MSc Programs in Energy Studies

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Energy Studies

Students who are considering graduate school usually begin with a master’s degree whether they intend to pursue a doctoral degree or not. The master’s degree provides in-depth training in a specific field. The usefulness of this degree lies in the wide range of applications, both professionally and academically. An Master of Science, or MSc, in Energy Studies provides these benefits for students in engineering and similar fields.

What is an MSc in Energy Studies? What does this course of study entail? Students may choose to specialize in a number of different areas. They might choose an Energy Engineering Master’s Program where they learn about the practical aspects of collecting, using, and dividing energy from many different sources. Students may choose a course of study that focuses on nuclear energy or a program that covers energy and resource management.

There are many benefits to studying in the field of energy. As the world’s need for reliable and renewable energy, the demand for skilled professionals is also growing. Graduates should be able to enjoy job security and a great deal of choice when it comes to which part of the field and which part of the world they would like to work. Those graduates with an advanced degree can often enjoy a broader range of choices than other job applicants.

The actual costs of applying for, participating in, and completing an MSC in an energy-related program will vary from one school to another, especially as students cross international borders. For specific information, prospective students should contact individual schools.

Employers in this field are often looking for graduates with some degree of experience in addition to their academic success. With a combination of both, graduates can expect to find jobs with titles such as policy analyst, energy risk management, budget analyst, vehicle energy management engineer, energy management administrator, energy auditor, and energy efficiency communications manager. Employers for these jobs are often looking for those with good interpersonal skills, who are problem solvers, and who have a good understanding of the energy business, whether this is in a regulatory or a market perspective.

In order to apply for a course of study, review the listings provided on this website. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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MSc in Project Management (Oil & Gas)

University of Liverpool Online Programmes
Online Full time Part time Open Enrollment United Kingdom UK Online Liverpool + 1 more

Choose the fully online MSc in Project Management with a specialisation in Oil & Gas to gain the knowledge, skills and confidence to deliver advanced project management in the energy sector. Develop strategic project management skills that are [+]

Choose the fully online MSc in Project Management with a specialisation in Oil & Gas to gain the knowledge, skills and confidence to deliver advanced project management in the energy sector. Develop strategic project management skills that can be applied globally in every sector. Modules include Sustainable Programme and Portfolio Management, Oil and Gas Management, and Management of Energy. The University of Liverpool has been reviewed and approved as a provider of project management training by the Project Management Institute (PMI). This online MSc in Project Management programme is offered by the University of Liverpool Management School, an accredited member of AACSB International-The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Only 5% of business schools worldwide have been granted AACSB Accreditation.* ... [-]


Master in Energy Systems Management

University of San Francisco - College of Arts & Sciences
Campus Full time 18 - 24 months August 2018 USA San Francisco

Electric energy systems are rapidly transforming, making jobs in the energy sector among the fastest growing in the U.S. Our program equips students for energy management positions in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors to support a low carbon future. [+]

Program Details

Students gain an understanding of the grid, historically and today; electricity markets; electricity production, efficiency, and conservation; governance, risk, and compliance (GRC); environmental impacts and constraints from energy; and the policy environment. They develop skills in strategic management, communication, change management, stakeholder engagement, and critical and systems thinking.

Our interdisciplinary program features small class sizes and opportunities for research, internships, and professional engagement.

Program Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to:

utilize principles and processes of whole systems to understand how the energy system impacts and is related to the ecological system and the social system. demonstrate an understanding of the energy policy and market environments and their impact on energy consumption and production. demonstrate an understanding of the human dimension of energy systems including managing for change, stakeholder engagement, and customer engagement. communicate skillfully through written reports and oral presentations in styles relevant to the energy field. utilize critical analysis to understand why the current electricity generation and distribution system evolved and how to move it towards the 21st-century grid. Program Highlights Classes are taught by full-time faculty, as well as by part-time faculty who have experiential knowledge in the energy sector. We host guest speakers representing many aspects of the industry-government, utilities, NGOs, private firms. Evening classes are held at USF’s downtown San Francisco campus at 101 Howard Street. Saturday classes are held at the main campus. OFFERED IN ... [-]

MSc Sustainable Energy Technology

Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University
Campus Full time 18 months September 2018 China Suzhou

The MSc Sustainable Energy Technology programme provides state-of-the-art education in the fields of sustainable energy generation, distribution and consumption. It is intended to respond to a growing skills shortage for engineers with a high level of training in renewable energy, smart grids and sustainability. [+]

Overview

The MSc Sustainable Energy Technology programme provides state-of-the-art education in the fields of sustainable energy generation, distribution and consumption. It is intended to respond to a growing skills shortage of engineers with a high level of training in renewable energy, smart grids and sustainability.

