Our course provides a wide, cross-scale and integral understanding of energy in cities. You'll focus on the UK policy environment within the context of international energy challenges. The course builds on the latest professional practice, making it ideal for a career in urban energy infrastructure.
Our course allows graduates to retrain and become energy specialists. It will suit those with a background in: -Engineering -Planning -Architecture -Science -Relevant business management
Our three specialist pathways allow you to tailor the course to your individual needs. You are able to select a pathway that suits your background and career aspirations: -Planning focuses on planning and law -Architecture has an emphasis on buildings -Engineering is from the technical/technological perspective
On completing the course you'll have detailed knowledge and understanding of: -Relevant facts, concepts, principles and theories -Qualitative, quantitative or creative practice methods and processes -Relevant IT applications -Conceptual and detailed design of artefacts -Management principles and business practices -Professional and ethical responsibilities -The role and constraints of energy specialists in society -Production practice and the regulatory and legislative framework
You will also develop a knowledge of the tools required to carry out a research project. The research project is set within an industrial context. You will develop an understanding of the environment in which you'll operate. Additionally, you will develop an appreciation of research techniques, including: -Specialised tools and methods -Analysing and defining project objectives -Designing and planning projects according to rational methodologies -Employing practicable and efficient procedures -Analysing and interpreting results and presenting them in a meaningful manner -Project management
You'll be prepared for careers in: -Energy consultancy -Engineering firms -Architectural firms -Energy companies -Public sector (eg local authorities)
High-profile roles in urban energy infrastructure include: -Planning -Design -Management -Policy making
The programme is structured around projects that explore key issues in urban energy. These projects are underpinned by theoretical and practical lectures, seminars and workshops. You will learn through a combination of: -Lectures -Tutorials -Coursework -Case studies -Presentations -Research