Keele University

Degree level: Postgraduate

Smart Energy Management (Taught)

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Course summary

Unleashing the full potential of smart systems and flexible energy could generate up to 10,000 new jobs in the UK alone by 2050. A truly interdisciplinary course, our MSc in Smart Energy Management combines cutting-edge data science and energy system technologies with knowledge of sustainability and strategy management. Developing the practical skills needed to design, build and evaluate smart energy systems, you’ll be equipped for development or management roles. Where better to study smart energy management than at a University that is an award-winning ‘living laboratory’ for cutting-edge research to develop better energy solutions and reduce reliance on fossil fuels? Why choose this course?

  • Internationally recognised expertise in smart energy, evolutionary systems, software and systems engineering, machine learning and AI
  • Keele is home to the award-winning Smart Energy Network Demonstrator (SEND) project which trials new energy products and services
  • Unique access to SEND data and projects with opportunities to solve real-world problems on either an industrial placement or MSc Project
  • Access a wide range of specialist equipment, including over 200 PCs with relevant hardware and software, a VR lab, gaming lab, cloud infrastructure and Makerspace
  • High staff-to-student ratio enhanced by small-group tutorials and a strong, inclusive research community
Keele’s MSc in Smart Energy Management is an interdisciplinary course which incorporates database management, data analytics, system design and practical programming skills, together with deep insight into the energy business environment, including energy management strategies and energy demand forecasting. As such it prepares you for careers across the energy sector, as well as more broader computing or IT roles. One of the distinct advantages of this course is the fact it is delivered in conjunction with the £15m Smart Energy Network Demonstrator (SEND) project. With access to real-time data, you’ll witness first-hand the innovative and intelligent solutions being trialled for energy generation, distribution, storage, forecasting and energy balancing across different energy sources. Thanks to its partnerships with a range of local, national and international businesses, SEND offers up to 25 paid placements each year, typically lasting three months. One student worked on a project for an engine manufacturer to identify and review technologies that can be used to recover thermal and kinetic energies when testing an internal combustion engine. Another developed gamified apps over smart meters to engage users in positive behavioural changes towards their energy consumption at home. About Keele Keele University was established in 1949 by the former Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University. Founded to meet the needs of a changing world, Keele has always had a pioneering vision to be a different kind of university. We excel in both teaching and research, with some of the most satisfied students in England, and research that is changing lives for the better at a regional, national and global level. Our beautiful 600-acre campus is one of the biggest in Britain – but all the most important services and facilities are on your doorstep, with accommodation, teaching spaces, facilities including a medical centre, sports centre and pharmacy, and a range of shops, eateries and entertainment venues – including the Students’ Union – clustered around the centre.


For information regarding modules for this course, please visit the course page on the Keele University website.

Entry requirements

Undergraduate degree in any subject with second class lower (2:2) or an international equivalent. We will also consider students with equivalent industrial work experience. The English Language entry requirement for International students is IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component. The University also accepts a range of internationally recognised English tests. If you do not meet the English language requirements, the University offers a range of English language preparation programmes. During your degree programme you can study additional english language courses. This means you can continue to improve your English language skills and gain a higher level of English. Applicants will need to provide 1 academic reference.

Fees and funding

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Additional fee information

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Smart Energy Management at Keele University - UCAS