Home > Masters > Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency > Bedfordshire > Energy from Waste MSc/PgCert/PgDip - Bedfordshire - England

Energy from Waste MSc/PgCert/PgDip

Speak without obligation to Cranfield University

To contact you must accept the privacy policy

Comments about Energy from Waste MSc/PgCert/PgDip - At the institution - Bedfordshire - England

  • Course description
    Course Description :

    This course will explore methods of managing wastes alongside the conversion of wastes to energy and the role of energy from waste in the UK, in terms of the technology and the biochemistry and/or chemistry of fuels. As such this course is targeted at engineering and physical science graduates due to the nature of the modules. Students completing this course will gain a broad appreciation of the technical, economic and environmental challenges that face the energy from waste industry. It is anticipated that students completing this course will be employed by waste management companies, energy companies and the engineering sector dealing with waste, in both technical and engineering consultancy along with management roles across the sector.

    Start Months :

    Full-time: October. Part-time: throughout the year

    Full Time/ Part Time:

    Full-time/Part-time

    School:

    SWEE

    Theme:

    Energy and Power

    Entry Requirements:

    A first or second class UK Honours degree (or equivalent) ideally in a related subject. Other recognised professional qualifications or several years relevant industrial experience may be accepted as equivalent; subject to approval by the Course Director. For further and specific information please visit the course page.

    English Language:

    If you are an international student you will need to provide evidence that you have achieved a satisfactory test result in an English qualification. The minimum standard expected from a number of accepted courses are as follows:

        IELTS - 6.5

        TOEFL - 92

        Pearson PTE Academic - 65

        Cambridge English Scale - 180

        Cambridge English: Advanced - C

        Cambridge English: Proficiency - C

    In addition to these minimum scores you are also expected to achieve a balanced score across all elements of the test. We reserve the right to reject any test score if any one element of the test score is too low. We can only accept tests taken within two years of your registration date (with the exception of Cambridge English tests which have no expiry date). Students requiring a Tier 4 (General) visa must ensure they can meet the English language requirements set out by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) and we recommend booking a IELTS for UKVI test.

    Duration:

    Full-time MSc - one year, Part-time MSc - up to three years, Full-time PgCert - one year, Part-time PgCert - two years, Full-time PgDip - one year, Part-time PgDip - two years

    Course Format:

    • Taught
    • MSc/PgCert/PgDip
    Overview:
     
    Technical, economic and environmental challenges facing the industry require exploration of how to manage waste, alongside the conversion of wastes to energy and the role of energy from waste in terms of the technology and the biochemistry of fuels.

    Who is it for?:

    This course will appeal to graduates from across the UK, Europe and the rest of the world wishing to pursue a career in energy from waste.

    This course is targeted at engineering and physical science graduates due to the nature of the modules. Students completing this course will gain a broad appreciation of the technical, economic and environmental challenges that face the 'energy from waste' industry.

    Why this course?:

    Energy from waste is becoming a popular option globally for dealing with wastes, with the added benefit of providing a secure source of energy.

    This course provides students with training on waste management options and explores the role of energy from waste in resource management and clean energy production.

    Your teaching team:

    •     Dr Stuart Wagland - Lecturer in Renewable Energy from Waste
    •     Dr Frederic Coulon - Senior Lecturer in Environmental Technology
    •     Dr Raffaella Villa - Senior Lecturer in Biopress Technology
    •     Dr Gill Drew - Lecturer in Environmental Management
    •     Dr Simon Jude - Lecturer
    •     Dr Kumar Patchigolla - Lecturer in Carbon Capture & Storage
    •     Dr Hamidreza Gohari Darabkhani - Academic Fellow in IERT

    Accreditation:

    Cranfield University’s Energy from Waste MSc degree is officially accredited by the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM).

    Course details:

    The course comprises seven assessed modules, a group project and an individual research project. The modules include lectures and tutorials; and are assessed through practical work, written examinations, case studies, essays, presentations and tests.

    Group project:

    The group project experience is highly valued by both students and prospective employers. It provides students with the opportunity to take responsibility for a consultancy-type project, working within agreed objectives, deadlines and budgets. For part-time students a dissertation usually replaces the group project.

    Individual project:

    The individual thesis project, usually in collaboration with an external organisation, offers students the opportunity to develop their research capability, depth of understanding and ability to provide solutions to real business or industrial challenges in energy from waste processes.

    Assessment:

    Taught modules 40%, group project 20% (dissertation for part-time students), individual project 40%.

    Core modules:

    • Environmental Risks - Hazard, Assessment and Management
    • Circular Waste Management: Recycle, Recover and Dispose
    • Energy from Biomass and Waste: Thermochemical Processes
    • Energy Production Emissions Control, Carbon Capture and Transport
    • Energy from waste operations
    • Renewable Energy Technologies: Design Case Study
    • Management for Technology
    Funding Opportunities:

    To help students in finding and securing appropriate funding we have created a funding finder where you can search for suitable sources of funding by filtering the results to suit your needs. 

    Prestige Scholarship

    The Prestige Scholarship provides funding of up to £11,000 to cover up to £9,000 fees and a potential contribution to living expenses. This scholarship has been designed to attract exceptional candidates to Cranfield University so we welcome applications from UK or EU graduates with a first-class honours undergraduate degree. Prestige Scholarships are available for all MSc courses in the Water, Energy and Environment themes.

    Merit MSc Bursary

    The Merit MSc Bursary provides funding of up to £5,000 towards tuition fees. Applicants should be UK or EU graduates with a first class honours, 2:1 honours or in exceptional circumstances 2:2 honours undergraduate degree in a relevant subject. Merit MSc Bursaries are available for all MSc courses in the Water, Energy and Environment themes.

    International MSc Bursary

    The International MSc Bursary provides funding of up to £5,000 towards tuition fees. Applicants should be from outside the EU with a first class honours or upper second class honours undergraduate degree or equivalent in a relevant subject. International MSc Bursaries are available for all MSc courses in the Water, Energy and Environment themes.

    Cranfield Postgraduate Loan Scheme (CPLS)

    The Cranfield Postgraduate Loan Scheme (CPLS) is a funding programme providing affordable tuition fee and maintenance loans for full-time UK/EU students studying technology-based MSc courses.

    Conacyt (Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnologia)

    Cranfield offers competitive scholarships for Mexican students in conjunction with Conacyt (Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnologia) in science, technology and engineering.

    Your career:

    A recent study commissioned by Sita UK highlights the concern that the UK has a capacity gap in the management of residual waste, with an estimated £25 billion investment in waste infrastructure (anaerobic digestion and thermal treatment) required by 2025. In 2015 almost 18 million tonnes of waste produced in the UK will either be disposed of in landfill or exported as refuse-derived fuel (RDF), highlighting the current lack of waste treatment capacity and the lost opportunity to extract value from our wastes.  

    This course aims to meet a clear industry need for high-skilled graduates in this specific field. Students completing this course will be employed by waste management companies, energy companies and the engineering sector dealing with waste, in both technical and engineering consultancy along with management roles across the sector.  

Other programs related to Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency

This site uses cookies.
If you continue navigating, the use of cookies is deemed to be accepted.
See more  |