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Sustainable Energy: Technologies and Management MSc

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1-year full-time

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Brunel University London campus


Our Sustainable Energy: Technologies and Management MSc degree focuses on providing you with a sound knowledge of sustainable technologies and the skills for effective energy management and environmental protection.

We aim to produce master’s qualified graduates capable of implementing, developing and managing effective sustainable energy practices in an industrial, business or government environment.

A significant feature of the course is the depth and breadth of covered material. Not only will you deepen your knowledge of energy engineering in the context of sustainability, you’ll also have the opportunity to develop advanced and specific knowledge of project management and environmental initiatives.

We have strong links with industry, energy institutions and pioneers in energy technology, and this means you’ll benefit from regular guest speakers from various energy sectors.

Our extensive, well-equipped laboratories have particular strengths in advanced energy materials, solar energy engineering (PV and PV-T integrated systems), energy efficiency in buildings including smart materials development, low energy cooling technologies and infrastructure management, hydrogen and fuel cells, and bioenergy engineering processes.

Throughout your studies, you’ll have access to advanced software systems for the simulation, analysis and design of clean energy projects such as renewable and efficient energy systems.

Our sustainable energy course is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and is studied full-time over one year.


Contact our Enquiries team.
Course Enquiries: +44 (0)1895 265599 (before you submit an application)
Admissions Office: +44 (0)1895 265265 (after you submit an application)

Course content

This postgraduate engineering degree is delivered in three phases. Terms one and two are the taught elements. Successful completion of the taught modules allows you to move on to the dissertation stage. Your dissertation project will be four months of full-time work. You’ll undertake an approved research topic related to sustainable energy proposed by academics, or from industry.

Optional modules are indicative and available subject to numbers.

Compulsory modules

  • Energy Conversion Technologies
  • Strategic Sustainable Development
  • Sustainable Built Environment
  • Renewable Energy Technologies
  • Sustainable Energy Development
  • Environmental Legislation: Energy and Environmental Review and Auditing
  • Research Methods and Sustainable Engineering
  • Master’s Project and Dissertation

Optional modules

Choose one:

  • Strategic Management, Innovation and Enterprise
  • Project Management

Read more about the structure of postgraduate degrees at Brunel and what you will learn on the course.


Careers and your future

Brunel's Sustainable Energy: Technologies and Management MSc degree prepares you for work in the energy field. Our graduates work with environmental consultancies and energy agencies and with facilities managers such as county councils within their energy and environmental management departments.

Other graduates work in building services and construction-related consultancies such as Hoare Lea, WSP Group, Faber Maunsell, Powervault, BDP, EngDesign, BuroHappold, AECOM, ChapmanBDSP, Trend Control Systems, BRE, Atkins, Solairedirect, Green Technologies FZCO, Equinix, Beijaflore, Siachen Energy and Hilson Moran, as well as industrial project leaders for energy management at Swiss Blue Energy AG and ReVamp Energy Solutions.

At Brunel we provide many opportunities and experiences within your degree programme and beyond – work-based learning, professional support services, volunteering, mentoring, sports, arts, clubs, societies, and much, much more – and we encourage you to make the most of them, so that you can make the most of yourself.

» More about Employability

Entry criteria 2019/20

  • A 2:2 (or above) UK Honours degree Honours degree or equivalent internationally recognised qualification in an engineering or technology subject. Other qualifications and relevant experience will be assessed on an individual basis.

Entry criteria are subject to review and change each academic year.

International and EU entry requirements

If your country or institution is not listed or if you are not sure whether your institution is eligible, please contact Admissions

This information is for guidance only by Brunel University London and by meeting the academic requirements does not guarantee entry for our courses as applications are assessed on case-by-case basis.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6 (min 5.5 in all areas)
  • Pearson: 51 (51 in all subscores)
  • BrunELT: 60% (min 55% in all areas)

You can find out more about the qualifications we accept on our English Language Requirements page.

If you require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK, you must prove knowledge of the English language so that we can issue you a Certificate of Acceptance for Study (CAS). To do this, you will need an IELTS for UKVI or Trinity SELT test pass gained from a test centre approved by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) and on the Secure English Language Testing (SELT) list. This must have been taken and passed within two years from the date the CAS is made.

Should you wish to take a pre-sessional English course to improve your English prior to starting your degree course, you must sit the test at an approved SELT provider for the same reason.

We offer our own BrunELT English Test and have pre-sessional English language courses for students who do not meet requirements or who wish to improve their English. You can find out more information on English courses and test options at the Brunel Language Centre.

Teaching and learning

Our sustainable energy master’s degree is delivered by passionate researchers, and your learning will be enriched by their expertise in the field of clean energy technologies and connections to industry, energy institutions and pioneers in energy technology.

Study will combine lectures, seminars, tutorials, group work, site visits, self-study, and laboratory research activities for your dissertation project. There will also be guest lectures from the energy and building sectors.

Should you need any non-academic support during your time at Brunel, the Student Support and Welfare Team are here to help.

Assessment and feedback

Your work will be assessed through written assignments, individual and group presentations, technical reports, projects, formal exams, and your dissertation.

Read our guide on how to avoid plagiarism in your assessments at Brunel.

Fees and funding

Fees for 2019/20 entry

UK/EU students: £9,100 full-time

International students: £18,720 full-time

Some courses incur additional course related costs. You can also check our on-campus accommodation costs for more information on living expenses.

Read about funding opportunities available to postgraduate students

UK/EU students can opt to pay in six equal monthly instalments: the first instalment is payable on enrolment and the remaining five by Direct Debit or credit/debit card.

Overseas students can opt to pay in two instalments: 60% on enrolment, and 40% in January for students who commence their course in September (or the remaining 40% in March for selected courses that start in January).