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Energy, Environmental Technology and Economics - MSc/PGDip


Course Description

Discover the real-world career opportunities in the energy sector with this MSc in Energy and Environmental Technology and Economics.

Who is it for?

Wherever you are, energy has an implication. This course is for students who want to engage with different types of settings to research and establish the energy, environmental and technological implications that exist within them. Energy and Environmental Technology and Economics students will care for the environment as a sustainable system and ultimately have a desire to improve conditions for the wider population.

Students come from a range of backgrounds including engineering, finance and economics – and from within the energy industry itself.

Objectives

This Masters degree has been designed to give you a wide perspective when it comes to analysing and forecasting the future for energy, environmental technology and economics. We engage with the industry so you gain a real-world understanding of the problems that exist, and we consider our own ethical responsibilities in relation to energy use.

Imagine a Grade 1-listed building such as the Guildhall in London. As an energy consultant your task is to analyse the site to make it more efficient. But there is a caveat: you cannot make any structural changes to the walls or the windows. The MSc Energy and Environmental Technology and Economics course gives you the tools to examine and address these kinds of challenges.

The MSc Energy and Environmental Technology and Economics course is not about learning academic theories. Instead we focus on the breadth of the subject in the real world. By engaging with practising businesses and trade associations we identify a range of perspectives, and look at the influence of a myriad of other forces at play, from regulation and government funding, to behavioural psychology and emerging technologies. Here are some of the questions the course poses:
-Does this new form of technology operate as it should?
-How does the UK relate to other European countries when it comes to energy efficiency?
-How does organisational psychology affect energy use within a company?
-How do you decide which energy contract to choose?
-What is the impact of a consumer society on personal energy use?

Placements

There is no formal requirement to do an industry-based placement as part of the programme. However, some students arrange to undertake their dissertation research within a company or within their part of the world. A recent student investigated the future of coal-fired generation in Turkey, and another student is combining a work placement at The World Energy Council with their dissertation.

Academic facilities

As part of the University of London you can become a member of Senate House Library for free with your student ID card.

Teaching and learning

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 accessible for students who want to study part time while working.

Full-time students are also welcome. Whether you choose to take the course as a part-time or full-time student, we will offer a great deal of support when it comes to helping you prepare for the modules and project work. You will be expected to devote a significant part of your non-taught hours to project work as well as private study.

Our course is led by an exceptional group of experts in energy, supply, demand management and policies. As an example, one of our module leaders leads the UK contribution to writing international energy management standards and informing policy through the European Sector Forum for Energy Management. This forum looks at methodologies across the continent. There is also input to global standards development through the International Standards Organisation (ISO). At City we bring on board people with well-established academic careers as well as leaders from the energy industry. The programme has strong links with industry and commerce and involves many visiting lecturers who hold senior positions in their fields.

The Energy and Environmental Technology and Economics MSc gives you the opportunity to consider the role of International Energy Management Standards. You will explore the opportunities these standards provide for global service users and providers in relation to reducing energy costs and the environmental impact of energy use.

You will discover the range of current European and International Standards, explore why they are needed and how they are developed, and examine the benefits they deliver through case studies.

The UK has had a leading role in developing these standards in terms of both their writing and implementation. For example the Energy Audit standard, which forms part of the EU Energy Efficiency Directive, Article 8, mandates audits for private sector, non-SME organisations. In the UK this has been implemented as the Energy Savings Opportunities Scheme (ESOS).

Modules

Each course module is taught over four consecutive days of teaching with one module each month. Alongside the teaching you will have coursework to complete for each module. The modules run from October to April, and in the remaining time, you will concentrate on your dissertation, which forms a significant part of the programme.

The dissertation gives you the opportunity to create your own questions and to decide on your own area of interest. It should be a detailed investigation into a subject on energy supply and/or demand, with your own analysis and conclusions outlining the way forward. You may see the focus of your dissertation as a future career path, but whatever your area of study, these final few months of the degree should embody your vision of the future.

You will take four core modules and have six elective modules from which you can choose four topics from diverse subjects relating to energy supply and demand. These include energy in industry and the built environment, renewables, energy markets from the purchaser’s perspective and water supply and management. The latter has close parallels, and directly engages, with energy. You start the course with an introduction to energy and environmental issues and energy policies and economic dimensions in the first term, but you do not need to follow the course in any particular order from this point onwards.

If you are interested in sustainability, you have the option of taking up to two elective modules from the MSc in Environmental Strategy offered by the University of Surrey.

Completing eight modules and four examinations and four modular assessments will lead to a Postgraduate Diploma. Completing four core and four elective modules and a dissertation will lead to a Masters degree. If you are interested in this course may also be interested in the MSc Renewable Energy and Power Systems Management.

