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LC404 Smart Energy Systems - BSc
  • Programme Code:
    LC404
    Course Level:
    Level 7
    Department:
    Information Technology
    CAO Points:
    2013: 215
    Duration:
    3 Years​
    Campus:
    Thurles
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    What is the programme about?
    Do you want to help businesses understand how they can use energy more effectively? This programme prepares you for a career in the energy technology sector. It will provide you with the skills to write software for energy systems. These skills are in high demand and there are also options for further study. Students will learn how to: design and test desktop and mobile apps to manage energy systems, analyse and use energy usage information, manage and build computer networks for energy management, build hardware systems to talk to energy systems.
     
    Graduates who have both software engineering and energy management skills are in demand both nationally and internationally. The control and management of energy is of interest to companies in a broad range of sectors including food processing, pharmaceuticals, beverages and energy management.

    Who is the programme suited to?
    • If you enjoy learning how systems work and how you can improve them, then this programme is for you.
    • Students will undertake work placement and engage in energy technology projects inspired by real challenges faced by companies
    • Our Thurles campus uses innovative energy technologies to heat and manage the building. You will have the opportunity to work with these systems and interact with them.<
    • The classroom will be led by industry-experienced, highly skilled lecturers who use a hands-on approach in a supportive friendly environment.

    Programme Aims:
    If you enjoy building things, solving problems, learning how systems work and how you can improve them, then this programme is for you.
    • You will undertake work placement and engage in energy technology projects inspired by real challenges faced by companies.
    • Our Thurles campus uses innovative energy technologies to heat and manage the building. You will have the opportunity to work with these systems and develop applications to interact with them.
    • Your classroom will be led by industry-experienced, highly skilled lecturers who use a hands-on approach in a supportive friendly environment.

     

     

    Class Contact Hours
    Year 1: 24 hours per week
    Year 2: 24 hours per week
    Year 3: 18 hours per week
     

    Other Information
    Why study Computing & Smart Sustainable Energy in LIT Tipperary?

    The Technology and Media Science department in LIT Tipperary has a strong track record in delivering computing programmes and conducting research in the renewable energy sector. Our sustainable campus utilizes biomass heating (wood chip) and smart energy controls. This means that you get to see and experience at first hand the latest innovations in energy systems. The work placement programme ensures that you will gain valuable experience in working in an organization and learn the necessary skills to become an effective team member.

    The TMS dept involvement with projects such as the Cloughjordan Eco village and our partnership with the Tipperary Energy Agency means that you get to see and learn how communities, companies and industry sectors are using new solutions for the supply and management of energy.

    The first year of the programme is common with the programmes in Software Development and Games Design and Development so that you can transfer to one of those areas up to the end of the first year should you discover that your interest lies in one of these.

    Extra-curricular Activities
     
    LIT-Tipperary has a strong track record of encouraging extra-curricular engagement of its students in societies such as the Future Business Leaders of Ireland (FBLI) and the ICT society (TippSoc). As part of its commitment to reduce its energy consumption by one third by 2020, LIT-Tipperary has established a Green Society as part of its Energy Management Action Plan. The Green Society will support the promotion of energy efficiency awareness and best practices amongst our staff and students.
     
    Key activities of the Green Society will include the organisation of an Institute Green Week which will include seminars, demonstrations and promotions, as well as field trips in association with students from the Environmental and Natural Resource programme. The inaugural Green Week took place during 2011 and was extremely successful with a wide variety of events taking place across the college during the week.

 

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