MSc in Sustainable Energy

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Sustainable Energy Dissertation

The student, under the guidance of a supervisor, will critically investigate a problem and implement a solution or make a recommendation through design, modeling or optimisation of processes or systems. The student could do this in the form of in ... read more


Students will be able to design, simulate and optimise biomass energy production from different biomass resources and critically assess its sustainability.  read more

Renewable Energy Grid Integration

The student will be able to model, simulate and optimize the integration of  intermittent renewable energy generators and assess their impact on the electrical grid.   read more

Solar Photovoltaic Systems

Students will be able to design and assess small solar PV home systems for domestic applications, off-grid systems for village-wide mini-grids and larger utility-scale systems for grid-connection.  read more

Solar Thermal Systems

Students will be able to design solar thermal systems for different applications  for domestic and/or commercial solar water heating, solar cooking, process heating and solar thermal power production.  read more

Energy Planning and Policy

Students will be able to plan and manage issues of growing energy demands, forecasts, technologies and resource options for energy supply. They will also assess policy instruments that drive energy markets and mitigate  market failures.  read more

Energy Economics and Project Finance

Students will be able to apply economic concepts in addressing issues related to energy markets and public policy. They will also be able to evaluate and implement appropriate financing mechanisms pertaining to energy projects. read more

Energy Entrepreneurship

The students will be able to identify business opportunities in the sustainable energy sector, come up with potential business solutions and develop business plans. They will also network with entrepreneurs, development partners and government offici ... read more


Students will be able to assess the hydrological resources, design hydropower systems and analyse their associated socio-economic and environmental impacts. read more

Sustainable Energy Solutions for Communities

Students will be able to address gender and social dynamics of communities that have impact on energy access, and apply principles of sustainable development when formulating energy solutions for communities, taking into account climate change impact ... read more

Wind Energy

Student will be able to assess wind resource potential, select appropriate site, design wind farms and analyze their associated socio-economic and environmental impact. read more

MSc Research Methodologies

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MSc & Short Courses Schedule

  • Aug 28, 2023 2 months from now

    Solar PV Systems

  • Sep 18, 2023 3 months from now

    Wind Energy

  • Oct 9, 2023 4 months from now

    Energy Planning and Policy

  • Oct 30, 2023 4 months from now


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  • Research
    Apr 1, 2021 | Mar 31, 2021

    Modern Energy Cooking Services

    Around 1.8 billion people across the globe have access to electricity but still cook with biomass. Load shedding, weak grids, affordability of electricity, accessibility of liquid petroleum gas (LPG),... more

  • Collaboration
    Oct 1, 2021 | Current

    Student Exchange Programme with MCI

    Master's Students from ERC spend a semester in Austria at Management Centre Innsbruck (MCI) attending a variety of courses related to energy. MCI IS renowned for its focus on entrepreneurship, combini... more