Programme outline

Students can purse two types of degree in the field of sustainable energy:
– MSc in Sustainable Energy Engineering
– MPhil in Energy & Development Studies

Both degrees can be pursued as dissertation only, or through a combination of coursework & dissertation.
While most of the courses are open to students with both engineering as well as non-engineering background, students must note that the award of an MSc or Mphil upon completion of their studies will be determined by the (engineering) content of their thesis, and does not depend solely on their coursework. Each stream has a selection of possible electives for coursework, and students should consult the Faculty Handbook for EBE to confirm their coursework choices are possible under the degree they are registered for. Students must also ensure, in consultation with their supervisor, that the content of their thesis is appropriate for the degree for which they are registered.

The Master by coursework is a 200 HEQF credit programme.
This is 80 credits for the coursework + 120 credits for the dissertation.

Each course offered has a value of 20 credits. Students must take four courses i.e. 1 core course & 3 electives.

All students are obliged to register for the core course “Introduction to  Energy Policy and Sustainable Energy Engineering“. Each student may then choose another 3 courses from the list of electives offered for each Masters stream.

The MSc (Eng) in Sustainable Energy Engineering stream can choose from the following list of electives (as per EBE Faculty Handbook 2013):
  • energy efficiency and demand-side management
  • new and renewable energy technologies
  • energy modelling
  • energy project
  • energy and climate change
The Mphil in Energy and Development studies stream can choose from the following list of electives (as per EBE Faculty Handbook 2013):
  • energy modelling
  • new and renewable energy technologies
  • energy markets and governance
  • energy poverty and development
  • energy and climate change
  • energy project

The dissertation-only Masters requires students to complete a supervised dissertation worth 180 HEQF credits. Students are only accepted for the dissertation-only Masters under exceptional circumstances, and if they already have some years experience in the energy sector.

 

 2016 programme schedule