Tipperary Institute has launched their new B.Sc in Computing (Smart Sustainable Energy), which focuses on developing and designing innovative sustainable energy technology that solves energy problems. This innovative course is essential in supporting the development of Ireland’s smart green economy. This programme addresses the requirement for a low carbon high-tech economy with the potential to create 80,000 jobs over the next decade as identified by the Green Enterprise Group in Dec 2009.
The course is unique in Ireland and is built upon Tipperary Institute’s expertise in the sustainable energy sector. The course will commence in September 2010 and students can apply through the CAO.
A recent Government White Paper and the National Development Plan indicates a long-term demand for expertise in technology that integrates with sustainable energy systems. This mirrors an increase in career opportunity globally, where a cumulative investment of $20 trillion is estimated by the International Energy Agency as being required in the period 2005 – 2030.
When designing the programme, Tipperary Institute consulted with sustainable energy industry representatives to insure that graduates will be ready for the rapidly expanding sustainable energy sector and the exciting opportunities (Internationally and Nationally) that exist to maximise energy efficiency and renewable energy through the use of software and IT applications.
The programme provides a range of advanced modules in sustainable energy technologies and computing thus producing graduates with strong employment prospects within the sustainable energy and software development areas.. Graduates will acquire the necessary knowledge to cope with the changing nature of the sustainable energy domain and the computing industry throughout their careers.
“Maximising the efficient use and control of sustainable energy sources is necessary if Ireland is to secure its energy future” said James Greenslade, director of the ICT dept in Tipperary Institute. “Economic, political, and environmental concerns are among the drivers contributing to this rapid growth. The rapidly expanding sustainable energy sector needs graduates with strong computer applications skills and knowledge so it can maximise the efficient use and production of energy, and thereby reduce carbon emissions.”
Students who are interested can apply through the CAO. If you require more information you can contact the programme co-ordinator Dr Liam Noonan at 0504 28254 or email firstname.lastname@example.org