Core modules
-Introduction to energy and environmental issues (15 credits)
-Energy policies and economic dimensions (15 credits)
-The energy market from the purchaser's perspective (15 credits)
-Corporate energy management (15 credits)

Elective modules
-Energy, consumer goods and the home (15 credits)
-Transport energy and emissions (15 credits)
-Energy in industry and the built environment (15 credits)
-Renewable energy and sustainability (15 credits)
-Risk management (15 credits)
-Water supply and management (15 credits)

Career prospects

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 you employable in a range of sectors in which effective energy supply and demand side management has become an important consideration.

You will graduate with economic and market-based skills relevant to complying with relevant legislation and technical and engineering skills related to energy generation and management.

With strong industry links and working level experience from our exceptional team of expert lecturers, as well as the diverse modules on offer, you will be equipped to become a leader and entrepreneur in your chosen area of specialisation within the realm of energy management, supply or policy making.

Our graduates have gone on to hold high-ranking positions as energy consultants, data analysts and directors of corporate sustainability working within organisations including:
-AK Home Energy
-Enelco Environmental Technology
-Energy Institute
-Equinoxe Services Ltd
-Log Tech Consultancy
-Ofgem
-Peckham Power
-RWE NPower Renewables
-SCFG

Visit the Energy, Environmental Technology and Economics - MSc/PGDip page on the City, University of London website for more details!



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(Student Profile)

Jaz Rabadia MBE

Why did you choose to study at City University London?
For me, location and reputation were key. City University London offers both of those things and has a great employability rate. I was able to find a job in industry straight after my degree and fantastic support from the University staff in presenting me with opportunities.

What did you enjoy most about your course?
The course provided me with the toolkit needed to make it in industry. I really enjoyed the high calibre speakers and in depth debates we had during seminars. Energy presents social, political and economic challenges on a global scale and it was brilliant to deep dive into these.

What has been your career highlight after graduating?
I've had many highlights working in the energy sector. I first joined the Energy Institute after a lecturer recommended it on my course. Since then I have worked towards chartered status and was recently awarded Young Energy Professional of the Year. I now serve on the board of trustees for the Institute.

I am indebted to the support City University London has provided me and as a small token of appreciation, I often come back to lecture on energy courses and take part in career events.

(Student Profile)

Paul Boreham

Paul's current role involves managing the energy, water and carbon for one of the largest property owners and developers in the UK. Paul manages a team of nine that includes three energy managers for London and Retail and a bureau of five billing analysts. The team have an annual expenditure of £23 million, managing all aspects of Energy and Carbon for Land Securities; from procurement to contracts and projects.

The energy market is complex but as the costs have increased, the need for experienced professional energy managers has increased. Transparency of corporate reporting has become very important as large businesses move to demonstrate sustainability through reducing carbon emissions.

In Paul's previous role, he was the Group Energy and Carbon Manager for Morrisons Supermarkets, which was very different to managing energy in a property business.

"I have found that obtaining the MSc in Energy and Environmental Technology and Economics at City University London has helped further my career. The teaching staff are very well known and respected in the energy and engineering industry. A degree from City can help to open doors for new energy & carbon managers."

(Student Profile)

Claire Manning

Industry recognised experts helped Claire to grow her career and network.

A year after graduating from the MSc Energy and Environmental Technology and Economics at City, Claire used the knowledge she developed whilst writing her dissertation to adapt her career from a UK energy perspective to a European procurement in Energy career.

Following completion and due to the availability to strong networking systems on the course, Claire was headhunted into the UK government as the lead for the UK Government procurement role. After many years in the public sector, Claire went onto join GlaxoSmithKline as the Global Energy Director.

"Having an MSc from City has spring-boarded my career, my network and my personal learning on an exciting and quickly evolving subject! I completed the MSc course a few years ago and found the content and style perfect to fit into my working life and also reach my career goals. The flexible courses and face to face lessons were excellent for not just concentrated learning but also networking. Having external industry recognised teachers and content was critical as the subject matter evolves faster than research alone can provide."


(Scholarship)

The School of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences Scholarship - 20+ Awards

