The MSc Sustainable Energy and Entrepreneurship is offered by the Department of Architecture and Built Environment in conjunction with the Nottingham University Business School. This course provides students with advanced skills in renewable energy, energy efficiency and business.
The economic wealth of a country depends not only on its research base but also on its ability to exploit the commercial potential of its intellectual property. This course provides vital training in each of the areas within the field of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies. Students will gain technical skills in this field as well as becoming fluent in the financial, marketing and managerial aspects of modern business. It aims to develop confidence and understanding in the specialist field of entrepreneurship applied to technology that can arise from the research base of sustainable energy subjects.
By the end of the course, you will have gained useful and technical knowledge in the areas of sustainable energy and business as well as the application of technologies to proposed business models, and you will be adept at communicating and presenting yourself and your projects to an audience. Graduates from the course will be well placed to pursue careers in renewable energy technology industries.
As part of its remit, the Department of Architecture and Built Environment aims to develop your vocational skills and the environmentally responsible attitude necessary in today's rapidly changing world. The department enjoys strong collaborative links with overseas institutions. You may have the opportunity to attend conferences, seminars and training courses both in the UK and abroad. Nottingham University Business School is a leading centre for management education and its mission is to be a top ranked international business school, excellent in both teaching and research.
This course combines three elements: lectures in business and industrial skills (60 credits); lectures in leading-edge renewable energy technology (60 credits); and the application of these technologies to a proposed business model via a 60-credit summer project.
The ‘Renewable Energy Technology Transfer Project’ will be completed during the summer period and will provide students with the opportunity to undertake independent research into a topic appropriate to renewable energy technology transfer and apply business knowledge and skills developed through the course, working closely with companies specialising in renewable energy technologies.
The MSc Sustainable Energy and Entrepreneurship is offered on a full-time basis over one year (12 months).
During the autumn and spring semesters, you will complete a total of 120 credits worth of modules taught within the Department of Architecture and Built Environment and Nottingham University Business School.
Finally, you will complete a Renewable Energy Technology Transfer Project (worth 60 credits) during the summer period at the end of the course.
The business element comprises of six modules:
- Creative Problem Solving
- Finance and Accounting
- Innovation Management
- Project Management
- Marketing for Entrepreneurs
- Science Technology Arts and Business
The technology element comprises three compulsory modules:
- Regulation and Management of Energy Supply and Use
- Renewable Energy Technology
- Research Methodologies
You will then be able to choose three further optional modules from topics such as:
- Acoustics and Lighting
- Air Conditioning Technologies
- Advanced Topics of Heat Transfer
- Combined Heat and Power Systems
- Combustion and Pollution Control
- Cooling Technologies and Applications
- Energy Conversion and Utilisation
- Environmental Sustainability
- Hydrogen Economy and Technology
- Materials and Building Physics
Career Prospects and Employability
The acquisition of a masters degree demonstrates a high level of knowledge in a specific field. Whether you are using it to enhance your employability, as preparation for further academic research or as a means of vocational training, you may benefit from careers advice as to how you can use your new found skills to their full potential.
2.1 (Upper 2nd class hons degree or international equivalent)
6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element)
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Last updated December 16, 2015