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Last modified: 27 Feb 2018 13:48

Course Overview

This course is to provide an insight into the legislation, planning and the economics framework which shape UK, European and international energy provisions from conventional and renewable sources.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
  • Dr Davide Dionisi

Qualification Prerequisites


What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Engineering (EG) (Studied)
  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?


Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

This course examines global energy supply and demand relation in the context of legislations involving climate change, energy transmission and sustainability issues. The course will inform students on how planning and economics may impact on the operation of the renewable energy industry.

Further Information & Notes

For students studying for the MSc Renewable Energy Engineering

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • Independent Subject Study In Renewable Energy
  • MSc Renewable Energy Engineering

Contact Teaching Time

49 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown


1st attempt: Three hour written examination (70%); plus continuous assessment (30%).

Resit: The re-sit will comprise of re-doing the failed element/s (exam and/or coursework assessment/s) from the 1st attempt with a maximum CGS mark of D3. The marks for other elements (successfully passed) will be carried over. Resit mark of either RP or RF will be recorded.

Formative Assessment




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