This course is designed to enable science and engineering graduates to assess different energy supply options. Students will gain a comprehensive understanding of modern sustainable, renewable and conventional technologies for a wide range of applications.
Due to a growing skills shortage in the energy sector, especially in emerging energy technologies, industry requires graduates with specialist knowledge and multidisciplinary ability. A broad understanding of energy technologies and more practical engineering skills are provided throughout this course.
Students will develop:
- a solid understanding of existing energy technology and its application, and an appreciation of the economic, legal, social and ethical aspects of sustainable energy
- the technical knowledge and skills to prepare them for a leading career in the field of sustainable energy systems
- the understanding required to design and critically analyse sustainable systems for energy efficiency, energy storage and energy conversion
- decision making powers in applying sustainable energy engineering to buildings, electricity generation, industrial processes and transport infrastructure
- the ability to exercise original thought
- the ability to communicate ideas effectively in written reports, verbally and by means of presentations to groups
Entry requirements: 2:1 (Minimum upper 2nd class hons degree or international equivalent)
Including: Science or Engineering degrees which cover the basic principles of energy engineering.
Excluding: All Arts and Social Science subjects
IELTS: 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in any element
TOEFL paper based: 573 with 4.5 in TWE
TOEFL IBT: 88 with no less than 19 in any element
The course structure consists of 120 credits of taught modules plus a major individual research-based project completed during the summer term. Tutor-led modules in each semester provide a continuous thread of research development leading into the summer project.
Advanced Engineering Research Preparation (10 credits)
Renewable Energy Technology 1 (10 credits)
Technologies for the Hydrogen Economy (10 credits)
Energy Efficiency for Sustainability 1 (10 credits)
Power Generation and Carbon Capture (10 credits)
Advanced Thermal Power Systems (10 credits)
Advanced Engineering Research Project Organisation and Design (10 credits)
Wind Engineering and Energy (10 credits)
Renewable Energy Technology 2 (10 credits)
Renewable Generation Technologies and Control (10 credits)
Economic Evaluation of Sustainable Energy (10 credits)
Advanced Resource Technologies (10 credits)
Individual Research Project (60 credits)
Please note that the modules listed above are all subject to change.
Following the successful completion of the taught modules, an individual research project is undertaken during the summer term. There is a wide choice of project areas to choose from and all projects are supervised by an academic member of staff.
Project areas span the Faculty of Engineering and cover areas such as:
- assessment of energy crops for combined heat and power systems
- bio-diesel process optimisation
- renewable energy at point of consumption
- structural and material aspects of wind turbine design
- evaluation of electric and hybrid vehicles for carbon reduction
- improving environmental performance of power stations