This course will explore methods of managing wastes alongside the conversion of wastes to energy and the role of energy from waste in the UK, in terms of the technology and the biochemistry and/or chemistry of fuels. As such this course is targeted at engineering and physical science graduates due to the nature of the modules. Students completing this course will gain a broad appreciation of the technical, economic and environmental challenges that face the energy from waste industry. It is anticipated that students completing this course will be employed by waste management companies, energy companies and the engineering sector dealing with waste, in both technical and engineering consultancy along with management roles across the sector.
This course will appeal to graduates from across the UK, Europe and the rest of the world wishing to pursue a career in energy from waste.
Energy from waste is becoming a popular option globally for dealing with wastes, with the added benefit of providing a secure source of energy.
This course provides students with training on waste management options and explores the role of energy from waste in resource management and clean energy production.
The group project experience is highly valued by both students and prospective employers. It provides students with the opportunity to take responsibility for a consultancy-type project, working within agreed objectives, deadlines and budgets. For part-time students a dissertation usually replaces the group project.
The individual thesis project, usually in collaboration with an external organisation, offers students the opportunity to develop their research capability, depth of understanding and ability to provide solutions to real business or industrial challenges in energy from waste processes.
The course comprises eight assessed modules, a group project and an individual research project.
The modules include lectures and tutorials, and are assessed through practical work, written examinations, case studies, essays, presentations and tests.
Environmental Risks - Hazard, Assessment and Management
Waste Disposal and Resource Recovery
Waste Treatment Processes
Fuels and Energy Conversion
Technology and Project Management
Energy Production Emissions Control, Carbon Capture and Transport
Renewable Energy Technologies: Design Case Study
Energy from waste operations
Taught modules 40%, group project 20% (dissertation for part-time students), individual project 40%.
Taught modules are assessed by a combination of written assignments and examinations.
Funding opportunities exist (https://www.cranfield.ac.uk/Research/Doctoral-Research/Funding
), including industrial sponsorship, School bursaries and a number of general external schemes. For the majority of part-time students sponsorship is organised by their employers. We recommend you discuss this with your company in the first instance.
Applicants may also wish to consider the Cranfield Postgraduate Loan Scheme (CPLS) - https://www.cranfield.ac.uk/Study/Postgraduate-degrees/Fees-and-funding/Funding-opportunities/cpls/Cranfield-Postgraduate-Loan-Scheme
A recent study commissioned by Sita UK highlights the concern that the UK has a capacity gap in the management of residual waste, with an estimated £25 billion investment in waste infrastructure (anaerobic digestion and thermal treatment) required by 2025. In 2015 almost 18 million tonnes of waste produced in the UK will either be disposed of in landfill or exported as refuse-derived fuel (RDF), highlighting the current lack of waste treatment capacity and the lost opportunity to extract value from our wastes.
This course aims to meet a clear industry need for high-skilled graduates in this specific field. Students completing this course will be employed by waste management companies, energy companies and the engineering sector dealing with waste, in both technical and engineering consultancy along with management roles across the sector.
For further information on this course, please visit our course webpage - https://www.cranfield.ac.uk/Courses/Masters/Energy-from-Waste
Candidates must possess, or be expected to achieve, a 1st or 2nd class UK Honours degree in a relevant engineering or science-based discipline, or the international equivalent of these UK qualifications.