The impacts of climate change are becoming visible through out the world, with receding glaciers, changing weather patterns, coastlines and ecosystems. The links between climate change and poverty and human health are a significant future concern. Gas and oil prices have recently been very unstable, and whilst world energy demand carries on increasing, it is likely that production will peak during the next decade. Urban populations are also continuing to grow, bringing with them waste disposal problems, traffic congestion and greater power, heating and refrigeration needs, as well as fire and explosion hazards.
As a response to this we are now seeing changing energy policies worldwide, geared towards encouraging energy autonomy by developing renewable energies and recycling initiatives as well as implementing low carbon technologies. The UK Climate Change Bill will be a driver for change. At the same time pollution control guidelines and emission regulations have tightened both within the EU and world wide. There will be an increasing demand for graduates with an understanding both of the environmental impacts of energy technology choices as well as the technical expertise to further develop them.
This course is taught in the School of Process, Environmental and Materials Engineering, which ranks highly in the league tables.
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Duration: 12 months (full time)
Start date: September
2013 course fees: UK/EU: £10,000; International: £16,500
Scholarships: £5,000 scholarships available.
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Accreditation: The course is accredited by the Energy Institute (EI) under licence from the UK regulator, the Engineering Council, and it satisfies the requirements of further learning for Chartered Engineer (CEng) status.
The tables below show the modules that you will study if you commence your studies in September 2013. This information is taken from the University Programme Catalogue, which is a tool designed for current students to select modules.
If you are looking to start your studies in September 2014 a list of modules will be available shortly in the 2014 brochure.
All of our MSc courses operate on a credit-based modular system. A standard module is typically worth 15 credits and the research project is worth 60 credits. You are required to take modules totalling 180 credits.
|Pollution Sampling and Analysis||15|
|Advanced Energy Systems||15|
|Sustainable Energy Processes||30|
|Climate Change Control Technology||15|
|Optional modules (choose two)|
|Control of Air Pollution||15|
|Energy Management and Conservation||15|
|Waste Treatment and Disposal||15|
This is an indicative list and actual content may vary as we regularly review the content or our courses in light of new experiences and developments in the field.
The need for all businesses and industrial companies to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions will be a major driver within future development. The demand for graduates with the skills offered by the MSc is therefore high.
Typically, graduates of this course are likely to go on to work in senior posts with high levels of responsibility in energy and environmental consultancies, energy specialists, architectural firms, environmental departments of local authorities, government agencies, major funding bodies, large industrial companies and emerging businesses in the renewable sector. Some graduates choose the path of academic research and so subsequently undertake a PhD.
A minimum of a UK second class (2.2) honours degree or equivalent in an engineering, physical science or mathematics discipline. Appropriate industrial experience at a professional level will also be considered.
English language requirement: A pass at GCSE level in English language (grade C or above). If English is not your first language, you are required to provide evidence of proficiency in English. You will need to meet our minimum requirements for one of the following recognised English language tests: the International English Language Testing Service (IELTS), the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and the Pearson Test of English Academic.
The easiest and quickest way to apply for one of our masters courses is to apply online. This way, you can also track your application at each stage of the process. However, if you prefer, you can download an application form to print out and complete. Once complete, please return this, along with the correct documents to our Engineering Admissions Hub either via email or post: Engineering PGT Admissions Hub, Faculty of Engineering, University of Leeds, LS2 9JT, UK.
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