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MSc Sustainable Energy - Technologies and Management

Course Description

Approved by CIBSE and the Energy Institute and accredited by the IMechE.

Energy management using sustainable technologies and implementation of environmental initiatives play a rapidly increasing role in many public organisations and industry. There is an urgent need for trained personnel to advise, implement and deliver strategies and management for sustainable practices. This programme en-powers graduates with a sound knowledge of sustainable technologies and skills for effective energy management with regard for environmental protection. It will enable them to create new opportunities for their employers by bringing an appreciation for current research into industrial use.

Links with industry will be a key part of the programme in the form of guest speakers from various industry sectors. Students will develop themes of expertise facilitated by an MSc project and dissertation, which also provides a useful introduction to students thinking of embarking on a doctoral research degree.

Modules (all core)
Strategic Management
Energy Impact and Risk Assessment Methods
Energy Conversion Technologies
Renewable Energy and Sustainability
Energy in the Built Environment
Energy in Transport and Industry
Energy and Environmental Auditing and Monitoring Techniques
Energy Management and Environmental Regulations

As part of the requirement for the Master's degree, students will be expected to submit a dissertation on a substantial environmental management project carried out in a significant organisation. The length of the dissertation should be about 15,000 words.

Visit the MSc Sustainable Energy - Technologies and Management page on the Brunel University London website for more details!

(Student Profile)

Marie Molinier

105.jpg I followed the MSc in “Sustainable Energy, Technology and Management” at Brunel University and I graduated with “Distinction” in July 2007. I came to Brunel University for various reasons: Firstly, because the partnership between Brunel and my Engineering School in France allowed me to obtain a double-degree if I validated my Master degree. I chose Brunel because of its really strong reputation in the engineering field. I also wanted to study renewable energy technologies and Brunel was one of the pioneer universities in this field.

From my French engineering studies I had a strong technical and theoretical background, but I did not know how to apply these technical skills to solve practical problems, which are day-to-day tasks that are faced in a professional working life. My year at Brunel helped me to bridge this gap, as several lecturers had strong industrial backgrounds and they taught us how to use theory to solve practical problems. In addition to being very oriented towards a future professional life and Industry, Brunel gave me the opportunity to develop skills like team work, communications, presentations, skills that are often neglected in pure Engineering studies, but that are again fundamental to a successful professional life.

I carried out a dissertation on solar collectors, where I assessed the feasibility of using them in UK dwellings to supply both hot water and heating demands. Solar combi-systems are widely used in other European countries and I wanted to understand why its penetration in the UK residential market was so small. My dissertation was carried out in partnership with WSP Energy and Viridian Concept, as I wanted to write a useful piece of research. My tutor at WSP was a former student of Brunel University. Through this partnership I had the opportunity to test solar collectors in real world conditions and to utilise pieces of software which are widely used in consultancy companies.

In a few weeks I will start a new job as a consultant at Power Planning Associates in Guildford. In this role I will work on various aspects of the energy supply in developing countries: from energy distribution and transmission, energy sector regulation and policy, poverty alleviation and social impacts, to renewable energy technologies feasibility study and design. In sum, I would encourage students to join the MSc programme at Brunel as it teaches skills and knowledge in a field which is expanding very quickly everywhere in the world.


PG Academic Excellence Scholarships - No. of awards TBC

Postgraduate Academic Excellence Scholarships
The scholarship is available for PGT courses at Brunel starting from September 2014 and focuses on two key audiences, namely high calibre prospective PG students and our alumni who wish to undertake further postgraduate study at Brunel. It is available to both Home/ EU and International students.In order to attract high calibre students and encourage them to undertake postgraduate study we intend to offer this scholarship as a discount of 15% off the tuition fees for anyone who has obtained a first class undergraduate degree from a UK University, either in the UK or abroad.Additionally Brunel has always offered a reduction in PG tuition fees for Brunel alumni and Brunel students who take up postgraduate education could receive the '15% graduate discount'.These two discounts are not exclusive and therefore a Brunel alumnus who has a first class undergraduate degree can receive both.There are exclusions to this offer. Please read the terms and conditions carefully to determine whether you are eligible.

Value of Scholarship(s)

discount 15% of tuition fees


A first class undergraduate degree from a UK University, either in the UK or abroad.

Application Procedure

See website

Further Information


Entry Requirements

Applicants to the MSc programme should possess or hope to obtain a good UK first or second class Honours degree or equivalent internationally recognised qualification usually in Power Systems; Electrical or Electronic Engineering; Physics; Mathematics; or a related subject. Other qualifications and relevant experience will be assessed on an individual basis. English Language RequirementsIELTS: 6 (min 5.5 in all areas) TOEFL Paper test: 550 (TWE 4) TOEFL Internet test: 79 (R18, L17, S20, W17) Pearson: 51 (51 in all subscores)

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