Renewable Energy Systems Engineering MSc - 2017/8

Awarding body

University of Surrey

Teaching institute

University of Surrey

Framework

FHEQ Level 7

Final award and programme/pathway title

MSc Renewable Energy Systems Engineering

Subsidary award(s)

Award Title
PGDip Renewable Energy Systems Engineering
PGCert Renewable Energy Systems Engineering

Modes of study

Route code Credits and ECTS Credits
Full-time PFZ61012 180 credits and 90 ECTS credits
Part-time PFZ61013 180 credits and 90 ECTS credits

JACs code

H800

QAA Subject benchmark statement (if applicable)

Other internal and / or external reference points

N/A

Faculty and Department / School

Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences - Chemical and Process Engineering

Programme Leader

CECELJA F Dr (Chm Proc Eng)

Date of production/revision of spec

21/11/2017

Educational aims of the programme

This programme investigates both renewable energy and systems technologies in order to produce scientific researchers and engineers who are competent in the R&D and engineering tasks applicable to the renewable energy and sustainable development sectors.

Its primary aims lie in developing a global understanding of the major types of renewable energy technologies, in-depth knowledge of the technology for biomass-based renewable energy, and knowledge and skills in systems modelling and optimisation.

A balanced curriculum will be provided with a core of renewable energy and systems engineering modules supplemented by a flexible element by way of elective modules that permit students to pursue an element of specialisation relevant to their backgrounds, interests and/or career aspirations.

An integrated approach is taken so as to provide a coherent view that explores the interrelationships between the various components of the programme.

Programme learning outcomes

Attributes Developed Awards Ref.
State-of-the-art knowledge in renewable energy technologies, in terms of: The sources, technologies, systems, performance, and applications of all the major types of renewable energy; K PGCert, PGDip, MSc
State-of-the-art knowledge in renewable energy technologies, in terms of: Approaches to the assessment of renewable energy technologies; K PGCert, PGDip, MSc
State-of-the-art knowledge in renewable energy technologies, in terms of: The processes, equipment, products, and integration opportunities of biomass-based manufacturing. K PGCert, PGDip, MSc
State-of-the-art knowledge in process systems engineering methods, in the areas of: Modelling and Simulation of Process Systems K PGDip, MSc
State-of-the-art knowledge in process systems engineering methods, in the areas of: Mathematical Optimisation and Decision Making K PGDip, MSc
State-of-the-art knowledge in process systems engineering methods, in the areas of: Process Systems Design K PGDip, MSc
Advanced level of understanding in technical topics of preference, in one or more of the following aspects: Process and energy integration K MSc
Advanced level of understanding in technical topics of preference, in one or more of the following aspects: Economics of the energy sector K MSc
Advanced level of understanding in technical topics of preference, in one or more of the following aspects: Sustainable development K MSc
Advanced level of understanding in technical topics of preference, in one or more of the following aspects: Supply chain management K MSc
Select, define and focus upon an issue at an appropriate level C PGCert, PGDip, MSc
Collect and digest knowledge and information selectively and independently to support a particular scientific or engineering enquiry C PGCert, PGDip, MSc
Develop and apply relevant and sound methodologies for analysing the issue, developing solutions, recommendations and logical conclusions, and for evaluating the results of own or other's work C PGDip, MSc
Assess the available renewable energy systems P PGCert, PGDip, MSc
Design and select appropriate collection and storage, and optimise and evaluate system design P PGCert, PGDip, MSc
Apply generic systems engineering methods such as modelling, simulation, and optimization to facilitate the assessment and development of renewable energy technologies and systems P PGCert, PGDip, MSc
Preparation and delivery of communication and presentation; T PGCert, PGDip, MSc
Report and essay writing; T PGCert, PGDip, MSc
Use of general and professional computing tools; T PGCert, PGDip, MSc
Collaborative working with team members; T PGCert, PGDip, MSc
Organising and planning of work T PGCert, PGDip, MSc
Research into new areas, particularly in the aspect of literature review and skills acquisition. T PGCert, PGDip, MSc

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Programme structure

Full-time

This Master's Degree programme is studied full-time over one academic year, consisting of 180 credits at FHEQ level 7*. All modules are semester based and worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits)
- Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits)
*some programmes may contain up to 30 credits at FHEQ level 6.

Part-time

This Master's Degree programme is studied part-time over two academic years, consisting of 180 credits at FHEQ level 7. All modules are semester based and worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits)
- Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits)

Programme Adjustments (if applicable)

N/A

Modules

Opportunities for placements / work related learning / collaborative activity

Associate Tutor(s) / Guess Speakers / Visiting Academics Y
Professional Training Year (PTY) N
Placement(s) (study or work that are not part of PTY) N
Clinical Placement(s) (that are not part of the PTY scheme) N
ERASMUS Study (that is not taken during Level P) N
Study exhange(s) (that are not part of the ERASMUS scheme) N
Dual degree N

Quality assurance

The Regulations and Codes of Practice for taught programmes can be found at:

https://www.surrey.ac.uk/quality-enhancement-standards

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2017/8 academic year.