The development of sustainable and renewable methods for power generation is a global priority, motivated by the impacts of fossil fuel use on the environment, as well as dwindling reserves of most fossil fuels. The main challenges in the shift away from fossil-fuel based power generation lie in the development of sustainable energy technologies, from the engineering of new materials to the integration of these technologies into power distribution networks.
In this course, students will gain in-depth and advanced knowledge of a diverse range of sustainable energy technologies, including wind, tidal, solar, fuel cells and biomass. The content ranges from fundamental principles to the latest developments in these technologies. The students will be introduced to key enabling technologies, including those for energy storage (electrical, electrochemical, mechanical and thermal) and power distribution.
Students will also attend seminars on project planning/management, ethics, health & safety, report writing, library skills and career management, to help prepare them for the demands of the course and for future study or employment.
This course is aimed at graduate engineers who wish to pursue a career in the energy technologies industry or those wishing to pursue a career in research through PhD study. Teaching is underpinned by research activities in the following areas:
- Energy storage (thermal and electrical)
- Fuel cells
- Electrical and thermal energy systems
- Sustainable chemical processes and materials (including sustainable fuel production)
- Power systems
- Power electronics for the grid
- Sustainable cities
The University has links with a wide range of institutions both within the UK and internationally and the School benefits from research collaboration with many of these other academic and industrial organisations.
A minimum of a Second Class Honours degree in a relevant branch of engineering or science from a UK university, or an equivalent qualification from an overseas university. For overseas students, an English language certificate is also required.
Industrial experience is not a requirement for entry but in cases where the candidate does not satisfy the academic requirements it may be taken into account.
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Last updated November 16, 2018