MSc in Sustainable Energy

The goal of the Msc in Sustainable Energy programme is to provide high–calibre training in the field of Sustainable Energy by means of economic and environmental friendly energy systems and technologies. A strong emphasis is placed on dealing with Sustainable Energy systems tasks with due consideration of technical, environmental and socio economic issues.

The main objective of Msc programme is to train graduate students who would eventually:

Be technical renewable/Sustainable Energy specialists with excellent grounding in socio-economic skills for development and implementation of national energy strategic plans; have core technical skills and knowledge needed in solving the practical challenges faced by the energy industry and the community in general with regard to energy development, provision and utilisation.

Entry Requirements

To be admitted, an applicant must have first degree in engineering or science, with at least a lower second class pass or 2(ii). Previous experience in the energy field will be an advantage.

Duration of the Programme

The programme is offered on a block system for a minimum of two years and a maximum of three years (for part-time).

Structure of the Programme

PART I

Taught courses for two semesters in the first year. The required 120 credits will be made up of 45 credits of compulsory courses and 75 credits chosen from the technical and socio-economic electives (5 courses) with at least one elective from each stream. A further maximum of two optional elective courses may be registered for.

PART II

The Dissertation, which is 100 credits, will normally commence in the second year or third year after the successful completion of the taught component.

Fees

Annual Fees - M36,000.00 (local) and M46,800.00 (international)

Open Invitation to Experts

Sustainable Energy experts all over the globe who are interested in co-facilitating any of the modules below are warmly welcome. Please send the request and the CV/Resume to energy@nul.ls

Modules

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MSc Research Methodologies General
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Aug 7, 2018 - Aug 10, 2018 | 10 months ago
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Introduction to Renewable Energy Technical
Owing to the growing imbalance between demand and supply of electricity in the region, coupled with challenges of climate change, the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and other regional policies and frameworks promote the use of renewable energy ...
Aug 20, 2018 - Aug 24, 2018 | 10 months ago
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Sustainable Development Socio-economic
Sustainable development has been a matter of great importance for international development for many years especially since the 1980s.  Similarly, global interest in issues of sustainable energy has grown over the past two decades.  This course i ...
Sep 10, 2018 - Sep 14, 2018 | 9 months ago
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Solar Photovoltaic Systems Technical
Faced with ever-increasing energy demand, the earth's sources of non-renewable energy are not expected to last long. Among the many contenders vying to replace fossil fuels, photovoltaics (PV) offers many advantages, including needing little main ...
Oct 1, 2018 - Oct 5, 2018 | 8 months ago
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Wind Energy Technical
Other than the negative climate change effects that the production of electricity from fossil fuels contribute, Lesotho has no known fossil fuels. This implies that energy production has to be carried out by other means. A number of pre-feasibilit ...
Oct 22, 2018 - Oct 26, 2018 | 8 months ago
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Energy Planning and Management Technical
Due to population growth and economic development, an integrated approach to energy planning and management is required to consider both the provision of energy supplies and the role of energy efficiency in reducing demands. This course introduces ...
Nov 12, 2018 - Nov 16, 2018 | 7 months ago
course
Hydropower Technical
The capacity of hydroelectric systems to reach maximum production from zero in a rapid and foreseeable manner makes them exceptionally appropriate for addressing alterations in the consumption and providing ancillary services to the electricity s ...
Jan 14, 2019 - Jan 18, 2019 | 5 months ago
course
Solar Thermal Systems Technical
Rational and economic use of energy, with the least damage to the environment, is vital for the future of our planet. Achieving energy efficiency and reducing environmental pollution are increasingly important aspects of professional engineering. ...
Feb 4, 2019 - Feb 8, 2019 | 4 months ago
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Energy Policy and Regulation Technical
Successful design of energy policy and provision of energy regulatory systems are fundamental factors that drive energy markets. This course introduces the global perspective of the design, implementation and assessment of energy policy, with sub ...
Feb 25, 2019 - Mar 1, 2019 | 4 months ago
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Bio-Energy Technical
As electric bills are expensive and nature’s incomes are at high disposal rate to the environment with an increase of population, the use of biomass sources as feedstock for the production of energy is mandatory to protect the environment and boos ...
Mar 18, 2019 - Mar 22, 2019 | 3 months ago
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Electrical Power Systems Technical
For energy security of the country, electricity energy generation from alternative (renewable) energy sources is fundamental, as Lesotho has no known fossil fuels for electricity generation. Since generation from alternative sources is usually far ...
Apr 8, 2019 - Apr 12, 2019 | 2 months ago
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Energy Economics and Project Finance Socio-economic
In order to implement scientific technical energy projects, mastery of the technical subject matter is not enough. Project developers need knowledge and skills of economics and finance of the planned projects regardless of the project size especi ...
Apr 29, 2019 - May 3, 2019 | 1 month ago
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Sustainable Energy Solutions for Communities Socio-economic
Successful projects need to be sustainable hence meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of the future generations to meet their own needs. For energy projects to be sustainable, they not only have to meet the technological, ...
May 20, 2019 - May 24, 2019 | 1 month ago
course
Sustainable Energy Dissertation General
Energy systems or services that serve the needs of the present without compromising the ability of the future generations to meet their energy needs are more critical than at any other point in time. This sustainability target is usually met v ...

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