MSc Sustainable Energy
University of Surrey
1 - 2 year
GBP 19,000 / per year *
Earliest start date
* for overseas students | £10,500 for UK students
Why Choose This Course
Our cross-disciplinary MSc programme in Sustainable Energy provides you with broad-ranging training and the fundamentals for understanding sustainable and renewable energy systems and applications, as well as the social, economic, regulatory and environmental factors that govern sustainable energy. It will enable you to gain the skills needed to become a specialist in this crucial and rapidly expanding industry.
Study this interdisciplinary course and you will learn the key concepts of sustainability and renewables with a range of theoretical and practical modules taught by world-leading academics who are experts in their fields and have access to a wide range of exceptional facilities and resources.
What You Will Study
This course takes an interdisciplinary approach to the sector, enabling you to gain an excellent broad overview of energy sustainability and renewables whilst also giving you opportunities to specialise in particular aspects such as wind, solar, sustainable energy storage, smart energy and AI applications.
You'll begin by exploring the core principles in sustainable/net-zero energy systems and applications.
Project and laboratory components will then enable you to gain practical, technical and transferable skills. Elements of leadership and change management will also be embedded throughout group project work.
You will actively engage in the research aspects of the programme as part of your dissertation projects. For this, you'll be integrated into one of our research teams, based on the choice of topic you're interested in within a range of energy-systems-related projects and closely supervised by one of our expert research staff. The research projects will be conducted across highly relevant and multidisciplinary themes within the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences, with some contributions from the other institutes, research centres, and faculties at Surrey.
Completion of this programme will provide you with specialist skills and an enviable understanding of the sector, boosting your career and thus addressing the energy technology and skills gap.
Modules listed are indicative, reflecting the information available at the time of publication. Please note that modules may be subject to teaching availability, student demand and/or class size caps.
The University operates a credit framework for all taught programmes based on a 15-credit tariff. Modules can be either 15, 30, 45, 75 or 120 credits, and additionally for some masters dissertations, 90 credits.
The structure of our programmes follows clear educational aims that are tailored to each programme. These are all outlined in the programme specifications which include further details such as the learning outcomes:
Please note: this course is subject to validation, therefore no modules have been confirmed at this moment in time. These modules will appear once the course has been validated.
Course timetables are normally available one month before the start of the semester.
New students will receive their personalised timetable in Welcome Week, and in subsequent semesters, two weeks before the start of the semester.
Please note that while we make every effort to ensure that timetables are as student-friendly as possible, scheduled teaching can take place on any day of the week (Monday – Friday). Wednesday afternoons are normally reserved for sports and cultural activities. Part-time classes are normally scheduled on one or two days per week, details of which can be obtained from the Academic Hive.
Program Tuition Fee
We offer career information, advice, and guidance to all students whilst studying with us, which is extended to our alumni for three years after leaving the University.
Engineers and scientists are increasingly expected to have skills in energy systems and come up with sustainable solutions.
Graduates from this course will be highly sought after, with diverse opportunities for employment in many leading industries as well as in research.
As a graduate of this course, you'll be well prepared to help technology-intensive organizations make important decisions given vast amounts of information by adopting, combining, implementing, and executing the right technologies.
Graduates of our Sustainable Energy Systems MSc can pursue careers in many diverse roles, such as:
- Sustainable energy engineering professionals – in design, management, and consultancy
- Renewable systems expert
- Research engineer
- Sustainable supply-chain adviser
- And many more.
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