Tuesday, August 1, 2017

United Kingdom: MSc in Geothermal Engineering at Cranfield University Led by GRC Member

Geothermal Engineering MSc launched (Cranfield University)

A unique Geothermal Engineering MSc, designed to meet the growing demand for specialists capable of ensuring this abundant renewable energy source is turned into a constant and independent supply, will start at Cranfield University in October 2017.

The MSc equips students with the ability to successfully implement geothermal energy projects, helping lower the dependency on energy imports, therefore developing a broader base in the future energy mix.

The course is led by GRC Member Professor Gioia Falcone, Cranfield’s Head of Centre for Oil and Gas Engineering, and an expert in geothermal technology. It will cover renewable energy technology fundamentals, heat transfer, management for technology, and power generation systems.

Prof Falcone said: “Despite being seen as a key energy source of the future, today less than 10% of its estimated global potential is being harnessed, with only a handful of countries exploring and utilising. Almost 90 countries have geothermal energy yet only 24 of them produce electricity from geothermal sources. This unique course will give students the cutting-edge in this hugely abundant and exciting market.”