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Residential Energy Retrofit Systems (L8, 15 ECTS)

Status: Register your Interest




12 Weeks


Built Environment

Start Date


Course Type

Flexible & Professional



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 industryprofessional/standard.

What are the entry requirements?

An honours degree (level 8) in a cognate (e.g. Engineering, Architecture, Building Services, Construction Management etc.) discipline or approved equivalent qualification
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, should submit their application online, upload their most relevant qualifications and then email to request RPL consideration.

English Language;  Applicants who do not have English as their first Language must ensure they satisfy English Language Requirement. For Entry to undergraduate courses, a minimum score of 5.5 in and IELTS exam is required.  For Postgraduate course, a minimum of 6.0 is required.  It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure their English proficiency meets these requirements.

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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

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



More Information


Tue 6.30pm to 7.30pm & Thurs 6.30 to 8.30pm plus 3 site visits 

Application Deadline


What will the time commitment be?

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. 

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 (Special Purpose Award, L8, 15 ECTS)

Fees: €1,900 - (DASBE funding €625 to successful applicants)

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

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Academic Queries; email 

Flexible Learning Policies & Procedures