Renewable Energy Enterprise and Management (REEM) is a unique multi-disciplinary course blending appropriate project evaluation techniques and business enterprise with awareness of the potential of renewable energy technologies. The distinctive flexible learning approach blends distance learning with intensive face-to-face weeks on campus.
The course supports those without prior technical education in energy who want to apply management, planning or business skills in expanding renewable energy developments. The main focus is developing your enterprise culture and capability. Newcastle University
has sustainability as one of our three key societal themes. Modules and projects are led by staff from across our Faculty of Science Agriculture and Engineering and build on our many strong research teams, including our leading Institute for Sustainability.
Each module typically takes nine weeks to complete, including one week on campus at a scheduled time between September and June. Within our flexible learning framework, assessment for each module is normally based on a combination of:
-A pre-intensive assignment based on the initial distance study (eg a report, presentation or preliminary evaluation)
-An examination at the end of the intensive week (written, oral or submitted)
-A post-intensive assignment (eg report, project plan, etc)
There is a strong emphasis on the development of research and autonomous study skills, preparing you for a future career in a rapidly evolving environment.
This course has an Advisory Steering Group chaired by one of the industrial members to provide external input on the relevance of the course and support many work-based projects for students.
The flexible learning structure of this course makes it easy for you to incorporate industry experience with your studies.
Renewable Energy, Enterprise and Management (REEM) MSc, PGDip, PGCert is recognised by the Energy Institute as an appropriate educational qualification for Membership.
Our renewable energy courses draw on staff and facilities from across the whole Faculty including:
-The Institute for Sustainability
-The Sir Joseph Swan Centre for Energy Research
As a leading Russell Group research university we offer some of the UK's leading research facilities, including:
-A demonstrator digester plant at our Cockle Park Farm
-A wind-wave-current testing tunnel
-A number of specialist research centres
-Well-equipped teaching laboratories
A 2:2 honours degree, or international equivalent, in a relevant subject such as: geography; planning; surveying; business; economics; social policy; politics; product design; industrial management; environmental management; physical or earth sciencesYou do not need prior engineering or physical science education or experience. If you don't have this, you must be prepared to learn about the science of energy. This includes appreciating how renewable energy technology interacts with economic, environmental, social, political and business issues. We will also consider your application on an individual basis if you have lower or non-standard qualifications and significant, relevant industry experience.