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Renewable Energy: Technology and Sustainability

Are you looking to pursue or develop your career in energy or sustainability related fields?

A master's from our internationally renowned School, with its strong reputation for research and education relating to the design, construction and operation of the buildings and places within which we live, work and play, will help you take the next step.

The School of Construction Management and Engineering is one of the world's leading university departments dealing with the challenges of the built environment. In the latest Research Excellence Framework (2014), 83% of our research is rated world leading or internationally excellent, and we are ranked 3rd in the UK for research impact in architecture, built environment and planning (Times Higher Education Institutions Ranked By Subject, 2014, based on its analysis of REF 2014).
Throughout this course, you will engage with issues and debates concerning the role of energy, including examining the technical and policy questions arising from global demands for secure, affordable and sustainable processes.

Accredited by the Energy Institute and the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE), the course is informed by our world-class research in the area - enabling you to develop your knowledge further in a range of areas including carbon management and energy use in the built environment.

This course is offered as a one-year full-time course and as a flexible modular course over 24-63 months. Both the full- and flexible modular courses are delivered via residential weeks at our campus and supported through our online learning environment.

In addition to the University facilities available to all students, you will have access to the School's dedicated facilities, such as the School's Resource Room, which includes:

*study spaces for individual and group work as well as subject-specific learning resources
*dedicated computer labs for use by our students, equipped with the latest digital technology and software, including building information modelling (BIM), 3D laser scanning, 3D visualisation, virtual reality headsets, building energy simulations and urban microclimate simulations.

Whether you join the full-time or flexible course, you will be taught in one-week intensive blocks, with assignment work between teaching weeks. Class sizes may vary from 10 to up to 40 students, and optional modules are shared with other programmes in the School. You will develop your skills and knowledge on this course through a combination of lectures, seminars, tutorials, guided reading, on-line resources and written assignments.

The School has a wide-ranging and diverse research programme that is continuously developing. Every lecturer is involved in research and scholarship, all of which impacts on the teaching you will receive. We also have strong links with industry, and you will benefit from industry visits and industry speakers on this course.

Using this degree as an entry qualifcation, you can achieve your professional qualifications following a two-year training period in industry.

CAREERS
This degree enables you to pursue a variety of careers in professional roles, such as:

*energy officer
*sustainability consultant
*sustainable energy consultant
*renewables engineer
*renewables consultant
*technical director
*project analyst
*researcher
*sales and marketing specialist
*design engineer.

Entry requirements

MSc: You are normally required to have a good undergraduate honours degree (or equivalent from a university outside the UK). If you have other qualifications and a number of years' relevant work experience then you may also be eligible to apply.
IELTS: 6.5 overall with no element less than 5.5 (or equivalent).

Course modules

* Energy in buildings

* Urban energy systems

* Energy and the environment

* Carbon management

* Renewable energy systems

Assessment methods

Dissertation

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2019 19,230 (Whole course) International 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 8,620 (Whole course) Home/EU 12 Months
MSc Part-time September 2019 19,230 (Whole course) International 24 Months
MSc Part-time September 2019 8,620 (Whole course) Home/EU 24 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 8,620 (Whole course) Channel Islands 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 8,620 (Whole course) Scotland 12 Months
MSc Part-time September 2019 8,620 (Whole course) Channel Islands 24 Months
MSc Part-time September 2019 8,620 (Whole course) England 24 Months
MSc Part-time September 2019 8,620 (Whole course) EU 24 Months
MSc Part-time September 2019 8,620 (Whole course) Northern Ireland 24 Months
MSc Part-time September 2019 8,620 (Whole course) Wales 24 Months
MSc Part-time September 2019 8,620 (Whole course) Scotland 24 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 8,620 (Whole course) England 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 8,620 (Whole course) EU 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 8,620 (Whole course) Northern Ireland 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 8,620 (Whole course) Wales 12 Months

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