By taking our Renewable Energy Systems Engineering MSc, you will gain a global understanding of the major types of renewable energy technologies, and pick up the skills to successfully model and optimise these systems.
This programme provides you with opportunities to learn about other renewable energy technologies, energy sector economics, supply chain management and sustainable development, to further broaden your relevant knowledge.
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Created in the context of the rapid advancement of the renewable energy industry, our programme is suited to graduates from engineering, science or other relevant backgrounds with an interest in pursuing a successful career in research, technological change and the commercialisation of renewable energy systems.
On our MSc, you will investigate both renewable energy and systems technologies, in order to become competent in the R&D and engineering tasks that are demanded of scientific engineers in the sustainable development sector.
Our programme also provides you with opportunities to learn about similar renewable energy technologies, energy sector economics and supply chain management.
We offer a set of optional modules that will allow you to tailor the programme to suit your individual needs, whilst the compulsory modules provide the fundamental knowledge and skills needed in industry today.
Graduate students will find the programme of substantial benefit in developing the knowledge and skills acquired in their undergraduate programme. For practising process engineers with professional business experience, the programme is an opportunity to update their knowledge of current design practice and also to familiarise themselves with developments in codes and methods of analysis.
Successful completion of four modules is required to gain a Postgraduate Certificate and eight modules for a Postgraduate Diploma. To be awarded the MSc, you will need to take eight modules and successfully complete a dissertation.
Each module is worth 15 credits. The majority of modules are provided by university academic staff. In addition, the Technology, Business and Research Seminars module is coordinated and supervised by University academic staff but delivered by experts from industry, research institutions and business organisations. The majority of modules run for ten weeks and comprise approximately 30 hours of class time (three hours per week) and 120 hours of self-study and assignments.
There is a wide selection of modules on offer within the programme, covering the most relevant areas in the sector of business and technology in the process industry. At the end of the programme, you will have an opportunity to pursue a single topic in depth and to demonstrate evidence of research potential through the project dissertation. Academic support in the form of consultations is constantly available to enable further knowledge and skill comprehension.
• Biomass Processing Technology
• Optimisation and Decision-Making
• Process Modelling and Simulation
• Process Systems Design
• Technology, Business and Research Seminars
• Wind Energy Technology
• Economics of International Oil and Gas
• Energy Economics and Technology
• Introduction to Petroleum Production
• Knowledge-based Systems and Artificial Intelligence
• Process and Energy Integration
• Process Safety and Operations Integrity
• Refinery and Petrochemical Processing
• Renewable Energy Technologies
• Solar Energy Technology
• Supply Chain Management
• Sustainable Development Applications
• Transitions to a Low-Carbon Energy Economy
Teaching and assessment
Our programme utilises our research-active staff in conjunction with state-of-the-art facilities to provide a range of learning experiences – lectures, seminars, directed study, practical laboratories and project work.
Lectures are delivered by specialised, expert academic staff. Further in-depth knowledge and skills are gained through seminars delivered and guided by experienced professionals from industry, business and research organisations, with the focus on the latest trends and problem-solving methods. You will also work on a number of projects, individually and in groups, supervised by academic staff and focusing on real-life problems.
Modules are generally assessed by a combination of examinations and continuous assessment. The latter will be based on solutions to tutorial questions, reports covering practical sessions and fieldwork, and essays on a number of suitable topics. Each module is examined separately. There is a written final examination for most modules at the end of each semester, although some modules are examined by continuous assessment only. The modules and the dissertation project have a minimum pass mark of 50 per cent.
Facilities, equipment and academic support
Modules related to the different groups are taught by a total of six full-time members of staff and a number of visiting lecturers.
An extensive library is available for individual study. It stocks more than 85,000 printed books and e-books and more than 1,400 (1,100 online) journal titles, all in the broad area of engineering. The library support can be extended further through inter-library loans.
As part of their learning experience, students have at their disposal a wide range of relevant software needed to support the programme material dissertation projects. In recent years, this work included the design of various knowledge-based and business systems on the internet, the application of optimisation algorithms, and semantic web applications.
Numerous laboratory facilities across the Faculty and the University are also available for those opting for technology-based projects, such as the process engineering facility, a control and robotics facility and signal processing labs.
The work related to the MSc dissertation can often be carried out in parallel with, and in support of, ongoing research. In the past, several graduates have carried on their MSc research to a PhD programme.
Engineers and scientists are increasingly expected to have skills in information systems engineering and decision-support systems alongside their main technical and/or scientific expertise.
Graduates of this programme will be well prepared to help technology-intensive organisations make important decisions in view of vast amounts of information by adopting, combining, implementing and executing the right technologies.
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A minimum 2.1 honours degree or an overseas equivalent in an engineering, science or related subject. Practitioners with suitable qualifications and relevant experience in engineering, science or technology are also welcome to apply.English language requirements-IELTS minimum overall: 6.5-IELTS minimum by component: 6.0