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.
All modules are subject to availability and this list may change at any time. Core module All modules are subject to availability and this list may change at any time. Individual Project This module gives you the opportunity to carry out an individual design or research and development project. It is an opportunity to gain a wider perspective of society and sustainability, while exploring project management techniques and presentation of progress, milestones and results through a variety of media. Compulsory modules All modules are subject to availability and this list may change at any time. Energy Technologies This module is designed to introduce students to a broad range of renewable and conventional energy sources. Given the importance of energy supply in both developed and developing economies, this module will provide students with an overview of the main renewable and conventional technologies, the principles of energy conversion, distribution and storage methods suitable for these technologies. Project Management and Research Skills This module introduces you to a structured approach to planning/bidding, managing and controlling a project. You'll explore current practices, topics and methodologies relevant to contract and project management. You'll develop research skills for designing, planning and conducting an academic or industry-based engineering project. Decarbonisation of Energy and Industrial Systems The module aims to introduce a range of technologies that aim to decarbonise industry and energy sector through the introduction of hydrogen, biofuels, low-carbon heating and cooling, and carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS). Power Distribution, Energy Storage and Control Gain an understanding of the principles and applications of electrical power distribution and management systems. Energy Generation from Conventional and Renewable Fuels You will be introduced to the core technical and socioeconomic (sustainability) aspects determining the selection of conventional and alternative fuel balance for energy generation in UK and EU. This includes clean coal, natural gas, biomass residues and other waste. Offshore Wind Energy You'll be introduced to the offshore wind industry across a range of disciplines. You'll explore the trade-offs between different pressures and requirements within current industry practice.
This MSc will produce 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 and 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.
How to apply
If you require a 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 6.5 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each skill. See other accepted English language proficiency qualifications. If your English currently does not reach the required standard, you may be interested in our pre-sessional English Language programmes. Visit your country page to find out more about entry requirements.
This course has a subject classification which requires students whose nationality is outside the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland to have an ATAS certificate, irrespective of country of residence at the point of application.
Further information can be found on the UK Government's website: www.gov.uk/academic-technology-approval-scheme
Normally an Honours degree (typically 2.2 or above, or international equivalent) in an engineering or related discipline, but less well-qualified applicants with relevant industrial experience may be considered. In order to ensure our students have a rich learning and student experience, most of our programmes have a mix of domestic and international students. We reserve the right to close applications early to either group, if application volumes suggest that this blend cannot be achieved. In addition, existing undergraduate students at the University of Hull have a guaranteed ‘Fast Track’ route to any postgraduate programme, subject to meeting the entry criteria.
Fees and funding
|Republic of Ireland||£11550||Whole course|
|Northern Ireland||£11550||Whole course|
|Channel Islands||£11550||Whole course|
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