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Overview

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

Summary

Study Energy Policy, Markets and Economics at Ulster University in the United Kingdom.

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/course-finder/201617/postgraduate-certificate-of-professional-development-13208

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About this course

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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 (starting 30 January 2017) with no on-campus attendance requirements.

Entry requirements

Degree in a relevant engineering or scientific discipline.

English Language Requirements

International applicants whose first language is not English must meet the minimum English entrance requirements of the University, which is a minimum acceptable score for the British Council IELTS of 6.0 (with no contributing band of less than 5.5) or equivalent.

Start dates

  • 30 January 2017
How to apply

Apply

The following page explains the postgraduate short course application procedure:

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

How to apply

Start dates

  • 30 January 2017

Fees and funding

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Prices

Northern Ireland & EU:
£429.15
England, Scotland & Wales:
£429.15
International:
£1,072.35

Scholarships, awards and prizes

Fee waivers may be available to those who meet the eligibility criteria. More information is available at http://addl.ulster.ac.uk/docs/FlexiblePathwaysApplication201516.docx

Contact

Email: FlexEd@ulster.ac.uk

Telephone: (+44) 028 9036 6680