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About the course

**Please note, this course is not recruiting for 2017 entry. We are accepting applications for 2018 entry.**

This programme was created to exploit our links to the booming energy industry in the Humber region – Britain’s 'energy estuary'.

Designed in consultation with local employers, it addresses a shortage of high-quality engineering graduates in the renewable energy sector.

Part-time students needing to balance their studies with other commitments can work towards the MSc over two or more years. You can even leave with a PGCert or a PGDiploma at the appropriate stage and return to complete the MSc when it suits you.

The course deals with some of the biggest issues facing us today, such as the security of energy supply in a politically uncertain landscape and the need to tackle climate change.

You'll study the latest research and industry practices under our expert staff and learn to apply professional engineering knowledge and techniques confidently.

We're currently seeking accreditation from the Institution of Engineering and Technology, the Institution of Mechanical Engineering and the Institution of Chemical Engineers.

The programme provides a conversion route from science to engineering for students with a BSc (or equivalent qualification) and industry experience.

There are three variants:

  • MSc Energy Technologies (Electrical Engineering)
  • MSc Energy Technologies (Mechanical Engineering) 
  • MSc Energy Technologies (Chemical Engineering)

Key Facts

Tuition Fees

UK/EU:

*Please note, the fees shown are for 2017/18 entry. The fees for 2018/19 have not yet been confirmed, and may increase.

The fees for Home/EU students who begin studying in September 2016 are £9,000 per year (full time); £4,500 per year (part time); or £1,000 per module (modular).

Standard fees for international students studying science postgraduate programmes are £15,300 per year.

An inflationary increase may apply to subsequent years of study.

Hull graduates progressing from undergraduate to postgraduate taught study qualify for a loyalty studentship (worth £1,000) in the form of a tuition fee discount.


A new system of postgraduate loans for Masters degrees in the UK are now available. They provide up to £10,280 for full-time and part-time taught and research Masters courses in all subject areas. For more information, visit our Postgraduate Loans page.

*Please note, the fees shown are for 2017/18 entry. The fees for 2018/19 have not yet been confirmed, and may increase.


More information on fees can be found in the funding information section of this page.

Application deadlines

All applicants: TBC

Entry requirements

Minimum

BSc degree at 2.2 level or above in a physical science discipline relevant to the MSc programme chosen. So for example chemistry, physics or maths for the Chemical Engineering pathway; physics or maths for Mechanical Engineering or Electrical Engineering pathways, combined with a satisfactory interview.

Applicants achieving a 2.1 or above in a suitable subject may receive an offer without interview.

We'll also consider candidates with lower qualifications than the stated entry criteria but with the potential to succeed in higher education because of their additional educational or employment experience.

International students

If you require a Tier 4 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 IELTS 6.0 overall, with 5.5 in each skill.

For other English language proficiency qualifications acceptable by this University, please click here.

If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.

Admissions status

Closed for admission in 2017/18 subject to student numbers

Mode of study: Hull Campus

Duration: 1 year full-time / 2 years part-time

per module (see Tuition Fees)

Study information

MSc Energy Technologies (Electrical Engineering)

Core

  • Project Management and Research Skills
  • Energy Technologies
  • Principles of Electrical Engineering
  • Renewable Energy Technologies for Buildings
  • Electrical Machines, Drives and Power Distribution Systems
  • Individual Project (MSc)

Optional

  • Energy Generation from Conventional and Renewable Fuels
  • Offshore Wind Energy
  • Advanced Process Safety, Industrial Process Control and Instrumentation

MSc Energy Technologies (Mechanical Engineering) 

Core

  • Project Management and Research Skills
  • Energy Technologies
  • Principles of Mechanical Engineering
  • Renewable Energy Technologies for Buildings
  • Individual Project (MSc)

Optional

  • Energy Generation from Conventional and Renewable Fuels
  • Offshore Wind Energy
  • Building Energy System: Design and Practice

MSc Energy Technologies (Chemical Engineering)

Core

  • Energy Technologies
  • Principles of Chemical Engineering
  • Transport Processes and Engineering Thermodynamics
  • Advanced Process Safety, Industrial Process Control and Instrumentation
  • Project Management and Research Skills
  • Individual Project (MSc)

Optional

  • Energy Generation from Conventional and Renewable Fuels
  • Separation Processes and Particle Technology

* All modules are subject to availability.

Funding information

Future prospects

We expect the majority of graduates from these programmes to enter engineering roles. Many part-time students may already be working for engineering firms and will use the award to boost their careers.

Recent graduate destinations from MEng programmes with a similar final year include working as electrical engineers, mechanical engineers, chemical engineers, design engineers, production engineers, R&D engineers, project engineers, marine engineers, vision system engineers and product authors.

Companies who have employed our graduates include BOC, Sellafield, Atkins, CBNI, Dyson, Fenner Precision, Oliver Valves, Clark Chapman, Martin Dixon, BGB Innovation, Broadbrick Wright Strong, Olmec, and Premier Farnell.

Engineering graduates are also attractive to employers in teaching, business, finance and project management. Others go on to carry out further postgraduate research.