Batteries, Fuel Cells and Energy Storage Systems MSc - 2019/0

Awarding body

University of Surrey

Teaching institute

University of Surrey

Framework

FHEQ Levels 6 and 7

Final award and programme/pathway title

MSc Batteries, Fuel Cells and Energy Storage Systems

Subsidiary award(s)

Award Title
PGDip Batteries, Fuel Cells and Energy Storage Systems
PGCert Batteries, Fuel Cells and Energy Storage Systems

Modes of study

Route code Credits and ECTS Credits
Full-time PFJ61001 180 credits and 90 ECTS credits
Part-time PFJ61002 180 credits and 90 ECTS credits

JACs code

H890

QAA Subject benchmark statement (if applicable)

Other internal and / or external reference points

This programme is subject to approval. This means that it has received initial agreement from the University and is currently undergoing a detailed final approval exercise, through the University’s quality assurance processes. These processes are a requirement for all Higher Education Institutions within the UK, to ensure that programmes are of the highest standard. Occasionally there may be instances where the University may delay or not approve the introduction of the programme. In these instances applicants will be informed by no later than 5 August.

Faculty and Department / School

Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences - Chemical and Process Engineering

Programme Leader

AMINI HORRI Bahman (Chm Proc Eng)

Date of production/revision of spec

18/10/2019

Educational aims of the programme

  • The aim of this programme is primarily to extend an in-depth knowledge and skills applied for the modern electrochemical devices such as batteries, fuel cells, and super-capacitors. During this programme, the students will be trained in a range of skills and values essential to be employed in a variety of manufacturing, research, and marketing communities specialised in electrochemical technology, electrochemistry, and Chemical Engineering. This programme also aims to establish an appreciation of the importance of sustainability in energy generation with a comprehensive knowledge of the future energy resource based on electrochemical technology and sciences in an industrial, academic, economic, environmental and social context.

