MSc Programmes

MSc Programmes in Energy and Sustainability

The Sustainable Energy Research Group (SERG) is actively involved in the University of Southampton’s four MSc programmes in ‘Energy and Sustainability‘. These have been designed to equip the next generation of energy professionals with the multidisciplinary approach required to tackle climate change while improving energy supply, transport and the built environment. Our visual guide might help you choose the best pathway for your interests.

MSc Energy Resources and Engineering

Members of SERG run the Part 4 / MSc ‘Energy Resources and Engineering‘ course which deals with various aspects of electricty generation, distribution and consumption, carbon legislation and energy efficiency measures. The course aims to give the students a broad understanding of the issues from a 3 stage resource – converter – end user perspective to enable the development of engineering solutions. The course covers renewable energy systems as well as traditional power technologies.

An integral part of the assessment of this course is as a mini-conference event where students produce a poster and present their study to the group (5 minute pitch).

FEEG6025 Data Analysis (Data Science) & Experimental Methods for Civil and Environmental Engineering

Members of SERG also run a Level 7 course which teaches the design of experimental or observational studies aimed at enabling the understanding, analyses and interpretation of data and to deliver datasets from which robust, statistically defendable conclusions can be drawn. The module takes the student through the steps of

  1. Experimental or observational study design;
  2. Data analysis and visualisation methods;
  3. Data archiving for re-use.

Engineering and energy case studies with large datasets drawing on SERG applied research themes are used to learn how to conduct data analysis in a real world context.