This Programme will prepare graduates to work as highly skilled Energy Engineers. The programme places emphasis is on the application of current knowledge and practices to the solution of specific problems in the areas of energy management, the utilisation of renewable energies, and the adoption of emerging technologies.
This Programme will ensure that the graduate Energy Engineer is prepared to immediately begin technical assignments, since the Programme modules address current and emerging industrial practices and procedures.
This course prepares you for working in the Career Sectors below. Follow the links to get a fuller understanding of the sectors you are preparing for.
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The Student - Career Interests
This course is typically suited for people with the following Career Interests. If these interests do not describe you, this course may prepare you for work you may not find satisfying.
The Investigative person will usually find a particular area of science to be of interest. They are inclined toward intellectual and analytical activities and enjoy observation and theory. They may prefer thought to action, and enjoy the challenge of solving problems with sophiscticated technology. These types prefer mentally stimulating environments and often pay close attention to developments in their chosen field.
Realists are usually interested in 'things' - such as buildings, mechanics, equipment, tools, electronics etc. Their primary focus is dealing with these - as in building, fixing, operating or designing them. Involvement in these areas leads to high manual skills, or a fine aptitude for practical design - as found in the various forms of engineering.
Realists like to find practical solutions to problems using tools, technology and skilled work. Realists usually prefer to be active in their work environment, often do most of their work alone, and enjoy taking decisive action with a minimum amount of discussion and paperwork.
Many companies operating in the sector deliver a broad range of turnkey solutions that reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions for businesses, governments, and homeowners. These companies typically require the technically capable and enthusiastic professionals who will graduate from this programme. As graduates gain more experience then they will have the opportunity to move into positions of energy management with responsibility for managing and controlling utility consumption and costs as well as implementing strategic and capital initiatives to promote resource and environmental sustainability.
The Energy Engineer could also be employed as part of a team involved in the modelling, installation, and commissioning of energy systems, in addition to investigating new power conversion technologies for renewable systems. This work would include the evaluation of system efficiency, system reliability, system costs and system complexity. Such investigations require a detailed system insight and understanding of the technologies, as well as the ability to model the system and predict behaviour in the field. The job of the Energy Engineer will require a significant amount of practical work and work in the field means discovering what happens when theory is put into practice.