The Children’s University of Manchester is a project to share the knowledge and expertise of The University of Manchester with the wider community and particularly primary schools. The Children’s University website features a section devoted to ‘Energy and the Environment ’. This provides a wealth of energy related information and encourages children at Key Stage 2 to engage with fun interactive games to explore concepts such as how electricity is made, renewable and non-renewable energy sources, sustainable living and global warming.
Manchester Energy provides education and training in all aspects of energy as part of our undergraduate and post-graduate degrees or as part of our continuing professional development portfolio.
The majority of our undergraduate taught courses provide specialised training in a given discipline (such as material science). The global energy challenge is highlighted in these courses and it is expected that many of these students will pursue careers connected with energy.
Taught masters courses
The University also provides a number of specialised taught Masters courses including the following that are directly relevant to energy.
- Advanced Process Integration and Design
- Electrical Power System Engineering
- Renewable Energy and Clean Technology
Doctoral training centres
The Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences is to host four national Centres for Doctoral Training (CDT) in science and engineering. Two of these are directly relevant to energy:
The Power Networks CDT is committed to reducing CO2 emissions, which requires a fundamental transformation in how power networks are designed, operated and financed. The Centre will help ensure future networks support the electrification of energy, especially heat and transport, and encourage greater use of low carbon energy sources.
Next Generation Nuclear
Next Generation Nuclear CDT is a partnership between the universities of Manchester, Lancaster, Leeds, Liverpool and Sheffield. The Centre’s mission is to develop the next generation of research leaders to support the UK’s present and future strategic nuclear programmes.
The centres are part of a £350m investment by the Government and will be used to train more than 3,500 postgraduate students. Find out more about CDTs at The University of Manchester
A number of training packages are also delivered to meet the requirements of industry. Provided at the University as part of a module taught course or delivered as an in-house training course, the University is flexible in its approach and can draw on the range of expertise from across the teaching community to provide tailored courses. Get in touch.