Sustainability Engineering MSc-Diploma-Certificate

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  • Entry requirements
    Entry Requirements A first or second class honours degree in a suitable subject with a numerate background. Equivalent overseas qualifications will also be considered. Applicants for whom English is not their first language and who do not already hold a degree in which the teaching was in English must satisfy the university minimum requirements for competence in English. These are: TOEFL 213 points (550 points on the old scale); IELTS at grade 6.5, or; Cambridge Proficiency Certificate of English grade C.
  • Academic title
    Sustainability Engineering MSc/Diploma/Certificate
  • Course description

    One year (MSc), 9 months (Diploma), 6 months (Certificate). May also be available part-time over 2 years.


    Sustainability Engineering concerns responsible use of the world's finite natural resources in a manner which will not compromise the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. This requires Engineers to make optimum use of energy and materials, to mitigate any associated environmental impacts, and to fully embrace concepts such as life cycle analysis, disassembly and recycling within the design process.

    This course will produce well-balanced fully aware sustainability management and development practitioners who are able to analyse and assess the essence of sustainability issues and to formulate the required strategy to implement practical sustainable development solutions in business and society.

    Business is seeking a practical framework to meet the challenge of achieving sustainable development. This course aims to provide that framework by:

        * providing an overview of methodology, technology and management tools that could be used to narrow the 'sustainable gap'
        * developing an overall awareness of the real causes of environmental degradation
        * developing the awareness of the relevant scientific and engineering principles fundamental to the understanding of the problem and solution to this environmental degradation.

    The MSc course is offered on a full-time basis over one year and part-time over two years. The course will:

        * Introduce, develop and reinforce a working knowledge of the relevant science and technology within a holistic framework (Environmental Science and Engineering, Energy, Recycling, Sustainability Management, Environmental Economics).
        * Foster an awareness of the context and of the 'behind the scenes' framework within which the environmental degradation and sustainability problem and solution are enacted.
        * Break down the barriers between and within disciplines and to promote the required synergy and mutual understanding between the various braches of learning so that a holistic view of problems and solutions can be developed.
        * To introduce, develop and explore a Total Sustainable Management programme methodology, which can be practically applied within a business framework.

    Core Modules

        * Foundations of Energy
        * Process Engineering 1
        * Environmental Foundation Science
        * Economics of Renewable Energy
        * Principles of Recycling
        * Environmental Impact Assessment
        * Sustainable Processing
        * Critical Analysis and Research Preparation
        * Sustainability Dissertation

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