Sustainable Energy Engineering MSc

 
  

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Qualification:MSc
Qualification name:Sustainable Energy Engineering
Duration:1 year full-time
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 (no less than 6.0 in any element)
Start date:September
Campus:University Park Campus

Course Overview

This 12 month 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
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This course is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.

Course Details

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. 

Individual project

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

Modules

Core modules

Optional modules

Please note that the modules listed above are all subject to change.

For more details on our modules, please see the Module Catalogue.

Funding

The tuition fee for UK/EU students for this course is £6,630 and for international students the fee is £19,300.

Funding may be available through the Faculty of Engineering, details can be found on the Faculty website .

UK/EU Students

Funding information can be found on the Graduate School website. 

International and EU students

The University of Nottingham offers a range of masters scholarships for international and EU students from a wide variety of countries and areas of study.

Applicants must receive an offer of study before applying for our scholarships. Applications for 2016 entry scholarships will open in late 2015. Please note the closing dates of any scholarships you are interested in and make sure you submit your masters course application in good time so that you have the opportunity to apply for them.

The International Office also provides information and advice for international and EU students on financing your degree, living costs, external sources of funding and working during your studies.

Find out more on our scholarships, fees and finance webpages for international applicants.

Careers

In 2014, among our postgraduates available for employment, the average starting salary was £33,096 with the highest being £71,000. Career destinations for our graduates include scientific researchers, secondary teachers, university lectures and university researchers.

 

Career Prospects and Employability

The acquisition of a masters degree demonstrates a high level of knowledge in a specific field. Whether you are using it to enhance your employability, as preparation for further academic research or as a means of vocational training, you may benefit from  careers advice as to how you can use your new found skills to their full potential. Our Careers and Employability Service will help you do this, working with you to explore your options and inviting you to attend recruitment events where you can meet potential employers, as well as suggesting further development opportunities, such as relevant work experience placements and skills workshops.

Average starting salary and career progression

 

In 2014, 98% of postgraduates in the school who were available for employment had secured work or further study within six months of graduation. The average starting salary was £33,096 with the highest being £71,000.*

* Known destinations of full-time home and EU postgraduates, 2013/14.

 

 

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