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MSc Renewable Energy and Environmental Modelling


Course Description

This programme takes a multi-disciplinary approach to sustainable solutions for future energy needs, with an in-depth knowledge of the new emerging alternative technologies. It will prepare you for immediate contribution to the renewable energy sector, entering public, environmental, industry and commercial industries.

Why Renewable Energy and Environmental Modelling at Dundee?

Climate change is possibly the most significant threat that humanity has ever faced. A new generation of scientists, engineers and policy-makers will need to be equipped with skills to enable them to make informed decisions on all aspects of this important and rapidly developing subject.

Our Masters degree in Renewable Energy and Environmental Modelling is designed to produce graduates with a broad and balanced skills base.

We provide the opportunity for you to go on field trips and external conferences as a part of your coursework, and you will have the option of undertaking either an industry-based or research-related project.

What's great about this course at Dundee?

The Dundee MSc is intended to interact with the renewables industry on many levels, enabling frequent networking opportunities during the year. The conference-style modules also allow delegates from industry to attend and enhance their skills in an informal and friendly setting. Graduates from this degree will be able to make an immediate contribution to the renewable energy sector.

Dundee University Centre for Renewable Energy (DUCRE)

DUCRE brings together a wide range of scientists with strong interests in renewable energy and evironmental issues. Staff and students in the Centre are engaged in a wide range of diverse renewable energy and environmental research. Projects range from electric vehicle technologies, to wind, solar, and hydro technologies, and from energy policy issues to Third World environmental development analysis.

Who should study this course?

The MSc in Renewable Energy and Environmental Modelling suits students and professionals from diverse backgrounds, including scientists, engineers, environmentalists, and policy-makers.

The programme has been designed to appeal to graduates with first degrees in the physical sciences, engineering, environmental science and related subjects. However, all applications will be assessed on their merits, regardless of background, and any relevant experience will also be taken into consideration.

The start date is September each year, and lasts for 12 months.

How you will be taught

This course utilizes conference-style teaching - delivered in one week intensive bursts.

The taught element will be delivered using a lively mix of lectures, seminars, peer-based problem-solving, practical sessions and site visits.

What you will study

Modules cover environmental physics, law and policy, renewable energy technologies, environmental monitoring, and the hydrogen economy.

You will study/take part in:

Foundation in renewable energy
Energy regulation law and security of supply
Hydrogen economy (incorporating fuel cells)
Physical concepts: A primer in energy, electromagnetism & electronic materials
Renewables technologies: In depth investigation of existing & emerging technologies, supply & demand issues, conservation & architectural issues
Environmental modelling: hydrology, carbon cycling, wind, wave & solar modelling
Field trips
Project

How you will be assessed

Students are assessed on written and practical work, formal presentations and a project dissertation.

Careers

Graduates from this programme will be able to make an immediate contribution to the renewable energy sector and make informed decisions that will have an impact on the development of national programmes to meet future targets.

Each graduate will have a firm grasp of the predominant and emerging technologies, and will be able to set these in context using a range of environmental monitoring techniques.

"The MSc provided a good base to research renewable technologies and understand how they fit into the energy mix and government policy. After graduation, I am now employed as Chief Technical Officer at Scottish Renewables."
David Cameron, class of 2008

Visit the MSc Renewable Energy and Environmental Modelling page on the University of Dundee website for more details!



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Student Profiles
(Scholarship)

School of Engineering, Physics and Mathematics Postgraduate Scholarship - 5 Awards

School of Engineering, Physics and Mathematics Postgraduate Scholarship£1,500 Scholarship towards tuition fees for international postgraduate applicants

Value of Scholarship(s)

£1,500

Eligibility

For international postgraduate applicants applying to the School of Engineering, Physics and Mathematics.

Application Procedure

Once you have been given an offer to study in the School of Engineering, Physics and Mathematics at the University of Dundee, we will send you a Scholarship form by email.

You must complete the form, as soon as possible, and return it as per the instructions provided.

We will notify you after the closing date, to let you know whether you have been successful in being awarded a Scholarship or not.

Closing dates for Scholarship applications are as follows:

Courses starting September 2011 - closing date 1st July 2011
Courses starting January 2012 - closing date 15th November 2011

Further Information

http://www.dundee.ac.uk/admissions/fees_funding/scholarships/epm.htm


(Scholarship)

School of Engineering, Physics and Mathematics Articulation Agreement Scholarship - 5 Awards

School of Engineering, Physics and Mathematics Articulation Agreement Scholarship£3,000 Scholarship towards tuition fees for applicants applying through a recognised articulation agreement

Value of Scholarship(s)

£3,000

Eligibility

For international applicants that apply to the School of Engineering, Physics and Mathematics through a recognised articulation agreement.

Application Procedure

Once you have been given an offer to study in the School of Engineering, Physics and Mathematics at the University of Dundee, we will send you a Scholarship form by email.

You must complete the form, as soon as possible, and return it as per the instructions provided.

We will notify you after the closing date, to let you know whether you have been successful in being awarded a Scholarship or not.

Closing dates for Scholarship applications are as follows:

Courses starting September 2011 - closing date 1st July 2011
Courses starting January 2012 - closing date 15th November 2011

Further Information

http://www.dundee.ac.uk/admissions/fees_funding/scholarships/epm.htm


(Scholarship)

5% discount on advance payment of tuition fees - 20+ Awards

A 5% discount on tuition fees is applicable for international applicants who pay the full fee amount (for the year), in advance, by a given deadline.

Value of Scholarship(s)

5% discount on tuition fees

Eligibility

For international applicants who pay the full fee amount (for the year), in advance, by a given deadline.

Application Procedure

You must pay the tuition fees due in advance, the full amount must be in the University of Dundee's bank account by the relevant date:

Courses starting in September - full payment by 1st July.
Courses starting in January - full payment by 15th Novmber.

Further Information

http://www.dundee.ac.uk/admissions/fees_funding/scholarships/epm.htm


(Scholarship)

SAAS Postgraduate Students Allowances Scheme (PSAS) - 20+ Awards

SAAS Postgraduate Students Allowances Scheme (PSAS) provides some funding for some Scots-domiciled and non-UK EU postgraduate students studying most courses in the School of Engineering, Physics & Mathematics.

Value of Scholarship(s)

Tuition fees of up to £3,400

Eligibility

Home/EU students studying a number of courses in the School of Engineering, Physics and Mathematics.SAAS eligibility guidelines can be found here:http://www.student-support-saas.gov.uk/student_support/special_circumstances/postgrad_eligibility.htm

Application Procedure

You can apply from April of the year that you want to study. You should always apply as early as possible.

If the course you are applying for is funded and you meet the SAAS eligibility conditions, you should contact your course leader to find out if they will nominate you for a funded place. If they are willing to nominate you, you will be sent an Application Form to complete and return to SAAS.

Contact SAAS directly on 0300 300 3135

Closing date 31st March 2012

Further Information

http://www.dundee.ac.uk/admissions/fees_funding/scholarships/epm.htm



Entry Requirements

An Honours degree at 2:1 or equivalent in physical or engineering science is normally required, but consideration will be given to other applicants with degrees in (for example) environmental science and geography. Relevant work experience will also be taken into account.English Language Requirement: IELTS of 6.0 (or equivalent), if your first language is not English.

Course Fees

2016-2017 Home/EU £4,500 2016-2017 OS £15,950


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