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Funded Module: Clean Technology & Resource Management

Funded Masters Module in Waste & Resource Management


Our Clean Technologies and Resource Management module allows delegates to build on their knowledge and skills surrounding the industrial processes that enhance sustainable resource use and minimise pollution during resource extraction, processing and manufacture. This module is focused on raising awareness of the drivers and opportunities for development of clean technologies and to enhance CT-relevant scientific, engineering and management skills across a range of industrial sectors, enhancing and extending the pre-existing skills of the student.

This SCQF Level 11 (Masters Level) module examines the economic, political and environmental drivers for innovation in Clean Tech and reviews points in industrial processes where opportunities exist for such applications. Principles of concept development, design and engineering in Clean Tech are then introduced. These concepts and principles are then applied in the context of industry and utility sectors including agriculture, water resources, construction and the energy industry, as well as resource recovery and recycling.

Upon completion of this module delegates will be able to:

  • Make critical, informed and reasoned arguments regarding the drivers for application of clean technologies in the context of economics, politics and environmental impacts.
  • Discuss in detail comprehension of the general principles of concept development, design and engineering relevant to the application of clean technologies.
  • Demonstrate application of CT concept development and design principles at an appropriate level across a range of industrial, utility and agricultural sectors and to innovate in at least one such sector.

Prerequisites and course expectations

Applicants to study this module will be expected to have studied a relevant academic discipline at undergraduate level, or be working in a related field.  As a Masters-level course, this module requires a significant time commitment and a high level of academic study.  Assessments will comprise essay/written submissions and and an oral presentation.  The course will comprise roughly 70 hours of content, plus independent study.  If you have any questions regarding your suitability for the course, please contact us at

This module is worth 20 credits at SCQF Level 11 and is part of the UWS MSc Waste & Resource Management.  You can find out more about the full course here.

Delivery format

This module will be delivered online via our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) and delegates will also be expected to participate in interactive live sessions using Microsoft Teams. Teaching is delivered by UWS staff and external experts in this field. There may also be scope to visit sites where Clean Technologies are being applied in practice and delegates will be made aware of this in advance. Course content will also be accessible online for a short time after the course has been delivered, allowing delegates to consolidate their learning.

The planned timetable for the live sessions is Tuesday afternoons, commencing 1st February.

Funding & Fees

Funding may be available to delegates via the UWS Upskilling Fund. The UWS Upskilling Fund is a budget for delivering training to Scottish industry sectors, provided and moderated by the Scottish Funding Council. To receive this funding, delegates must reside in Scotland or, work for an organisation operating (with a business address) in Scotland. If you are successful in obtaining funding a registration fee of £50 will apply only (the full module fee is £930) and you will be provided with a discount code to use at check-out upon application. Please also contact us to discuss other potential funding mechanisms if you are not eligible for the UWS Upskilling Fund.

If you would like to find out more about this course, Upskilling Fund eligibility or register your interest, please get in touch with our dedicated CPD team at

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