About the course
As the renewable energy sector continues to grow there is a need for trained individuals to plan, implement and manage new renewable energy projects. With the Humber, Britain’s ‘Energy Estuary’, rapidly becoming the focus of Britain’s renewables industry and offering excellent scope for industrial placements and career prospects, you could hardly choose a better place to study than the University of Hull. Developed in cooperation with industry experts, this vocational course is one of the only Masters degrees in the UK specifically designed to provide you with the skills and knowledge to work in the renewables sector as a project manager or resource analyst.
You will gain a good understanding of a range of technologies, including wind, tidal, solar and hydro-power, through both lectures and hands-on experience in the laboratory. You will develop an understanding of the key research and analytical skills relevant to renewable energy resource analysis, including GIS and industry software, as well as learning key professional skills such as project management, presentations and group work. There is a strong industrial component, including site visits, guest speakers from industry and the use of 'real-world' examples. The programme is also ideal for students interested in further research.
There are three pathways available:
- Renewable Energy
- Renewable Energy (Resource Management)
- Renewable Energy (Wind)
What you'll study
The teaching programme runs over two Semesters and includes core and optional modules. Each module is worth 20 credits Students take 60 credits in each of the two Semesters and then 60 credits for the dissertation.
The Summer Dissertation consists of an individually supervised, 18,000 word research project often undertaken in association with local authorities, business or industry.
The modules you study depend on which pathway you take.
Principles of Renewable Energy
Principles of GIS
You will make an original contribution to research by designing, carrying out and writing up your own project on a topic you choose, supported by your dissertation supervisor.
Advanced Wind Power
Environmental Management and Policy
Environmental practices (e.g. conservation, renewable energy, pollution prevention, recycling) are heavily steered by the ever-changing realm of policy. You'll gain an understanding of environmental regulation, policy and the practice of environmental management.
Applied Renewable Energy
Environmental Impact Assessment
Energy Generation from Conventional and Renewable Fuels
You will be introduced to the core technical and socioeconomic (sustainability) aspects determining the selection of conventional and alternative fuel balance for energy generation in UK and EU. This includes clean coal, natural gas, biomass residues and other waste.
Professional Consultancy Project
Work with a 'host' organisation on a research project, supervised by University tutors. You'll gain considerable satisfaction and enhanced employability from completing an independent and self-motivated project, while building your relationship with the external company.
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