Dublin is an ancient city that today is one of the most dynamic and fastest growing European capitals. With a young and vibrant population of over one million, it has enjoyed considerable economic growth in the last decade. While Dublin may be a city on the move, the charm, culture, and heritage of old Dublin is still apparent everywhere. It is perhaps the most literary city in the world with associations that include Joyce, Shaw, Swift, Wilde, and Beckett.
The area of sustainable energy engineering is one of the most important subjects of study in the current environment. Many European countries have invested significant resources in energy technology using non-petroleum based resources such as sun, wind, ocean and geothermal. With about 15% of total energy needs being met by wind energy (compared to only 3.3% in the United States), Ireland has become one one of the leaders in wind energy technology.
Students will receive credit for ME 472 Sustainable Energy Engineering. The course will cover a variety of sustainable energy technologies , but it will focus mostly on Solar and Wind technology.
Students will be housed in double dormitory apartments inclsuive of a kitchen, bathrrom, living room with TV, and fully equipped kitchen.
Three day, two night excursions to a wind farm on the West Coast of Ireland including local site visits and a full day in Galway.
Day-trip to Belfast, Northern Ireland
Four half-day excursions to wind farms
Past Student Comments
The study abroad trip to Ireland was a once in a life time opportunity. Not only did I learn a lot about wind turbines and energy efficiency but I also learned a lot about the Irish culture. It is an experience that I will never forget.
It was a very interesting class that was made all the better by the first-hand experience of visiting the wind farms. Dublin is also a great city and all of the accommodations given to us were wonderful.
Dr. Madhukar adds, "This was a great opportunity to see this important technology up close and actually interact with the people who implemented it.'
Dr. Madhu Madhukar, Associate Professor, MABE Email: firstname.lastname@example.org