This course prepares students to work in the energy field by exposing them to the fundamental concepts of energy sources, generation, distribution, consumption and optimisation. Building on these fundamentals students study more specialised topics such as Green Technologies where wind, wave, solar and geothermal energies are harnessed as an alternative to fossil fuel technologies.
In addition to energy technologies you will study national and international energy markets and how they relate to energy production, consumption and optimisation. In years 3 and 4 students complete projects that will provide them with the opportunity to develop their time and project management skills and to showcase their talents
This course prepares you for working in the Career Sectors below. Follow the links to get a fuller understanding of the sectors you are preparing for.
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The Student - Career Interests
This course is typically suited for people with the following Career Interests. If these interests do not describe you, this course may prepare you for work you may not find satisfying.
The Investigative person will usually find a particular area of science to be of interest. They are inclined toward intellectual and analytical activities and enjoy observation and theory. They may prefer thought to action, and enjoy the challenge of solving problems with sophiscticated technology. These types prefer mentally stimulating environments and often pay close attention to developments in their chosen field.
Realists are usually interested in 'things' - such as buildings, mechanics, equipment, tools, electronics etc. Their primary focus is dealing with these - as in building, fixing, operating or designing them. Involvement in these areas leads to high manual skills, or a fine aptitude for practical design - as found in the various forms of engineering.
Realists like to find practical solutions to problems using tools, technology and skilled work. Realists usually prefer to be active in their work environment, often do most of their work alone, and enjoy taking decisive action with a minimum amount of discussion and paperwork.
The role of graduates from this programme can be generally defined as being involved in the application of techniques and procedures to the solution of practical problems in the energy and environmental sector. Graduates will be undertake roles in the workplace as energy system designers, developers, operators, auditors or consultants.
Graduates will carry a measure of supervisory and technical responsibility and will be competent to exercise creative aptitude and skills within the defined field of technology. They will be able to contribute to the design, development, commissioning, operation and maintenance of products, equipment, processes and services associated with the energy and environmental areas. Graduates from this programme will be able to undertake roles in the workplace as energy system designers, energy system auditors or consultants as well as system developers and operators.