The growing international interest in different energy sources and their uses has shifted priorities in the energy field. The future leaders that will form the new global vision and develop the policies regulating the field will need a solid and diverse skill set.
The MSc Energy and Environmental Technology and Economics has been designed to develop the knowledge and the skills of the participants in cost-effective management and regulation of the rapidly changing energy sector.
City, University of London offers you exposure to a wide variety of subjects ranging from managing conventional energy production units to renewable technologies and from regulating policies relevant to low carbon emissions to risk management assessment. The subjects are covered from the perspective of both high level national and international policies and economics to energy supply markets as seen from the users' and suppliers' perspectives.
One of the distinguishing features of our course is that the lectures are delivered by a range of experts from the energy industry. Our students gain up-front knowledge of what is a rapidly evolving energy perspective from those directly involved. It also gives experienced recognition of regulations and national policies that are being developed or must be conformed to.
See the website http://www.city.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/energy-and-environmental-technology-and-economics
It addresses the implementation of energy management systems and technologies including renewables. Issues involved in the energy supply side are covered as well as environmental aspects arising from the use of fuels for industrial and transport purposes.
- Professional accreditation:
The course is accredited by the Energy Institute and fulfils the learning requirement for Chartered Engineer status.
- Course content:
The course is organised into modules which are taught over a four day period, at a rate of one module a month.
* Introduction to Energy and Environmental Issues
* Energy Policies and Economic Dimensions
* The Energy Market from the Purchaser's Perspective
* Corporate Energy Management
* Energy, Consumer Goods and the Home
* Transport Energy and Emissions
* Energy in Industry and the Built Environment
* Emissions Trading
* Renewable Energy and Sustainability
* Energy Conversion Technology
Completion of eight modules and examinations will lead to the award of a Postgraduate Diploma. The completion of modules, examinations and a dissertation will lead to the award of a Masters degree. Students interested in this course may also be interested in the MSc Renewable Energy and Power Systems Management.
Read the full programme specification - http://www.city.ac.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0008/178622/PSEETE-MSc-Energy-and-Environmental-Technology-and-Economics.pdf
Teaching and Assessment
The programme teaching is organised into modules comprising four consecutive day courses taken at a rate of one a month or so. This format makes the programme attractive to those who wish to study part time while retaining full-time jobs.
Full-time students are also welcomed and will be expected to devote a significant part of their non-taught hours to project work as well as private study. Much support is given to students, part time and full time, with their preparation for the modules and in their project work.
The programme has strong links with industry and commerce and involves many visiting lecturers who hold senior positions in their fields.
Our course is lead by an exceptional group of experts in energy management and policies. We bring on board people with well-established academic careers as well as leaders from the energy industry.
To consider the basic principles of emissions trading, globally, the opportunities for UK business and the City of London.
- Learning Outcomes
Participants will gain knowledge of national and international policies governing emissions trading. They will also become familiar with the market mechanisms for trading permits for carbon and other emissions.
- Summary of Content:
International protocols, post Kyoto
The design of the EU Emissions Trading scheme and its operation since January 2005
The UK role of the Emissions Trading Group and UK government policy
Feedback from pilot projects
The market-trading role as envisaged by the City of London
The EU trading scheme
As part of the educational process you will be able to visit unique facilities such as the Interteck Laboratory at the Centre for Efficient and Renewable Energy in Buildings.
The story of energy is now part of public debate and climate change drives the international agenda. In the UK, there are additional energy supply issues, through the decline of existing nuclear capacity, growing imports of fossil fuels and challenging medium-term targets for renewables and low carbon supply.
Our priority is to make our graduates strong applicants for employment in a range of sectors in which effective energy supply and demand side management has become an important consideration.
You will be provided with economic and market-based skills relevant to carbon trading and technical and engineering skills related to energy generation and management.
With strong industry links and working level experience brought on board by our exceptional team of expert lecturers, as well as the diverse module range offered, our graduates will be equipped to become leaders and entrepreneurs in their chosen area of specialisation whether in terms of energy management, supply or policy making.
Where are they now? Employment destinations of graduates include:
AK Home Energy
Enelco Environmental Technology
Equinoxe Services Ltd
Log Tech Consultancy
RWE NPower Renewables
Graduates of this course in the past have gone on to hold high ranked positions such as energy consultants, data analysts and a director of Corporate Sustainability.
Applicants should hold a lower second class honours degree or the equivalent from an international institution in a discipline related to energy and the environment (for example, energy management and economics, energy policy, environment or engineering. Relevant industrial experience is also considered alongside academic qualifications.