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Ocean and Hydro Energy (single module: 5 ECTS credits)

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  • Field of Study

    Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

  • Type of Course:


  • Type of Qualification:

    Special Award

  • Type of Study:

    Part time

  • Application Closing Date:

Course duration:

One evening per week for 12 weeks.

Admission Requirements:

Students are recommended to first complete the Certificate in Sustainable Energy (Special Purpose Award – Level 6 on the National Framework of Qualifications).

Course summary

Places are limited for this course. Eligible candidates will be considered on a first come first served basis.


Mechanical, Biomedical & Manufacturing Eng

Course fee

€850* (includes course notes)
Discounts available for groups of three or more.


One evening per week for 12 weeks.


This module deals with the engineering aspects of structures in a marine environment, covering waves and wave action, buoyancy and stability, anchoring and marine corrosion with a particular focus on marine based sustainable energy systems.

■ Waves
Wave geometry, wave energy, wave spectra.
■ Buoyancy and stability
Displacement, initial stability, metacentric height, degrees of freedom.
■ Corrosion
Types of corrosion, cathodic protection, protective coatings, materials in a marine environment.
■ Seafloor and Marine Soils
Dense sands, calcareous sands, boulders, overconsolidated silts, silts and clays.
Anchoring and Mooring
Deep ocean operation, multicomponent slack mooring, tension mooring, coastal zone operation, multipoint mooring system, dead-weight, drag embedment, plate and pile anchors.

Awarding Body

CIT: 5 ECTS credits atLevel 7 on the National Framework of Qualifications.

  • Applications are now open online for September 2014.
  • Please note that applicants will be required to pay an acceptance fee of €250 online if a place on a course is offered. This fee is deductible from the overall course fee.
  • Please attach and upload any documents such as transcripts, CV, other details relevant to the application.
  • While every effort is made to process your application as early as possible, for operational reasons a decision on your application may not be made until September at the latest.
  • Should places be still available, late applications may be made at the Information Evening at CIT's Bishopstown Campus from 6.00pm to 8.00pm on Wednesday 3rd September 2014.

Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Management Systems
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