To qualify for a scholarship, an applicant (UK or EU) will need to fulfil all of the following criteria.Successful applicants must:- Ensure that their application reaches the University by the advertised deadline. Applicants and not the University (or its staff) are entirely responsible for meeting this element of the criteria
- Be in possession of a good honours degree (or equivalent qualifications/relevant professional experience). Note - applications from students with qualifications gained from outside the UK will be considered on a case-by-case basis
- Be offered a place on an eligible taught Masters course, accept this offer and enrol on the course within the appropriate timeframe.Terms and conditions:- The scholarship will take the form of fee-waiver applied against the last payable instalment in any academic year
- Applicants wishing to enrol on to a full-time course may apply for a scholarship worth £1500; applicants wishing to enrol on to a part-time course may apply for a scholarship worth £750 per year
- You can apply for the scholarship before the announcement of your degree results but the scholarship will only be confirmed following acceptance by the student of a place on an eligible course, and provision of suitable evidence clearly demonstrating a good honours degree
- To be considered for the scholarship, applicants must have a good honours degree (or equivalent qualifications/relevant professional experience). Equivalence will be determined by City University London whose decision is final, and no correspondence will be entered into
- Students repeating a course at City University London will not be eligible for a scholarship. (Students granted mitigating circumstances by the University will be considered on an individual basis).
- Students who have previously received or are due to receive any payment from a City University London postgraduate scholarship, will not be eligible to apply for another scholarship to study a different course
- This scholarship scheme is not open to current or former City University London graduates applying for or in receipt of a School of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences "Loyalty Bursary"
- City University London reserves the right to change these terms and conditions (including the list of eligible courses and application criteria) without notice.

Value of Scholarship(s)

£1,500

Eligibility

UK and European Union graduates with a good honours degree (or equivalent qualifications/relevant professional experience) can apply for a non means-tested scholarship worth up to £1,500. The scholarship applies to most of our full-time and part-time taught Masters courses* within the School of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences, City University London, starting autumn 2012. Please note that scholarships are limited and will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis. The deadline for course applications is 30 August 2012 and applicants will automatically be considered for a scholarship as part of the application process.

Application Procedure

*Eligible courses: MSc Analysis and Design of Structures for Fire, Blast and Earthquakes
MSc Automotive Engineering
MSc Civil Engineering Structures
MSc Construction Management
MSc Clinical Engineering with Healthcare Technology Management
MSc Energy and Environmental Technology and Economics
MSc Mechanical Engineering
MSc Power Systems and Energy Management
MSc Professional Engineering (Civil Engineering)
MSc Signals and Sensor Systems
MSc Systems and Control
MSc Telecommunications and Networks

Further Information

http://www.city.ac.uk/engineering-maths/scholarships/postgraduate-scholarships


(Scholarship)

Engineering Scholarships for UK/EU applicants - No. of awards TBC

The School is committed to providing financial support to high-calibre UK/EU students on Engineering courses through the generous scholarship scheme.Scholarships will be offered to well-qualified UK/EU applicants wishing to take up a place on any of the below courses in September 2016. The scholarships, each valued at £2,000, are intended to assist students to pay the fees for their chosen course of study. They will be awarded on a competitive basis to the most promising applicants. To be considered for a scholarship applicants must hold a first class honours degree or equivalent.Deadlines for application
If you wish to be considered for a scholarship, please make sure we receive your complete application form before 31st July 2016.Contact us: Phone +44 (0)20 7040 0248 or email [email protected] if you would like to speak to us about fees, funding or anything else about the course.

Value of Scholarship(s)

£2,000

Eligibility

See the website - http://www.city.ac.uk/mathematics-computer-science-engineering/scholarships/postgraduate-scholarships/engineering-scholarships

Application Procedure

Applications should be made on the UK/EU Scholarship Application Form to be considered. Successful candidates will be notified once the panels have met.Exceptionally well-qualified applicants will be offered a scholarship once we have made an offer of a place on one of the above programmes.

Further Information

http://www.city.ac.uk/mathematics-computer-science-engineering/scholarships/postgraduate-scholarships/engineering-scholarships


(Scholarship)

International Applicants Scholarships - No. of awards TBC

The School is committed to providing financial support to high-calibre international students on Engineering courses through the generous scholarship scheme.Scholarships will be offered to international (non-EU) well-qualified applicants wishing to take up a place on any of the below courses in September 2016. The scholarships, each valued at £2,000, are intended to assist students to pay the fees for their chosen course of study. They will be awarded on a competitive basis to the most promising applicants. To be considered for a scholarship applicants must hold a first class honours degree or equivalent.Deadlines for application
We will consider applications at three points in the year. If you wish to be considered for a scholarship, please make sure we receive your complete application form by one of these dates:Round 1: 1st January 2016
Round 2: 30th April 2016
Round 3: 30th June 2016Contact us: Phone +44 (0)20 7040 0248 or email [email protected] if you would like to speak to us about fees, funding or anything else about the course.

Value of Scholarship(s)

£2,000

Eligibility

See the website - http://www.city.ac.uk/mathematics-computer-science-engineering/scholarships/international-applicants-scholarships-engineering-mathematics

Application Procedure

Applications should be made on the International Scholarship Application Form to be considered. Successful candidates will be notified once the panels have met.Exceptionally well-qualified applicants will be offered a scholarship at the time we make an offer of a place on the programme.

Further Information

http://www.city.ac.uk/mathematics-computer-science-engineering/scholarships/international-applicants-scholarships-engineering-mathematics



Entry Requirements

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).

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