The multi-disciplinary programme considers both alternative energy sources and the effective management of traditional fuels and energy systems, integrating this study with environmental/waste issues.
The structure of the course is based on three main themes: Energy Supply, Energy Demand and Management. The course is delivered primarily through three Schools within Cardiff University
: Engineering, the Welsh School of Architecture and Earth, Ocean and Planetary Sciences, though there will be contributions from other schools and external industrial lectures to enhance the learning experience.
The course aims to provide a balanced training across this broad field, notably providing a balance between the renewable and fossil fuel generation aspects, as well as encompassing the role of various industrial sectors (electrical power generation and distribution, built environment, transport, industry, etc.). A significant feature is the integrated, lifecycle approach to energy and environmental issues.
The programme is divided into 3 semesters, with increasingly more research-based learning and group projects in the second semester, culminating with an individual project in the final semester. The taught material is delivered during the Autumn and Spring semesters. Most projects will be associated with an industrial sponsor, taking full advantage of the strong industrial research collaborations existing within participating Schools. Students will select 2 modules from a group of options, allowing some degree of specialisation, and providing exposure to the frontiers of research in these areas.
Topics covered on the course include:
• Sustainable Energy and Environmental Case Study
• Energy Management
• Risk and Hazard Management
• Energy Studies
• Hydro Environmental Modelling
• Alternative Energy Systems
• Waste Management and Recycling
• Fuels and Energy Systems
• Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer
50% fee scholarships are currently available to UK and EU residents applying to study on PGT programmes. The 21st Anniversary Scholarship Fund is designed to attract and reward the brightest students from across the UK and the European Union to study at the Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University
Our PGT programmes are open to candidates from architectural and built environment backgrounds and draw on established and widely recognised research strengths within the School. If you are a UK or EU resident with a good academic and /or work experience record we would like to hear from you.
We expect a high level of competition for scholarships and ask for expressions of interest for the course of your choice by 21st June 2014.
For further information, please see the Financial Support pages of the School website.
The course is suitable for graduates in engineering, environmental engineering, earth sciences or pure sciences, or in a relevant numerate scientific discipline, or with appropriate professional experience. Applicants without an engineering or applied science background should bear in mind that there are significant numerical / computational elements to this MSc.Applicants should have at least an upper second class Honours degree (or equivalent) from a British or recognised overseas university. Applicants with relevant professional experience will be considered on an individual basis.