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Faculty of Science and Engineering

MSc in Energy Engineering

Postgraduate - Taught MSc

Open for admission in 2018

Start in September

Full time
MSc 1 year

About the course

Climate change and limited fossil fuel reserves are creating an unprecedented demand for renewable energy and Hull, on the Humber - Britain's energy estuary, is the ideal location to study energy engineering.

This MSc will prepare you for specialised industry roles in energy engineering or allow you to advance to specialist PhD study in energy and sustainability engineering.

A strong emphasis is placed on the practical application of knowledge. The University has strong, direct links with industry, providing you with opportunities to work on real-world engineering projects.   

Where you'll study

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Fees and funding

  • Home/EU: £7,275

A new system of postgraduate loans for Masters degrees in the UK are now available. They provide up to £10,609 for full-time and part-time taught and research Masters courses in all subject areas. For more information, visit our Postgraduate Loans page.

  • International: £16,000

What you'll study

This MSc will prepare specialists with advanced skills in distinct areas of energy engineering. A very strong emphasis is placed on the practical application of theory.

The programme comprises a combination of lectures, practical/design exercises, tutorials, computer-based process simulation and optimisation, and resource-based, problem-based and enquiry-led learning.

Semester one comprises core modules that will provide you with a general background knowledge of the energy industry, including economics, policy and impact assessment as well as a technical overview.

You will develop competence and confidence in the application of engineering knowledge and techniques to a range of industrial and real-world energy-related problems.

You will develop a good theoretical and practical understanding that balances the core fundamentals with the latest industry and research practice.

A final project and dissertation will enable you to identify and apply theory and practice to the analysis and solution of complex engineering problems.

Core modules

  • Energy Technologies

  • Environmental Management and Policy

  • Research Management and Research Skills

Optional modules`

  • Renewable Energy Technologies for Buildings

  • Built Energy System Design and Practice

  • Power Distribution, Storage and Control

  • Sustainable Waste Management

  • Energy in Buildings: Load Analysis

Studying in the Humber region - Britain's 'energy estuary' - creates a wealth of career and placement opportunities.

With an estimated annual shortfall of 69.000 engineers and technicians in the UK engineering sector, your degree is likely to put you in high demand from employers.

The city has a vibrant and growing industry, hosting major players in the aerospace, chemical, engineering design, pharmaceutical, transport, marine and energy industries.

We keep up-to-date with emerging technologies to ensure you'll receive expert teaching of the most advanced ideas and techniques.

Entry requirements

Normally an Honours degree (typically 2.2 or above, or equivalent) in an engineering or related discipline, but less well-qualified applicants with relevant industrial experience may be considered.

International students

If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.

This course requires academic IELTS 6.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each skill. For other English language proficiency qualifications acceptable by this University, please click here.

If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.

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Future prospects

Designed for engineering graduates from all disciplines – this MSc is especially suited to those aspiring to a senior management role. You’ll develop the desired skills to enter a career in business management in the engineering, technology or industrial sectors.

The University of Hull has strong direct links with industry, and is ideally situated in an area with a vibrant and growing industry, hosting major players in aerospace, chemical, engineering design, pharmaceutical, transport, marine and energy industries. This makes the city the ideal location to study engineering management.