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The UK Governments Low Carbon Transition Plan details how the Government plans to meet its 2020 GHG emissions targets. It predicts that as a result of its actions that 1.2 million green jobs will be created and 40% of electricity production will be from low carbon resources. It is predicted that £110bn of investment will be necessary to meet the targets as currently set out. The picture is similar across the EU and the rest of the world. There is a significant need for individuals with the expertise necessary to help meet those targets.
This MSc in Renewable Energy and Resource Management will provide the wealth of knowledge and skills needed for employment in a range of public and fast-growing commercial green sector roles. Your studies will increase your knowledge and understanding of the generation and provision of renewable energy, hydrogen, water, wastewater treatment and solid wastes management. You will become familiar with the impact of policy and legislation, renewable energy technologies, waste management hierarchy and techniques, and water and wastewater treatment. You will also train in relevant computing software, and analytical and monitoring equipment used by industry.
The course is delivered by members of the Sustainable Environment Research Centre (SERC), a leading and internationally recognised centre for over 30 years. SERC is home to The Wales Centre of Excellence for Anaerobic Digestion and the University of Glamorgan Centre for Renewable Hydrogen Research and Demonstration, the first centre of its type in Wales.
Full-time students spend about 12 hours in lectures, seminars, tutorials, and computing and laboratory-based practical sessions each week, plus research and background reading. We have an exciting programme of site visits and fieldwork trips. The taught modules are assessed by a mixture of coursework and examinations. The project is assessed by a written dissertation and an oral examination (viva voce).
Coursework involves individual and group mini-projects, fieldwork and visit reports, and poster and oral presentations. Part-time students attend generally one day per week, plus visits and fieldwork.
Students will study the following taught modules:
* Renewable Energy I Hydro, Tidal, Wave, and Bio-energy
* Renewable Energy II Wind, Solar, and Geothermal
* Solids Resource Management
* Water and Wastewater Treatment Processes
Plus 2 from the following optional modules:
* Hydrogen Fuel Vector for the Future
* Energy and Environmental Legislation and Policy
* Advanced Materials for Energy Applications
* Anaerobic Treatment Processes
* Analytical Science and the Environment
You will also complete a substantial project, usually in conjunction with industry, energy/environmental consultancy firms, governmental regulatory agencies, local authorities or within our Sustainable Environment Research Centre.
The subjects taught within the MSc are underpinned by high quality research which was rated as being mainly internationally excellent or world leading inRAE 2008. This included research in hydrogen energy, bio-energy, anaerobic digestion, process monitoring and control, combustion processes, and waste and wastewater treatment systems.