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Sustainable Energy Technologies - MSc

Our one-year MSc in Sustainable Energy Technologies will suit you if you are wishing to pursue a career in the sustainable energy technologies in industry or continue a research career through PhD study.

 

This course provides the fundamental scientific and technical aspects of sustainable energy technologies. The development of sustainable and renewable methods for energy supply is a global priority, driven by the impacts of carbon-based fuel use on the environment, as well as dwindling reserves of most fossil fuels. Students on this course will gain in-depth and advanced knowledge of a diverse range of sustainable energy technologies; wind, solar, fuel cells, batteries, bioenergy.

Core Modules:
Four core modules will develop you in-depth and advanced knowledge of a diverse range of sustainable energy technologies, including wind, tidal, solar, fuel cells and biomass.

  • Fuel Cells and Energy Storage
  • Renewable Energy
  • Bioenergy and Biotechnology
  • Fuels and Combustion


Optional Modules:
Four optional modules cover topics such as Heat Transfer, Power Electronic Control Systems, Converters and Devices, Electrical Machines and Drives, and, Finite Element Methods, Water and Water Mixing Processes.

  • Operation and Control of Power Systems
  • Heat Transfer Theory and Design
  • Power Electronic Converters and Devices
  • Electrical Machines and Drives
  • Finite Element Methods
  • River Mixing
  • Thinking Water

* The modules mentioned above may be subject to change. Please read our terms and conditions for more detailed information.

Teaching:
The degree comprises eight taught modules and a project

This course provides the fundamental scientific and technical aspects of sustainable energy technologies through taught courses and project. You will gain in-depth and advanced knowledge of a diverse range of sustainable energy technologies; wind, solar, fuel cells, batteries and bioenergy. Electrical, electrochemical, mechanical and thermal aspects of key enabling technologies will be introduced. Awareness of the economic and environmental impact of energy technologies will be provided.

The research project entails an in-depth experimental, theoretical or computational investigation into a topic of industrial significance chosen by you with guidance from your academic supervisor in a relevant topic.

Assessment:
A combination of written examinations, individual assignments, group work and an individual research project.

Graduate Destinations:

We had our first five graduates in 2016.

Our graduates have gone on to work for organisations including: Zhongtai Securities in Shanghai.

Examples of our graduates’ job roles include: Prime Brokerage Analyst.

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Essential information

Duration

Full-time: 1 year 

Entry requirements

2:ii undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a related subject

English Language requirements

Band A

Department of study

School of Engineering

Location of study

University of Warwick

Course fees

Full-time:
Home/EU: £8,580 per year
Overseas: £24,640 per year

Find out more about fees and funding.

 

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Application information

 

This information is applicable for 2018 entry.