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Course length

1 year full-time


Durham City

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Business School Programmes

Course details

Our new MSc in Energy Engineering Management is a joint programme between two world-leading departments. This innovative new Masters is designed to equip graduates with the skills to deliver on the Net-Zero transition, by ensuring that they can navigate both technical and business challenges with ease. The programme will provide you with the opportunity to develop both your career and your professional skill base. It will culminate in an in-depth business and engineering project, allowing you to demonstrate your insight and excellence.

Course Structure

During your one year full-time Masters programme you will study the following:

Core modules:

  • Business and Engineering Systems
  • Decarbonisation of Heating and Cooling 4
  • Future Vehicles 4
  • Renewable Energy Technologies 4
  • Energy Climate Economics and Finance Code
  • New Venture Creation
  • Strategic Business and Engineering Project
  • Career and Professional Skills Development

Examples of optional modules:

Students usually select one optional module from modules such as those listed below (please note not all modules may be available each year):

  • Society, Energy, Environment and Resilience
  • Context and Challenges in Energy and Society
  • Innovation and Technology Management
  • Optimisation 4
  • Environmental Engineering 4
  • Credit-bearing language module(s) up to the value of 20 credits offered by the Centre for Foreign Language

Detailed module information:

For the latest detailed information on all of the modules currently offered on this Masters programme please visit our Postgraduate Module Handbook page.

Strategic Business and Engineering Project

The Strategic Business and Engineering project will provide you with an opportunity to undertake a substantial research project in an area of interest to you and of relevance to the programme. This 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.


The core engineering content is delivered in lecture modules which typically involve 20 hours of lectures, and cover topics from electricity generation from renewable sources such as wind turbines, to decarbonised heating and vehicles. These lectures are delivered by expert Durham academics.

Core modules from the Business School are typically delivered through seminars and workshops, providing an opportunity for smaller group discussions, and exploration of selected topics in greater depth. These may include both video and face to face presentations to allow you to hear from special and international guest speakers.

A significant core module is the Business and Engineering Systems module focused on a realistic application on energy system design ideas, which are both technically sound, and which will work in the marketplace. You will gain experience of teamwork, presentation skills and project management, as well as the technical aspects of engineering and business systems.

The Strategic Business and Engineering Project provides students with an opportunity to undertake a substantial research project on an area of interest which will be relevant to the degree programme. This provides an open-ended challenge to each student, in collaboration with a supervisor from each of Engineering and DUBS. This will develop skills in independent research and project management, the analysis and presentation of data, and the ability to argue a coherent case.

The course features a credit bearing Careers and Professional Development module. This module, supported by careers professionals, gives students time within the programme to develop and plan their entry into the workplace, as a rounded individual with an in-demand set of skills.

There is a wealth of support provided by academic and professional support staff throughout the course.

The team-based design projects are overseen by a tutor team, with whom students meet regularly to discuss progress. Tutors also provide advice and guidance when teams are unsure of direction, as well as some technical support when needed.

The individual research and development dissertation project is supervised by academic staff and supported by cohort exercises to build research skills. The student and supervisors will meet regularly to discuss progress, the technical work and next steps when advice is needed.

All students are allocated an academic adviser and participate in an ongoing programme of academic adviser meetings.

Entry requirements


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.

Entry Requirements

The MSc In Energy Engineering Management programme is designed for graduates from an engineering or relvant background. You will need a UK first or upper second-class honours degree or equivalent in engineering or a relevant related subject.

English language requirements

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%.

How do I apply?

You will need to complete the Online application form

To support your online application form, you will need to provide the following documents.

  • Official transcript of marks
  • Copy of degree certificate (if available)
  • Copy of English test results (if available).

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.

Note:Only files of type .doc, .docx, .gif, .jpg, .pdf, .png, .rtf are permitted to be uploaded.The maximum file size is 5MB.

Application fee

Once we receive your online application form, you’ll get an automatic email within 48 hours asking you to pay the application fee which is required to progress your application.

You’ll need to follow the link in the email to the webpage where you can confirm your details and make the payment using a debit or credit card. This is a secure website operated by Secpay, which will send you an automatic receipt of payment.

Once we receive confirmation that your application fee has been paid, we’ll be able to progress your application. If you do not pay the application fee your application will be automatically withdrawn.

College membership

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.

Admissions process

Here are the steps in the admissions process:

  1. We will let you know when we’ve received your application.
  2. Once we’ve received all of your supporting documents, we will email you to let you know our decision.
  3. If the decision is to make you an offer of a place on the programme we will let you know by email. Please note we do not issue hard copy offer letters as these are not required to obtain a student visa.
  4. You should confirm acceptance of your offer as soon as possible. In order to secure your place, you are required to pay a deposit within six weeks of the date of your original offer (check your offer documents for details of payment methods).
  5. International students requiring a student visa will receive a CAS (Certificate of Acceptance of Studies) via email once all offer conditions are met, acceptance and deposit have been received and you are within five months of the start date of your programme.

Please note: You must let us know your own personal email address when applying. Please do not use a university-linked email which may stop working once you complete your bachelor degree.

English language requirements

Fees and funding

Full Time Fees

Tuition fees
Home students £13,000 per year
EU students £28,500 per year
Island students £13,000 per year
International students £28,500 per year

The tuition fees shown are for one complete academic year of full time study, are set according to the academic year of entry, and remain the same throughout the duration of the programme for that cohort (unless otherwise stated).

Please also check costs for colleges and accommodation.


We are committed to supporting the best students irrespective of financial circumstances and are delighted to offer a range of funding opportunities. 

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Career opportunities

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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.

Department information

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The Department of Engineering offers postgraduate courses that are challenging and technologically relevant. Durham engineering postgraduates, both taught and research, will be making a vital contribution to our challenge areas: future energy systems; next generation materials and microsystems; and sustainable infrastructure. A broad range of specialist research clusters support our activities in these areas. You will also have access to extensive and diverse research facilities to support your learning.

For more information see our department pages.


  • 5th in The Complete University Guide 2023
  • 8th in The Guardian University Guide 2023
  • 7th in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023


For a current list of staff, please see the Engineering Department pages.


The Department of Engineering features a number of dedicated teaching laboratories including the newly refurbished Electrical laboratory. Students use these facilities to gain practical experience to complement theory learned in lectures.

More information on our facilities and equipment.


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