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IIT Madras, Birmingham University launch joint master’s programme in sustainable energy

IIT Madras, Birmingham University launch joint master’s programme in sustainable energy

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras and the University of Birmingham have launched a new joint master’s programme in Sustainable Energy Systems. Students, who are part of the course, will attend classes in both Chennai and Birmingham before getting a single degree.

The applications were made accessible on May 6, with offer letters expected to be handed out on June 26.

Prof. Adam Tickell, Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of Birmingham said that their second Joint Masters programme opens new and exciting opportunities to study in two countries, benefitting from the expertise and industry links of both IIT Madras and the University of Birmingham.

Prof. Raghunathan Rengaswamy, Dean (Global Engagement), IIT Madras, elaborated on the programme, saying that IIT Madras is excited to start this new programme in collaboration with the University of Birmingham, following the success of the previous joint programme on data science and AI.

Students can choose to complete the programme in Birmingham or at IIT Madras, depending on their preferences. They will start the programme by enrolling in classes at IIT Madras and undertaking a brief job practicum.

Following that, students can choose between two options:

Option 1: Spend a year studying in the UK, which includes a research project in Birmingham.

Option 2: Spend six months studying in the UK, then come back to IIT Madras to finish the curriculum and work on a research project there.

Registered students will have the chance to work on a significant individual project in globally renowned research groups, providing them with the chance to apply their expertise to real-world problems.

The new course will assist its graduates in becoming professionals in a rapidly expanding industry that is spearheading the battle against climate change, the statement said.

The coursework is built on the partners’ first Joint Master’s degree in Data Science and Artificial Intelligence, which was launched last year.

The interdisciplinary course will cover technological development and engineering, along with societal, economic, environmental, and regulatory elements to assist in fulfilling net-zero targets.

Its concentration is on energy systems and technologies that may contribute to the construction of a sustainable future.

Students will study the basic ideas behind modern energy systems, such as hydrogen and fuel cells, energy storage solar and nuclear energy.

The course material will be taught by research personnel with experience in policy, industry and academia.


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