The economic wealth of a country depends not only on its research base but also on its ability to exploit the commercial potential of its intellectual property. This course provides students with advanced skills and vital training in renewable energy, energy efficiency and business.
Students will gain essential technical skills in the field as well as becoming fluent in the financial, marketing and managerial aspects of modern business. The course aims to develop confidence and understanding in the specialist field of entrepreneurship applied to technology that can arise from the research base of sustainable energy subjects. Graduates from the course will be well placed to pursue careers in renewable energy technology industries.
By the end of the course, you will have gained useful and technical knowledge in the areas of sustainable energy and business as well as the application of technologies to proposed business models, and you will be adept at communicating and presenting yourself and your projects to an audience.
Students will develop: useful and technical knowledge in the areas of sustainable energy and business the ability to plan and undertake an individual project interpersonal, communication and professional skills the ability to communicate ideas effectively in written reports, verbally and by means of presentations to groups the ability to exercise original thought knowledge of the application of technologies to proposed business models
Previous projects have included:
promotion of energy efficient building technologies in developing countries through Clean Development Mechanism Solar Decathlon Zero Carbon House - Mass market solution for the Solar Eco House concept technical analysis of photovoltaic for small scale application & its economic viability - case study Nigeria design of a framework for the application of CDM measures to promote rural electrification of microcredit systems