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Sustainable Energy Engineering in Dublin, Ireland

July 11–31, 2016
Course Offered: ME 472 — Sustainable Energy Engineering
Windfarm in IrelandThis course is designed to be an interdisciplinary course and deals with engineering systems to convert, store, transport, and use energy using technologies that reduce dependence on fossil fuels and/or emission of greenhouse gases. It is an approved technical elective in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. It can also be used as a technical elective in most other departments with advisor’s permission. While the course will cover several renewable energy technologies, majority of the time will be devoted to solar (both thermal and photovoltaic), wind energy conversion and energy storage. With about 15% of total energy needs being met by the wind energy (compared to only 3.3% in US), Ireland, has become one of the leaders in wind energy technology. Thus, studying these subjects in Ireland is a unique opportunity to see up-close how the wind energy technology is implemented to meet nation’s energy needs.

Dublin is an ancient city that today is one of the most dynamic and fastest growing European capitals.

  • Travel to Belfast, the birthplace of the Titanic
  • Interact with private owners of wind farms
  • Visit the Irish countryside

Bridge in DublinStudents will share double dormitory apartment accommodations (with kitchen, bathroom, and a living room with TV, Internet) in residence halls in Dublin City University.

Program Requirements:

  • Sophomore level or higher by program start date
  • Prereq – MATH 241 and ME 331
  • Minimum GPA 2.75

Program Cost:
Program Fee: $4,610.83*
In-state tuition: $2,360
Please note that in addition to the program fee, there is a $90 study-abroad fee and tuition costs for 3 credits. Specific tuition rates may be found here >>

*Program Fee includes all accommodations, breakfasts, a Dublin transportation pass, and all program related excursions.

Instructors

Madhu Madhukar
Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering Professor
mmadhuka@utk.edu

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