This course introduces participants to the diverse sources, technologies and applications of energy from biomass.
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/course-finder/201718/postgraduate-certificate-of-professional-development-13809
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About this course
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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 programmesMEng (Hons) Energy and Building Services Engineering, PgCertPD Postgraduate Certificate of Professional Development, PgDip/MSc Renewable Energy and Energy Management
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%).
This course is delivered online for 12 weeks with no on-campus attendance requirements starting 29 January 2018.
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.
- 29 January 2018
Fees and funding
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- England, Scotland & Wales:
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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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