A8244

    Top 3 Reasons
    1. Graduates will enter an evolving, dynamic and challenging field offering exciting opportunities in a variety of organisations including high potential cleantec start-ups.
    2. This programme is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB)
    3. Unique programme (not available elsewhere) that marries the fundamental pillars of sustainability in the built environment

    Class Contact Hours
    20 hours per week

    Did You Know?
    Do you think that they're will be many jobs in this sector in the future?
    The energy industry has been identified as a growth industry even in the current economic climate, a skills shortage in this area has been highlighted in numerous reports which has ultimately lead to the development of this programme. Currently in Germany there are more people employed in the energy sector than in the car industry, which they are noted for. Ireland's first green economic zone known as An tSlí Ghlas - The Green Way, has forecast 10,000 jobs over the next five years in the green sector in Ireland A very brief overview of the programmes structure is as follows. On completion of first year students will have a functional knowledge of domestic building and domestic energy systems including renewable energy technologies. Students will be able to use this knowledge to make calculated judgments about these technologies including cost benefit analysis. In second year we cover large scale renewable energy technologies and industrial and commercial building. Third year gives the student a functional knowledge of environmental issues surrounding energy, facilities management and energy management including energy analysis software.

    Is their any add on's for this course in the college?
    Yes, the level 8 BSc (honours) degree in Energy Management (built environment). .Energy management is a growth industry and with increasing regulation and the need to reduce energy consumption the role of the energy manager in industry has become very important.

    There are also Level 9 MSc programmes offered in the area if wish to continue your education to that level.

    Will there be much practical work involved in this course?
    It is LIT's mission to teach through active learning which includes practical work. Most of the modules in this programme are practical by nature, and scenario/work based project work is part of all modules. E.G. Our first years recently carried out a feasability study on a site with a stream running through it to examine the potential for Hydro power as part of their project work.

    The programme is ideal for students who wish to enter or develop a career in Renewable Energy, Sustainable Building and the management of Sustainable Construction and Renewable Energy Technologies. Renewable Energy and Sustainable Building go hand in hand in developing Ireland’s green economy.


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