Energy Engineering Management
The MSc in Energy Engineering Management gives you the skills and knowledge to play a key role in leading the challenge to tackle climate change and support the move to Net-Zero.
1 year full-time
Our innovative MSc teaches you key business skills and technical knowledge to play a key role in global efforts to tackle climate change and support the move to Net-Zero.
This MSc, which is delivered by specialist academics from both the Department of Engineering and the Business School, has been designed for graduates from an engineering or related background who are looking to develop practical and management skills in preparation for a career in the energy and environment sector.
The core modules combine elements of business and engineering, covering areas such as business and engineering systems, renewable energy and the technical and practical requirements of vehicles of the future, as well as exploring entrepreneurship and professional skills development. You will also carry out substantial research in the Strategic Business and Engineering project.
The programme is the product of a collaboration between the Business School and the Department of Engineering, in conjunction with the Durham Energy Institute. It boasts strong links to industry including renowned guest speakers, real-world case studies and the practical content of the modules.
The Business School itself is one of the longest established in the UK with a reputation for academic excellence and state-of-the-art learning facilities. It is also one of an elite group of institutions in the UK to be accredited by all three major business education accreditation bodies: the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the Association of MBAs (AMBA) and the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS).The Department of Engineering is recognised as one of the leading centres of research in Engineering in the world, producing research that covers a wide range of topics. Ranked 5th in The Complete University Guide 2024, the Department of Engineering has a long history and tradition of Engineering education, with engineering being taught at Durham since 1838, making it the first course of its kind in England.
You will study the following core modules:
You will then choose an additional two modules, up to the the value of 30 credits, from a list that has typically* included:
* Note that current modules are indicative and may change due to, for example, developments in the relevant academic field, or in light of student feedback and demand.
The Strategic Business and Engineering Project is an in-depth investigation into an issue of your choice relating to the business and management of an energy systems process. The project is the culmination of your programme and will enable you to incorporate your skills and learning from earlier modules into your investigation. This project provides an open-ended challenge, in collaboration with a supervisor from each of the Departments of Engineering and the Business School. This will develop skills in independent research and project management, the analysis and presentation of data, and the ability to argue a coherent case.
Career and Professional Skills Development aims to develop the skills and competencies required for working in energy engineering management positions. It covers elements such as the foundations of management development including strategy, culture, systems, structures and learning, managerial effectiveness and organisational learning, and professional standards and qualifications.
For the latest detailed information on all of the modules currently offered on this programme please visit our Postgraduate Module Handbook pages.
This Masters programme is designed to equip you with the knowledge and expertise to support the move to Net-Zero. With its forward-looking combination of modules, our programme will enable you to embark on an exciting and fulfilling career in the energy sector and related fields.
The programme will focus on developing your work-related skills such as research analysis, project management and data presentation, together with the more personal attributes of leadership, decision-making, problem-solving, communication and innovative and creative thinking.The University's Careers and Enterprise team will further support you throughout your time at Durham, from CV development and interview preparation, providing you with information, advice and guidance to help you achieve your career goals.
This offering coupled with the reputation for high academic standards held by both the Business School and the Department of Engineering among prestigious employers across the globe will make you much sought-after in a professional career setting.
Core engineering modules typically involve 20 hours of lectures delivered by subject specialists, while the majority of business modules are delivered through seminars and workshops, providing an opportunity for smaller group discussion and in-depth debate. These may include both video and face-to-face presentations to allow you to hear from special and international guest speakers.
You will also gain experience of teamwork, presentation skills and project management through the Business and Engineering Systems module.
The Strategic Business and Engineering Project develops your skills in independent research and project management, the analysis and presentation of data, and the ability to argue a coherent case.
You will have access to a wealth of support from academic and professional support staff throughout the course.
Assessment is thorough and ongoing on this exciting and evolving course. A number of modules are assessed through written exams and others use a combination of reports, critical reviews, coursework portfolios, learning logs and presentations, that are both individual and group based.
