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

  1. TTo be admitted, an applicant must have a first degree in engineering, science or equivalent (or due to complete it by July before classes start), with at least a lower second class pass or 2(ii).
  2. For candidates with a pass in engineering / science degree, previous experience of at least two years in the energy field will be required.
  3. For candidates with a 2(ii) and above in quantitative social sciences degrees, previous experience of at least two years in the energy field will be required.

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


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.


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


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 Planning and Policy Socio-economic
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. 
Oct 10, 2022 - Oct 14, 2022 | 7 months ago
Energy Economics and Project Finance Socio-economic
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.
Solar Photovoltaic Systems Technical
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. 
Aug 29, 2022 - Sep 2, 2022 | 9 months ago
Sustainable Energy Solutions for Communities Socio-economic
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 ...
Solar Thermal Systems Technical
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. 
MSc Research Methodologies General
Aug 16, 2022 - Aug 19, 2022 | 9 months ago
Wind Energy Technical
Student will be able to assess wind resource potential, select appropriate site, design wind farms and analyze their associated socio-economic and environmental impact.
Sep 19, 2022 - Sep 23, 2022 | 8 months ago
Hydropower Technical
Students will be able to assess the hydrological resources, design hydropower systems and analyse their associated socio-economic and environmental impacts.
Oct 31, 2022 - Nov 4, 2022 | 7 months ago
Bio-Energy Technical
Students will be able to design, simulate and optimise biomass energy production from different biomass resources and critically assess its sustainability. 
Nov 21, 2022 - Nov 25, 2022 | 6 months ago
Renewable Energy Grid Integration Technical
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.  
Feb 20, 2023 - Feb 24, 2023 | 3 months ago
Sustainable Energy Dissertation General
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 ...
Energy Entrepreneurship Socio-economic
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 ...
Apr 4, 2022 - Apr 8, 2022 | 1 year ago


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