The taught element of the programme consists of 12 modules and is followed by a substantial research project leading to a dissertation. The specific goals are:
To enable you to acquire the advanced knowledge and practical skills needed for a professional career in the energy industry, renewable energy industry, local and national governments setting energy and environmental strategies, research and development in energy technologies, and investment houses targeting the energy sector.
To provide you with a sound understanding of the fundamental principles, operation requirements, design criteria and engineering applications of sustainable energy systems such as photovoltaic devices, wind power, hydropower, nuclear power, fuel cells and hybrid propulsion systems.
To enable you to gain appreciation of the social, economic, environmental and policy implications of energy technologies.
To teach the principles of energy conservation and sustainable developments.
To provide you with a range of transferable skills, including critical analysis, problem solving, project management, decision-making, leadership, and communication by oral, visual and/or written means.
To equip you with specialist knowledge, technical expertise and research skills for further research in energy systems and technologies. The programme may be taken in a full-time (one-year), or part-time (up to three years) mode.
University of Southampton
International Student Requirements:
All students must meet the University's English language requirements. US students who have been taught and assessed in English can be made exempt.