Postgraduate
Programme Code:
09MSES
Duration:
2.00
Mode of Study:
Full Time, Part Time
Accreditation:

Master of Sustainable Energy Systems

Course Overview

The Master of Sustainable Energy Systems programme is designed to provide contemporary education in the field of energy by emphasising sustainability in the energy resource assessment, exploitation, development, delivery and applications. To ensure sustainability this programme will focus on economically and environmentally friendly technologies and systems while placing a strong emphasis on the energy engineering tasks with due consideration of technical, environmental and socio-economic issues. In the same vein, the programme expose students to advanced methods required to identify, quantify and find solutions to a diverse range of energy problems. Students will gain proficiency in sustainable and renewable energy project design, implementation, operation and maintenance, as well as in crucial phases of policy generation. The programme is structured to facilitate specialisation in the areas of Energy Technologies and Energy Management. Students will also be equipped with skills to work and study independently, synthesise knowledge at the forefront of Sustainable Energy, and conduct research using the scientific method. The programme is purposefully designed to create a fertile niche area where applied research in sustainable energy systems and technologies can be enhanced in the future. Thus, the programme will be a combination of coursework and a master thesis.

Admissions Requirements

The Master of Sustainable Energy Systems programme seeks to recruit suitably qualified students who are capable of benefitting from, contributing to, and successfully completing the programme. Students will be considered for admission into the programme if they have: • A Bachelor’s degree (Hons) degree in Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mining Engineering, Metallurgy, processing, Agriculture engineering, Chemical Engineering, or an equivalent qualification at NQF Level 8 from a recognised institution, or a pre-NQF professional or any other engineering field assessed by the admission committee and (Applied) Physics or a field closely related to these programmes. • Also other professionals who may prove long term track experience in the energy industry and must have completed Bachelor’s degrees (Hons) in Economics, Social Sciences, Environmental studies, or any equivalent as approved by the admission committee. • Demonstrate proficiency in English communication at post graduate level, as demonstrated by the fact that the undergraduate degree was done in the medium of English. If the undergraduate degree was not obtained in the medium of English, then the applicant will be required to show proficiency in the medium of English through achieving at least band 7 of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or an equivalent. Final selection of candidates will be approved by the Postgraduate Studies Committee.

Career Opportunities

Specialist in the areas of Energy Technologies and Management.

Some of the Subjects You Will Study

Year 1
Semester 1

Course Code Course Title Prerequisites
EST911S Energy Systems None
SEI911S Socio-Ecological Impact Assessment None
SDE911S Sustainable Development None

Semester 2

RTM920S Research Techniques and Methodology None
PMG921S Participatory Mapping and Geographic None
Information System (GIS)

Plus ONE of the following strands compulsory depending on specialisation:
Energy Technologies Strand:

SER921S Solar Energy Resources and Technologies Energy Systems

Energy Management Strand:

ECO921S Energy Economics None
 

Year 2
Semester 3

ENS911S Energy Storage Technologies None
WOE911S Wind and Ocean Energy Technologies None
BEG911S Bio-Energy None

Plus ONE of the following Strand Elective Courses for Specialisation in Energy Management:

EPO911S Energy Policy None
EMM911S Energy Management None
PJM911S Project Management None

Semester 3 and 4 (Year course)

TSE911S Thesis Sustainable Energy Systems Research Techniques and Methodology
TSE912S Thesis Sustainable Energy Systems Research Techniques and Methodology
TSE913X Thesis Sustainable Energy Systems Extension Research Techniques and Methodology

Year 1
Semester 1

Course Code Course Title Prerequisites
EST911S Energy Systems None
SEI911S Socio-Ecological Impact Assessment None
SDE911S Sustainable Development None

Semester 2

RTM920S Research Techniques and Methodology None
PMG921S Participatory Mapping and Geographic None
Information System (GIS)

Plus ONE of the following strands compulsory depending on specialisation:
Energy Technologies Strand:

SER921S Solar Energy Resources and Technologies Energy Systems

Energy Management Strand:

ECO921S Energy Economics None
 

Year 2
Semester 3

ENS911S Energy Storage Technologies None
WOE911S Wind and Ocean Energy Technologies None
BEG911S Bio-Energy None

Plus ONE of the following Strand Elective Courses for Specialisation in Energy Management:

EPO911S Energy Policy None
EMM911S Energy Management None
PJM911S Project Management None

Semester 3 and 4 (Year course)

TSE911S Thesis Sustainable Energy Systems Research Techniques and Methodology
TSE912S Thesis Sustainable Energy Systems Research Techniques and Methodology
TSE913X Thesis Sustainable Energy Systems Extension Research Techniques and Methodology

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