Ynni Cynaladwy a'r Amgylchedd (MSc)
Amidst the introduction of new energy and environmental technologies, this course aims to train graduates that are capable of working across the interface of traditional disciplines and be effective in an ever increasing multidisciplinary environment.
Climate change, the global consumption of energy and the use of fossil fuels to provide us with heat, power and transportation are all engineering challenges which need addressing now and in the future. It is clear that solutions to these long-term problems – ensuring the best use of resources, and developing new more sustainable ways to produce and use energy – will require graduates who can work in an increasingly multidisciplinary environment.
This course will offer you the knowledge and expertise you will need in relation to sustainable energy and the environmental impact of energy systems.
The course aims to:
- Produce postgraduate specialists who can demonstrate mastery of a broad spectrum of advanced engineering principles to real-life technological, financial, regulatory, managerial and ethical problems encountered in the Sustainable Energy and Environmental profession, and who are equipped to be key professional players in the wider industry, the professions, and public service.
- Produce postgraduates with a systematic understanding of knowledge, and a critical awareness of current problems and new insights which are at the forefront of Sustainable Energy Systems and the Environment.
- Help students develop a comprehensive understanding of techniques applicable to their own research or advanced scholarship.
- Produce individuals who can show originality in application of knowledge, together with a practical understanding of how established techniques of research and enquiry are used to create and interpret knowledge in the area of Sustainable Energy and Environmental Systems.
The distinctive features of the programme include:
- The opportunity for students to learn in a research-led teaching institution serviced by staff rated in the highest possible category by independent Government assessment.
- The opportunity to work in facilities commensurate with a top-class research unit.
- The opportunity for students to undertake project work in a successful, research-based environment.
- The programme has been designed to provide technical and managerial skills needed by industry, academia and the public sector.
- The substantial industrial input to the programme through invited lecturers and where appropriate offer industrially-based projects.
- A variety of specialist modules on offer.
- An open and engaging culture between students and staff, with student representatives as full members on School committees.
|Nifer Myfyrwyr newydd nesaf||Medi 2020|
|Ffyrdd eraill i astudio cwrs hwn|
|Achrediadau||Energy Institute (EI)|
Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE)
Meini prawf derbyn
A 2:2 honours degree from a UK university or an equivalent international degree qualification. If you have relevant industrial experience we will give your application individual consideration.
Suitable for graduates in engineering, mathematics, environmental engineering, earth sciences, pure sciences or a related discipline. Good mathematical skills are an advantage.
Entry to courses in Engineering will be subject to the University requirements for English language.
Rhagor o wybodaeth am ofynion Iaith Saesneg.
Mae'n rhaid i ymgeiswyr sydd angen fisa Haen 4 i astudio yn y DU gyflwyno cymhwyster iaith Saesneg derbyniol er mwyn bodloni gofynion UKVI (Fisâu a Mewnfudo y DU).
The programme is presented as a two-year part-time Master's level programme, and is also available in full-time mode over one year.
The programme is presented in two stages: In Stage 1 students follow taught modules to the value of 120 credits, with a limited amount of choice between optional modules. Stage 2 consists of a Dissertation module worth 60 credits.
Mae'r modiwlau a ddangosir yn esiampl o'r cwricwlwm arferol. Byddant yn cael eu hadolygu cyn blwyddyn academaidd 2020/21. Bydd y modiwlau terfynol yn cael eu cyhoeddi erbyn mis Medi 2020.
|Teitl modiwl||Côd modiwl||Credydau|
|Earth and Society||ART222||10 credydau|
|Low Carbon Footprint||ART225||10 credydau|
|Environmental Fluid Mechanics||ENT602||10 credydau|
|Theory and Applications of the Finite Element Method||ENT641||10 credydau|
|Advanced Power Systems and High Voltage Technology||ENT707||10 credydau|
|Risk and Hazard Management in the Energy Sector||ENT721||10 credydau|
|Condition Monitoring, Systems Modelling and Forecasting||ENT726||10 credydau|
|Alternative Energy Systems||ENT739||10 credydau|
|Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer 1||ENT745||10 credydau|
|Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer 2||ENT746||10 credydau|
|Waste Management and Recycling||ENT761||10 credydau|
Sut y caf fy addysgu?
A wide range of teaching styles are used to deliver the diverse material forming the curriculum of the programme. You will be required to attend lecture-, lab- and tutorial-based study during the semesters, and later undertake an individual research project.
While a 10-credit module represents 100 hours of study in total, typically this will involve 24–36 hours of contact time with teaching staff. The remaining hours are intended to be for private study, coursework, revision and assessment. Therefore all students are expected to spend a significant amount of time (typically 20 hours each week) studying independently.
At the beginning of Stage 2, you will be allocated a project supervisor. Dissertation topics are normally chosen from a range of project titles proposed by academic staff in consultation with industrial partners, usually in areas of current research or industrial interest. You are also encouraged to put forward your own project ideas.
Learning Central, the Cardiff University virtual learning environment (VLE), will be used extensively to communicate with students, support lectures and provide general programme materials such as reading lists and module descriptions. It may also be used to provide self-testing assessment and give feedback.
