MSc/PGDip Energy, Water & Environmental Management

Abertay University

Program Description

MSc/PGDip Energy, Water & Environmental Management

Abertay University

MSc/PGDip Energy, Water & Environmental Management

Why choose this course?

  • Learn the technical and management skills required to identify and manage opportunities in the energy and water sector in the sustainable global environment.
  • Acquire the tools required to synthesise strategies/ solutions to environmental problems.
  • Acquire the knowledge and skills for a technical and managerial career in energy, water and environmental management sectors.
  • Develop a critical understanding of the complex environment and ability to integrate various multi-disciplinary components to reach conclusions in holistic problems of sustainable energy generation and utilisation and water cycle management.

The course is designed and delivered by a team consisting of industrial practitioners and leading academics drawn from the School of Engineering, Science & Technology and the Dundee Business School. The course delivery team is actively engaged in research and consultancy activities, through the Urban Water Technology Centre (UWTC). The Centre benefits from close links with the research groups the Scottish Informatics, Mathematics, Biology and Statistics Centre (SIMBIOS), and Abertay Centre for the Environment (ACE) who have been awarded the highest research rating in Environmental Science of any modern university within Scotland. Emphasis is given to the practical application within industry and commerce, in addition to the appropriate theoretical rigour.

The programme is an integration of scientific, technical, managerial and entrepreneurial concepts in the management of the environment, focusing on energy requirement, production and utilisation. Students are thus equipped with the knowledge on how to harness and exploit energy resources efficiently whilst ensuring sustainability and environmental protection. The programme also offers students diverse and applied knowledge in environmental technology, business and management, thereby producing graduates with the ability to develop and/or manage effectively environmental strategies on a local and global scale.

How you learn
An integrated programme of lectures, tutorials, seminars, practical assignments, case studies and fieldwork are used to enhance your knowledge and understanding. Throughout the course emphasis is placed on participation, and self-directed study. The project phase of the course is designed to allow you to apply your studies within a chosen speciality.

How you are assessed
Assessments include a mixture of written coursework based on active case studies, presentations to demonstrate your knowledge, and exams. Students working towards the MSc qualification will also complete a dissertation.

By working within project groups and by yourself, you will improve your communication, project planning and teamwork skills, which are very important skills for any career. The MSc dissertation allows you to develop a specialist area of expertise.

Entry routes
A good Honours degree or equivalent in an appropriate science or engineering discipline, or social sciences. Candidates with alternative qualifications and/or work experience will also be considered on an individual basis.

All applicants are required to provide certified proof of competence in English Language.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated July 11, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
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Aug. 2017
1 year
Full time
Start date Aug. 2017
United Kingdom Dundee, Scotland
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