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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Renewable Energy Resources Informatics

Course type


Course Summary

The UK and China Governments have set ambitious targets to significantly reduce CO2 emissions by 2050. To achieve this, we need professionals with modern skills in data analytics and energy engineering. Energy Informatics is an emerging discipline that utilises powerful tools data analytics tools to solve energy supply problems. Through this course, our dedicated state-of-the-art facilities, unique postgraduate only environment and up-to-date course content you will develop the professional informatics skills required to be at the forefront of the industry and to support the net zero targets.

Who is it for?

This course is suitable for Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering and Information Technology graduates and practicing IT engineers wishing to pursue a technical management career in the energy industry sector. It provides professional engineers and scientists with the multidisciplinary skills and ability to manage and analyse current and future energy engineering problems.

Your career

The international nature of this growing field allows Cranfield graduates to develop diverse and rewarding careers all over the world in industry, government or research.
Example careers:

  • Energy Analyst – data science,
  • Offshore Energy Analyst,
  • Energy and Sustainability Analyst,
  • Research Analyst - Energy.

Why this course?

Energy supply is fundamentally important to our homes and workplaces. Future energy supply has to be stable, secure, not only affordable but sustainable, which makes energy supply a systems engineering problem.

Due to the growth of sustainable and renewable energy production, energy informatics plays a significant role in managing the world's growing energy demand. Both developed and developing countries are facing great challenges in energy efficiency, reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and enlargements of renewable energy applications.

Students can also exit with PGDip and PGCert awards.

Different course options

Full time | Cranfield Campus | 1 year | OCT-20

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



The aim of this module is to introduce the principles of risk and reliability engineering and associated tools and methods to solve relevant engineering problems in industry. On successful completion of this module a student should be able to: Identify and analyse the concepts and principals of risk and reliability engineering and their potential applications to different engineering problems; Assess and analyse appropriate approaches to the collection and interpretation of data in the application of risk and reliability engineering methods; Evaluate and select appropriate techniques and tools for qualitative and quantitative risk analysis and reliability assessment; Analyse and evaluate failure distributions, failure likelihood and potential consequences, and develop solutions for control/mitigation of risks.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

A first or second class UK Honours degree (or equivalent) in engineering, physics, maths or computer science and information technology/informatics disciplines. Other recognised professional qualifications or several years relevant industrial experience may be accepted as equivalent; subject to approval by the Course Director.

Department profile

School of Water, Energy and Environment Water Our lives and livelihoods are dependent on the natural and engineered water cycles. Accordingly, research and skills development in water treatment and management has never been more vital. Cranfield’s research in these areas is applied and industry focused and we have been driving innovation for over 40 years. We are recognised internationally for our work in the science, engineering and...more

University information

Cranfield University is an exclusive postgraduate university with the main campus situated in Cranfield, Bedfordshire, and a second site in Shrivenham, Oxfordshire. The university specialises in science, engineering, technology and management, and how these work together to benefit the world. 81% of their research is recognised as "world leading" and "internationally excellent" by Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014. It has also been...more

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