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University of Glasgow: Sustainable Energy

Institution University of Glasgow View institution profile
Department School of Engineering
Web www.glasgow.ac.uk/
Study type Taught

Summary

The Masters in Sustainable Energy is an interdisciplinary programme that will equip you for employment within the international energy sector. This programme addresses all the key aspects of sustainable energy, from the most advanced technologies through to ethical and economic considerations.

This programme provides an in-depth knowledge of the social and economic drivers of the current UK and international energy industry, and insights in the behavioural, business and technical aspects concerned with energy production and distribution.

Students will learn a range of technical knowledge in the science and engineering of energy production and use, with emphases towards chemical, electrical and mechanical engineering, dependent on the students’ preferences and past experience.

This programme provides an in-depth knowledge of the social and economic drivers of the current UK and international energy industry, and insights in the behavioural, business and technical aspects concerned with energy production and distribution. Students will learn a range of technical knowledge in the science and engineering of energy production and use, with emphases towards chemical, electrical and mechanical engineering, dependent on the students’ preferences and past experience. * Students will graduate from this programme with a complete scientific knowledge and appreciation of the relevance of traditional and emerging energy technologies. * Learning will be underpinned with regular industrial lectures and commentary so that the context is maintained and highlighted throughout the year. * The MSc Sustainable Energy is accredited in the “Further Learning” category accredited by the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), the Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE), the Institute of Highway Engineers (IHE), the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (CIHT), and the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). This means that a student with an accredited BEng undergraduate degree can take the accredited "Further Learning" MSc to top-up their academic qualifications in order to meet the full academic requirements for conferral of the title of Chartered Engineer. This is an alternative route to the 5-year undergraduate MEng route. * The programme is in the process of gaining reaccreditation with the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. * Electronic and Electrical Engineering at Glasgow is ranked in the top 10 in the UK (Complete University Guide 2022). * The School of Engineering has an Athena Swan Bronze Award, demonstrating the school’s commitment to supporting women in scientific studies and careers, and to improving the working environment for all.

Modes of delivery of the MSc in Sustainable Energy include lectures, seminars and tutorials and allow students the opportunity to take part in lab, project and team work.

You will take a combination of core and optional courses, and a project which you will select from a list of standard projects or you can suggest a project of your own choosing.

Core courses

  • ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT
  • ENERGY CONVERSION SYSTEMS M
  • INTEGRATED SYSTEMS DESIGN PROJECT M
  • RENEWABLE AND SUSTAINABLE ENERGY 4
  • MSC PROJECT

Optional courses may include

  • ELECTRICAL ENERGY SYSTEMS M
  • ENVIRONMENTAL BIOTECHNOLOGY 4
  • ENVIRONMENTAL ETHICS AND BEHAVIOUR CHANGE
  • INDUSTRIAL AERODYNAMICS M
  • NUCLEAR POWER REACTORS
  • POWER ELECTRONICS AND DRIVES M
  • THEORY AND PRINCIPLES OF SUSTAINABILITY

The degree is designed to develop future leaders and decision makers in the growing international energy business. Graduates may expect to forge careers in established energy generation and transmission companies (for instance in the UK, National Grid, Scottish and Southern Energy, etc.), energy consultancy businesses, traditional oil, gas and construction companies who are moving rapidly into renewables, or fresh new companies in the wind, marine, solar or biomass sectors. Scotland, in particular, has seen great expansion in sustainable energy businesses in the last decade, with some of the best worldwide potential for wind, wave and tidal generation.

Graduates of this programme have gone on to work for companies such as Town Rock Energy, Renewables First and Cognolink. Positions include Geothermal Energy Engineer, Research Analyst, Hydropower Engineer and Research Assistant.

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University of Glasgow


The University of Glasgow is one of the UK’s most prestigious seats of learning, and the fourth oldest university in the English speaking world. Established in 1451 and recognised for its world-changing research and teaching, the University has inspired thinkers from eminent scientist Lord Kelvin and the father of economics Adam Smith, to Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. 

Rankings

The University:

  • is ranked 73rd in the world in the QS World University Rankings 2022
  • is in the top 100 in the world: Times Higher World University Rankings 2022
  • 95.9% of students in employment or further study 6 …
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