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Energy and Environmental Technology and Economics

MSc |
Discover the real-world career opportunities in the energy sector with this MSc in Energy and Environmental Technology and Economics.

Key Information

Start date

Autumn 2016

Duration

Full-time: 15 months
Part-time: 36 months

UK/EU

Full-time: £12,000

Part-time: £6,000 per year

Non-EU

Full-time: £16,000

Part-time: £8,000 per year

Who is it for?

Wherever you are, energy has an implication. This course is for students who want to engage with different types of settings to research and establish the energy, environmental and technological implications that exist within them. Energy and Environmental Technology and Economics students will care for the environment as a sustainable system and ultimately have a desire to improve conditions for the wider population.

Students come from a range of backgrounds including engineering, finance and economics – and from within the energy industry itself.

“You come out of the MSc Energy and Environmental Technology and Economics with a real-world perspective on what energy is likely to offer across different viewpoints. One of the big challenges we still have is media engagement and people engagement with energy and environmental matters. The psychology profession is now engaging with addressing these issues.”

Professor Martin Fry

Objectives

This Masters degree has been designed to give you a wide perspective when it comes to analysing and forecasting the future for energy, environmental technology and economics. We engage with the industry so you gain a real-world understanding of the problems that exist, and we consider our own ethical responsibilities in relation to energy use.

Imagine a Grade 1-listed building such as the Guildhall in London. As an energy consultant your task is to analyse the site to make it more efficient. But there is a caveat: you cannot make any structural changes to the walls or the windows. The MSc Energy and Environmental Technology and Economics course gives you the tools to examine and address these kinds of challenges.

The MSc Energy and Environmental Technology and Economics course is not about learning academic theories. Instead we focus on the breadth of the subject in the real world. By engaging with practising businesses and trade associations we identify a range of perspectives, and look at the influence of a myriad of other forces at play, from regulation and government funding, to behavioural psychology and emerging technologies. Here are some of the questions the course poses:

  • Does this new form of technology operate as it should?
  • How does the UK relate to other European countries when it comes to energy efficiency?
  • How does organisational psychology affect energy use within a company?
  • How do you decide which energy contract to choose?
  • What is the impact of a consumer society on personal energy use?

Accreditation

Energy Institute logo

The course is accredited by the Energy Institute and fulfils the learning requirement for Chartered Engineer status.

Requirements and how to apply

Entry requirements

Applicants should hold a lower second class honours degree or the equivalent from an international institution in a discipline related to energy and the environment - for example, energy management and economics, energy policy, environment or engineering.

Relevant industrial experience is also considered alongside academic qualifications. Other Suitable Qualifications

INTO Postgraduate preparation Programmes

If you do not qualify for direct entry, our partner INTO City University London offers academic preparation programmes which focus on the skills you need. Successful completion of the Graduate Diploma in Science and Engineering at INTO City University London means guaranteed progression to this degree.

Kaplan International College (KIC) London

Additionally, the University works in partnership with KIC London to provide preparatory courses for international students. Foundation and Pre Masters courses at KIC London offer comprehensive support to students including regular one-to-one tuition. Progression to the University is guaranteed if you complete the KIC London course at the required level.

English requirements

For those students whose first language is not English one of the following qualifications is also required:

  • IELTS: 6.5

Please note that due to changes in the UKVI 's list of SELT s we are no longer able to accept TOEFL as evidence of English language for students who require a CAS as of April 2014.

INTO English Language Programmes

If you need to improve your English language skills before you enter this course, our partner, INTO City University London offers a range of English language courses. These intensive and flexible courses are designed to improve your English ability for entry to this degree. Please click the links below for more information.

Visa requirements

If you are not from the European Economic Area / Switzerland and you are coming to study in the UK, you may need to apply for a visa or entry clearance to come to the UK to study.

The way that you apply may vary depending on the length of your course. There are different rules for:

  • Students on courses of more than six months
  • Students on courses of less than six months
  • Students on a pre-sessional English language course.

If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study in the UK, you cannot undertake any City courses on a part-time basis.

For more information see our main Visa page.

How to apply

Apply for MSc Energy, Environmental Technology and Economics

The following will be useful if you are being sponsored by your company for partial grant: The Panasonic Trust Award.

We encourage online applications. However, we ask that you also send two references and your original transcript by post as soon as possible after submitting your online application to:

Tel: +44 (0)20 7040 0248
Email: smcsepg@city.ac.uk

Postgraduate Courses Offices
School of Mathematics, Computer Science & Engineering
City University London
Northampton Square
London
EC1V 0HB

Real-world
Organisations including The World Energy Council and The Corporation of London support the programme
Experts
Informing policy and working within today’s industry teach the programme
1997
This MSc has been established at City for almost 20 years

Funding

Explore up-to-date information about funding options, available financial support and typical living costs.

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Future Finance Loans

Future Finance offers students loans of between £2,500 and £40,000 to help cover tuition fees and living expenses. All students and courses are considered. All loans are subject to credit checks and approval for further details please visit the City Finance website.

Academic facilities

As part of the University of London you can become a member of Senate House Library for free with your student ID card.

Learn a language for free

We offer a free language course for City University London students.

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Teaching and learning

Teaching is organised into modules comprising four consecutive day courses taken at a rate of one a month or so. This format makes the programme accessible for students who want to study part time while working.

