MSc Sustainable Energy Engineering

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Construction, Transport and Logistics

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Fees and Funding

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Overview

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

MODULES

  • Core Modules
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    Applied Research and Engineering Practice 1

    Applied Research skills are key to addressing engineering challenges and providing creative solutions. The module aims to provide students with an opportunity to explore a research topic in depth, with appropriate research methods, Interpret the results in an engineering context, provide critical discussion and conclusions, and compose a research dissertation. The students will undertake this in subject areas relevant to the programme they are enrolled on. It also allows them to plan and execute their work plan and manage their time as well as exercising their engineering judgment and applying principles of engineering practice. They are encouraged to experience engineering as problem solving, considering the systematic processes that engineers use to define and resolve problems.

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    Thermo-mechanical Energy Conversion

    The module provides detailed coverage on the thermodynamics, heat transfer, and fluid mechanics aspects of thermo-mechanical energy conversion systems reinforcing main concepts, formulations, design, and analyses. Waste mechanical energy is the inevitable by-product of objects in motion and exists in the form of vibrations, shocks, or strains. As the demand for energy continues to increase, it has now become ever so important to harvest large amount of heat produced by technology (servers, data centres, solar panels, power plants, oil refineries etc.) that would otherwise be wasted by converting it into usable energy. Waste heat can be easily converted efficiently to electricity or hot water for district heating or industrial thanks to cogeneration. Direct conversion of thermal and mechanical energy into electricity is the main focus in this module.

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    Renewable Energy Systems

    The module provides you with advanced knowledge and understanding of power generation and control of renewable energy systems. Types and working of various fuel cells are described along with research challenges for integration with electric propulsion systems.

    Optional Modules
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    Circular Economy and Sustainability

    The ill-informed use and management of construction materials continues to be a global problem and there is a requirement to rationalise the choice and use of materials towards more circular economies where materials and waste remain within the economy cycle for as long as possible. Engineers need to understand the opportunities available to minimise, recycle or recuse the construction waste to minimise the carbon footprint.

    This module has an emphasis on resources consumption and an understanding of circular economy thinking towards a more sustainable society. You will learn to conduct life cycle assessment, life cycle management and related environmental systems analysis approaches, and to make informed decisions about materials and construction methods using life cycle analysis.

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    Environmental Impact Assessment

    This is a heavily research-informed, problem-centred, module with insights from industrialists. It explores the process of evaluating the potential effects of construction on the environment - known worldwide as Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA). The module has two principal themes. The rationale of EIA, and its legal and planning framework is first introduced. The module then introduces the potential impacts and matters than need to be taken into account as part of EIA, how these can be captured, assessed and monitored to minimize the unwelcomed environmental ramifications. Practical case studies and examples will be used here, including but not limited to deep basements, development on challenging grounds like peatlands and reclaimed lands. You are expected to gain insight into possible environmental limitations and risks, management, decision-making, and monitoring.

    The emphasis will be on EIA procedures in the UK, and how this exercise brings together different disciplines and stakeholders. On completing this module, you should be able to identify the need for EIA in construction projects, and that should EIA is needed, how the assessment can be planned and implemented, what soft and hard tools are available to conduct such an assessment, and how potential impacts of construction can be predicted, prevented, corrected and monitored. You should demonstrate your ability in underpinning your ideas with good reasoning, in a critical and professional manner.

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    Industrial Placement

    The aim of this module is to enable you to undertake a placement in a relevant industrial environment to develop your technical and professional skills, within a real work environment to compliment your programme of study.

HOW YOU'LL LEARN

HOW YOU'LL BE ASSESSED

CAMPUS and FACILITIES

Stratford Campus

Stratford Campus, Water Lane, Stratford

WHO TEACHES THIS COURSE

The teaching team includes qualified academics, practitioners and industry experts as guest speakers. Full details of the academics will be provided in the student handbook and module guides.

YOUR FUTURE CAREER