MSc Energy and Environmental Technology and Economics
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Course provider City University
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MSc Energy and Environmental Technology and Economics
As the UK firms up on its post-Kyoto commitments, with developments such as the Climate Change Levy and Emissions Trading, it is becoming clear that a new momentum for energy and environmental management is emerging. This momentum requires a new mix of skills encompassing the more traditional technologies but aligned to the financial, economic and regulatory issues that now play such an important part in the life of those responsible for the purchase and management of energy.
This postgraduate course, accredited by the Energy Institute, has been designed to develop skills in cost-effective management of energy resources and in managing commercial and industrial development within tight environmental constraints. This is achieved through knowledge of the latest technologies and of the economic and regulatory issues. The course addresses the implementation of energy management systems and technologies, including renewables, while recognising the importance of the evolution of energy supply. It also covers important environmental issues such as those arising from combustion of hydrocarbon fuels for industrial and transport purposes. It provides students from economic, management and engineering backgrounds with a firm basis for career development.
Who the course is aimed at
The course is focused towards individuals and industries concerned with investment in energy and environmental technologies and services, the management of energy resources, conversion and use, or related research and development.
It aims to provide a technical and economic framework within which the participants may develop the skills required by a successful industrial economy. This framework will include an examination of EU and UK government policies, commensurate strategies and their implications relative to global activities and the international market in energy resources. This must be against a background of continuing change. Participants will therefore be well equipped with the technical, commercial and managerial skills that will be required to meet Europe’s international commitments.
Why study Energy and Environmental Technology and Economics at City?
Teaching at City is informed by internationally renowned research, and industry links help keep City at the forefront of engineering, enhancing the courses we teach.
• The course is accredited by the Energy Institute
• Strong industry links mean the course features visiting lecturers who are senior figures in their fields
• The scheduling of the course means it is possible to study part time while retaining a full time job
• Both part time and full time students benefit from a high level of support in preparation for modules and project work
• Former students have gone on to build successful careers in a wide variety of areas including oil exploration, petrochemicals, power plant energy audits, and modernisation and maintenance projects
• Formal collaboration with the Centre for Environmental Strategy at the University of Surrey allows students to take elective modules that focus on sustainability
Course structure and duration
The course is normally taught part time, usually over 15 months. Applicants may start at different times during the year.
To obtain an MSc, the student has to pass eight modules (four core and four elective) plus one minor project and one major project.
Participants who fulfil the core and elective requirements but choose not to submit minor and major projects will be awarded a Postgraduate Diploma.
Participants who pass four core modules but do not wish to proceed further will be awarded a Postgraduate Certificate.
Teaching is organised into modules which take up to three consecutive days. These are normally taken at the rate of one a month. This format makes the course attractive to those who wish to study part time while continuing to work full time. Full time students are expected to devote a significant part of their non-taught time to project work and private study.
As participants are likely to come from a variety of backgrounds, special introductory modules for engineers, managers and financial services professionals provide a common starting-point for the main part of the course.
• Introduction to energy and
• Energy policies and economic
• The energy market from the
• Corporate energy management
• Energy, consumer goods and the
• Value ethics and the environment
• Gaseous and particulate
emissions and their control
• Risk management
• Energy in industry and built
• Transport energy and policy
• Emissions trading
• Renewable energy and
• Energy supply and conversion
• Decommissioning of large
For MSc students the major project period provides an opportunity to undertake a substantial piece of work, developed in close collaboration with one of the staff members, many of whom are at the forefront of their technological fields.
Applicants may have financial, management or technological backgrounds, and must be able to show potential to reach a senior position in the energy industry.
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