A major project, the The Strategic Business and Engineering Project. makes up one-third of your marks and is assessed through a digital portfolio and a formal journal report.
We aim to have a diverse student body and recognise that we can only offer places to a finite number of applicants. To help achieve our aim, we look to ensure we offer places to applicants from all nationalities and close applications when we receive the allocated numbers.
The University is under no obligation to make any offer of a place on the programme to any applicant, nor is the University obligated to fill all spaces available on the programme.
Consideration of any application received by the University after expiry of the deadlines specified herein, shall be made at the sole discretion of the University.
The MSc In Energy Engineering Management programme is designed for graduates from an engineering or relevant background. You will need a UK first or upper second-class honours degree or equivalent in engineering or a relevant related subject.
Candidates whose first language is not English will normally be required to demonstrate proficiency in the English language by possessing a recent English language test score of 7.0 or above in IELTS (with no element below 6.0), or an equivalent qualification.
NB Chinese Applicants: Applications will be accepted from students who have graduated from a prestigious university in China. Entry requirements may vary depending upon the reputation of the university you have graduated from and the academic programme you have applied for. As a guide, applicants are expected to have achieved an overall average of 85%.
You will need to complete the Online application form
To support your online application form, you will need to provide the following documents.
You can either upload your supporting documents with your online application or email or fax them to the Postgraduate Admissions Office using the contact details below.
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All students of Durham University will become a member of one of our Colleges. Here is more information about what college membership means to our students. Once you have accepted your postgraduate offer, the Accommodation and Allocations Office will contact you with further information regarding how to express college preferences. You can also apply for college accommodation if you wish to.
Here are the steps in the admissions process:
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|Home students||£13,500 per year|
|EU students||£30,250 per year|
|Island students||£13,500 per year|
|International students||£30,250 per year|
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We take great pride in our reputation for producing engineers who make a successful and significant contribution in a wide range of professional career roles around the world.
We have strong links with industrial partners and our postgraduates have achieved rewarding and stimulating positions in civil, mechanical, electronic, electrical, manufacturing, design, aeronautics and systems engineering. They work as consultants, technology analysts, and software developers and as entrepreneurs, and also gain prestigious positions in banking and finance.
The Department has a dedicated careers contact who is available to offer advice and carry out mock interviews.
Our Industrial Partnership Committee of around 20 local, national and international companies will ensure you have access to the best employment opportunities.
For further information on career options and employability, student and employer testimonials and details of work experience and study abroad opportunities, please visit our employability web pages.
The Department of Engineering is a general engineering department that works on the principle that engineering is an integrated subject rather than a series of unconnected topics. The world-leading teaching and the research opportunities that we offer underline this academic positioning.
We guide postgraduate researchers so that they are able to make a significant contribution in the Department’s key areas of engineering focus. These topics range from the development of energy systems of the future, through next generation materials and microsystems to creating sustainable infrastructures. All reflect the challenges now facing the modern world.
Taught courses include MSc qualifications in Advanced Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering and Renewable and Sustainable Energy. We also offer the Doctor of Philosophy and the Master of Science by Research, which involve individualised training and require an extensive research project or thesis to be completed.
Teaching and supervision are provided by the Department’s subject specialists, who have an outstanding reputation for their expertise. An extensive range of facilities is available to support research work and we have strong and productive links with industry partners, ensuring that the research is relevant and applicable at this challenging yet exciting time to be in engineering.
For more information see our department pages.
The Department of Engineering features a number of modern dedicated teaching laboratories including the newly refurbished electrical laboratory. Other facilities include a wind tunnel, state-of-the-art clean rooms for experiments in very controlled environments and a geotechnical engineering laboratory.
An investment of more than £4 million has boosted the computing resources available, providing large memory and high-end processor machines for projects requiring major computer capacity.
Our students benefit from the Engineering Open Access area, which was built to facilitate both group work and individual projects.
The Department is located on the main campus at Lower Mountjoy, close to the centre of Durham and a UNESCO World Heritage site.
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