Postgraduate Diploma in Energy Management (Level 9)

Programme Code: SG_EENER_O09

Delivery: Online

About Energy Management

The discipline of Energy Management is founded on a number of environmental fundamentals namely urban planning, energy performance, energy efficiency, energy management and health and well-being. Urban planning is a mechanism of environmental control that influences health in systematic ways (Barton, et, al., 1999:92). The sphere of direct influence means the physical form and management of places: the buildings, spaces, streets and networks that make up human settlements. In energy performance the European Energy Performance of Buildings Directive 2010 (recast), argues that buildings account for 40 % of total energy consumption in the Union. In the EU policy entitled ‘Action Plan for Energy Efficiency: Realising the Potential’ they outline that the direct cost of our inability to use energy efficiently amounts to more than 100 billion euros, they conclude stating that realising this potential will require a significant shift in our approach to energy consumption.  Therefore, reduction of energy consumption and the use of energy from renewable sources in the buildings sector constitute important measures needed; furthermore EU policy suggests that reducing energy efficiency in the building sector be identified as a top priority.

About this Programme

The aims of this programme are to develop critical awareness and advanced skills in the area of built environment and energy, green/sustainable building practices, project management and project implementation, energy management, clean energy technologies and energy efficient technologies and finally energy auditing. Energy Management and Energy and built environment are a relatively new vital and rapidly expanding field that combines expertise in environmental analysis of buildings and construction methodology, energy auditing, project management practices and energy strategies.

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Career Opportunities:

Successful applicants may find career opportunities in the areas of energy management, facilities management, buildings energy ratings assessment. The qualification is also very relevant to professionals in the construction industry, including engineers, architects and interior architects.


On successful completeion of all the taught modules below the applicant may pursue a Masters degree in Energy Management by carrying out a dissertation.

Eligibility requirements:

The minimum entry requirements are: A 2nd class Honours degree Level 8 in a related discipline or equivalent. Other suitable applicants may be accepted on completion of an RPL process. (Recognition of Prior Learning – for more information, please click here)

Modules (credits awarded)

Year 1

Semester 1 Credits Module Code Semester 2 Credits Module Code
Project Planning 5 MGMT09011 Energy & Environment 5 ENRG09014
Renewable Energy for Heat and Power 5 ENRG09016 Project Implementation 5 MGMT09012
Energy & the Built Environment 5 ENRG09019 Energy Auditing 5 ENRG09011

Year 2

Semester 1 Credits Module Code Semester 2 Credits Module Code
Environmental Analysis Retrofit of New Existing Buildings 5 ENRG09020 TBC Wind & Marine Energy 5
Research Methods 5 QLTY09045 Energy Efficient Technologies 5 ENRG09017
Transformational Change 5 QLTY09029 Business Management and Entrepreneurship 5 MGMT09010


Total €9,000
Per Year €4,500
Per 5 credit module €750
Per 10 credit module €1,500


Download a PDF Brochure about this course Here

Award: Level 9

Duration: 2 years online

Application Deadline: August 28th 2015

Tel: 071 931 8511

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