Hydroelectric and Marine Energy Generation

Hydroelectric and Marine Energy Generation


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Waves, rivers and tides – harnessing the power of water

Join students from CAT’s Graduate School of the Environment on a module from our MSc Sustainability in Energy Provision and Demand Management.

Key information

  • Duration: six days
  • Upcoming dates: please see booking section below for all available dates
  • Start and finish times: starts at 6pm and ends at 2pm on the last day
  • Fees: waged £750; low waged / concessions £700
  • Includes: tuition, all materials, full board shared accommodation
  • What to bring: as this is a highly practical course, safety boots are required

What you will learn

Get to grips with the technological aspects of hydroelectric and marine energy, examine resource availability and limitations, and explore the environmental impacts of energy conversion and installation.

You’ll also take a look at the policy background and economic issues, and delve into the planning, social and legislative aspects of energy provision from onshore, inshore and offshore technologies, including a range of hydroelectric systems, tidal range, marine current and wave technologies.

Explore the experience to date and the potential for marine technologies in the UK and elsewhere, and examine policy frameworks that would enable the potential to be delivered.

Joining this module as a short course offers networking opportunities and enables you to become part of the wider network of postgraduate students working in the field of sustainability.

The course is taught through a mixture of lectures, seminars, practical workshops, presentations and demonstrations, with an active exchange of views and opinions encouraged throughout.

Meet your tutors

You will be taught by a range of expert lecturers and guest lecturers from CAT’s Graduate School of the Environment.

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