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Certificate in Community Energy Retrofit Systems

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Level

Level 8

Duration

15 Weeks

Department

Built Environment


Start Date

06/01/2023

Course Type

Flexible & Professional

Location

Blended

Course Aim(s):

The aim of the Certificate in Residential Energy Retrofit Systems programme is to up-skill building services professionals to develop knowledge and skills that allow them to design and deliver high quality, energy efficient service systems for retrofitting existing buildings while complying with Ireland’s latest Building Regulations. This will also place them in a position to contribute to meeting Ireland's climate action and energy targets in relation to green retrofitting of buildings. It will additionally boost demand for energy efficiency from householders and the public sector - Government and the public - by having a trusted industry professional/standard.

What are the entry requirements?

Entry Requirements:

An honours degree (level 8) in a cognate (e.g. Engineering, Architecture, Building Services, Construction Management etc.) discipline or approved equivalent qualification

or

A level 7 qualification in a cognate discipline (e.g. Engineering, Architecture, Building Services, Construction Management etc.,) or approved equivalent qualification, with 1-year relevant work experience

Special Case Registrations:

Prospective participants who do not meet the entry requirements for the programme detailed above, but who may qualify for admission by meeting certain other equivalent criteria, including workplace experience, should apply to the Department of Flexible Learning Office using the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) procedure for consideration.

Who can I contact?

What modules will I study?

Course Content:

Heating and DHW for Residential Retrofit (5 credits)

  • Space heating
  • Domestic hot water
  • Heating and DHW renovation
  • Policy and legislation

Ventilation Systems for Energy Retrofit (5 credits)

  • Ventilation
  • Ventilation systems
  • Comfort and Indoor Air Quality
  • Ventilation and heating systems relationships
  • Commissioning and testing of systems

RES Electricity and Smart Buildings (5 credits)

  • RES Electricity
  • Smart buildings and System Integration

 

Are there opportunities for further study?

Further study opportunities:

On successful completion of the Special Purpose Award in Residential Energy Retrofit Fabric (Level 8) programme, students may complete the SPA Residential Energy Retrofit Fabric and the SPA Residential Energy Retrofit Management to complete a Higher Diploma in Residential Energy Retrofit Management programme (Level 8)

 

What are the career prospects?

Career opportunities:

Graduates can be employed within residential retrofit “One Stop Shops” or with SME’s providing services within the residential sector and contributing to the target to renovate 500,000 buildings by 2030 in Ireland.

More Information

Delivery Day/Evening: both

Number of Hours per day/evening:

6 hours contact and 18 hours independent learning per week.

Times: TBC

Location; TBC

Information on Assessment/Examinations:

A variety of continuous assessment techniques include:

  • Online quizzes
  • Individual projects
  • Group project with presentation

Full title of Qualification:

Certificate in Residential Energy Retrofit Systems

Cost; €1,200 incl DASBE funding to successful applicants 

All students will require a laptop. TUS will provide access to all relevant software for upload.