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MSc Engineering (Renewable and Sustainable Energy)

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  • Study Type

    Full time & Part time available

  • Subject Areas

    Engineering

  • Start Date

    September, January

  • Course Duration

    1 year full time, 2 years part time

  • Course Type

    MSc

  • Course Fees

    The fees you pay and the support available may depend on a number of different factors. Full information can be found on
    our fees & finance pages.

  • Last Updated

    09 February 2018

Course content

To meet the 2050 carbon reduction targets to control climate change, member states of the EU have signed legally binding targets to transition from traditional fossil fuel energy sources to renewable and sustainable energies. This MSc programme offers a graduate a chance to access this exciting, dynamic and highly innovative field.

The programme provides an up-to-date overview of all the major renewable energy sources. This includes the engineering skills associated with selecting, designing and installing the apparatus to capture, as well as store, convert and transfer it into useful forms.

The programme also looks at the engineering aspects of clean energy, energy economics and markets. The cost/ benefit/ tariff/risk analysis of renewables is compared with traditional fossil fuel and nuclear energy sources. Socio-economic, energy security and political issues are addressed as well as environmental factors of different energy sources.

The future of renewable energy will rely on innovative forward thinking businesses, politicians, engineers and managers and as such this programme also encourages creativity and entrepreneurship to produce solutions to real world problems.

Key Course Features

  • The programme looks at the engineering aspects of clean energy, energy economics and markets.The cost/ benefit/ tariff/risk analysis of renewables is compared with traditional fossil fuel and nuclear energy sources. Socio-economic, energy security and political issues are addressed as well as environmental factors of different energy sources.

What Will You Study?

FULL-TIME STUDY (SEPTEMBER INTAKE)

The taught element, Part One, of the programmes will be delivered in two 12 week trimesters and each trimester has a loading of 60 credits.

You will cover six taught modules which include lectures, tutorials and practical work on a weekly basis. The expected timetable per module will be a total of 200 hours, which includes 40 hours of scheduled learning and teaching hours and 160 independent study hours.

Part Two will then take a further 15 weeks having a notional study time of 600 hours. During this time the student will be responsible for managing his/her time in consultation with an academic supervisor.

FULL-TIME MODE (JANUARY INTAKE)

For the January intake, students will study the three specialist modules first during the second trimester from January to May. The three core modules will be studied in the first trimester of the next academic year from September to January.

On successful completion of the taught element of the programme the students will progress to Part Two, MSc dissertation to be submitted in April/May.

PART-TIME MODE

The taught element, part one, of the programmes will be delivered over two academic teaching years. 80 credits or equivalent worth of modules will be delivered in the first year and 40 credits or equivalent in the second year. The part time students would join the full time delivery with lectures and tutorials/practical work during one day on a weekly basis.

The dissertation element will start in trimester 2 taking a further 30 weeks having a total notional study time of 600 hours. During this time the student will be responsible for managing his/her time in consultation with an academic supervisor.

AREAS OF STUDY INCLUDE:

  • Engineering Research Methods
  • Sustainable Design & Innovation
  • Engineering Systems Modelling & Simulation
  • Control Systems Engineering
  • Renewable Engineering
  • Renewables: Environment, economic, social and political.
  • Dissertation

Assessment and Teaching

You will be assessed throughout your course through a variety of methods including portfolios, presentations and, for certain subjects, examinations.

Career Prospects

The course equips you with a thorough knowledge and skills in engineering at the forefront of new and emerging technologies. Graduates will be well placed to become subject specialists within industry or to pursue research careers within academia.

The Careers & Zone at Wrexham Glyndŵr University is there to help you make decisions and plan the next steps towards a bright future. From finding work or further study to working out your interests, skills and aspirations, they can provide you with the expert information, advice and guidance you need.


Visit the MSc Engineering (Renewable and Sustainable Energy) page on the Wrexham Glyndwr University website for more details!

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