M.Sc. On Campus

Sustainable Energy Technologies

University of Southampton

12 months
26000 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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This Sustainable Energy Technologies MSc course offered by the University of Southampton offers an introduction to current and modern energy technologies for sustainable power generation. You’ll gain expertise and practical skills in areas of energy research including photovoltaics, fuel cells, energy storage and batteries, combustion, electrical power systems, and wind, wave and tidal energy.


Course Details

Sustainable energy technologies need to meet a range of criteria across economic, social and environmental metrics. 

This Sustainable Energy Technologies MSc course offered by the University of Southampton will give you an understanding of sustainable energy systems, resources and usage. You’ll learn to design and assess the performance of fuel cells and photovoltaic systems, wind power and hybrid propulsion systems. You’ll also learn how thermo-fluid engineering processes can be used for the production of low-carbon energy. 

You'll also look at other renewable technologies and have the option to undertake a range of specialist modules, covering subjects such as waste resource management to bioenergy. 

Under the guidance of world-class experts, you’ll have the chance to put theoretical and practical skills to the test as you undertake a piece of independent research culminating in a dissertation.

This master's programme is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) as meeting the academic requirement for Further Learning, for Chartered Engineer registration. Candidates must hold a BEng/BSc undergraduate first degree that is accredited for Chartered Engineer (CEng) registration to comply with full CEng registration requirements.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of our MSc degrees have gone on to successful careers in civil and mechanical engineering. You'll also develop transferable skills that will make you attractive to a wide range of graduate recruiters, from financial services through to IT and management consultancy. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Fuel Cells and Photovoltaic Systems 
  • Sustainable energy systems, resources and usage
  • Energy Technologies, Environment and Sustainability
  • Thermofluid Engineering for Low Carbon Energy
  • Renewable energy from environmental flows
  • Nuclear Energy Technology
  • Waste Resource Management
  • Bioenergy
  • Energy Performance Assessment of Buildings

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

You’ll need a 2:1 degree in  one of the following:  

  • chemical, mechanical, electrical or civil engineering 
  • maths 
  • physics 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    26000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26000 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.

EU and international students pay £26,000.

Living costs for Southampton

697 - 1093 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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