MSc in Energy Law, Business, Regulation and Policy > Management and Design of Renewable Energy & Sustainability Systems

Management and Design of Renewable Energy & Sustainability Systems

Teaching hours and credit allocation: 16 hours, 3 credits
Course assessment: exams

Aims

The aim of this course is to introduce to students to the theory and practice of Project Management as applied to renewable energy and energy efficiency projects. This will be accomplished by using a systems analysis and case-study approach. It will further enable students to explore financial considerations for sustainable energy projects, as well as a variety of funding mechanisms. This course will also highlight the responsibilities, policies, and practices involved with managing the built environment to achieve sustainable goals. An overview analysis of the potential benefits of three key renewable technologies: solar, biomass and hydrogen/fuel cells will be discussed.

Learning outcomes

On completing the course, students are expected to be able to:

  • understand the renewable energy schemes and the strict low pollution targets
  • understand how power systems design, power systems management and economics, power systems simulation and power conditioning work
  • understand the facilities of operation, maintenance, architectural blueprint interpretation, health & safety awareness, and occupant engagement
  • explore current strategies and issues in the industry today such as sustainability, productivity, green buildings and environmental factors

Content

  • Introduction to Energy Project Management
  • Financial aspects of sustainable energy projects
  • Funding mechanisms
  • Sustainable goals
  • Responsibilities, policies, practices
  • Benefits of renewable technologies