The MSc Sustainable Energy and Entrepreneurship is offered by the Department of Architecture and Built Environment in conjunction with the Nottingham University Business School.This course provides students with advanced skills in renewable energy, energy efficiency and business.
The course is designed for students with a background in Engineering (e.g. Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Energy, etc.) or Science (Physics, Chemistry, Environmental Science) or Economics.
The course is also suitable for the applicants with a background in Architecture, Geography, Business, Management or other similar subjects, with an evidence of their basic mathematics skill and their basic knowledge or experience in energy.
- As part of its remit, the Department of Architecture and Built Environment aims to develop your vocational skills and the environmentally responsible attitude necessary in today's rapidly changing world.
- The department enjoys strong collaborative links with overseas institutions.
- Nottingham University Business School is a leading centre for management education and its mission is to be a top-ranked international business school, excellent in both teaching and research.
The economic wealth of a country depends not only on its research base but also on its ability to exploit the commercial potential of its intellectual property.This course provides vital training in each of the areas within the field of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies. Students will gain technical skills in this field as well as becoming fluent in the financial, marketing and managerial aspects of modern business.It aims to develop confidence and understanding in the specialist field of entrepreneurship applied to technology that can arise from the research base of sustainable energy subjects.
By the end of the course, you will have gained useful and technical knowledge in the areas of sustainable energy and business as well as the application of technologies to proposed business models, and you will be adept at communicating and presenting yourself and your projects to an audience.Graduates from the course will be well placed to pursue careers in renewable energy technology industries.
This course combines three elements: lectures in business and industrial skills (60 credits); lectures in leading-edge renewable energy technology (60 credits); and the application of these technologies to a proposed business model via a 60-credit summer project.
The ‘Renewable Energy Technology Transfer Project’ will be completed during the summer period and will provide students with the opportunity to undertake independent research into a topic appropriate to renewable energy technology transfer and apply business knowledge and skills developed through the course, ideally working closely with companies specialising in renewable energy technologies.
The MSc Sustainable Energy and Entrepreneurship is offered on a full-time basis over one year (12 months).
During the autumn and spring semesters, you will complete a total of 120 credits worth of modules taught within the Department of Architecture and Built Environment and Nottingham University Business School.
Finally, you will complete a Renewable Energy Technology Transfer Project (worth 60 credits) during the summer period at the end of the course.
This course is also offered on a part-time basis over two years.
- Principles of Renewable and Energy Efficient Technologies (20 credits)
- Renewable Energy Technology Design and Appraisal (20 credits)
- Research and Professional Skills, Tools and Methods (20 credits)
- Entrepreneurship and Creativity (20 credits)
- Launching New Ventures (20 credits)
- Leading Entrepreneurial Growth (20 credits)
- Research Project (60 credits)
Please note that all module details are subject to change.
The modules we offer are inspired by the research interests of our staff and as a result may change for reasons of, for example, research developments or legislation changes. This list is an example of typical modules we offer, not a definitive list.
Many graduates of this MSc programme have been rewarded for their innovative ideas and contribution to real energy projects. Graduates have entered both academia and industry in the UK and overseas.
The MSc course develops a practical and theoretical understanding and therefore enables graduates to work with sustainable energy technology or architectural environmental engineering firms, move into teaching at university level, or undertake research leading to a PhD.
The University of Nottingham has been recognised as delivering a Gold standard in the Teaching Excellence Framework(TEF), which aims to recognise and reward excellent learning and teaching.
Career Prospects and Employability
The University of Nottingham is consistently named as one of the most targeted universities by Britain’s leading graduate employers* and can offer you a head-start when it comes to your career.
*The Graduate Market 2013-2017, High Fliers Research
The University of Nottingham has been named as the best university in the UK for graduate employment, by 2017 The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide.
The acquisition of a master’s degree from the University of Nottingham demonstrates a high level of knowledge in a specific field. Whether you are using it to enhance your employability, as preparation for further academic research or as a means of vocational training, you may benefit from careers advice as to how you can use your new found skills to their full potential.
Our Careers and Employability Service will help you do this, working with you to explore your options and inviting you to attend recruitment events where you can meet potential employers, as well as suggesting further development opportunities, such as relevant work experience placements and skills workshops.
- Entry requirements: 2.1 (Upper 2nd class Hons degree or international equivalent) (high 2.2 degrees with relevant working experience can be considered)
- IELTS: 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element)
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