Low Carbon Power Technology - Micro-credential, Short Course | Part time | Trinity College Dublin | Dublin, Ireland
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Low Carbon Power Technology - Micro-credential

6 months
2040 EUR/full
2040 EUR/full
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This Low Carbon Power Technology - Micro-credential course at Trinity College Dublin targets relevant professionals interested in sustainable power generation technologies across industry and the public sector, including Mechanical and Electrical Engineers, Planners, Energy/Sustainability Consultants, Small Medium Enterprises.


Why should I take this Micro-credential? 

  • Our modern society is highly dependent upon electricity for communications, computing, manufacture, transport, homes and services. Electricity generation must deliver a reliable energy supply with minimal toxic or greenhouse gas emissions. 
  • Conventional electric power stations have contributed significantly to global carbon emissions in the past and there is a need to rapidly move away from coal and other fossil fuels. Achieving this requires diversification of energy sources, more efficient energy conversion and large-scale energy storage. 
  • This Low Carbon Power Technology - Micro-credential course at Trinity College Dublin will establish the foundational physical principles that enable the extraction of useful work / energy from various sources (thermal, fluid, chemical, nuclear etc.), and present the current state of the art in power generation machinery. The important methods of power generation will each be examined, with foundational analysis, in the context of significantly reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Our Micro-credentials are all CPD approved by Engineers Ireland

Programme Structure

What will I learn? 

  • Students will learn to analyse energy cycles for the important configurations of steam plants and gas turbines, including analysis of component performance including pumps, compressors, turbines, heat exchangers and combustors. 
  • You will learn how to analyse advanced natural gas turbine power plants including cogeneration plants, trigeneration plants, hybrid GT Fuel cell plants and combined heat and power. 
  • Students will learn about technology relevant to waste-to-energy and renewable energies including gasification, anaerobic digestion, pyrolysis, cogeneration gas turbines, biomass combustors. 
  • Students will learn the importance of effective storage as part of decarbonising energy and will analyse these systems to determine the overall round-trip efficiency of energy storage to judge their viability.

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 6 months

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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants must have a 2.1 grade in a level 8 degree in Engineering or a cognate discipline
  • CV & Transcript (2:1)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    2040 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2040 EUR for the full programme during 6 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2040 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2040 EUR for the full programme during 6 months.

Living costs for Dublin

1100 - 1800 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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