By the time you graduate, you will have a thorough understanding of sustainability standards, various renewable energies, smart grid and power electronics for renewable energy and energy use management in buildings, urban design and other areas. Research on sustainable energy technology has opened up many job opportunities in industry, government institutions and research centres.... [-]


MSc Sustainable Energy & Green Technologies

UCD College of Engineering and Architecture
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Ireland Dublin

The MSc in Sustainable Energy and Green Technologies focuses development and optimisation of renewable energy resource exploitation; efficiency in energy generation and utilisation pathway; mitigation of environmental impacts... [+]

MSc Sustainable Energy & Green Technologies FT Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 90)

The MSc in Sustainable Energy and Green Technologies focuses development and optimisation of renewable energy resource exploitation; efficiency in energy generation and utilisation pathway; mitigation of environmental impacts, and; preparation for business innovation and job creations opportunities in renewable energy systems technologies development, plant biotechnology and entrepreneurship. The programme is underpinned by the best European practice by incorporating compatible EU policy drivers such as the Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET Plan) for energy research, current R&D in Crops (through ongoing and research initiatives under the Charles Parsons Energy Research programme), and the collaboration with internationally acknowledged experts in the subject domains from universities, research institutions and industry.... [-]


Master in Energy Science

Utrecht University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Netherlands Utrecht

Our energy system is rapidly evolving. There are big challenges ahead of us, including mitigating climate change, securing our long-term energy supply, and providing access to sustainable energy for everyone. This two-year Master’s programme in Energy Science at Utrecht University offers an interdisciplinary approach for anyone prepared to tackle these challenges. [+]

AN INTERDISCIPLINARY APPROACH TO ENERGY CHALLENGES

Our energy system is rapidly evolving. There are big challenges ahead of us, including mitigating climate change, securing our long-term energy supply, and providing access to sustainable energy for everyone. This two-year Master’s programme in Energy Science at Utrecht University offers an interdisciplinary approach for anyone prepared to tackle these challenges.

Systems approach

Energy collection, conversion, transport, storage, distribution, and end-use application are all steps in providing energy services to society. All these elements form an energy system, which is complex and interacts with other systems in a multitude of ways. Transitions in energy systems and the merits of innovation for the individual components of each can only be analysed in the context of the complete system. This is why we place energy systems analysis at the very centre of our Energy Science programme.... [-]


MSc in Energy Science

Trinity College Dublin
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 Ireland Dublin + 1 more

This course is designed for students from science and engineering disciplines who are interested in the science and socio-economics of global energy utilization. In particular, this course will focus on how that demand is being met and how conventional energy resources and technologies can or cannot be replaced by more sustainable resources and technologies. [+]

This course is designed for students from science and engineering disciplines who are interested in the science and socio-economics of global energy utilization. In particular, this course will focus on how that demand is being met and how conventional energy resources and technologies can or cannot be replaced by more sustainable resources and technologies.

Students must complete six mandatory taught modules beginning with the introductory module "Introduction to Energy Science", before undertaking; Conventional Energy Sources and Technologies, Electric Power Generation and Distribution, Sustainable Energy Sources and Technologies I and II, and Managing the Impact of Energy Utilisation. Each taught module contains continuous assessment and examination components. Students also prepare a dissertation based on research conducted by a research group of one of the Schools of Physics, Chemistry or Department of Geology, School of Natural Sciences.... [-]


M.Sc. in Nuclear Engineering

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Israel Beersheba

The Unit for Nuclear Engineering (UNE) is the only academic department in Israel offering graduate studies towards M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in the field. [+]

The Unit of Nuclear Engineering

The Unit for Nuclear Engineering (UNE) is the only academic department in Israel offering graduate studies towards M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in the field. A wide variety of research subjects are covered at the UNE, including: Nuclear energy engineering, nuclear core physics, neutron transport, nuclear fuel cycle, nonproliferation strategies, applications in radiation for medicine, nuclear instruments for radiotherapy, radiation calculations and Monte Carlo simulations for radiation, aspects of radiation shielding design and calculations, patient protection from radiation, nuclear theory, and particle transport developments. Many UNE graduates serve as high-level managers and hold key positions in leading research institutions and in prestigious medical centers in Israel and around the world.... [-]


