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Sustainable Engineering (Renewable Energy Systems and the Environment) MSc/PgDip

University of Strathclyde

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    University of Strathclyde

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    12 months

Course summary

Why this course?

Renewable Energy Systems and the Environment is one of the pathways offered within our Sustainable Engineering programme. Examining how quality of life can be balanced by the need for conservation of world resources, you'll explore the impact energy has on the environment and how it can be reduced

You’ll learn about different energy resources – renewable, fossil and nuclear – and look at the systems that are employed to control these resources such as:

  • combined heat and power schemes
  • heat pumps
  • solar capture devices
  • high efficiency condensing boilers
  • advanced materials
  • adaptive control systems.

Our course has been running for more than 20 years and has over 400 graduates. External examiners consistently refer to our beneficial links with industry and the high quality of our project work.

What you’ll study

Studying at least three generic modules will meet the key requirements to attain Chartered Engineer status. You'll also take three specialist modules if you’re studying for the Postgraduate Certificate and up to five for a Postgraduate Diploma or MSc.

Successful completion of six modules leads to the award of a Postgraduate Certificate.

Group project

You'll work together in a group of four or five students on a project focusing on a particular energy/environment system. Each project includes a technical appraisal, and, where appropriate, an assessment of its cost effectiveness and environmental impact.

At the end of the project, you'll present to invited guests from industry during the University’s Knowledge Exchange week. This event provides an important networking opportunity for students.

Individual project

You'll work independently on an energy topic with a more in-depth analysis than in the group project.

Accreditation

The course is approved by the Energy Institute, the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and the Royal Aeronautical Society and meets the academic requirements for Chartered Engineer (CEng) status.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 20,900per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

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University of Strathclyde

  • University League Table

    35th

  • Campus address

    University of Strathclyde, McCance Building, 16 Richmond Street, Glasgow, Glasgow, City Of, G1 1XQ, Scotland

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    5th out of 72 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 241
    210 94%

    3rd

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    86 86%

    23rd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.07 81%

    26th

    1

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