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Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT), Machynlleth, Wales; MSc Renewable Energy and the Built Environment

Course focus: Technical-Building Performance Modelling ||Design studio: NO || Fees:£6,500/£13,000 (EU/Overseas)

Course director: Stuart Labrum
Course founded: 2007
Duration: 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time
Intake: 70
Student profile: Varied backgrounds

Distinctive feature: Theory and practice of renewable energies with special reference to the built environment, with a choice of modules and thesis. Accredited by the University of East London. Residential teaching takes place one week per month at CAT with the remainder of the programme via e-learning.

Director comment: Theoretical learning leads to practical projects in a course focused on critical analysis and design of various systems of energy generation.

Career opportunities: Students have gone on to set up consultancy businesses, work for large, international energy companies and are involved in work looking at applying green energy solutions in third world locations.

Entry requirements: An undergraduate degree with an appropriate technical background or equivalent experience.

Admissions contact: msc.rebe@cat.org.uk

Tuition: £6,500/£13,000 (EU/Overseas). Includes accommodation and food during the residential teaching modules.

Website: www.cat.org.uk/graduateschool

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