Renewable Energy Systems Engineering - 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, 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

11/09/2017

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
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
State-of-the-art knowledge in renewable energy technologies, in terms of: Approaches to the assessment of renewable energy technologies; K
State-of-the-art knowledge in renewable energy technologies, in terms of: The processes, equipment, products, and integration opportunities of biomass-based manufacturing. K
State-of-the-art knowledge in process systems engineering methods, in the areas of: Modelling and Simulation of Process Systems K
State-of-the-art knowledge in process systems engineering methods, in the areas of: Mathematical Optimisation and Decision Making K
State-of-the-art knowledge in process systems engineering methods, in the areas of: Process Systems Design K
Advanced level of understanding in technical topics of preference, in one or more of the following aspects: Process and energy integration K
Advanced level of understanding in technical topics of preference, in one or more of the following aspects: Economics of the energy sector K
Advanced level of understanding in technical topics of preference, in one or more of the following aspects: Sustainable development K
Advanced level of understanding in technical topics of preference, in one or more of the following aspects: Supply chain management K
Select, define and focus upon an issue at an appropriate level C
Collect and digest knowledge and information selectively and independently to support a particular scientific or engineering enquiry C
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
Assess the available renewable energy systems P
Design and select appropriate collection and storage, and optimise and evaluate system design P
Apply generic systems engineering methods such as modelling, simulation, and optimization to facilitate the assessment and development of renewable energy technologies and systems P
Preparation and delivery of communication and presentation; T
Report and essay writing; T
Use of general and professional computing tools; T
Collaborative working with team members; T
Organising and planning of work T
Research into new areas, particularly in the aspect of literature review and skills acquisition. T

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

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.