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Core Courses

MSc dissertation

CORE This course was rated high by the stakeholders. An MSc student must submit and defend a supervised dissertation before the award of an MSc degree in the University of Port Harcourt. It will deliver critical thinking, independent work, application and development of knowledge, commercialisation

Internship

CORE This course was highly favoured by the stakeholders in the survey and the workshop. The student will be exposed to industry organisation and settings to bridge in-class learning with best practice in the energy access sector. It would highlight problem identification, solution pathways and

Design project and graduate seminar

CORE The survey and workshop highly favoured this course. It will harmonise both hard skills and soft skills. It will deliver project development, project planning, project management, business model (including marketing), financial modelling, critical thinking, team work, communication, technical writing and presentation skills. It emphasises

Energy policy and regulations

CORE Energy policy and regulation was ranked 12th in the survey, but the workshop rated it high as a core course. It will deliver sustainable energy strategies and policies, policy assessment and modelling instruments

ICT and Research methods

CORE The research method was ranked 8th, and IoT and big data management ranked 13th in the survey; the workshop highly favoured both. It will deliver ICT, IoT and big data management, scientific research methods

Hydro power technology

CORE It was ranked 7th in the survey and is a priority energy conversion technology in the NREEEP policy of Nigeria. It is set out to deliver technical design, resource assessment and feasibility study, permitting and project finance, and HSE as they pertain to small

Bioenergy conversion technology

CORE It recorded a good ranking (6th) by the stakeholders – it a priority in the Nigerian energy access sector according to NREEEP. It is set out to deliver technical design, feasibility study, biomass resource planning, permitting and project finance, and HSE as they pertain

Solar energy conversion technology

CORE It recorded a good ranking (4th) by the stakeholders – it is a priority in the Nigerian energy access sector, according to NREEEP. It is set out to deliver technical design, feasibility study, permitting and project finance, and HSE as they pertain to solar

Entrepreneurship and Management

CORE Innovation-driven entrepreneurship was ranked 3rd and energy project management was ranked 10th by the stakeholders. Energy operations and management were identified as one of the dominant skills required in the Nigerian energy access sector. This course will deliver innovation-driven entrepreneurship, energy project management, and