Overview

The aim of this course is to appreciate, analyse and evaluate current solar thermal and solar photovoltaic technologies.

Summary

This short course will enable participants to appreciate, analyse and evaluate current solar thermal and solar photovoltaic technologies and understand how these resources may be managed with a view to future sustainability and demonstrate how the management of energy can benefit industry financially in the short term and influence sustainability in the longer term.

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

The aim of this course is to appreciate, analyse and evaluate current solar thermal and solar photovoltaic technologies and understand how these resources may be managed with a view to future sustainability as well as to demonstrate how the management of energy can benefit industry financially in the short term and influence sustainability in the longer term.

This course should be of interest to consulting engineers, energy managers or anyone looking to further their career or change career into the energy and renewable energy field.

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 - two written assignments one on Solar Thermal and one on Solar Photovoltaics

Attendance

This course is delivered online for 12 weeks with no on-campus attendance requirements starting 24 September 2018.

Entry requirements

Degree in Physical Sciences, Environmental Sciences, all Engineering disciplines.

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

  • 24 September 2018
How to apply

Apply

How to apply

The following page explains the postgraduate short course application procedure:

http://www.ulster.ac.uk/apply/how-to-apply#pgsc

Start dates

  • 24 September 2018

Fees and funding

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Prices

Northern Ireland & EU:
£458.25
England, Scotland & Wales:
£458.25
International:
£458.25

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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