MSc in Energy and Environmental Sciences

University of Groningen
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Netherlands Groningen

What are the solutions to the environmental issues on a global scale, like climate change, sustainable development and the greenhouse effect? What alternative sources of energy do we need to explore or make available for use? [+]

MSc Energy and Environmental Sciences

What are the solutions to the environmental issues on a global scale, like climate change, sustainable development and the greenhouse effect? What alternative sources of energy do we need to explore or make available for use?

The Master’s degree programme in Energy and Environmental Sciences focuses on the large-scale issues and tries to contribute to possible solutions to the environmental problems.

Study Programme

You can choose from two specializations:

System studies on Energy and Environment- with a strong design-orientated, systems approach character based in natural sciences. What are the possibilities for a sustainable future for a region, a country or the world as a whole? What characterizes the optimal transition routes towards a sustainable future? Experimental studies of Energy and Climate - linked to an experimental, energy-related research programme. It covers a range of topics such as the carbon cycle in atmosphere and ocean, gas combustion studies, polymer solar cells, and biofuels technology. Teaching is highly modern and active student participation, as well as the development of more general (communication) skills, are essential in many courses. ... [-]

MSc in Materials and Processes for Sustainable Energetics

Tallinn University of Technology
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Estonia Tallinn

The program offers a new and unique approach to energy issues and does not teach how to produce more energy but how to use energy more efficiently! The curriculum provides education in alternative energy materials science and engineering with a strong technology component with specializations on either materials or processes in sustainable energetics. The goal of this program is to educate specialists who are able to design, develop and improve materials for use in sustainable energy systems. [+]

Degree awarded: Master of Science in Engineering (MSc) Workload: 120 ECTS Language of instruction: English Duration: 2 years Pre-Requisites: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in natural sciences or engineering Tuition fees and scholarships: 1 ECTS = 55 EUR. Nominal study load per 1 year = 60 ECTS/€3300, 15 tuition fee waiver scholarships available that guarantee free studies. Number of places available: 17

The program offers a new and unique approach to energy issues and does not teach how to produce more energy but how to use energy more efficiently! The curriculum provides education in alternative energy materials science and engineering with a strong technology component with specializations on either materials or processes in sustainable energetics. The goal of this program is to educate specialists who are able to design, develop and improve materials for use in sustainable energy systems.... [-]


Master of Science in Smart Grids

Tampere University of Technology
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Finland Tampere

Our courses combine theoretical understanding and analysis with a learning-by-doing mentality in computer simulation and laboratory assignments. The Smart grids study module includes two options, Electric power engineering, and Power electronics. [+]

Smart grids are a new way of designing and managing electrical power systems. Smart grids are designed to enhance the effectiveness, stability, and reliability of the systems and to integrate distributed energy resources as a part of system management. They are essential for increasing the share of renewable energy sources without compromising the competitiveness and system security. The smart grids studies aim towards systemic thinking in combination with detailed technical design and analysis skills.

Suitable backgrounds are B.Sc. studies in Electrical power engineering, Power electronics, Electricity markets or Renewable energy sources.

Studies

As a smart grids student, you will become familiar with the existing practices, but also gain ideas for future design, implementation, and maintenance of the smart grid. The studies combine technical skills of power electronics and electric power engineering with a broader understanding of controlling smart grids, electricity markets and ICT and automation.... [-]


MSc in Cleantech Entrepreneurship

Cranfield University
Campus Full time 1 year October 2018 United Kingdom Swindon Cranfield + 1 more

The MSc in Cleantech Entrepreneurship combines Cranfield’s strengths in environmental science, engineering, and entrepreneurship to equip future leaders in the Cleantech sector with the knowledge and skills to develop and commercialize technologies when an opportunity has been identified. [+]

