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BU5963: FUTURE ENERGIES (2020-2021)

Last modified: 25 Aug 2020 16:30


Course Overview

The aim of this Module is to provide you with a critical understanding of the complex nature of the global energy sector and to encourage students to engage in a process of multi-future thinking. You will be involved in a process of scenario development, involving mapping sector-critical challenges. The process of environmental scanning will be supported by a number of industry speakers talking about their various perspectives on the challenges facing the energy industry.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Third Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Personal Chair Donald Hislop

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

  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)
  • Either Master of Business Administration in Energy Management or Independent Subject Study In Energy Management

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

In this module you are encouraged to bring all your previously acquired knowledge and understanding to the task of further developing your appreciation of the challenges of strategic planning in the energy sector. - Defining energy - Sources of Energy (Energy Generation: Hydrocarbon & Non-Hydrocarbon) - Energy demand - The Energy Industry (supply) - Energy Markets - The Energy Infrastructure - The Legislative Framework - Climate Change and Energy Technology - Energy and the environment (Non-carbon issues).


Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 2 Tutorials during University week50
  • 5 Tutorials during University week51

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In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for courses may be subject to change. All updates for first-half session courses will be actioned no later than 1700 (GMT) on 18 September 2020. All updates for second half-session courses will be actioned in advance of second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

Oral Presentation: Group

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An individual contribution to a theoretical issue, a case issue or work-based issue (2000 words)

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An individual Professional Reflective Review (1500 words or a 5min video/oral presentation)

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Report: Group

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Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

Resubmission of failed individual element

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