energy-engineering

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

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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.

Reasons to study Energy Engineering at De Montfort University (DMU):

  • 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 such as Ansys, Design Builder and Matlab.
  • 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 #DMUglobal toenrich your studies and expand your cultural horizons
  • Make the course fit around you, with full-time, part time or distance learning study options available

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  • UK/EU
  • International

Key facts for UK/EU students

Institution code: D26

UCAS course code: H10052

Duration: One year full-time, two years part-time

Fees and funding: For 2020/21 full-time fees will be £8,500 per year.

Part-time fees will be £4,250 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.

Key facts for international students

Institution code: D26

UCAS course code: H10052

Duration: One year full-time, two years part-time

Fees and funding: For 2020/21 tuition full-time fees will be £14,600 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 (2:1 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 changes

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

English language — If English is not your first language we require an English language level of IELTS 6.0 with 5.5 in each component or equivalent.

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
  • Low carbon Transport
  • Environmental Management and Policy
  • Power generation & transmission

Optional modules

  • Energy Analysis Techniques
  • Sustainable Buildings
  • Sustainable Development in Practice
  • Individual project

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, 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.

Library and learning zones

The main Kimberlin Library is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and offers a range of print and online resources to support your studies. Many resources and services can be remotely accessed from anywhere you choose.

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, available via email or telephone. We also have space across campus for group or individual work and study, with computer stations, laptops, plasma screens and assistive technology available.

More flexible ways to learn 

Our Universal Design for Learning (UDL) has been recognised as leading the university sector. It builds upon our pledge to offer an equitable and inclusive approach to learning and teaching for all our students.

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 the way which 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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#DMUglobal

This is our innovative international experience programme which aims to enrich your studies and expand your cultural horizons – helping you to become a global graduate, equipped to meet the needs of employers across the world.

Through DMU Global, we offer a wide range of opportunities including on-campus and UK activities, overseas study, internships, faculty-led field trips and volunteering, as well as Erasmus+ and international exchanges.

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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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