Sut y caf fy nghefnogi?
You will be allocated a personal tutor to assist you with both academic progress and pastoral support when required. The personal tutor will meet with you early on in the programme, and as required thereafter. For the dissertation stage, students will be allocated a supervisor in the relevant field of research whom they should expect to meet with regularly.
In addition to the broad range of support services provided centrally by Cardiff University, students with specific needs will be supported as required.
You will get written feedback for written coursework assignments and oral feedback for assessed presentations.
Sut y caf fy asesu?
Achievement of learning outcomes in the majority of modules is assessed by a combination of coursework assignments, plus University examinations set in January or May. Examinations count for a third to a half of assessment in Stage 1 of the programme, depending on the options chosen, the remainder being largely project work and pieces of coursework.
Award of an MSc requires successful completion of Stage 2, the Dissertation, with a mark of 50% or higher. Candidates achieving 60% may be awarded a Merit and for those achieving a 70% average a Distinction may be awarded. Candidates failing to qualify for an MSc may be awarded a Postgraduate Diploma of Higher Education for 120 credits in Stage 1. Candidates failing to complete the 120 credits required for Stage 1 may still be eligible for the award of a Postgraduate Certificate of Higher Education for the achievement of at least 60 credits.
Pa sgiliau y byddaf yn eu hymarfer a’u datblygu?
As a student on this MSc programme you will practise and develop the following skills:
Knowledge and Understanding
- Understand the multidisciplinary nature of sustainable energy and environment studies, and the need for integration of knowledge from a range of engineering disciplines in the management of sustainable energy challenges.
- Use in an appropriate manner the fundamental scientific laws underlying the operation of a wide range of important renewable and non-renewable energy systems.
- Recognise and be capable of utilising basic relationships and techniques of energy management for a range of given situations.
- Explain and present information associated with appraisal and assessment of energy projects.
- Explain the role of the agencies who police the various sectors of the environment.
- Compare and contrast the different challenges presented by local and global pollution.
- Outline the structure of the UK regulatory framework for management of risk and hazards pertinent to sustainable energy systems, and be capable of explaining its evolution, strengths and weaknesses.
- Explain methods utilised in industry for identifying, quantifying and mitigating risks and hazards.
- Demonstrate knowledge which is at the forefront of a range of sustainable energy and environment disciplines, selected from: thermodynamics, heat transfer, hydro-environmental modelling, sustainability, alternative energy systems, low carbon footprint, condition monitoring, modelling and forecasting.
- Use knowledge and scientific, evidence-based methods in the assessment and solution of sustainable energy and environment challenges, often on the basis of limited and possibly contradictory information.
- Deal with complex sustainable energy and environment issues both systematically and creatively.
- Show originality in tackling both familiar and unfamiliar problems.
- Critically review the background to a sustainable energy systems problem and formulate a programme of works to address the issue.
- Systematically undertake a significant research project in sustainable energy and environment which includes originality in the application of knowledge and the exercise of critical engineering judgement.
- Collect, evaluate, synthesise and interpret qualitative and quantitative data in a variety of ways, and identify means to gain new data where needed.
- Conceive, plan, execute and communicate the results of an extended in-depth piece of individual project work.
- Sustain a critical argument, both in writing and through presentations.
- Use appropriate mathematical and experimental methods for the modelling and analysis of sustainable energy and environmental problems.
- Manipulate, present and report data in a variety of ways.
- Manage resources and time.
- Communicate ideas, principles and theories effectively by oral, written, and physical or practical means.
- Generate a concise literature review.
- Make effective use of information technology and communications (ITC) tools, including spreadsheets, word processors, database systems, and the Internet.
- Work effectively in a group context towards achieving specific goals and targets.
Graduates typically gain employment in large energy-focussed companies, the public sector, consultancies, research and development, or set up their own companies. A number also go on to undertake PhD study.
Myfyrwyr y DU ac UE (2020/21)
Rhagor o wybodaeth am ffioedd dysgu a blaendaliadau, gan gynnwys ar gyfer myfyrwyr rhan-amser a pharhaus.
Bydd myfyrwyr yr UE sy'n dechrau yn 2019/20 yn talu'r un ffioedd dysgu â myfyrwyr y DU drwy gydol eu cyrsiau. Gallai ffioedd godi'n flynyddol yn unol â chwyddiant. Nid oes penderfyniadau wedi’u gwneud eto ynglŷn â ffioedd a benthyciadau i fyfyrwyr yr UE sy'n dechrau yn 2020/21. Caiff y rhain eu gwneud yn rhan o drafodaethau'r DU ynglŷn â’' haelodaeth o'r UE, a byddwn yn rhoi rhagor o fanylion i chi cyn gynted ag y bo modd.
Myfyrwyr tu allan i'r UE (2020/21)
Rhagor o wybodaeth am ffioedd dysgu a blaendaliadau, gan gynnwys ar gyfer myfyrwyr rhan-amser a pharhaus.
A fydd angen unrhyw gyfarpar penodol arnaf I astudio’r cwrs hwn?
No specific equipment is needed.