United Kingdom, Edinburgh

Energy: Technologies and Transitions

when 5 June 2017 - 30 June 2017
language English
duration 4 weeks
credits 10 ECTS
fee GBP 2300

As countries attempt to work towards the first ever legally binding global climate deal to limit the rise of global temperatures, a full transition to sustainable energy and new technology will be required by 2050. The course will draw on the leading contributions that University of Edinburgh Engineers and Scientists are making to key areas including wave, wind and solar energies, energy storage, and carbon management. By learning from cross-disciplinary expertise you will learn to appraise sometimes-conflicting information and opinions to shape an informed world-view of today’s energy.

Course leader

Dr Tom Bruce and Professor Hugh Sinclair

Target group

Any science, engineering or mathematics student studying on a degree programme who would like to gain practical and forward-thinking knowledge about an exciting area of scientific development with real-life impact.

Course aim

By the end of this course, students should have:
-A broad and balanced view of “the energy scene”, the range of technologies that will support the transition away from fossil-intensive energy economies
-Developed their confidence to gather, organise and appraise sometimes-conflicting energy information and opinions
-Formed balanced and informed views based upon a world-view that recognises the diversity of opportunities and constraints that exist in every country

Credits info

20 credits/10 ECTS/4 US

Fee info

GBP 2300: Accommodation is not included in the course fees
GBP 0: Various accommodation packages available. Prices range from £114-489 per week. Please check the University of Edinburgh Summer School website for further details.
Information can be found under 'Fees'.


Scholarships will be announced on summer school website when made available.

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