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Energy Engineering MSc

Energy Engineering MSc is designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge for a diverse range of careers in both renewable and conventional energy.

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Overview

Energy Engineering MSc will give you an in-depth understanding of contemporary issues in energy and sustainability, and will develop your knowledge of experimental and computer modelling techniques for the design of energy systems, such as electricity grids, thermal energy networks and transportation systems.

You can choose from a range of modules to focus on either sustainable development in practice, sustainability in the built environment, or techniques of energy analysis. The course is informed by research from the Institute of Energy and Sustainable Development (IESD) so that you develop industry-relevant and up-to-date knowledge and expertise.

This course is suitable for recent graduates from a range of engineering and physical science backgrounds as well as professionals with relevant industry experience.

Key features

  • Accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)*, which ensures you will develop the appropriate skills and knowledge for an engineering career and professional registration. 

  • Be taught by experts. With more than 30-year’s research experience, our Institute of Energy and Sustainable Development (IESD) research and teaching staff provide you with a unique opportunity to learn from scientists actively involved in furthering knowledge and sharing expertise.
  • Access specialist facilities including a dedicated, Smart Energy Laboratory designed for the study of Smart Homes, the Development of Electric Vehicle Components and Thermal Energy, as well as computer labs equipped with industry-standard software.
  • Prepare for a career in, or take the first step in pursuing a PhD and an academic career in, energy engineering
  • Choose to undertake a year-long work placement**, gaining valuable experience to develop your practical and professional skills and enhance your employability
  • Enjoy an international experience with DMU Global to enrich your studies and expand your cultural horizons
  • Make the course fit around you, with full-time and part time options available, with start dates in September and January.

*Due to delays relating to the pandemic, we are currently undergoing the process of renewing our accreditation and expect to have this in place for the start of the 2022/2023 academic year.

**Country restrictions apply


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Scholarships

International Scholarships

Find out about available scholarships and country specific fee discounts for international students.

 

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  • UK
  • EU/International

Programme code: H10072

Duration: One year full-time (with optional one-year placement available), 18 months for January starts or 30 months part-time.

Start Date: January and September

Fees and funding: 

2021/22 full-time tuition fees for UK students: tbc

2022/23 full-time tuition fees for UK students: £8,375. Part-time fees will be £700 per 15 credit module.

Find out more about course fees and available funding.

Find out about additional costs and optional extras.

To apply for this programme, please email admissions@dmu.ac.uk in order to receive an electronic application form.

Programme code: H10072

Duration: One year full-time (with optional one-year placement available) or 18 months for January starts.

Start Date: January and September

Fees and funding:

2021/22 full-time tuition fees for EU and international students: £16,100 per year

2022/23 full-time tuition fees for EU and international students: £16,600 per year

Find out more about course fees and available funding.

Find out about additional costs and optional extras.

To apply for this programme, please email admissions@dmu.ac.uk in order to receive an electronic application form.

Entry criteria

You should have the equivalent of a British Honours degree (2:2 minimum) in a relevant subject.

We are happy to consider equivalent qualifications from anywhere in the world.

If you have no formal academic qualifications but do have extensive industry experience we will consider your application on an individual basis.

UCAS tariff information

Students applying for courses starting in September will be made offers based on the latest UCAS Tariff.

English language

If English is not your first language then an IELTS score of 6.0 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each component (or equivalent) is essential.

English Language tuition, delivered by our British Council accredited Centre for English Language Learning, is available both before and throughout the course if you need it.

 

Structure and assessment

 

Course modules

Teaching and assessments

 

 

Core modules

  • Study Skills and Research Methods
  • Engineering Business Environment
  • Advanced Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer 
  • Sustainable Energy
  • Environmental Management and Policy
  • Power Generation & Transmission
  • Individual Project

Optional modules

  • Energy Analysis Techniques
  • Sustainable Buildings
  • Sustainable Development in Practice
  • Low Carbon Transport

The modules are delivered through a mixture of lectures, tutorials and laboratories. This ensures a good balance between theory and practice so that real world problems are better understood through an underpinning of strong theoretical and analytical knowledge translated into practical skills.

