MSc Sustainable Energy & Green Technologies FT (X413)

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The programme in Sustainable Energy & Green Technologies is aimed at science and technology graduates who wish to develop a career or further studies in the sustainable use of energy and to understand the impact of energy choices on the environment. We enable our students to understand and address the resource and environmental challenges the world faces. The programme challenges students to engage with topics such as sustainable energy, life cycle assessment, environmental impacts, and to have a balanced and technical approach to understanding those topics. The programme is delivered by internationally recognised research active academic staff who bring their research experience to the classroom for the benefit of the students. 

In this programme, energy is considered in the wider context of consumption patterns, efficiency, economics, policy and regulation both nationally and internationally. While there is particular focus on the deployment of renewable energies in grid-connected systems, there are also opportunities to explore off-grid systems in dissertation projects. Students are challenged to take on a number of case studies in teams as well as individually, and present their findings to their peers in an open forum. The teaching and assessment techniques used include problem based learning, individual and team project work, presentations, as well as in-term and end of year assessments. Students are also actively encouraged and supported in obtaining a work placement that support and underpins their chosen thesis research topic. 

1 - Graduates will have acquired the knowledge to perform detailed feasibility studies, scientific analyses, and conduct research technical aspects of sustainable energy systems
2 - Graduates will use their knowledge to support industry and community organizations in development and utilisation of energy technologies.
3 - Graduates will be able to conduct environmental, social and economic analyses of the decisions associated with the deployment of sustainable energy technologies
4 - Graduates will have effective oral and written communication skills, including design of supporting materials, for communicating with scientific stakeholders and practitioners
5 - Graduates will be able to demonstrate a clear understanding of the process of identifying, capturing, developing and applying innovative technical solutions to problems in sustainable energy deployment arising from their research.
6 - On completion of the programme graduates should be able to work effectively as an individual and in multi-disciplinary groups to address sustainable energy issues with a commitment to lifelong learning to enhance their professional development
7 - Graduates will have developed an understanding of the need for high ethical standards and professionalism
Stage 1

X413 MSc Sustainable Energy & Green Technology FT is a one- year, 90-credit Full-time Masters Programme.

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