Taught course

Sustainable Energy and Environment

Institution
Cardiff University · Cardiff School of Engineering
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

For entry requirements for this course, please visit our website: https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/taught/courses/group/sustainable-energy-and-environment

Months of entry

September

Course content

Amidst the introduction of new energy and environmental technologies, this course aims to train graduates that are capable of working across the interface of traditional disciplines and be effective in an ever increasing multidisciplinary environment.

Climate change, the global consumption of energy and the use of fossil fuels to provide us with heat, power and transportation are all engineering challenges which need addressing now and in the future. It is clear that solutions to these long-term problems ­– ensuring the best use of resources, and developing new more sustainable ways to produce and use energy – will require graduates who can work in an increasingly multidisciplinary environment.

This course will offer you the knowledge and expertise you will need in relation to sustainable energy and the environmental impact of energy systems.

The course aims to:

  • Produce postgraduate specialists who can demonstrate mastery of a broad spectrum of advanced engineering principles to real-life technological, financial, regulatory, managerial and ethical problems encountered in the Sustainable Energy and Environmental profession, and who are equipped to be key professional players in the wider industry, the professions, and public service.
  • Produce postgraduates with a systematic understanding of knowledge, and a critical awareness of current problems and new insights which are at the forefront of Sustainable Energy Systems and the Environment.
  • Help students develop a comprehensive understanding of techniques applicable to their own research or advanced scholarship.
  • Produce individuals who can show originality in application of knowledge, together with a practical understanding of how established techniques of research and enquiry are used to create and interpret knowledge in the area of Sustainable Energy and Environmental Systems.
Distinctive features

The distinctive features of the programme include:

  • The opportunity for students to learn in a research-led teaching institution serviced by staff rated in the highest possible category by independent Government assessment.
  • The opportunity to work in facilities commensurate with a top-class research unit.
  • The opportunity for students to undertake project work in a successful, research-based environment.
  • The programme has been designed to provide technical and managerial skills needed by industry, academia and the public sector.
  • The substantial industrial input to the programme through invited lecturers and where appropriate offer industrially-based projects.
  • A variety of specialist modules on offer.
  • An open and engaging culture between students and staff, with student representatives as full members on School committees.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Enquiries
Email
postgradenquiries@cardiff.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)29 2087 0084