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Overview

This course introduces participants to the diverse sources, technologies and applications of energy from biomass.

Summary

This short course will introduce participants to the diverse sources, technologies and applications of energy from biomass for electricity generation, heat generation and as transport fuel. Waste applications will also be considered as there are some technological overlaps.

This course can be taken individually or combined over a period of time towards a Postgraduate Certificate of Professional Development https://www.ulster.ac.uk/courses/201819/postgraduate-certificate-of-professional-development-16046

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About this course

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About

This course introduces participants to the diverse sources, technologies and applications of energy from biomass for electricity generation, heat generation and as transport fuel. The aim of the course is to establish the amounts and role of sustainable biomass and detail the technologies that are capable of exploiting it effectively. Energy from waste will also be considered as an option. Environmental and social impacts of biomass and waste use will also be examined.

This course is designed to meet a need for engineers and energy professionals to deliver energy conscious and environmentally sustainable solutions for use by the public, industry, services and government. The course is designed to provide participants with an in depth knowledge and understanding of the scientific and technological issues concerning energy systems.

Linked programmes

MEng (Hons) Energy and Building Services Engineering, PgCertPD Postgraduate Certificate of Professional Development, PgDip/MSc Renewable Energy and Energy Management

Assessment

100% Coursework – (1) Online case studies (20%), (2) Written assignment to design a biomass installation (40%) and (3) Written report on suitable technologies review and critical analysis (40%).

Attendance

This course is delivered online for 12 weeks with no on-campus attendance requirements starting 28 January 2019.

Entry requirements

Degree in a relevant engineering or scientific discipline.

English Language Requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English must meet the minimum English entrance requirements of the University and will need to provide recent evidence of this (certified within the last two years).

Most of our courses require a minimum English level of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score under 5.5. Trinity ISE: Pass at level III also meets this requirement.

Please see details of the English language qualifications and certificates we can accept - https://www.ulster.ac.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0005/177404/Other-english-language-tests-and-qualifications-2017.pdf

International applicants will also require a short-term study visa. Further information is available at https://www.ulster.ac.uk/international/visa-immigration

Start dates

  • 28 January 2019
How to apply

Apply

How to apply

The following page explains the postgraduate short course application procedure:

https://www.ulster.ac.uk/apply/how-to-apply/short-courses (choose postgraduate short courses)

Start dates

  • 28 January 2019

Fees and funding

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Prices

Northern Ireland & EU:
£458.25
England, Scotland, Wales
and the Islands:
£458.25

International:
£1,140.00

Fees information

Information about how to pay for a course including different payment options is available at

https://www.ulster.ac.uk/finance/student/tuition-fees-payments

Scholarships, awards and prizes

Fee waivers may be available to those who meet the eligibility criteria. More information is available from FlexEd@ulster.ac.uk

Contact

Email: FlexEd@ulster.ac.uk

Telephone: (+44) 028 9036 6680

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Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment

School of the Built Environment