Energy management using sustainable technologies and implementation of environmental initiatives play a rapidly increasing role in many public organisations and industry.
There is an urgent need for trained personnel to advise, implement and deliver strategies and management for sustainable practices. This programme empowers graduates with a sound knowledge of sustainable technologies and skills for effective energy management with regard for environmental protection. It will enable them to create new opportunities for their employers by bringing an appreciation for current research into industrial use.
Building Services Engineering courses awarded the Happold Brilliant Award for teaching excellence by the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers.
College Research wins CIBSE Building Performance Award 2013.
This programme will give graduates the sound knowledge and skills required for effective energy management and environmental protection.
Students will develop themes of expertise facilitated by an MSc project and dissertation, which also provides a useful introduction to students thinking of embarking on a doctoral research degree.
Links with industry are a key element of the programme, including guest speakers from various industry sectors.
Energy Conversion Technologies Sustainable Built Environment Renewable Energy Technologies Sustainable Energy Development Environmental Legislation: Energy and Environmental Review and Auditing Environmental Hazard and Risk Research Methods and Sustainable Engineering Masters Project and Dissertation
Optional Modules (choose one)
Strategic Management, Innovation and Enterprise Project Management
Each module is assessed either by formal examination, written assignments or a combination of the two. Cut-off dates for receipt of assignments are specified at the beginning of each stage. Examinations are normally taken in May/June. Successful completion of the taught modules allows the student to proceed to the dissertation stage. To qualify for the award of the MSc degree, the student must submit a satisfactory dissertation.
Award-winning, accredited courses Brunel’s Building Services Engineering courses have received the Happold Brilliant Award for teaching excellence by the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers. Brunel offers a number of MSc courses in mechanical engineering, all accredited by professional institutes as appropriate additional academic study (further learning) for those seeking to become qualified to register as Chartered Engineers (CEng). Accrediting professional institutes vary by course and include the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE).
Excellent facilities We have extensive and well-equipped laboratories, particular areas of strength being in fluid and biofluid mechanics, IC engines, vibrations, building service engineering, and structural testing. Our computing facilities are diverse and are readily available to all students. The University is fully networked with both Sun workstations and PCs. Advanced software is available for finite and boundary element modelling of structures, finite volume modelling of flows, and for the simulation of varied control systems, flow machines, combustion engines, suspensions, built environment, and other systems of interest to the research groups.
World-class research Teaching in the courses is underpinned by research activities in aerospace engineering, automotive/motorsport engineering, solid and fluid mechanics, and energy & environment. Staff generate numerous publications, conference presentations and patents, and have links with a wide range of institutions both within and outside the UK. The discipline benefits from research collaboration with numerous outside organisations including major oil companies, vehicle manufacturers, and other leading industrial firms and governmental laboratories. We have links with at least six teaching hospitals and work with universities in China, Poland, Egypt, Turkey, Denmark, Japan, Brazil, Germany, Belgium, Greece, Italy and the US.
Women in Engineering and Computing Programme
Brunel’s Women in Engineering and Computing mentoring scheme provides our female students with invaluable help and support from their industry mentors.
Sustainable Energy : Technologies and Management MSc is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineering (IMechE), and The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE). Additionally we are seeking reaccreditation with the Energy Institute as appropriate additional academic study (further learning) for those seeking to become qualified to register as Chartered Engineers (CEng).