LM 087 – Bachelor of Science in Energy

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CAO and Third Level

Course description

CAO CODE: LM087 In 2009, the University of Limerick launched a BSc degree programme in Energy that will provide students with the scientific and technical expertise to address the largest issues of the 21st century: energy sustainability, energy control and climate change. Energy requirements will double, perhaps even quadruple, by the end of the 21st century. Ireland is one of the most dependent countries in the world on imported energy, importing more than 85% of its fuel needs. However, we also occupy the windiest location in Europe, we are surrounded by water, with waves and tides, we can exploit solar and local geothermal sources, and we can even generate energy from our biowaste. In other words, there is an abundance of renewable energy that we can harness and we can be world leaders in the development of the science and technology to do so. Making this a reality will take time, so we also need to use our existing energy supplies efficiently, by looking for ways to reduce consumption, reduce emissions, store energy and manage its use effectively.To tackle all these issues and more, we need trained energy graduates.The aim of the new BSc in Energy is to meet current and anticipated demand for such graduates by providing an interdisciplinary training for careers in energy provision, energy control, energy research, energy management, energy planning, energy consultancy, energy assessment, and energy and carbon trading services.