What is... Electrical Services & Energy Management?
Energy management is the process of monitoring, controlling and conserving energy in a building. With the introduction of the EU Directive on the Energy Performance of Buildings, there is a statutory obligation for all domestic, commercial and industrial buildings to comply. This programme aims to prepare graduates to meet the current engineering, energy and environmental challenges facing us on a national and international level. The programme will focus on building energy systems, energy assessment, energy policy, facilities management, renewable technologies, taking account of security of supply, competitiveness of our energy supply and the impact of climate change and CO2 emissions.
What are my... Career Opportunities?
Electrical Services Technicians enjoy a very varied, interesting and well paid work environment. There are so many aspects in which you can develop an interest and subsequently specialise. These can include: working in an electrical design office, for an electrical contractor, as engineering systems support in the manufacturing sector, perhaps in technical sales support, project management, or in the provision of industrial services. The work invariably involves both office based and site/location activity.
This programme is accredited by the Energy Institute as partially satisfying the education standard required for Chartered Engineer membership.
What other options do I have after completion?
This qualification will give graduates the opportunity of entering the Energy Industry which has been identified as one of the major growth areas in this century where there will be interesting and well paid jobs. Graduates of the BSc in Electrical Services and Energy Management may also pursue master’s programmes within DIT and elsewhere in Higher Education.
Learning Outcomes: What will I Study?
This programme has been designed to build upon the energy, environment and management content of the level 7 degree in Electrical Services Engineering providing seamless and coherent progression for graduates from this programme. The programme will also be of interest to graduates from other disciplines wishing to advance their knowledge, skill and competence in the field of electrical services and energy management.
- Research Methodologies and e-learning Techniques
- Utilization of Electrical Energy
- Energy Management
- Data Acquisition, Analysis and Energy Modelling
- Facilities Management and the Environment
- Building Energy Assessment
- Services Development and Management
- Alternative Energy Systems
- Energy Policy and Economics
T: 01 402 4573 (Martin Barrett , Programme Chair)
T: 01 402 4882 (Dr Keith Sunderland, Assistant Head)
T: 01 402 4617 (Ms Frances Malone, Administration)