Full-time students are also welcome. Whether you choose to take the course as a part-time or full-time student, we will offer a great deal of support when it comes to helping you prepare for the modules and project work. You will be expected to devote a significant part of your non-taught hours to project work as well as private study.

Our course is led by an exceptional group of experts in energy, supply, demand management and policies. As an example, one of our module leaders leads the UK contribution to writing international energy management standards and informing policy through the European Sector Forum for Energy Management. This forum looks at methodologies across the continent. There is also input to global standards development through the International Standards Organisation (ISO). At City we bring on board people with well-established academic careers as well as leaders from the energy industry. The programme has strong links with industry and commerce and involves many visiting lecturers who hold senior positions in their fields.

Aims

The Energy and Environmental Technology and Economics MSc gives you the opportunity to consider the role of International Energy Management Standards. You will explore the opportunities these standards provide for global service users and providers in relation to reducing energy costs and the environmental impact of energy use.

Learning outcomes

You will discover the range of current European and International Standards, explore why they are needed and how they are developed, and examine the benefits they deliver through case studies.

The UK has had a leading role in developing these standards in terms of both their writing and implementation. For example the Energy Audit standard, which forms part of the EU Energy Efficiency Directive, Article 8, mandates audits for private sector, non-SME organisations. In the UK this has been implemented as the Energy Savings Opportunities Scheme (ESOS).

Summary of content

  • The role of UK, European and International Standards Organisations
  • How individual countries can contribute to identifying needs, writing and implementing the documents
  • Relevant standards in use and feedback from organisations currently implementing them
  • How certification is achieved, through national procedures
  • International uptake and future plans

You will be assessed by examination on the four core modules and you will need to complete a post modular assessment (a 2000-3000 word essay) on all of the eight modules.

Modules

It addresses the implementation of energy management systems and technologies including renewables. Issues involved in the energy supply side are covered as well as environmental aspects arising from the use of fuels for industrial and transport purposes.

Professional accreditation:
The course is accredited by the Energy Institute and fulfils the learning requirement for Chartered Engineer status.

Course content:
The course is organised into modules which are taught over a four day period, at a rate of one module a month.

Completion of eight modules and examinations will lead to the award of a Postgraduate Diploma. The completion of modules, examinations and a dissertation will lead to the award of a Masters degree.  Students interested in this course may also be interested in the MSc Renewable Energy and Power Systems Management.

Core modules

  • Introduction to Energy and Environmental Issues (15 credits)
  • Energy Policies and Economic Dimensions (15 credits)
  • The Energy Market from the Purchaser's Perspective (15 credits)
  • Corporate Energy Management (15 credits)

Elective modules

  • Energy, Consumer Goods and the Home (15 credits)
  • Transport Energy and Emissions (15 credits)
  • Energy in Industry and the Built Environment (15 credits)
  • Water Supply and Management (15 credits)
  • Renewable Energy and Sustainability (15 credits)
  • Risk Management (15 credits)
  • Student
    The course was great as it gave me access to industry experts and helped me understand how energy management could be applied in the workplace.
  • Energy and Carbon Manager
    A degree from City can help to open doors for new energy & carbon managers.
  • Global Energy Director
    Having an MSc from City has spring-boarded my career, my network and my personal learning on an exciting and quickly evolving subject!
  • Communities Programme Manager
    My degree from City has given me the technical environmental knowledge that enables me to work across many sectors with credibility.
  • Academic expert
    Lecturer working in the School of Mathematics, Computer Science & Engineering.
  • Academic expert
    Course Leader for the Energy and Environmental Technology and Economics Masters Degree working in the School of Mathematics, Computer Science & Engineering.

Career prospects

The story of energy is now part of public debate and climate change drives the international agenda. In the UK, there are additional energy supply issues, through the decline of existing nuclear capacity, growing imports of fossil fuels and challenging medium-term targets for renewables and low carbon supply.

Our priority is to make our graduates strong applicants for employment in a range of sectors in which effective energy supply and demand side management has become an important consideration.

You will be provided with economic and market-based skills relevant to carbon trading and technical and engineering skills related to energy generation and management.

With strong industry links and working level experience brought on board by our exceptional team of expert lecturers, as well as the diverse module range offered, our graduates will be equipped to become leaders and entrepreneurs in their chosen area of specialisation whether in terms of energy management, supply or policy making.

Where are they now? Employment destinations of graduates include:

  • AK Home Energy
  • Enelco Environmental Technology
  • Energy Institute
  • Equinoxe Services Ltd
  • Log Tech Consultancy
  • Ofgem
  • Peckham Power
  • RWE NPower Renewables
  • SCFG

Graduates of this course in the past have gone on to hold high ranked positions such as energy consultants, data analysts and a director of Corporate Sustainability.

91.6% of graduates in employment or further study six months after completing the course

Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey 2014-15


Apply for MSc Energy, Environmental Technology and Economics

The following will be useful if you are being sponsored by your company for partial grant: The Panasonic Trust Award.

We encourage online applications. However, we ask that you also send two references and your original transcript by post as soon as possible after submitting your online application to:

Tel: +44 (0)20 7040 0248
Email: smcsepg@city.ac.uk

Postgraduate Courses Offices
School of Mathematics, Computer Science & Engineering
City University London
Northampton Square
London
EC1V 0HB

Contact details

Programmes Office (room A302)

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