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Information Overview | Sustainable Energy Systems MSc | Postgraduate Taught Programme | University of Edinburgh | School of Engineering | 2015

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  • The School of Engineering offers an internationally-renowned masters degree based in a world-leading renewable energy group. The programme is a broad and flexible study programme covering the engineering, economic, environmental and policy aspects of sustainable energy systems.

    MSc in Sustainable

    Energy Systems

    Postgraduate opportunities

  • Training experts for the future global

    energy challenges

    The programme is engineering-based, but also covers a wider range of topics including economics, sustainability and environmental studies. Taught material will be supplemented by site visits to power plants and by seminars given by invited lecturers. Extra tutorials and support are always available if requested.

    A unique feature of the programme is its broad approach to the development of sustainable routes to energy generation and supply, within which renewable energy is a focal point. Students are able to create study programmes suited to their interests and aspirations through a choice of optional courses and selection of suitable dissertation/research projects.

    Programme StructureDepending on quotas and timetabling, we can offer further courses from Engineering, Geosciences, Architecture and Social and Political Studies masters programmes.

    Taught componentCore courses Technologies for Sustainable Energy Sustainable Energy Contexts Energy and Environmental Economics Principles of Wind Energy Marine Energy Power Conversion Solar Energy & Photovoltaic Systems

    Plus one of the following, as best required: Mechanical Engineering: Fundamentals of Renewable Energy Electrical Engineering: Fundamentals of Renewable Energy

    DissertationFollowing the taught component of the programme, students conduct a research project) over three months.

    The University of Edinburgh is consistently ranked

    as one of the top 50 universities in the world.

    All information correct at time of print. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written permission of the University.

    The University of Edinburgh is a charitable body, registered in Scotland, with registration number SC005336, March 2015.

    QS World University ranking, 2012/13

    CareersGraduates from our MSc Programme go on to a wide range of activities. Some take up PhD opportunities at Edinburgh and elsewhere; some return to jobs and academia in their own countries; some take up employment with well-known companies in Scotland and the UK, e.g. with energy utilities/companies, energy consultancies, engineering or construction companies and wind/marine renewable companies, as well as elsewhere in the EU.

    Entry requirementsYou should have a UK 2:1 degree (or its international equivalent) preferably in engineering or a physical science.Although the programme covers a range of topics, it is engineering-based. If your background is other than engineering, you are required to have studied mathematics to at least 1st year University level prior to starting this programme of studies.

    Course duration: One year full timeTuition Fee 2015/16*UK/EU Students: 9,650International Students: 21,350Additional programme costs: 250*Fees change annually. For the most up-to-date information about fees see: www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/finance/students/fees

    English Language RequirementsIELTS Academic module 6.5 (with 6.0 in each section), TOEFL iBT 92 (with 20 in each section). For more information about other qualifications we accept please go to www.ed.ac.uk/international/english

    Contact UsPGT Conversion OfficerThe School of EngineeringThe University of EdinburghThe Kings BuildingsEdinburgh EH9 3JLTel: +44 (0)131 651 3565Email: pgtenquiries@eng.ed.ac.uk

    www.eng.ed.ac.ukpgtenquiries@eng.ed.ac.uk

    Scholarshipswww.ed.ac.uk/

    student-funding

    Apply online www.eng.ed.ac.uk/postgraduate/degrees/msctaught/msc-sustainable-energy-systems

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