Energy supply is fundamentally important to our homes and workplaces. Future energy supply has to be stable, secure, not only affordable but sustainable, which makes energy supply a systems engineering problem. Energy Informatics is an emerging discipline that utilises powerful tools from modern information technology to analyse data from different energy systems and sources to solve energy supply problems.

Course structure

The taught programme for the Energy Informatics masters is generally delivered from October to February and is comprised of eight modules. The modules are delivered over one week of intensive delivery with a second week being free from structured teaching to allow time for more independent learning and reflection.

Example modules

The course will be composed of eight taught modules, one group project and one individual project.


  • Risk and Reliability Engineering
  • Informatics for the Energy Industry (subject to University approval)
  • Advanced Control Systems
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics for Industrial Processes
  • Process Measurement Systems
  • Management for Technology


  • Process Design and Simulation
  • Heat and Power Generation Systems
  • Advanced Optimisation of Process and Energy Systems

Individual project

The individual project is the chance for students to focus on an area of particular interest to them and their future career. Students select the individual project in consultation with the Thesis Coordinator, their allocated supervisor and their Course Director. These projects provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate their ability to carry out independent research, think and work in an original way, contribute to knowledge, and overcome genuine problems in the industry. Many of the projects are supported by external organisations.

Group project

The group project is an applied, multidisciplinary, team-based activity. Often solving real-world, industry-based problems, students are provided with the opportunity to take responsibility for a consultancy-type project while working under academic supervision. Success is dependent on the integration of various activities and working within agreed objectives, deadlines and budgets. Transferable skills such as teamwork, self-reflection and clear communication are also developed.

Future career

Graduates from this course will develop diverse and rewarding careers in an extremely promising energy sector. The international nature of this growing field would allow Cranfield graduates to develop careers all over the world. If you are pursuing further study through continued education (PhD or MBA) in the energy sector, this programme would facilitate this through its international, interdisciplinary, project-oriented course design

Entry requirements

Minimum requirements: 1st or 2nd class UK Honours degree in a relevant discipline such as mathematics, physics or an engineering discipline. Other recognised professional qualifications or several years relevant industrial experience may be accepted as equivalent. Please contact us if you do not meet our formal entry requirements.

ATAS Certificate

Students requiring a visa to study in the UK may need to apply for an ATAS certificate to study this course.

Program taught in:
  • English

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Last updated May 8, 2019
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Oct 2020
1 - 3 years
20,500 GBP
Overseas - Home/EU: £10,250
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