What is Electrical Services Engineering and Energy Management?

All modern buildings require power and energy to function. The control of energy consumption is of major importance to owners and operators of facilities ranging across data centres, hospitals, manufacturing facilities, large commercial buildings and sports stadia. Graduates of the electrical services engineering and energy management programme are employed in the design of electrical services and management of energy consumption. Energy Managers are involved in the design and decision making processes related to self-generation and are responsible for the implementation of self-generation projects.

With three easy steps you can start on a road to a sustainable,  prosperous and rewarding career...

1. What's involved?

2. What do I get?

3. How do I get in?


What's involved?

Graduates of Electrical Services Engineering and Energy Management programmes have exciting, diverse and wide-ranging and career prospects. Click ES&EM Stream Flyer for information on what is involved in Electrical Services Engineering and Energy Management and how the stream caters for the education requirements at NFQ Level-7 to Level-9.

We also offer courses at Level-7 whole time (DT010) and part-time (DT078/DT083) as well as a Level-9 MSc programme (DT711) that is whole-time (and part-time). Further information on the whole-time opportunities are available here:

BEngTech (DT010) Information leaflet 

Click DT010 Flyer

BSc (DT035) Information leaflet

Click DT035 Flyer

MSc (DT711) Information leaflet

Click DT711 Flyer

View our new promotional video for DT035 HERE.‌ Full details are available on this new programme by downloading the flyer above.  


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What do I get?

Qualifications that are industry relevant – at home and abroad.
A life-long career working as part of  the design and management teams that develop and facilitate modern, smart buildings and environments
A career that is professionally accredited (Engineers Ireland and The Energy Institute)


Look at what some of our graduates say…


Marc Lynch
graduated from the BEngTech (DT010) in 2008 and subsequently 2010 with a BSc in Electrical Services Engineering and Energy Management (DIT). He went on to successfully complete an MSc at London South Bank University in 2012. Marc is currently a senior electrical engineer at Mott MacDonald based in Dubai (UAE) working as the lead Electrical Engineer responsible for the design and verification of 13 Metro Stations and adjoining tunnels.
Dr James Duff
began as a student of DT010, eventually progressing to gain an undergraduate degree in Energy Management and recently completing a part-time PhD in the area of Lighting Design.  I now act as an advisory supervisor to on-going postgraduate research. James’s specialism is in relation to lighting design; as a discipline, brings together art, science and technology. He leads projects, designing both daylight and artificial lighting, in locations varying from Dublin, to Ohio, to Riyadh and Shenzhen.  “DT010 was my first step on the ladder and what I learnt there was of more importance than I ever understood at the time.”
Stephen Robinson
graduated from DIT in 2010 with a Level 8 Honours degree after previously completing the BEng Tech ion Electrical Services Engineering. He subsequently completed an MSc. in Energy & Sustainable Building Design at De Montfort University in the UK. Stephen is currently a senior engineer with ARUP specialising in Health care and is the lead electrical engineers on the new Children’s Hospital in St. James’ Hospital, Dublin, where the objective is to build a new hospital on an existing hospital campus while maintaining existing hospital systems at all times. This new building will use the latest in technology and be the most energy efficient hospital in the Country.
Aishling O’Mahony
currently works as a Quality Manager In Projects (QMiP) for the Siemens Service Renewables business Ireland, after transferring from the UK division in May 2016. Working with Siemens, Aishling has had the opportunity to work on some of the biggest offshore and onshore windfarm projects in the world including Gwynt y Môr and Walney Windfarm. “The masters broadened my skillset and my attractiveness to a new range of employers. The many electrical enginnering modules were a major advantage when transitioning from my previous role in a civil engineering firm to a role in the power industry. While the masters was very challenging, there was also flexibility built into the course and a great support network from the college staff”.
Vicki Whitty
Vicki Whitty enrolled in the MSc in Energy Management in 2014 after completing an honours degree in Biomedical Engineering. Vicki is currently an Energy Engineer at Bilfinger HSG Facility Management where her main roles include CHP modelling, ISO50001 implementation, energy saving calculations, and energy data analysis for a number of clients in the public and private sector.  “The course was hugely beneficial to my career; the classes were interesting, relevant and taught by professors with real life practical experience.  The lecture notes are still very helpful and are saved on the work computer where they can be referred back to on a regular basis! “



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How do I get in??

There are five options

1. CAO/Leaving certificate  BEngTech [DT010]
BSc [DT035]
MSc [DT711]
2. Advanced Entry BEngTech [DT010]
BSc [DT712]
3. Mature/Non-standard Entry Click here
4. International Students Click here
5. Part-time Options Higher Cert [DT078]
BEngTech [DT083]
BSc [DT018]
MSc [DT015]


For more information please contact the following:

Administrator    Ms. Frances Malone
ph.: 01-4024617
e: frances.malone@dit.ie
Head of Discipline     Dr. Keith Sunderland
ph.: 01-4024882
e: keith.sunderland@dit.ie 


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