The programme MSc in Energy & Environmental Management is designed to give a deeper understanding of the inter-relationships between the environment and topics such as energy technology, environmental law, business strategies, policy and other areas. It focuses on environmental auditing, assessment and management procedures, as required by industrial and commercial bodies. Thus the programme emphasises the application of environmental knowledge, but pressures on the wider global environment are also studied. Furthermore, in order that students can better understand these applications, the basic principles of the various disciplines are also covered. The programme has a standard modular structure and a wide variety of teaching and asessment procedures are used.
Why Choose This Programme
With increasing environmental legislation and regulation, commercial and industrial organisations, local authorities and public bodies, all require some environmental input to their activities. The environment offers opportunities to those who understand the issues involved and have a vision broad enough to grasp their inter-disciplinary nature. Thus, the programme offers students the challenge to broaden their understanding of environmental issues in the context of their previous backgrounds and qualifications.
Compulsory Modules: Semester A: Energy and Sustainability; Health, Safety and Environmental Management. Semester B: Renewable Energy Technologies or Energy Technology and GIS & Environmental Management; or Water Quality and Waste Water Treatment.
Elective Modules (two to be selected each semester): Semester A: Environmental Pollution, Motintoring and Analysis, Resources and Sustainability, Environmental Planning and Impact Assessment, Sustainable Waste Management. Semester B: Water Quality and Waste Water Treatment, GIS and Environmental Management, Contaminated Land and Landfill Enginering, Renewable Energy Technologies, Energy Technology, Integrated Case Study, Advanced Waste Treatment Technologies.
MSc: In addition to requirements for PgD, students complete a major project and submit a dissertation.
A combination of coursework, exams and projects.
The programme is fully accredited by the Chartered Insitution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM).
Graduates of this programme can expect to find work as environmental specialists within, or related to, their previous qualifications. Graduates have went on to work for employers including Local Authorities, regulators such as Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA), Lecturing and Research and Consultancy for Private Companies.
Entry Requirements (Essential)
An honours degree or equivalent. Exceptionally candidates without formal degree qualifications but relevant experience may be admitted to the programme and their progress to MSc would depend on performance in the initial modules.