Programme learning outcomes

Attributes Developed Awards Ref.
State-of-the-art knowledge in batteries, fuel cells technologies, and super-capacitors in terms of the sources, technologies, systems, performance, and applications of all the major types of batteries and fuel cells K PGCert, PGDip, MSc
State-of-the-art knowledge in batteries, fuel cells technologies, and super-capacitors in terms of approaches to the assessment of electrochemical-based energy technologies K PGCert, PGDip, MSc
State-of-the-art knowledge in batteries, fuel cells technologies, and super-capacitors in terms of in-depth techno-economic knowledge of electrochemical processing technology, sustainable and renewable energy technologies, and electrochemical energy storage K PGCert, PGDip, MSc
State-of-the-art knowledge in electrochemical process systems engineering methods, in the areas of modelling and simulation of electrochemical processes K PGDip, MSc
State-of-the-art knowledge in electrochemical process systems engineering methods, in the areas of mathematical optimization and decision making K PGDip, MSc
State-of-the-art knowledge in electrochemical process systems engineering methods, in the areas of electrochemical energy storage systems design K PGDip, MSc
Advanced level of understanding in technical topics of preference, in one or more of the following aspects process and energy integration K MSc
Advanced level of understanding in technical topics of preference, in one or more of the following aspects sustainable processing and energy conversion K MSc
Advanced level of understanding in technical topics of preference, in one or more of the following aspects renewable energy resources K MSc
Advanced level of understanding in technical topics of preference, in one or more of the following aspects process economics of the energy sector K MSc
The programme aims to strengthen cognitive skills of the students, particularly in the aspects of problem definition, knowledge and information acquiring, synthesis, and creativity, as collectively demonstrable through the successful completion of the research dissertation. The key learning outcomes include the abilities to select, define and focus upon an issue at an appropriate level C PGCert, PGDip, MSc
The programme aims to strengthen cognitive skills of the students, particularly in the aspects of problem definition, knowledge and information acquiring, synthesis, and creativity, as collectively demonstrable through the successful completion of the research dissertation. The key learning outcomes include the abilities to collect and digest knowledge and information selectively and independently to support a particular scientific or engineering enquiry C PGDip, MSc
The programme aims to strengthen cognitive skills of the students, particularly in the aspects of problem definition, knowledge and information acquiring, synthesis, and creativity, as collectively demonstrable through the successful completion of the research dissertation. The key learning outcomes include the abilities to develop and apply relevant and sound methodologies for analysing the issue, developing solutions, recommendations and logical conclusions, and for evaluating the results of own or other¿s work C PGCert, PGDip, MSc
The programme primarily aims to develop skills for applying appropriate methods to analyse, develop, and assess electrochemical process and energy storage systems. The key learning outcomes include the abilities to assess the available process and environmental systems P PGCert, PGDip, MSc
The programme primarily aims to develop skills for applying appropriate methods to analyse, develop, and assess electrochemical process and energy storage systems. The key learning outcomes include the abilities to 8) design and select appropriate collection and storage, and optimise and evaluate system design P PGDip, MSc
The programme primarily aims to develop skills for applying appropriate methods to analyse, develop, and assess electrochemical process and energy storage systems. The key learning outcomes include the abilities to apply generic systems engineering methods such as conceptual design, and optimization to facilitate the assessment and development of process and environmental technologies and systems P PGDip, MSc
The programme aims to strengthen a range of transferable skills that are relevant to the needs of existing and future professionals in knowledge intensive industries irrespective of their sector of operation. The key learning outcomes include the further development of the skills in the following areas preparation and delivery of communication and presentation T PGCert, PGDip, MSc
The programme aims to strengthen a range of transferable skills that are relevant to the needs of existing and future professionals in knowledge intensive industries irrespective of their sector of operation. The key learning outcomes include the further development of the skills in the following areas use of general and professional computing tools T PGCert, PGDip, MSc
The programme aims to strengthen a range of transferable skills that are relevant to the needs of existing and future professionals in knowledge intensive industries irrespective of their sector of operation. The key learning outcomes include the further development of the skills in the following areas organizing and planning of work T PGCert, PGDip, MSc
The programme aims to strengthen a range of transferable skills that are relevant to the needs of existing and future professionals in knowledge intensive industries irrespective of their sector of operation. The key learning outcomes include the further development of the skills in the following areas research into new areas, particularly in the aspect of literature review and skills acquisition T PGCert, PGDip, MSc

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Programme structure

Full-time

This Master's Degree programme is studied full-time over one academic year, consisting of 180 credits at FHEQ level 7. All modules are semester based and worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits)
- Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits)

Part-time

This Master's Degree programme is studied part-time over two academic years, consisting of 180 credits at FHEQ level 7. All modules are semester based and worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits)
- Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits)

Programme Adjustments (if applicable)

N/A

Modules

Year 1 (part-time) - FHEQ Level 7

Optional modules for Year 1 (part-time) - FHEQ Level 7

Semester 1: Two compulsory modules (no optional)
Semester 2: One optional module to chose from the listed options
In overall, one optional module and three compulsory modules in year 1

Year 2 (part-time) - FHEQ Level 7

Optional modules for Year 2 (part-time) - FHEQ Level 7

Semester 1: Two compulsory modules (no optional)
Semester 2: One optional module to chose from the listed options
In overall, one optional module and three compulsory modules in year 2

Opportunities for placements / work related learning / collaborative activity

Associate Tutor(s) / Guest Speakers / Visiting Academics Y
Professional Training Year (PTY) N
Placement(s) (study or work that are not part of PTY) N
Clinical Placement(s) (that are not part of the PTY scheme) N
ERASMUS Study (that is not taken during Level P) N
Study exchange(s) (that are not part of the ERASMUS scheme) N
Dual degree N

Quality assurance

The Regulations and Codes of Practice for taught programmes can be found at:

https://www.surrey.ac.uk/quality-enhancement-standards

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2019/0 academic year.