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Short course

Low Temperature Fuel Cells

Start date
Date to be confirmed
Duration
12 weeks
Time commitment
100 hours total commitment
Mode
Online
Cost
£800
Subject
Low temperature fuel cells (LT-FCs)
Level
Postgraduate Microcredential
Credit
10 credits
Assessment
50% class exam / 50% coursework

The module will cover the low temperature fuel cells (LT-FCs) their science, materials, construction issues and applications

• Electrochemistry/thermodynamics/ related to LT-FC

• Constructions design and components of LT-FC

• Types of LT-FC

• LT-FC catalyst materials, preparation and characterisation

• LT-FC separators materials, preparation and characterisation

• LT-FC degradation issues

• Applications of LT-FC (automotive, CHP)

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the module students should be able to:

  • Present and criticise the potential, benefits, boundary conditions, and prospects of employing LT-FC technology today and in future markets.
  • Describe the theoretical basis of LT-FC with respect to the electrochemistry and thermodynamics and be able to apply this knowledge to moderately complex problems.
  • Be able to choose appropriate technology when faced with a moderately complex engineering design task; Select appropriate materials for HT-FC designs and define crucial properties.
  • Communicate information, concepts, problems and solutions to specialists and non-specialists.

Why study at University of Birmingham?

  • The programmes in the School of Engineering are rooted in high-quality teaching and learning through enquiry-based and independent study, producing high calibre professinals equipped with the skills to excel in technical management.
  • The module will equip you to move into more senior management positions, either in your own organisation or moving elsewhere
  • We are ranked number one for being targeted by the top UK employers (High Fliers Research 2021)
  • Modular delivery over long weekends (Friday to Monday) limits the impact of study on your work commitments.
  • The University of Birmingham is a member of the Russell Group, an organisation of the UK’s top 24 research-led universities.
  • The University of Birmingham is also a member of Universitas 21, the leading global network of research-intensive universities.

What is a microcredential?

Microcredentials are designed to upskill you for work in rapidly growing industries, without the time and cost commitment of a full degree. Your microcredential can stand alone as an independent credential, and some also offer academic credit to use towards a degree.

  • Learn with expert instructors: Complete courses led by experts with a dedicated group of professionals.
  • Earn a professional credential: Finish your learning and pass your assessments to gain an accredited credential.
  • Advance further in your career: Use your microcredential as evidence of your specialised skills and progress further in your industry.

How to apply?

When clicking on the Apply Now button you will be directed to an application specifically designed for the module you wish to apply for where you will create an account with the University application system and submit your application and supporting documents online. 

Find out more

Register your interest for this short course to request more information about the course and for scholarship information.

In order to be accepted onto the Low Temperature Fuel Cells , you must possess:

  • A good 2.2 Honours degree (or equivalent) in scientific subject or equivalent professional qualification

International Students

IELTS 6.5 (with no less than 6.0 in any band).

IELTS 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in any band is equivalent to:

  • TOEFL: 88 overall with no less than 21 in Reading, 20 in Listening, 22 in Speaking and 21 in Writing
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE): PTE Academic 67 with no less than 64 in all four skills
  • Cambridge English (exams taken from 2015): Advanced – minimum overall score of 176, with no less than 169 in any component

 If you are currently studying at a Chinese university, please view our specific entry requirements including our list of acceptable universities for further study at Birmingham.

 

What will you receive?

Our Low Temperature Fuel Cells will allow you to focus on specific areas in order for you to develop your career in the way that you want to. Each course is designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge which will meet the needs of a wide range of learners and organisations.

  • 10 UK Credits at Postgraduate level from University of Birmingham
  • A Postgraduate Microcredential certificate from University of Birmingham

Certification of UoB academic credit for PG microcredential courses is through production of an official University of Birmingham Microcredential certificate and transcript managed by UoB Student Records.

The skills you will gain

Present and criticise the potential, benefits, boundary conditions, and prospects of employing LT-FC technology today and in future markets.

Describe the theoretical basis of LT-FC with respect to the electrochemistry and thermodynamics and be able to apply this knowledge to moderately complex problems.

Be able to choose appropriate technology when faced with a moderately complex engineering design task; Select appropriate materials for HT-FC designs and define crucial properties.

Communicate information, concepts, problems and solutions to specialists and non-specialists.

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