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Energy Engineering

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

Undergraduate awards are awarded by the HETAC or Higher Education Institutes.

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3rd level Graduates are qualified for a wide range of occupations, and their education prepares them for roles involving specific skills, and for coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, sales managers, computer programmers, teachers, chemists, environmental engineers, criminal investigators, and financial analysts.

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This programme structure is designed so that students will gain skillsets in the installation, audit & analysis, and design of energy systems. Students gain the core knowledge and skills of an Energy Engineer, while still maintaining the fundamental skillsets of a Mechanical Engineer.

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GMIT Graduate, Colman Feeney, Energy Engineering
GMIT Graduate, Liam Kavanagh, Energy Engineer

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From College Website...
GA673 - Energy Engineering
GMIT - Galway-Mayo IT

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GA673 - Energy Engineering
Qualifax - The National Courses Database
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This course will accept any QQI Level 5 or 6 Major Award as an entry requirement. Click on the link below to find PLC courses that also relate to this career sector. Note you can view more courses by adjusting the filters on the list page.

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Our graduates have a 100% employment record. 

Career opportunities include:

  • Energy Managers
  • Project Managers & Engineers
  • Engineers in the development of new energy products and services
  • Energy Assessors & Consultants
  • Energy Network Managers & Controllers
  • Mechanical Services Engineers
  • Engineers specialising in Energy Efficiency & Recovery
  • Energy Distribution Engineers
  • Energy Management Engineers
  • Research & Development Engineers
  • Lecturers & Trainers
  • Directors of Start-Up Companies


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