Centre for Alternative Technology

Centre for Alternative Technology

Renewable Energy and the Built Environment

The course aims to explore the theory and practice of renewable energy technologies with special reference to the built environment; the course would benefit those who wish to increase their knowledge in the major renewable energy technologies and further their careers in this sector; the theory and practice of renewable energies are examined through both practical work and academic study; the lecture programme enables students to critically analyse the benefits and drawbacks of renewable energy systems; students are equipped with the relevant experience, training and vocational skills that are becoming increasingly important in the renewables sector.

Entry requirements

An undergraduate degree with an appropriate technical background or equivalent experience; evidence of English language ability e.g. TOEFL at 550 or an IELTS score of 6.0; applications from potential students under the age of 21 are not normally considered; although we do not necessarily require students to have a degree to apply for the programme, learners need to be prepared to produce essays, reports and presentations at this level.

Course modules

Modules cover the major renewable energy technologies: Biomass; solar photovoltaics; wind power; solar thermal and hydro electricity; as well as building physics and design, energy conservation and basic electrical theory.

Assessment methods

Coursework for each module usually consists of an essay or report, and a presentation; students also complete a thesis at the end of the course.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 15,000 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Centre for Alternative Technology Machynlleth SY20 9AZ Wales

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01654 704954