M.Sc. Renewable Energy and Environmental Modelling

University of Dundee

Tuition fee:
  • € 3,910 / Year (EEA)
  • € 14,169 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: September  2014
Duration full-time: 12 months
Languages:
  • English
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Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Full-time

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Aims of the Programme:

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.

- Suits students and professionals from diverse backgrounds - scientists, engineers, environmentalists, policy-makers

- A multi-disciplinary approach to sustainable solutions for future energy needs, with an in-depth knowledge of the new emerging alternative technologies

- Conference-style teaching - in one week intensive bursts

- Field trips & external conferences included in the coursework with networking opportunities for students

- Graduates make an immediate contribution to the renewable energy sector, entering public, environmental, industry and commercial industries

- Industry-based or research-related project

Contents

Modules cover environmental physics, law and policy, renewable energy technologies, environmental monitoring, and the hydrogen economy. The taught element will be delivered using a lively mix of lectures, seminars, peer-based problem-solving, practical sessions and site visits.

- 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

Methods of Assessment:

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

Requirements

An Honours degree at 2:1 or equivalent in physical or engineering science is normally required, but consideration will be given to other applicants with degrees in (for example) environmental science and geography. Relevant work experience will also be taken into account.

English Language Requirement: IELTS of 6.0 (or equivalent), if your first language is not English.

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 6
TOEFL paper-based test score : 550

IMPORTANT NOTE: Since April 2014 the ETS tests (including TOEFL and TOEIC) 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.

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

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