The Energy Institute (EI) at University College Dublin is a global research leader in energy systems integration.
The ME Electrical Power Engineering programme is taught by world-renowned academics from the Institute. The professionally accredited programme addresses the challenge of transitioning towards sustainable power systems, and integrating diverse generation and demand-side technologies, while maintaining stable and economic operation. It provides strong training in various aspects of electrical engineering and enhances this through a major research project and professional work experience. If you are a mathematically strong engineering student who is interested in power systems analysis and renewable integration, and you are seeking a professional career in the power system and smart grid sectors, then this programme is ideal for you.
What you need to know
Where is the course located?
What is the length of the course?
2 Years Full-time
When can I apply?
You can apply today
When does the course start?
• The Professional Work Experience (PWE) module is incorporated into the two-year Masters of Engineering Programme and is designed to integrate a student’s academic and career interests with practical work experience for a 6-8 month period.
• The module provides students with the perfect opportunity to gain increased experience and understanding of their chosen field, assess where their strengths and weaknesses lie and maximise their knowledge of the available career possibilities. The practical skills acquired during this placement will give graduates a competitive advantage when applying for positions upon graduation.
Application Closing Date
Open for an application
Number of Places
Fees and Funding
Non-EU Tuition Fees
Living Costs per year
Features and Benefits
- It provides strong training in various aspects of electrical engineering and enhances this through a major research project and professional work experience.
- This programme will provide you with an engineering qualification fully compliant with the Masters level accreditation requirements of Engineers Ireland.
- A wide range of core and optional modules delivered by engineers with international reputations.
- This programme is also taught by academics from the world-leading Energy Institute for the integration of renewables into power systems and energy systems.
How to Apply
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As part of your application, you will be required to submit:
- Your academic history and transcripts (Actual and/or Predicted Grades)
- Proof of English proficiency (typically IELTS or TOEFL scores)
- 2 letters of recommendation
- A copy of your passport
- Personal Statement
- Extra requests for certain courses
Minimum entry requirements
• An undergraduate honors degree (NFQ level 8) with a minimum upper second class honors or international equivalence in an Electrical or Electronic Engineering programme.
• Applicants whose first language is not English must also demonstrate English language proficiency of IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 6.0 in each element), or equivalent.
• Students meeting the programme’s academic entry requirements but not the English language requirements, may enter the programme upon successful completion of UCD’s Pre-Sessional or International Pre-Master’s Pathway programmes.
• These are the minimum entry requirements additional criteria may be requested for some programmes
• IELTS: An average score of 6.5 over all components and a minimum of 6.0 in each band on the Academic Version.
- A minimum score of 600 in the paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL PBT), with Test of Written English at 475+
- A minimum score of 90 is required in the Internet based TOEFL (Ibt) with a score of at least 20 in each section.
• Pearson English Language Text: Minimum of 63 and at least 59 for each item in the Communicative Skills section.
• Temporary measure for 2020 ONLY (Response to Covid 19): For students affected by testing center closures due to COVID-19, UCD has approved the use of the Duolingo English Test (DET) as a temporary measure for the 2020 intake. The minimum requirement will be a DET score of 110.
Special Entry Requirements
By completing the ME Electrical Power Engineering programme, you will become a graduate with power systems expertise, whose rare skills will be attractive to a wide variety of technical and managerial roles in the electrical utility and smart grid sectors on an international scale, e.g. ABB, Alstom, EDF, EirGrid, EPRI, ESB, GE, NREL, Siemens. The ME programme also provides an excellent starting point for those aiming for a PhD programme and a research career within a university or specialized research institution.