The MSc Project is valued at 60 credits, and estimated to involve 600 hours study time throughout the duration of the programme. The Diploma Project is worth 30 credits, and should involve 300 hours study time. Guidance on the Project will be given at the induction sessions, where industrial speakers will give presentations on projects they may offer to students.
Newcastle has Science City status, and boasts the research Institute IRES http://www.ncl.ac.uk/environment, and the Joseph Swan Centre for Energy Research: http://www.ncl.ac.uk/energy/. There is the opportunity for Reflex students to engage in research here on their MSc project, or to choose an industrial project of their own.
It is important that the project is well planned to avoid wasting time, errors or delays. Guidelines are available to students to assist in planning the Project.
Projects completed in the Reflex Programme:
The development and market/financial implications of introducing a Nigeria-specific solar photovoltaics (PV) design tool to the Nigerian solar PV market, by Agu Joseph Agu, Aug 2012.
Assess the Feasibility of Wind as an Alternative Source of Energy for the State of Kuwait, by Waleed Al-Nassar, Jan 2012.
Production and commercialisation of biodiesel from Jatropha Curcas, in Gombe State, North-East Nigeria, by Suleiman Babamanu, Aug 2012.
Design, installation and financial analysis of a 150kWp photovoltaic system park in Cyprus, by Christos Charalambous, Aug 2012.
Feasibility study of renewable energy options for King's Gate building in Newcastle University, by Kun Chen, Aug 2012.
Feasibility Study: Using Agricultural Waste for Power Generation via Gasification Process in Thailand, by Sarun Chokdeeanant, Aug 2012.
An Energy Benchmarking, Auditing & Efficiency Project for Education & Services for people with Autism (ESPA), by Glen Clement, Aug 2012.
Business Plan for the Manufacture of Bio-ethanol from Woody and other Cellulosic materials/waste in North- East of England, by Oladotun Derrick Dairo, Oct 2012.
A business plan for ICOS AD : International carbon offsetting schemes - aiding development, by Georgina Debenham, Aug 2012.
Assessment of sustainable computing potential for agriculture and rural applications in developing countries, by Fardeen Dodo, Aug 2012.
Feasibility study for the installation of a concentrating solar power plant in Cyprus, by Eleni Evripidou, Aug 2012.
Renewable Energy Heat Opportunities for Grain Drying: A feasibility study of Stud Farm, Dorset, by Lucy Flood, Aug 2012.
Can domestic scale anaerobic digestion have a sustainable development impact in Kenya without Government or donor support?, by Robert Goward, Aug 2012.
Maximising small-scale solar electrification in rural Kenya: A review of CDM objectives and their implications for sustainable development, by Brian Green, Aug 2012.
Energy management in an industrial environment: Metrocentre, by Mujeeb Lawal, Jan 2012.
Carbon reduction potential in North Tyneside council buildings, by Drew Liddle, Aug 2012.
Study of a sustainable energy supply for a household using renewable energy, by Xingfeng Lin, Aug 2012.
Feasibility study for the installation of a large concentrating solar power plant in the island of Cyprus, by Natasa Michael, Aug 2012.
A new look at tidal power in Northumberland coast – establishing a feasibility study for Lindisfarne balancing ecological and energy generation interests in an AONB SSSI, by Jonathan Mulcahy, Aug 2012.
A business case for jatropha based biofuel project in Nigeria, by Atsinafe Barnabas Oshido, Aug 2012.
Domestic solar PV in the United Kingdom: the identification of its potential and a holistic appreciation of its uptake, by Anne Tom Pathuis, Aug 2012.
"Wood Fuel" - Renewable source for domestic heating in NE England, by Akshay Sreevathsa, Aug 2012.
The energy efficiency measures available to improve the built environment: an energy management business plan based on a business model developed from working with the physical resources of Education and Services for People with Autism (ESPA), by Matthew Toohey, Aug 2012.
Biomass production from microalgae using foam fractionation harvesting method, by Constantina Vasiladou, Aug 2012.
Hong Kong: Energy from waste feasibility study, by Michael Wong, Aug 2012.
A feasibility study: Anaerobic digestion of waste from a range of commercial and industrial sectors in the North East of England, by Giscard Wontongwo, Aug 2012.
An investigation into the viability of incorporating anaerobic digestion into urban environments as a Community Energy Scheme, utilising locally produced household waste, by David Hickling, Aug 2012.