You will normally attend four hours of timetabled taught sessions each week for each module undertaken during term time; for full-time study this would be 16 hours per week during term time. You can expect to also undertake around 24 further hours of independent study and assignments as required per week.

 

Facilities and features

The Smart Energy Laboratory

The Energy Laboratory in the School of Engineering and Sustainable Development is a high-tech hub for smart energy teaching, research and technology demonstration.

The Energy Laboratory features a working smart kitchen, as well as a Smart Grid and Renewable Energy training toolkit – providing a technology testing and proving space for real-world experiments and practical energy projects. The Laboratory is also equipped with a demonstration heat pump system and features performance data from a working off-site heat pump installation at DMU’s ‘Green Energy House’, a traditional terrace equipped with some of the latest low carbon energy systems.

The Energy Laboratory is not only a catalyst for students to think creatively about some of the significant energy problems of the present and future, but also a hub for academic research into energy generation, low carbon transport, heating and light, energy storage and smart grids.

Listen to Professor Rick Greenough, Energy Systems explain the importance of heat pumps and how they work in our Energy Lab.

Library and learning zones

On campus, the main Kimberlin Library offers a space where you can work, study and access a vast range of print materials, with computer stations, laptops, plasma screens and assistive technology also available. 

As well as providing a physical space in which to work, we offer online tools to support your studies, and our extensive online collection of resources accessible from our Library website, e-books, specialised databases and electronic journals and films which can be remotely accessed from anywhere you choose. 

We will support you to confidently use a huge range of learning technologies, including Blackboard, Collaborate Ultra, DMU Replay, MS Teams, Turnitin and more. Alongside this, you can access LinkedIn Learning and learn how to use Microsoft 365, and study support software such as mind mapping and note-taking through our new Digital Student Skills Hub. 

The library staff offer additional support to students, including help with academic writing, research strategies, literature searching, reference management and assistive technology. There is also a ‘Just Ask’ service for help and advice, live LibChat, online workshops, tutorials and drop-ins available from our Learning Services, and weekly library live chat sessions that give you the chance to ask the library teams for help.

More flexible ways to learn 

We offer an equitable and inclusive approach to learning and teaching for all our students. Known as the Universal Design for Learning (UDL), our teaching approach has been recognised as sector leading. UDL means we offer a wide variety of support, facilities and technology to all students, including those with disabilities and specific learning differences.

Just one of the ways we do this is by using ‘DMU Replay’ – a technology providing all students with anytime access to audio and/or visual material of lectures. This means students can revise taught material in a way that suits them best, whether it's replaying a recording of a class or adapting written material shared in class using specialist software.

Opportunities and careers

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Graduate Careers

The series of specialist modules in this degree programme have been designed to include knowledge and skills required in the energy engineering sector. Students will have the ability to work in areas of production, utilisation, storage and management of energy; areas of design, research and development, environment control and policy making. Graduate careers exist in the conventional and renewable energy sectors and automotive industries, government and environment agencies.

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DMU Global

Our innovative international experience programme DMU Global aims to enrich studies, broaden cultural horizons and develop key skills valued by employers. 

Through DMU Global, we offer an exciting mix of overseas, on-campus and online international experiences, including the opportunity to study or work abroad for up to a year.

While overseas DMU Global opportunities are not currently possible, DMU will continue to review government advice and if travel is permitted, we hope to offer overseas opportunities in the future.

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DMU Racing

Students can take part in Formula Student which is one of Europe's most established educational engineering competitions organised by Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE). It includes design, manufacture and testing of a petrol or an electric car and the teams are tested on their design, costing and business presentation skills. 

You can join either the petrol DMU Racing team or the electric team DMU FaStER and actively participate in building DMU race cars for this event. These student teams speak to the passion and creativity of the student body providing an unforgettable experience during your study and putting you in good stead for the future.

 

Students can also take part in Formula Student which is one of Europe's most established educational engineering competitions organised by Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE). It includes design, manufacture and testing of a petrol or an electric car. You can join either team and actively participate in building DMU race cars for this event.

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