Top UK school offers energy management degree
London, April 5, 2012
Glasgow-based University of Strathclyde has launched the UK-first Global Energy Management (GEM) Masters programme.
Delivered by Strathclyde Business School, the Masters is designed to equip the next generation of global energy professionals with the skills for a fast-expanding industry.
The next generation of professionals within the global energy sector are being targeted by Strathclyde Business School’s Department of Economics with the launch of a new Global Energy Management Masters programme – the first of its kind in the UK.
The twelve-month GEM MSc aims to attract the best emerging talent and prepare them for a career in the growing energy sector. The MSc combines theory-based learning with practical work experience and access to high calibre industry professionals.
Students on the GEM Masters programme will gain a strong understanding of energy systems, how policy and investment decisions are made and how they impact on the development and implementation of energy systems.
Other areas which the MSc will cover include; the underlying drivers of energy supply and demand, environmental factors facing global energy systems, and the process of globalisation as it affects energy production and distribution.
Up to 25 high calibre individuals will make up the first cohort with applications likely from both graduates and those with extensive industry or government experience looking to further their long term career prospects in this sector. All participants will undertake a summer internship which will allow students to apply their knowledge, skills and enthusiasm to real life projects and situations in industry, government or academia.
An added incentive for one potential candidate is a competition for a prestigious scholarship to the programme – the Fraser of Allander prize. Entrants are asked to complete a 3,000 word essay on a key global energy issue. The essay showing greatest insight and ability will win this valuable prize.
Professor Jim McDonald, University of Strathclyde principal, said: “Strathclyde Business School’s MSc in Global Energy Management will give participants the edge when looking to develop a successful career in this sector.”
“The master’s degree will provide students with a comprehensive overview of current research and theory, encourage analytical thinking and give students firsthand experience working in the industry, allowing people to consolidate their position within the sector ahead of graduation.”
“Strathclyde Business School has seven departments which collaborate to produce dynamic fully-rounded and cross disciplinary programmes,” Prof McDonald added. – TradeArabia News Service