Sustainable Engergy

University of Galway

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Sustainable Engergy

  • Host University

    University of Galway

  • Location

    Galway, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Civil Engineering

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Admission to this course is subject to the agreement of the Head of the Discipline offering the course and will depend on the applicant's academic background in the relevant subject area.

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Learning Outcomes
    Discuss the history of energy consumption through the ages and describe the environmental impacts of traditional fossil fuel and nuclear energy consumption
    Justify the use of sustainable energy resources to satisfy our energy requirements and recognize the role of the engineer in the development, application and promotion of sustainable energy
    Describe the various types of sustainable energy resources (solar, wind, hydro, tidal, wave), assess the available resource and appreciate the environmental impacts associated with exploiting it.
    Outline and discuss the main technologies used to convert sustainable energy resources to electricity, derive equations for power output from these devices and apply these equations to simplified systems
    Understand the concepts of embodied energy and carbon and the process of life cycle assessment.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.


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