University of Birmingham

University of Birmingham

Efficient Fossil Energy Technologies

This programme aims to encourage and embed excellence in fossil energy technologies, carbon capture and efficient combustion. It includes modules on power generation and technologies, industrial case studies, economics of energy and innovation and allows students to assimilate the contextual issues surrounding fossil-based energy alongside technical aspects. Coupled with the major research project, this core will thus promote enquiry-based learning which will be supplemented by a range of optional technical and contextual/managerial modules.

Entry requirements

Applicants will hold, or be expecting to hold, a 1st Class or upper 2nd Class Honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant engineering subject. This may be chemical engineering, materials engineering or mechanical engineering. Relevant, significant, industrial experience may be considered. Above-standard English language requirements apply. English Language requirements are as follows: IELTS: minimum 6.5 in all bands; PTE Academic: no less than 67 in all 4 skills.

Course modules

Core modules are: Power generation and carbon capture (University of Nottingham); energy, technology and society (University of Nottingham); innovation and technology transfer (University of Nottingham); research and professional skills (University of Nottingham); the energy system (University of Birmingham); industrial case studies (University of Loughborough); technical options include: Combined heat and power; thermal power systems; petroleum production engineering; materials and metallurgy; materials characterisation; reaction systems; system modelling; contextual and managerial options include: Environmental management; further innovation; marketing; research planning; quality management; business methods and strategy; research project.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 6,250 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 17,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
PgDip Full-time £ 4,167 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
PgDip Full-time £ 11,667 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
PgCert Full-time £ 2,083 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
PgCert Full-time £ 5,833 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 3,125 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
PgDip Part-time £ 2,083 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
PgCert Part-time £ 2,042 per Whole course (home fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Edgbaston Campus Birmingham B15 2TU West Midlands

Key information

Postgraduate Enquiry Service
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0121 414 5005