M.Sc. Renewable Energy and Environmental Modelling

University of Dundee | Dundee, United Kingdom
This programme takes a multi-disciplinary approach to sustainable solutions for future energy needs, with an in-depth knowledge of the new emerging alternative technologies. It will prepare you for immediate contribution to the renewable energy sector, entering public, environmental, industry and commercial industries.

Description of Renewable Energy and Environmental Modelling

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Why study Renewable Energy and Environmental Modelling at Dundee?

Climate change is possibly the most significant threat that humanity has ever faced. A new generation of scientists, engineers and policy-makers will need to be equipped with skills to enable them to make informed decisions on all aspects of this important and rapidly developing subject.

Our Masters degree in Renewable Energy and Environmental Modelling is designed to produce graduates with a broad and balanced skills base.

We provide the opportunity for you to go on field trips and external conferences as a part of your coursework, and you will have the option of undertaking either an industry-based or research-related project.

What's so good about Renewable Energy and Environmental Modelling at Dundee?

The Dundee MSc is intended to interact with the renewables industry on many levels, enabling frequent networking opportunities during the year. The conference-style modules also allow delegates from industry to attend and enhance their skills in an informal and friendly setting. Graduates from this degree will be able to make an immediate contribution to the renewable energy sector.

Dundee University Centre for Renewable Energy (DUCRE)

DUCRE brings together a wide range of scientists with strong interests in renewable energy and evironmental issues. Staff and students in the Centre are engaged in a wide range of diverse renewable energy and environmental research. Projects range from electric vehicle technologies, to wind, solar, and hydro technologies, and from energy policy issues to Third World environmental development analysis.

Employability

Graduates from this programme will be able to make an immediate contribution to the renewable energy sector and make informed decisions that will have an impact on the development of national programmes to meet future targets.

Each graduate will have a firm grasp of the predominant and emerging technologies, and will be able to set these in context using a range of environmental monitoring techniques.

"The MSc provided a good base to research renewable technologies and understand how they fit into the energy mix and government policy. After graduation, I am now employed as Chief Technical Officer at Scottish Renewables."

David Cameron, class of 2008

Detailed Course Facts

Tuition fee

Fees for students starting September 2015

Scottish students

  • Fee to be confirmed for 2015/16.

Rest of UK students

  • Fee to be confirmed for 2015/16.

EU students

  • Fee to be confirmed for 2015/16.

Overseas students (non-EU)

  • £15,950 per year of study. See our scholarships for international applicants."

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Start date September  2015 The start date is September each year, and lasts for 12 months.
Duration full-time 12 months
Languages
  • English
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Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

What you will study

Modules cover environmental physics, law and policy, renewable energy technologies, environmental monitoring, and the hydrogen economy.

You will study/take part in:

  • Foundation in renewable energy
  • Energy regulation law and security of supply
  • Hydrogen economy (incorporating fuel cells)
  • Physical concepts: A primer in energy, electromagnetism & electronic materials
  • Renewables technologies: In depth investigation of existing & emerging technologies, supply & demand issues, conservation & architectural issues
  • Environmental modelling: hydrology, carbon cycling, wind, wave & solar modelling
  • Field trips
  • Project
How you will be assessed

Students are assessed on written and practical work, formal presentations and a project dissertation.

Audience

Who should study this course?

The MSc in Renewable Energy and Environmental Modelling suits students and professionals from diverse backgrounds, including scientists, engineers, environmentalists, and policy-makers.

The programme has been designed to appeal to graduates with first degrees in the physical sciences, engineering, environmental science and related subjects. However, all applications will be assessed on their merits, regardless of background, and any relevant experience will also be taken into consideration.

English Language Requirements

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IMPORTANT NOTE: Per 6 April 2015 only the English language tests from IELTS and Trinity College London are accepted for Tier 4 Visa applications to the United Kingdom. Other tests (including TOEFL, TOEIC, Pearson, City & Guilds) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. Since the Trinity College London language tests must be taken in one of their exam centres in the UK, IELTS is now the only language test accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK that can be taken worldwide.

The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.

Requirements for Renewable Energy and Environmental Modelling

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Work Experience for Renewable Energy and Environmental Modelling

No work experience is required.

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University of Dundee, United Kingdom

United Kingdom The University of Dundee is a firmly established university, with a world-class reputation in teaching and research. Sixteen percent of the University’s 18,000 students are international, coming from over 80 countries worldwide. We pride ourselves on providing outstanding support for international students and, according to the latest International Student Barometer, 92% are satisfied or very satisfied with the support they receive from Dundee.