Energy Systems Integration

University College Dublin

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Energy Systems Integration

  • Host University

    University College Dublin

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Biological Systems Engineering

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

    5
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    2.5 - 3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    3.75 - 4.5
  • Overview

    Choice awareness of energy resources. Methods for energy demand and supply characterisation (including forecasting). Laws and regulations for local energy production. Micro-generation, cogeneration, tri-generation, and poly-generation systems; energy flows, low-carbon/renewable energy systems, energy systems integration, and bases for sustainable energy systems. Methods and tools for hybrid energy systems integration to provide specified service loads (viz., electricity, heating, and cooling). Energy infrastructure; centralized vs. decentralized systems; on-shore and off-shore systems. Energy demand and supply modelling: simulation, econometric and other forms of parameter estimation, input-output modelling, and integrated systems modelling and optimization. Design and analyses based on special purpose computer tools with capability for integration of renewable energy resources and/or conversion technologies for multiple energy systems/sectors (viz. electricity, heat, transport etc.).

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.