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Building Energy Systems (BEng Honours) (1 year add-on)

  • Course Code


  • Field of Study

    Building Services Engineering

  • Type of Course:

    Honours Degree

  • Type of Qualification:

    BEng (Honours)

  • Type of Study:

    Full time

  • Application Closing Date:

Course duration:

1 Year (Add-on)

Admission Requirements:

B Eng (Level 7) in Building Services Engineering (or National Diploma equivalent) with an average of 50% or better in 3rd year exams
Pass in a B Eng (Level 7) in Building Services Engineering (or National Diploma Equivalent) plus relevant work experience
B Eng (or National Diploma equivalent) in a related discipline plus relevant work experience.


Process, Energy and Transport Engineering

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This is a one-year, two-semester programme comprised of 60 credits at Level 8 on the National Framework of Qualifications. An individual capstone project makes up one quarter of the credits.

This programme is a one year add-on for those already possessing a Level 7 B Eng (or equivalent National Diploma) in Building Services Engineering or a suitable related discipline. The aim of the programme is to upgrade and update the skills needed to calculate, analyse and forecast energy use within modern buildings. Emphasis is placed on applying engineering fundamentals to problem solving whilst recognising the limitations of current design methodologies and the need to apply engineering judgement in the design process.

The programme theme is energy and energy systems within new and existing buildings, emphasising the topic of sustainability in the built environment. It aims to marry the traditional skills of the Building Services Engineer with the pressing issue of energy efficiency and sustainability. Students will focus on creating vibrant, dynamic, sustainable environments within large building complexes, maximising the contribution from renewable energy technologies whilst minimising the total energy consumed.

CIT has developed a website which gives full details of all modules for all courses. The website also has information on recommended textbooks, average weekly workload, assessments and exams.

In total 12 modules will be studied. 6 modules in Semester 1, September – January, including one elective module. 6 modules in Semester 2, February – May.

For detailed content of each module please click here.

If you are interested in applying, please fill in the Application Form and return with your CV to
Deirdre Burke,
Departmental Secretary
Department of Manufacturing, Biomedical and Facilities Engineering
Cork Institute of Technology


The numbers on this programme are capped at 20, so a speedy application is advised.

Mr Fergus Delaney

Ms Deirdre Burke