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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Renewable Energy Resources Informatics

Course type


Course Summary

This course is now only recruiting for October 2020.

Developed economies now face a number of challenges in procuring energy security and responding to energy pricing and affordability issues, as well as dealing with contributions to carbon emission targets. 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 improvements in energy efficiency, reductions of greenhouse gas emissions and enlargements of renewable energy applications. For example, the UK Government has set ambitious targets to decrease the greenhouse gas emissions to 80% of today’s by 2050; the China Government has also planned to significantly reduce CO2 emissions to a level of 5,000 million tons in 2050, which is half of current emissions.

Through this course, you will develop professional informatics skills required in the growing energy sector, with essential abilities applicable in both the renewables industry (wind, geothermal and solar) and the traditional energy industry (oil and gas).

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 a systematic approach to the design of measurement systems for industrial process applications The fundamental concepts, key requirements, typical principles and key applications of the industrial process measurement technology and systems will be highlighted. On successful completion of this module a student should be able to: Critically assess the factors affecting the operation of a process sensor and the types and technologies of modern process sensors; Examine the factors which have to be considered when designing a process measurement system; Propose the most appropriate measurement system for a given process application.
Informatics for the Energy Industry - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to have 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

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