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Sustainable Energy and Clean Technology (with Advanced Practice) MSc

Sustainable Energy and Clean Technology (with Advanced Practice) MSc

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Full time | Teesside University | 21 months | 18-SEP-23

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Full time


21 months

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Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Energy Economics / Management / Conservation Sustainability Energy Engineering Technology

Course type


Course Summary

This course is ideal for those looking to develop green industries, supporting the transition to clean energy and the reduction of carbon emissions.

You cover a number of topics in sustainable energy and clean technology, broadening and deepening your understanding and knowledge of the field. You learn how to synthesise information from a variety of sources and develop your decision-making abilities in solving complex sustainability problems. Working with a supervisor, you also conduct a research project in a specific area of sustainable engineering.

This advanced practice route enhances your qualification by adding a vocational or research-based internship to the course. A vocational internship is a great way to gain work experience and give your CV a competitive edge. A research internship gives you the opportunity to develop your analytical, team-working, research and academic skills by working alongside a research team in an academic setting. We guarantee a research internship but can’t guarantee a vocational internship. We do, however, provide you with practical support and advice on how to find and secure your own.

Here at Teesside University, we undertake varied research in sustainable energy and clean technology and are involved in several regional strategic projects. We are based in the Tees Valley, a hub of the green energy industry, housing bioethanol, hydrogen and offshore wind farms. The region is also a centre for investment in carbon capture and storage, industrial decarbonisation and net zero initiatives, making it an ideal location to study this course.

How you learn

You learn through lectures, tutorials and computer lab sessions.

Lectures deliver substantial elements of the subject content, provide explanations of complex concepts, and set the scene for your independent learning.

Tutorials and seminars are interactive and allow you to explore relevant topics in depth.

Some of the modules require specialist technical software and practical computer-based sessions are timetabled. You are supported in technical modules by industry-standard lab and computing facilities.

How you are assessed

You are assessed on your subject knowledge, independent thought and skills acquisition.

Assessments include design and lab reports, portfolios, exams, group work, posters presentations, technical interviews/oral presentations, literature surveys, evaluations and summaries, and a dissertation.

Career opportunities

This course gives you an industrially, commercially and professionally relevant education by developing your lifelong learning skills and giving you a progression route for further professional development.

You are prepared for a career understanding and tackling sustainability issues, driving rapid change in all sectors and contributing to climate change agendas at a regional, national and international level. You can work in a technical or managerial role in industrial sectors including manufacturing, chemicals and processing.


Advanced Practice is normally undertaken over a one semester period and has been developed to enable a student to gain real-world practical experience to enhance their employability and academic learning. Students will receive preparatory sessions to enable them to apply to internship opportunities, which normally include: Vocational internships with external organisations based offsite; Research or development internships based on campus; Employer-led internships based on campus; Students will undertake an appropriate advanced practice opportunity to meet their skill set and aspirations, related to their course. All students will be assigned an academic supervisor to provide academic and pastoral support throughout their internship. Students will be assessed through a reflective report on a pass/fail basis. This module does not count towards the overall classification of the degree.
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Entry requirements

Normally a 2.2 UK honours degree (or equivalent) in a subject with significant engineering content. This could include any engineering subject, technology, physics, and mathematics degrees which include applied maths subjects (for example, dynamics or fluid mechanics).

Department profile

Our School of Computing, Engineering & Digital Technologies is home to a diverse group of courses in the fields of animation, computer games, computer science, concept art, cyber security, engineering and visual effects. Through education enriched by research, innovation, and engagement with business and the professions, we develop the next generation of problem solvers, innovators and leaders that employers and society need....more

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