Unique postgraduate Engineering degrees you never knew you could study
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Engineering has undoubtedly revolutionised modern life. We owe almost everything we enjoy – from our smartphones to the houses we live in – to the feats of engineering. Behind the scenes of these incredible advancements are, of course, industry experts and professionals. These people do so much for our comfort and wellbeing, and their hard work often goes unappreciated.

Since engineering is a vast and ever-changing field, engineers get to have their pick regarding what they’d like to study. They could stick with one of the most common engineering degrees – mechanical, electrical, civil or computer – or they could take the road less travelled and specialise in a unique field.

The University of Greenwich offers an expansive range of familiar engineering titles, but also provides specialised postgraduate engineering programmes for those hoping to forge their own path and increase their knowledge in a more exclusive discipline. Let’s take a look at a few…

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Electrical Power Engineering

So you’ve got a degree in electrical engineering, but it hasn’t quite quenched your thirst for knowledge. You still want to learn more about electrical infrastructure and how power systems are designed and created to meet contemporary needs. Sound like you? Then the Electrical Power Engineering programme may be just what you’re looking for. This programme builds on existing electrical experience to make you an expert in the field. You’ll learn more about electrical infrastructure, power systems analysis, sustainable power systems, and everything in between – all via the recently refurbished engineering laboratories at Greenwich.

Through this comprehensive programme, students hone their independent learning and critical thinking skills, developing a valuable insight into management issues relating to the business of engineering. From here, graduates progress through a diverse range of professions in both the power supply sector and large-scale industrial consumers.

Engineering Management

If you want to be a leader in the engineering sector, the Engineering Management programme could be right for you! This dual degree combines engineering and business modules, so you’ll learn the tricks of the trade from experts of both fields. You’ll study accounting, business planning and management strategies, alongside technology enterprise and the practice of global engineering. This programme is perfect for STEM graduates looking to expand their knowledge and hone their managerial expertise.

This innovative course specifically targets experienced industry practitioners who already have a strong base of knowledge, but also seek a little business recognition to give themselves an edge. It’s a degree that really can take you anywhere, from key management areas within the private sector, to the rewarding public sector on both a local and international scale.

Future Intelligence Technologies

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When you envision future technologies, what is it that you see? Flying cars and bionic humans? Think about how technology has transformed the way we live in the past twenty years alone. Such giant leaps and bounds makes you wonder what comes next. With the Future Intelligent Technologies degree, you won’t have to wonder – your efforts will directly impact the technological advances of the future. You’ll work with professionals and like-minded individuals to analyse how people use technology and predict what’s coming next.

This degree focuses on robotics, intelligent systems and cybernetics. One of its main goals is understanding and exploiting the infrastructure for the Internet of Things (IoT). This revolutionary, emerging technology will provide internet connectivity to any device that has a power switch – and the Future Intelligent Technologies course is working hard to make it happen sooner. The future never looked so good!

Global Oil and Gas Management and Global Shipping Management

Although solar and wind energy are gaining ground, the majority of the world still relies on oil and gas. In today’s ecological climate, safe and sustainable practices for extracting and shipping oil are crucial, while approaches to enable them are broad and constantly changing. This is why expert managers and professionals with the ability to keep up with industry trends are constantly in demand.

These two programmes from Greenwich instil students with the skills they need to manage effectively within the commercial oil and gas and shipping environments. Oil and Gas Management students will learn the current legal and environmental frameworks as well as supply and marketing practices. Global Shipping students will learn how to manage the current challenges facing the rapidly expanding shipping business. Both degrees prepare graduates for international careers through solid professional connections in both industries.

Water, Waste and Environmental Engineering

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Climate change is a grave problem for our planet – one that the Water, Waste and Environmental Engineering programme at Greenwich hopes to solve by creating industry experts in sustainable water and waste management. Key focuses of this programme include making clean water readily available to the developing world and converting toxic building materials into safe, carbon negative resources.

If you want to use your engineering expertise and humanitarian passion for the greater good, this degree is the perfect fit for you. And no, this really isn’t learning how to clean up other people’s mess; it’s learning how to plan, design and construct sustainable water and waste management options for a world that desperately needs them.

The Engineering departments at the University of Greenwich are dedicated to providing students with the skills they’ll need to excel from within the most specialised industry disciplines. Itching to find out more? Think you’ve got what it takes? Why not send an email to: international@greenwich.ac.uk.

Oh, and did we mention that the Engineering students at UoG recently competed on BBC2’s Robot Wars? Watch the full episode on BBC iPlayer.

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