Society, industry, and policymakers recognise that change is required at all levels to address the challenges of climate change and sustainable development and meet the needs of future generations. At DMU, our Energy and Sustainable Development MSc reflects the knowledge and skills required by professionals working to achieve this.
You will develop an understanding of how we can achieve more sustainable development and decarbonisation through sustainable energy, more efficient production, and organisational change. You will learn from leading academics and specialists in the field.
You will graduate with the skills and knowledge to bring about change in companies, communities, organisations and government. This course is ideal for individuals with a social science, physical science, engineering background or mid-career professionals with relevant experience.
- The course is designed to be flexible and fit around your commitments, with on-campus, part-time, or full-time learning options available. You will develop an understanding of how we can achieve more sustainable development and decarbonisation through sustainable energy, more efficient production, and organisational change.
- Students will gain relevant knowledge and expertise required for careers in the industry, with course content pertinent to contemporary practices, including relevant research projects and industry-related issues. Additionally students can avail the benefit of facilities like the laboratory, a high-tech teaching, research, and technology demonstration hub.
- The programme leaders are experienced professionals in the field dedicated to ensuring students receive a high-quality education. They are readily available to answer any questions or concerns students may have regarding the accreditation process or the course content.
- DMU Dubai students can now benefit from the Industry Advisory Board, which comprises leading experts and professionals at the enterprise level. The board provides valuable insights and guidance to ensure the curriculum remains relevant and current with industry trends and demands.
- Benefit from Education 2030, where a simplified ‘block learning’ timetable means you will study one subject at a time and have more time to engage with your learning, receive faster feedback and enjoy a better study-life balance
We want to ensure you have the best learning experience possible and a supportive and nurturing learning community. That’s why we’re introducing a new block model for delivering the majority of our courses, known as Education 2030. This means a more simplified timetable where you will study one subject at a time instead of several at once. You will have more time to engage with your learning and get to know the teaching team and course mates. You will receive faster feedback through more regular assessment, and have a better study-life balance to enjoy other important aspects of university life.Read more about Education 2030
- Engineering Business Environment and Research Methods
- Resource Efficient Design and Manufacture (optional)
- Data Analytics for Sustainable Energy Systems (optional)
- Sustainable Energy and Transport
- Sustainable Development in Practice
- Individual Project
Note: All modules are indicative and based on the current academic session. Course information is correct at the time of publication and is subject to review. Exact modules may, therefore, vary for your intake in order to keep content current. If there are changes to your course we will, where reasonable, take steps to inform you as appropriate.
Teaching and academic expertise
Full-time students attend for two days each week and receive formal lectures from experienced researchers and teaching staff, complemented by informal seminars and group discussions. Part-time students attend one day per week. You will also be expected to undertake self-directed study. All teaching material is fully documented and available on the web-based virtual learning environment (VLE) before timetabled events take place.
Distance learning students follow a structured study plan provided on the VLE, supported by discussion forums with other students, and email and telephone conversations with the module leader. Our course has been commended in an academic quality review for its “innovative and sophisticated forms of e-based learning and teaching”.
All assessment is by coursework. Each taught module has two items of coursework. The first is a smaller assignment, on which prompt feedback is given while the module is being studied. A second, major assignment is submitted after the material has been assimilated.
As well as the eight taught modules, students complete either an individual dissertation or a team-based design project, and all students get to attend the annual MSc conference, where final year students present.
Contact and learning hours
You will normally attend 2-4 hours of timetabled taught sessions each week for each module undertaken during term time; for full time study this would be 12 hours per week during term time. You can also expect to typically undertake a further hours of 6 hours independent study and assignments as required per week.
Applied research seeks practical solutions to contemporary problems, while more theoretical explorations seek to understand our physical and social world, generating new knowledge that can have long-term benefits in many fields of human endeavour.
Our teaching team are recognised researchers within their field and embed industry relevant case studies into the course to ensure content is current to the issue we face around sustainability and renewable energy.