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Renewable Energy BSc Hons

Coventry University

Program Overview

The course aims to introduce you to the management of energy system transitions. The course is centred around renewable energy production, how rapid technological advancements are changing the way that renewable energy is being generated and supplied, and the social and environmental impacts of these processes.

  • Five core themes of Project Management, Data Analysis and Management, Energy Economics, Health, Safety and Environment, and Technology are explored.
  • The final year of study allows you the opportunity to undertake a project of your choice (within the broad field of Renewable Energy).
  • Applied skills and knowledge are prominent throughout the course, and real-life case studies are used to both introduce and develop theories and concepts.
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  Location

CoventryUnited Kingdom

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  Course Duration

36 Months

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  Tuition Fee

£ 18,050

 Score

IELTS: 6

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Why you should study this course

The global energy sector is changing, and the pace of change will likely increase as technology improves and policy support for clean energy solutions grows stronger. This Renewable Energy Management BSc course has been designed to meet this challenge, and features the latest energy sector developments, aiming to ensure you are well placed to take advantage of this fast-moving sector upon successful graduation.

What you'll study

Year one

In Year 1, there is a focus on teaching the fundamentals that will underpin successful progression through the course. These “essentials” are very largely delivered through two key modules, Fundamentals of Energy, and Global Energy Systems. Completion of these modules should ensure that all students are at the same level of knowledge, given the great variety of topics that may be covered in different syllabuses at A-level. Field skills and research skills are also introduced.

Modules

  • Fundamentals of Energy (20 credits)

  • Global Energy Systems (30 credits)

  • Field and Higher Education Skills for Energy Students (10 credits)

  • The Environment (20 credits)

  • The Economics of Renewable Energy (30 credits)

Year two
In Year 2, topics become more specialised, and you will be introduced to a variety of topics such as Project Management, Climate Change Science and Environmental Impact Assessment. Field skills and research skills are cultivated further, with a keen eye on the energy dissertation in Year 3.

Modules

  • Renewable Energy Systems (30 credits)

  • Climate Change Science and Symptoms (20 credits)

  • Health and Safety in the Energy Sector (10 credits)

  • Environmental Impact Assessment (20 credits)

  • Add+vantage module (10 credits)

  • Energy Project Management (10 credits)

  • Deployment of Renewable Energy Systems (20 credits)

Final year
In the final year, you will have the opportunity to explore Carbon Capture Utilisation and Storage (CCUS) and Negative Emission Technologies (NETs), a topic that has a global application. The project forms an important component at this level, requiring detailed knowledge of the skills that have been acquired in previous years and, in some cases, from a year in industry too. The international field trip is also the culmination of the learning of field skills that have been acquired in previous years*.

Modules

  • Environmental Management Research Proposal (10 credits)

  • CCUS and Negative Emission Technologies (10 credits)

  • Renewable Heating/Cooling (20 credits)

  • Stakeholder Engagement (20 credits)

  • Research Dissertation (30 credits)

  • Renewable Transport (20 credits)

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.0 overall with no component lower than 5.5

International Fees
£18,050 per year

International Pathways 2022 Scholarship
You could enjoy a £3,000 reduction in tuition fees.
Our high-quality foundation, international year one and pre-masters courses are for international students who do not meet the requirements for direct entry to their preferred Coventry University undergraduate or postgraduate course. We can support you to achieve the academic and/or English grades you need and help you gain the personal and professional skills required to study at university.

We want to encourage ambitious international students like you to study at Coventry University, so we’ve secured extra financial support for you worth £3,000, to help with the cost of tuition fees, living expenses and accommodation.

The scholarship application deadline is:
September 2022 intake: 31 July 2022

This course - Renewable Energy BSc - will cater for personal, professional, vocational, and academic development within the energy sector. It aims to prepare its graduates for employment within the expanding energy system decarbonisation market. Several of the proposed modules will be specifically designed with the aim to offer you the necessary skills to specifically access expanding sustainable energy job markets.

Global jobs in the (renewable) power sector are forecast to rise from 21 million in 2015 to 35 million in 2050. In the UK, the energy sector currently employs around 680,000 people across a wide range of economic sectors including energy retail, electricity generation, transport, waste management, building management, and transmission/distribution (see note 2). The UK government pronouncement on a net zero carbon target and parliament declaring a climate emergency means that employment in its energy sector needs to adapt to this paradigm shift, which is mirrored around the globe. There is an overriding need for graduates who understand the multi-faceted approaches to adopting clean energy systems for each of these economic sectors.

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