The MSc in Energy Supply for Low Carbon Futures develops professional engineers and scientists able to respond to the urgent need to achieve more sustainable futures for human society and address the key concerns of energy security, carbon emissions and climate change, energy pricing and affordability, to meet the UK Government’s ambitious target of 80% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. Cranfield is a respected provider of energy related research and teaching, which represents about 10% of the University’s income. Students benefit from dedicated state-of-the-art facilities including unique engineering-scale facilities for the development of efficient technologies with low CO2 emissions.
Energy is recognised as fundamental to virtually every product and service in use in modern lifestyles. Modern society has developed a dependence on abundant, cheap and ultimately polluting fossil fuel technologies. However, evidence suggests that production from conventional oil resources has already peaked, and that, at current usage rates, similar peaks will occur in the foreseeable future for natural gas and coal.
It is clear that investment in, and support for, energy production from renewable sources from clean fossil fuel sources with carbon capture and storage, and from nuclear power, must significantly increase to provide an affordable and balanced portfolio of energy supply to satisfy modern society’s needs.
Start date: Full-time: October. Part-time: throughout the year
Duration: Full-time MSc - one year, Part-time MSc - up to three years, Full-time PgCert - one year, Part-time PgCert - two years, Full-time PgDip - one year, Part-time PgDip - two years
English Language Requirements
If you are an international student you will need to provide evidence that you have achieved a satisfactory test result in an English qualification. The minimum standard expected from a number of accepted courses are as follows:
IELTS - 6.5
TOEFL - 92
Pearson PTE Academic - 65
Cambridge English Scale - 180
Cambridge English: Advanced - C
Cambridge English: Proficiency - C
In addition to these minimum scores you are also expected to achieve a balanced score across all elements of the test. We reserve the right to reject any test score if any one element of the test score is too low.
We can only accept tests taken within two years of your registration date (with the exception of Cambridge English tests which have no expiry date).
The MSc course comprises eight assessed modules, an integrated group project and an individual project. Students undertaking the Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) complete the eight modules and the group project. Postgraduate Certificate (PgCert) students complete six modules.
This course comprises eight taught modules, a group project and an individual project.
- Principles of Sustainability
- Demand Management for Industry and the Built Environment
- Renewable Energy Technologies: Fundamentals
- Materials and Reliability in Energy Systems
- Fuels and Energy Conversion
- Renewable Energy Technologies: Systems
- Energy Production Emissions Control, Carbon Capture and Transport
- Energy Policy, Carbon Markets and Futures
The individual thesis project, usually in collaboration with an external organisation, offers students the opportunity to develop their research capability, depth of understanding and ability to provide sustainable solutions to real problems in energy supply and demand management.
The group project experience is highly valued by both students and prospective employers. It provides students with the opportunity to take responsibility for a consultancy-type project, working within agreed objectives, deadlines and budgets. For part-time students a dissertation usually replaces the group project.
Taught modules 40%, group project 20% (dissertation for part-time students), individual project 40%.
Takes you on to a wide-range of careers as a professional scientist or engineer in energy production, distribution and demand management in the environment, energy and offshore sectors.
For further information
On this course, please visit our course webpage - http://www.cranfield.ac.uk/courses/masters/energy-supply-for-low-carbon-futures.html
A first or second class UK Honours degree (or equivalent) in a related science or engineering discipline. Other recognised professional qualifications or several years relevant industrial experience may be accepted as equivalent; subject to approval by the Course Director.