WIT graduate wins New Talent Award at BREEAM 2017

Matthew Theloke, second from the right, at the BREEAM awards held in London

Matthew Theloke, second from the right, at the BREEAM awards held in London

WIT BEng (Hons) in Sustainable Energy Engineering graduate Matthew Theloke was awarded with Best New Talent Award at annual BREEAM Awards in London

Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) graduate Matthew Theloke was the joint winner of the Best New Talent Award at the annual Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM) Awards.


Former student of the BEng (Hons) in Sustainable Energy Engineering at WIT, Matthew took part in a graduate programme with BREEAM. Matthews was shortlisted for the award based on his results in this graduate programme.

Work placement

He took part in the programme as part of the work placement required by the college for students in Sustainable Energy Engineering to graduate. 

Kilkenny native Matthew was a mature student returning to college and said, “I researched available courses and decided on what appealed to me. I was immediately interested in the Sustainability Energy Engineering course that WIT were involved with. I always wanted to make a difference in the world and through the sustainability course, this became a reality.”

The experience

Having completed his degree at WIT, Matthew says he is delighted with his chosen course, “Personally, I loved the course. Sustainability is a very hot topic at the moment and is only going to continue to get more popular. People, countries and governments are all realizing that we cannot continue on our current path. The course is very comprehensive and has some really interesting modules which cover the environment, renewable energies as well as EU & Irish laws that govern
the decisions that we make every day.”

Following on from his BREEAM success, Matthew aims to become a Chartered Engineer.

Related Courses

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in  Engineering (Common Entry)
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in  Sustainable Civil Engineering
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in  Sustainable Energy Engineering

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