What is special about this course?
This Professional Development Award (PDA) in Renewable Energy Systems has been developed in partnership with the energy industry to give you the skills and expertise to contribute to the burgeoning renewable energies sector.
You will study online with support from expert staff at Lews Castle College UHI on the Isle of Lewis, one of the key players in the development of renewable energy systems in Scotland.
- You will develop knowledge and understanding of the broad issues impacting on energy production and use at present and in the future
- You will gain an understanding of the science and engineering of a wide range of energy extraction systems used in the renewable energy sector
- You will compare systems to solve energy problems
- You will be able to specialise in two areas of renewable energy systems
- You will study part time and online, which means that you can fit your studies around your professional and personal commitments
- HNC or HND Engineering Systems or
- Other HNC or HND Engineering qualification or
- Multi-disciplinary degree
- Prospective students without the standard entry requirements as listed above are encouraged to apply. Candidates should have general knowledge and understanding of engineering systems and mechanical, electrical and electronic principles and technologies.
HNC or HND Engineering Systems HNC or HND Mechatronics
Year 1 - PDA
- Renewable energy systems: overview of energy use
- Renewable energy systems: technology
- Renewable energy systems: biomass
- Renewable energy systems: geothermal energy
- Renewable energy systems: hydroelectricity
- Renewable energy system store: hydrogen
- Renewable energy systems: microgeneration systems
- Renewable energy systems: solar
- Renewable energy systems: wave and tidal energy
- Renewable energy systems: wind power
How will I study my course?
- You will study through supported online learning using the university's virtual learning environment (VLE)
- Part-time (unstructured)
How long will my course last?
- 3 hours online and 13 hours self-directed study per week
Where can I study my course?
For information on costs of this course please contact the college at which you wish to study.
Can I progress into further study?
You can progress to the BEng Electrical and Mechanical Engineering
Is there more information available online?
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