Solar Energy Conversion and Application - Micro-credential, Short Course | Part time | Trinity College Dublin | Dublin, Ireland
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Solar Energy Conversion and Application - Micro-credential

3 months
Duration
1560 EUR/full
1560 EUR/full
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This Solar Energy Conversion and Application - Micro-credential module at Trinity College Dublin will give you an extended foundation of the main concepts of solar energy conversion and applications to enable you to practically apply your new knowledge in the field as well as in research and development.

Overview

This Solar Energy Conversion and Application - Micro-credential module at Trinity College Dublin has been developed to benefit engineers, who are interested in learning more solar energy conversion processes and applications of solar energy systems, architects interested in building integrated solar energy technologies, professionals in local authorities and in NGOs, who are interested in the growing solar industry in Ireland.  

What will I do? 

  • In this micro-credential you will attend weekly 2-hour lectures. These will be classroom based but will be live streamed and recorded for those that prefer online delivery. These lectures will advance your professional competencies through an in-depth focus on how solar cells work up to the balance of system and applications.
  • One hour each week will be dedicated to group work. In groups of 3-4, you will design solar thermal and photovoltaic systems for specified global locations. Design specifics, scale and selection of software will be decided in class. Optimised solar energy system selection will be determined along with economic analysis and local policy implications. A group presentation will be given, and a report will be produced by you and your group.

Programme Structure

What will I learn? 

  • This micro-credential introduces a range of topics in the advanced physics and technology of solar energy conversion and materials, devices, and applications. Participants will gain an in-depth knowledge of current advances in solar energy, principles of operation of solar thermal and photovoltaic devices, technological challenges, and their applications, as well as an introduction into next generation technologies.
  • The aim of this micro-credential is to give the students an extended foundation of the main concepts of solar energy and to enable them to practically apply their knowledge in research and development of solar energy technologies as well as in the design of domestic and solar farm installations.

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 3 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

5 ECTS

Delivered

Blended

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

English requirements

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

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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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

    1560 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1560 EUR for the full programme during 3 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1560 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1560 EUR for the full programme during 3 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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