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Energy Transition Systems and Technologies, MSc

Energy Transition Systems and Technologies, MSc

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12 months

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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Energy Engineering Network / Systems Management Software

Course type


Course Summary

This programme provides an extensive overview of the diverse technical and non-technical (e.g. economic, policy) challenges associated with the transition to cleaner, more sustainable, energy.

This programme is also available to study

  • part-time online
  • .

    In recent years, the transition towards sustainable energy systems has gathered huge momentum. Yet, despite the substantial progress around the world, the energy transition continues to pose significant technological, commercial and political challenges for businesses and governments.

    Energy transition engineers are faced with the challenge of redesigning our entire energy infrastructure while ensuring continued access to reliable and affordable energy. To achieve this, we must understand how to successfully integrate Low Carbon Technologies (LCTs) into our current and future energy systems.

    The MSc Energy Transition Systems and Technologies is designed to address this challenge by combining a detailed understanding of the technical and commercial aspects of individual LCTs with a broader systems-thinking approach to understand the complex and interconnected nature of multi-energy systems.

    You will learn about the latest technological innovations in areas such as wind, tidal and hydrogen, energy storage, carbon storage and biofuels and engage with the wider economic and political aspects of the energy transition.

    Based in the School of Engineering, this MSc draws on much of the ground-breaking research being conducted within the Centre for Energy Transition (CET), along with expert contributions from the School of Geosciences, the School of Business and the School of Law.

    Aberdeen is an exciting place to study the energy transition as the city is at the forefront of the UK's net zero strategy with multiple major energy transition projects already up and running including Equinor’s Hywind project, the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre, and the new Energy Transition Zone.


    This course is one of the key courses for MSc Energy Transition. The aim of this course is to provide students with knowledge and skills of critical analysis, multi-criteria assessment and planning of various multi-energy systems by taking into account system integration considerations. The course will provide the opportunity of putting the acquired knowledge and skills into practice by delivering hands on individual and group system integration projects.
    Project in Energy Transition (60 Credits) - Core

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    Entry requirements

    2:1 (upper second class) UK Honours degree, or an Honours degree from a non-UK institution which is judged by the University to be of equivalent worth, in Engineering or a related field such as the natural sciences, physical sciences or mathematics. or 2:2 (lower second class) UK Honours degree in Engineering or a related field, or equivalent with 5+ years relevant experience.