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MSc Energy and Environment

Year 1

(Award available for year: Master of Science)

Learning outcomes

On completion of the programme students should have shown evidence of being able to:

- demonstrate in-depth, specialist knowledge and mastery of techniques and information relevant to energy and environmental engineering in areas such as pollution sampling and analysis, sustainable energy processes, atmospheric processes and climate change control technology;
- exhibit mastery in the exercise of advanced generic and energy industry related skills such as the use of specific environmental modelling IT software;
- demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of techniques applicable to their own research or advanced scholarship in the field of energy and environmental engineering;
- take a proactive and self-reflective role in working and develop professional relationships with others;
- critically and creatively evaluate current issues, research and advanced scholarship in the field of energy and environmental engineering;
- undertake an individual research project on an energy-related topic and be able to plan, research, execute and analyse the results from an appropriate programme of work.

Transferable (key) skills

Masters (Taught) students will have had the opportunity to acquire the following abilities as defined in the modules specified for the programme:

- the skills necessary to undertake a higher research degree and/or for employment in a higher capacity in industry or area of professional practice;
- evaluating their own achievement and that of others;
- self direction and effective decision making in complex and unpredictable situations;
- independent learning and the ability to work in a way which ensures continuing professional development;
- critical engagement in the development of professional/disciplinary boundaries and norms.


Achievement for the degree of Master (taught programme) will be assessed by a variety of methods in accordance with the learning outcomes of the modules specified for the year/programme and will involve the achievement of the students in:

- evidencing an ability to conduct independent in-depth enquiry within the discipline;
- demonstrating the ability to apply breadth and/or depth of knowledge to a complex specialist area;
- drawing on a range of perspectives on an area of study;
- evaluating and criticising received opinion;
- making reasoned judgements whilst understanding the limitations on judgements made in the absence of complete data.


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