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This course is designed to meet a need for engineers and energy professionals to deliver energy conscious and environmentally sustainable solutions.

Summary

This course examines current and future energy markets, market participation, the development of the smart grid and how building-integrated storage and generation can be used to optimise profit and energy efficiency.

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/201920/postgraduate-certificate-of-professional-development-19834

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About

This course examines current and future energy markets, market participation, the development of the smart grid and how building-integrated storage and generation can be used to optimise profit and energy efficiency.

The aims of the course are to provide participants with an understanding of:

  • Energy economics and management in relation to the built environment and business world, including local/national/international energy policy instruments and targets, and their impact on energy markets.

  • The structure of current and future energy and carbon markets, and likely scenarios for fossil fuel prices.

  • The potential for buildings to become energy and power system assets in the smart grid.

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. It seeks to provide an opportunity to acquire knowledge of renewable energy and energy management, and to develop skills appropriate to its practice. 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

PgCertPD Postgraduate Certificate of Professional Development, PgDip/MSc Renewable Energy and Energy Management

Assessment

100% Coursework(1) Written report on a solution to economic sustainability (50%) and (2) Reflective essay (2000 words) on a subject related to energy economics (50%).

Attendance

This course is delivered online for 12 weeks with no on-campus attendance requirements starting 27 January 2020.

Academic profile

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

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

  • 27 January 2020
How to apply

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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

  • 27 January 2020

Fees and funding

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Prices

Northern Ireland & EU:
£491.70
England, Scotland, Wales
and the Islands:
£491.70

International:
£1,171.65

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

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