MSc Degrees in Energy Studies. In today’s lean economic climate, alternative energy strategies and clean technologies (Cleantech) present unique challenges to technology commercialization. Cleantech will play a vital role in developing successful low carbon economies worldwide, and it needs to train personnel to achieve this. Cleantech refers to any process, product or service that reduces negative environmental impacts through significant energy efficiency improvements, the sustainable use of resources, or environmental protection activities, and includes a broad range of technology relating to recycling, renewable energy, energy efficiency, greywater, etc. The MSc in Cleantech Entrepreneurship combines Cranfield’s strengths in environmental science, engineering, and entrepreneurship to equip future leaders in the Cleantech sector with the knowledge and skills to develop and commercialize technologies when an opportunity has been identified. Who is it for? ... [-]

Sustainable Energy System Management

Hanze University of Applied Sciences - Groningen, the Netherlands
Campus Full time 3 semesters September 2018 Netherlands Groningen

Acquire a solid foundation in sustainable energy system management. Topics include modelling, technologies, markets & innovation, scientific framework (law, policy, societal acceptance, environmental aspects). Work on real-life projects, and follow the specialisation semester at a partner institute or at Hanze UAS. The specialisations you can choose are system integration and optimisation or sustainable energy management. This programme is for students with a background in economics, managerial engineering or equivalent. [+]

Study a European Master's in Sustainable Energy System Management in the Netherlands

Acquire a solid foundation in sustainable energy system management. Topics include modelling, technologies, markets & innovation, scientific framework (law, policy, societal acceptance, environmental aspects). Work on real-life projects, and follow the specialisation semester at a partner institute or at Hanze UAS. The specialisations you can choose are system integration and optimisation or sustainable energy management. This programme is for students with a background in economics, managerial engineering or equivalent.

Admission Requirements

A bachelor's degree in:

economics

social sciences... [-]


Master of Science in Sustainable Energy

Hamad bin Khalifa University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Qatar Doha

The HBKU Sustainable Energy master provides students with extensive knowledge in topics related to sustainable energy and the impact urbanization, transportation and manufacturing have on energy sustainability. [+]

The HBKU Sustainable Energy master provides students with extensive knowledge in topics related to sustainable energy and the impact urbanization, transportation and manufacturing have on energy sustainability.

The HBKU Sustainable Energy master provides students with extensive knowledge in topics related to sustainable energy and the impact urbanization, transportation and manufacturing have on energy sustainability.

The programs also look at the implications and drivers of sustainable policymaking on society, the economy, and the environment. A key component of both degrees is original, guided research in energy science and technologies that support sustainable development.... [-]


Master of Science Mechanical Engineering Modelling - Specialization in Thermal Engineering

Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2018 Hungary Budapest

The Master of Science (M.Sc.) programs offered at The Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME) are not restricted to those who received their B.Sc. diplomas in engineering at BME. These programs are open to all students who receive diplomas in mechanical engineering, mechatronics engineering or transportation engineering at any of the Hungarian or foreign institutions of higher education. [+]

The Master of Science (M.Sc.) programs offered at The Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME) are not restricted to those who received their B.Sc. diplomas in engineering at BME. These programs are open to all students who receive diplomas in mechanical engineering, mechatronics engineering or transportation engineering at any of the Hungarian or foreign institutions of higher education.

The entrance requirements of the programs have been defined in a way which also allows someone having a B.Sc. in another engineering area, physics, mathematics or computer science to join the M.Sc. programs while fulfilling a few additional requirements.

In the M.Sc. curriculum, there are 30 credit points which are dedicated to the final project. This can be completed in two semesters (Final Project A and Final Project B). It is a prerequisite that at least 55 credit points, as well as any “supplemental” subjects, be completed prior to beginning the Final Project A. In order to begin the Final Project B, it is required that the student finish – excluding the elective subjects – 79 credit points worth of the M.Sc. subjects found in the curriculum.... [-]


MSc in Gas Technology and Renewable Energy

Poznan University of Technology
Campus Full time 3 semesters February 2019 Poland Poznań

The most important direction of energy development for in coming years in most of the countries of the world this is the one considered to be based on a significant increase in natural gas consumption. [+]

Language of instruction: English

The most important direction of energy development for in coming years in most of the countries of the world this is the one considered to be based on a significant increase in natural gas consumption. Particularly in such countries as Poland, where 90% of electricity and 86% of heat is produced from the combustion of coal, increasing the use of natural gas is the most important economic activity for the next decades. From high-power engineering based on combined cycle gas turbine unit CCGT to the distributed cogeneration systems based on gas engines is the most important direction of development of energy, not only in Europe or Poland but other countries as well.... [-]