The University of Birmingham, as a partner in The Midlands Energy Graduate School (MEGS), has launched a new taught Masters in Efficient Fossil Energy Technologies.
Consisting of core and optional modules, delivered by experts from the universities of Nottingham, Birmingham and Loughborough, this MSc will encourage and embed excellence in fossil energy technologies, carbon capture and efficient combustion. It will prepare future leaders and industrial engineers with knowledge and skills to tackle the major national and international challenges of implementing new fossil-based power plant and processes more efficiently, with near zero emissions and CO2 capture.
Applicants will hold, or be expecting to hold, a first class or upper second class Honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant engineering subject. This may be Chemical Engineering, Materials Engineering or Mechanical Engineering. Relevant, significant, industrial experience may be considered.
Above-standard English language requirements apply
English Language requirements are as follows
IELTS: minimum 6.5 in all bands
PTE Academic: no less than 67 in all 4 skills
This programme will encourage and embed excellence in fossil energy technologies, carbon capture and efficient combustion. It includes modules on power generation and technologies, industrial case studies, economics of energy and innovation and allows students to assimilate the contextual issues surrounding fossil-based energy alongside technical aspects. Coupled with the major research project, this core will thus promote enquiry-based learning which will be supplemented by a range of optional technical and contextual/managerial modules.
Power Generation and Carbon Capture
Innovation and Technology Transfer
Communication & Public Engagement Skills
Industrial Case Studies
Energy Systems and Policy
Options pathway: combining technical and managerial options
Advanced Reaction Systems
Conventional Energy Technology
Process Engineering Fundamentals
Combined Heat and Power
Advanced Thermal Power Systems
Petroleum Production Engineering
Environmental Project Management
Ceramics: Properties and Processes
Metals: Properties and Processes
Sustainable Use of Materials
Teamwork and Leadership
Further options from across the Midlands Energy Graduate School may be chosen, subject to timetabling and delivery methods
Research project topics
Carbon capture technologies
Combustion and power generation
Carbon capture & storage technologies
Multi-pollutant control Energy catalysis (CO2 conversion, gas reforming etc.)
Materials for conventional power generation
Steels for ultra-supercritical steam powerplant applications
Coatings for superalloys for high temperature service
Degradation of materials at high temperatures
Graduates of this programme will be in demand by power generation companies and partner organisations working on technologies for a near-zero-emission power plant. There is a world-wide demand for engineers and scientists with high-level education and skills in energy technologies, focussing on fossil fuels, as coal-fired power stations continue to be commissioned, built and operated. This programme also provides an entry route to progress to PhD study, upon successful completion (minimum grades apply).
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