The University of Nottingham (UK), working alongside the Centre for Sustainable Energy Technologies at The University of Nottingham Ningbo Campus in China, is offering the above MSc programme. The first 8 months involve taught courses at Nottingham University, and the remaining 4 months are allocated to the production of a dissertation at the Centre for Sustainable Energy Technologies in Ningbo, China. Graduates will be awarded an MSc degree from the University of Nottingham.
The course is designed to allow discussion and exchange of information between different disciplines and encourage novel and imaginative solutions to the challenge of producing environmentally friendly buildings. Architectural students will have the opportunity to explore integration of sustainable technologies in design-oriented projects, while engineering students will pursue more technical based projects.
Students will develop: vocational skills and a environmentally responsible attitude necessary in today’s rapidly changing world 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
Previous research projects have included: Harnessing wind energy in building design Grid connected solar power for small island developing states: A Technological and Socio-Economic Study Analysis of modern ground source heat pump systems & applications