The Master of Advanced Engineering (MAE) in Energy and Sustainability program is designed to groom our next generation to become a change agent of sustainability so that they can make the ecosystem a better place to live in and to take care of the future. We also aim to make them conscious and responsible for the environment, economy and society while developing the materials and technology.
The SDGs reflect a better and more sustainable future for all and they address the global challenges that we face. Moreover, our specialisation MAE core units are directly related to the SDG framework. For example, Sustainable Energy Technologies (MEC5886) is related to SDG no. 7 (Affordable and clean energy) and SDG no. 11 (Sustainable cities and communities). Energy Efficiency and Sustainability Engineering (MEC5885) is linked to SDG no. 11 (Sustainable cities and communities) and SDG no. 12 (Responsible consumption and production).
In these units we focus on ways to increase energy efficiency and the use of renewable energy in residential, commercial and industrial sector through solving complex problems, design engineering solutions, and evaluate potential designs to identify optimal solutions. We also use research, investigations, critically appraise current developments and apply modern engineering tools such as software, computational techniques, machine and deep learning.
We use the SDG framework in our lectures and tutorials especially during the introductory lecture of the course to make students aware of the UNSDG and its targets. Basically, we try to implement the SDG throughout the course by focusing on increased use of energy efficiency and renewable energy. We also developed a group project solely focused on the development of energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies and policies. Moreover, students also perform a minor research project which is dedicated to bioenergy, renewable energy such as solar, biogas, etc. and energy efficiency projects. Some of these projects are also directly related to the solution of industrial real world problems.