University of Surrey

University of Surrey

Batteries, Fuel Cells and Energy Storage Systems

**Why choose this course** How do you balance finite resources with infinite human requirements? From driving your car to powering industry, today's world requires huge amounts of energy. This has created an increased need for renewable energy systems, and these systems require effective energy storage. Unique in the UK, our MSc Batteries, Fuel Cells, and Energy Storage Systems will teach you the principles of knowledge management, decision-making and design in energy storage systems and energy applications. Taught by experts in the field, this course is ideal if you're interested in pursuing a career in technology change, research, or improvement of environment and human wellbeing. **What you will study** Created in response to the rapid advancement of renewable energy applications, our MSc Batteries, Fuel Cells, and Energy Storage Systems will enable you to investigate technologies and systems of energy storage. You'll have opportunities to learn about energy sector economies and major energy storage technologies, as well as how to make decisions in a complicated technical and economic environment. To inspire your individual path through our course, you'll also have the option to choose from a range of engaging additional modules. These allow you to customise your degree to your preferred area of study and cover areas like wind and solar energy networks, electric automotive applications and mobile device applications.

Entry requirements

MSc: A minimum of a 2:1 UK honours degree in either Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Petroleum Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering or Environmental Engineering or a recognised equivalent international qualification. We'll also consider relevant work experience if you don't meet these requirements.

Course modules

Modules listed are indicative, reflecting the information available at the time of publication. Please note that modules may be subject to teaching availability, student demand and/or class size caps. FULL-TIME Year 1 (full-time) RESEARCH DISSERTATION (PRISE) - Compulsory ADVANCED PROCESS CONTROL - Optional ENERGY ECONOMICS AND TECHNOLOGY - Compulsory OPTIMISATION AND DECISION MAKING - Compulsory PROCESS MODELLING AND SIMULATION - Optional SOLAR ENERGY TECHNOLOGY - Optional TECHNOLOGY, BUSINESS & RESEARCH SEMINARS - Optional BIOMASS PROCESSING TECHNOLOGY - Optional KNOWLEDGE BASED SYSTEMS & ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE - Optional PROCESS AND ENERGY INTEGRATION - Compulsory PROCESS SAFETY AND OPERATIONS INTEGRITY - Optional PROCESS SYSTEMS DESIGN - Optional SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT - Optional WIND ENERGY TECHNOLOGY - Compulsory Optional modules for Year 1 (full-time) - FHEQ Levels 6 and 7 Semester 1: choose 1 from the 4 listed options. Semester 2: choose 1 from the 5 listed options. In overall, 2 from the list of 9 optional modules in both semesters PART-TIME WITH DISTANCE LEARNING Year 1 (part-time) RESEARCH DISSERTATION (PRISE) - Compulsory ADVANCED PROCESS CONTROL - Optional ENERGY ECONOMICS AND TECHNOLOGY - Compulsory OPTIMISATION AND DECISION MAKING - Compulsory PROCESS MODELLING AND SIMULATION - Optional SOLAR ENERGY TECHNOLOGY - Optional TECHNOLOGY, BUSINESS & RESEARCH SEMINARS - Optional BIOMASS PROCESSING TECHNOLOGY - Optional KNOWLEDGE BASED SYSTEMS & ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE - Optional PROCESS AND ENERGY INTEGRATION - Compulsory PROCESS SAFETY AND OPERATIONS INTEGRITY - Optional PROCESS SYSTEMS DESIGN - Optional SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT - Optional WIND ENERGY TECHNOLOGY - Compulsory Optional modules for Year 1 (part-time) - FHEQ Levels 6 and 7 Semester 1: choose 1 from the 4 listed options. Semester 2: choose 1 from the 5 listed options. In overall, 2 from the list of 9 optional modules in both semesters Year 2 (part-time) RESEARCH DISSERTATION (PRISE) - Compulsory ADVANCED PROCESS CONTROL - Optional ENERGY ECONOMICS AND TECHNOLOGY - Compulsory OPTIMISATION AND DECISION MAKING - Compulsory PROCESS MODELLING AND SIMULATION - Optional SOLAR ENERGY TECHNOLOGY - Optional TECHNOLOGY, BUSINESS & RESEARCH SEMINARS - Optional BIOMASS PROCESSING TECHNOLOGY - Optional KNOWLEDGE BASED SYSTEMS & ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE - Optional PROCESS AND ENERGY INTEGRATION - Compulsory PROCESS SAFETY AND OPERATIONS INTEGRITY - Optional PROCESS SYSTEMS DESIGN - Optional SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT - Optional WIND ENERGY TECHNOLOGY - Compulsory Optional modules for Year 2 (part-time) - FHEQ Levels 6 and 7 Semester 1: choose 1 from the 4 listed options. Semester 2: choose 1 from the 5 listed options. In overall, 2 from the list of 9 optional modules in both semesters

Assessment methods

English language requirements IELTS Academic: 6.5 overall with 6.0 in writing and 5.5 in each other component

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2019 - 12 Months
MSc Part-time September 2019 - 24 Months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site GU2 7XH South East

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