Next start dates: January 2013, and September 2013
Degree type: MSc/PGDip
UCAS Code: Apply directly to the University
Duration: One year full-time
Why choose this course?
The course is designed and delivered by a team consisting of industrial practitioners and leading academics drawn from the School of Contemporary Sciences, the School of Computing and Engineering Systems and the Dundee Business School. The course delivery team is actively engaged in research and consultancy activities, through the Urban Water Technology Centre (UWTC). The Centre benefits from close links with the research groups the Scottish Informatics, Mathematics, Biology and Statistics Centre (SIMBIOS), and Abertay Centre for the Environment (ACE) who have been awarded the highest research rating in Environmental Science of any modern university within Scotland. Emphasis is given to the practical application within industry and commerce, in addition to the appropriate theoretical rigour.
The programme is an integration of scientific, technical, managerial and entrepreneurial concepts in the management of the environment, focusing on energy requirement, production and utilisation. Students are thus equipped with the knowledge on how to harness and exploit energy resources efficiently whilst ensuring sustainability and environmental protection. The programme also offers students diverse and applied knowledge in environmental technology, business and management, thereby producing graduates with the ability to develop and/or manage effectively environmental strategies on a local and global scale.
Depending on the option modules chosen, you will study a selection from:
- Renewable energy technologies
- Non-renewable energy technologies
- Bioenergy processes
- Carbon and energy management
- Energy and power supply & distribution systems
- International energy & petroleum economics
- Energy and environment regulations and business strategy
- Environmental management systems & sustainability
- Environmental economics
- Risk and impact assessment of energy and environmental projects
- Project Management and Health & Safety
On completion of the taught component of the course (i.e. Postgraduate Diploma stage), students may undertake research projects in any of the themes stated above for the award of MSc. Most of the projects are industry-related.
How you learn
An integrated programme of lectures, tutorials, seminars, practical assignments, case studies and fieldwork are used to enhance your knowledge and understanding. Throughout the course emphasis is placed on participation, and self-directed study. The project phase of the course is designed to allow you to apply your studies within a chosen speciality.
How you are assessed
Assessments include a mixture of written coursework based on active case studies, presentations to demonstrate your knowledge, and exams. Students working towards the MSc qualification will also complete a dissertation.
By working within project groups and by yourself, you will improve your communication, project planning and teamwork skills, which are very important skills for any career. The MSc dissertation allows you to develop a specialist area of expertise.
A good Honours degree or equivalent in an appropriate science or engineering discipline, or social sciences.
Candidates with alternative qualifications and/or work experience will also be considered on an individual basis.
All applicants are required to provide certified proof of competence in English Language and the University's minimum requirements are listed here
What our students say
“I chose the programme because I think renewable energy is the future. Private companies and the governments are going to invest a lot in these clean energy technologies in the next few years, and I think the possibilities to find a job in this sector are high. Moreover, it is a very dynamic and innovative sector, new technologies are introduced every day, and I consider this a very interesting challenge. I like the programme, the organisation is very good, the relationships between students and between students and teachers are great and the subjects are interesting.”
“Energy sustainability is a big issue throughout the world due to increasing price of fossil fuel. Oil and gas companies are now investing huge amounts on developing alternative renewable energy technologies and also in tackling environmental problems associated energy production and use. This course deals with all the above issues. Students are prepared for the energy and environmental challenges of today and in the future. The course is very interesting, but quite demanding and challenging.”
“The course so far has been wonderful and very informative. I have learnt a lot about renewable energies and also non-renewable energies in details. I am really am glad that I chose to study this course.”
Graduates of the course can find employment as environmental engineers, energy management specialists, consultants and managers. Potential employers include: oil and gas companies; energy generation and marketing companies; manufacturing and construction industry; regulatory bodies; local authorities and other public sector organisations; water and waste management industry; non-governmental organisations; environmental pressure groups; and academia.
|Fee Category||September 2013 Fees
||Scholarships & Bursaries
|Scottish and other EU students||
|Other forms of support|
|English, Welsh and Northern Irish
|Bursaries & Scholarships|
|Overseas (non EU) students||
Fee quoted is the total cost providing that the MSc follows on immediately after the PG Dip element and is completed within the same academic year as started. Fees may be subject to increase.