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This subject involves students working individually on a particular project topic in agreement with an academic staff supervisor and, preferably, an external supervisor. The student will undertake a cross-disciplinary analysis of the agreed topic, spanning at least 2 of the technological, economic/financial and policy areas.
As part of the external supervision, it is preferred that the student spend time undertaking a placement at the external supervisor's organisation working on this project.
Students can undertake this project only if their average mark for the subjects previously undertaken in this degree is at least 75%, and can find a suitably qualified member of the University academic staff to supervise them.
Intended learning outcomes
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES (ILO)
On completion of this subject students should be able to -
- Undertake a cross-disciplinary analysis of energy system issues, in particular evaluating the social, environmental and economic costs and benefits of different forms of energy and energy technology
- Make decisions/recommendations based on this cross-disciplinary analysis.
- Ability to communicate effectively with the community at large.
- Understanding of the social, cultural, global and environmental responsibilities of a professional, and the need for sustainable development.
Last updated: 6 December 2019