MSc Sustainable Energy Technology XJTLU

Master’s in Sustainable Energy Technology

Introduction to the Program

The Master’s in Sustainable Energy Technology at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU) is a one and a half year program for international students taught in English.

About XJTLU

Xi’an Jiaotong – Liverpool University (XJTLU) is a new international university jointly founded by Xi’an Jiaotong University China and the University of Liverpool UK as a joint venture. As an independent Sino-Foreign cooperative university, it captures the essence of both prestigious parent universities and is the first and only one of its kind approved by the Ministry of Education in China. The University offers undergraduate degree programmes in the fields of science, engineering and management, and awards both its own Chinese degree and a degree from the University of Liverpool.

About the Program

The MSc Sustainable Energy Technology programme provides state-of-the-art education in the fields of sustainable energy generation, distribution and consumption. It is intended to respond to a growing skills shortage of engineers with a high level of training in renewable energy, smart grids and sustainability.

By the time you graduate, you will have a thorough understanding of sustainability standards, various renewable energies, smart grid and power electronics for renewable energy and energy use management in buildings, urban design and other areas. Research on sustainable energy technology has opened up many job opportunities in industry, government institutions and research centres.

Lab facilities include:

  • a power electronics laboratory equipped with advanced experimental equipment
  • a sustainable energy laboratory equipped with advanced experimental equipment including a 600W wind turbine, two 270W solar modules, batteries, an inverter with sinusoidal output and main controller
  • an electric machine and power system laboratory.

Graduates of this programme, as with all XJTLU masters degrees, earn a University of Liverpool degree that is recognised by the Chinese Ministry of Education.

About The Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

The Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering is committed to research and teaching excellence. Our highly qualified academic staff includes full professors, associate professors and lecturers.

We aim to develop graduates who are competent in the fundamentals of electrical and electronic engineering with wider transferable skills in communication, team-working, organisational awareness and project management. Our students are able to meet the needs of a wide spectrum of employers both within and outside the specialised sector.

Additionally, the department is actively engaged in research activities and our academic staff are recognised in a number of research areas. Our strong research background has a positive impact on the quality of teaching – our students are exposed to the latest cutting-edge knowledge.

Careers

Graduates of this programme will typically work on professional tasks including the implementation of sustainable energy technologies within existing or new systems, and modelling and evaluation of the impact on ecosystems, economics and society.

Graduates may be employed as electric power system engineers, electric power system consultants, electric power projects managers, sustainable cities and building design consultants, managers and team leaders in government.

Knowledge and Skills

By studying MSc Sustainable Energy Technology you will benefit from:

  • studying at an international university recognised throughout the world
  • close cooperation with world-famous universities and research centres to solve major technical challenges including energy crises and environmental pollution
  • excellent research opportunities, using advanced experimental equipment including a network analyser, power analyser, Dspace controller, wind turbine and PV testing system
  • continuous development of core modules to meet the requirements of industrial innovation
  • cutting-edge research in the intelligent and efficient utilisation of solar, wind energy and other renewable energy sources

Scholarships

XJTLU offers a generous scholarship of up to 50 percent of the total tuition fee for all full-time masters programmes based on academic merit.

Start Date of the Program

September

Entry Requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements

UK

Upper second class (2:1) honours

China

  • 1st tier universities: 75 percent or above
  • 2nd tier universities: 80 percent or above

Note: Chinese applicants are not required to take the MoE postgraduate entrance exam.

North America

3.0 Cumulative GPA (out of 4) or 3.2 Cumulative GPA in the final two years of your undergraduate programme

Other Regions

Equivalent academic qualifications

Academic Background

An undergraduate degree (UK 2:1 or equivalent) in a relevant field such as electrical engineering, electronic science and technology, telecommunication engineering, computer science and technology, mathematics, semiconductor physics, automation and control, embedded systems, engineering thermal physics or other related disciplines.

English Language Requirements

If English is not your native language or if you have not studied in English at degree level, you will need to provide evidence of your English proficiency. You should normally possess one of the following qualifications:

  • IELTS: 6.0 (minimum of 5.0 in all sections)
  • TOEFL iBT: 80

In exceptional circumstances, individual cases will be considered on their own merits. You may be required to attend interviews or tests to further demonstrate your English proficiency.

If you miss the English language requirements by 0.5-1.0 of an IELTS band, or a similar number for other English language exams, you can be admitted to the programme after successful completion of our four- or six-week intensive English presessional course.

You can also apply to take the XJTLU English language test in lieu of an IELTS/TOEFL or equivalent. Based on the score, students may be admitted or may be required to take and successfully complete the four- or six-week intensive English presessional course.

Additionally, students may be required to complete English language courses on a pass/fail basis as part of the additional learning activity requirement during their studies at XJTLU.

Application Deadline

30 June

Curriculum

Core Modules

  • Sustainable energy and the environment
  • Nuclear energy technology
  • Power system network and smart grids
  • Integration of energy strategies in the design of buildings
  • Photovoltaic energy technology
  • Renewable kinetic energy technologies
  • Power electronics and applications for renewable energy
  • Sustainable urban planning strategies
  • Dissertation

Additional learning activities

The completion of additional learning activities is required to complete your masters degree. Normally, required ALA hours will be distributed evenly across each semester, amounting to 200 hours per semester. Part-time programmes will normally require 100 to 150 hours per semester.

Tuition Fees

The tuition fees are RMB 90,000 for the entire 18 month full-time programme.

If you are a graduate of XJTLU, the University of Liverpool or Xi’an Jiaotong University, you will automatically receive a discount of 20 percent of the tuition fee.

Masters students have the option to pay tuition fees in instalments each semester. You can also choose to pay the fees upfront at the time of registration, in this case a discount of five percent of the total fees will be offered.

Accommodation

The accommodation facilities are located within the Dushu Lake Science and Education Innovation District, where the University is situated. All accommodation within this area is private and managed by the Suzhou Industrial Park Education Development & Investment Limited Company (SIPEDI), and also provides to students studying at other institutions.

For further information on the accommodation visit the accommodation page here.

Application

To apply complete the application form and pay the application fee here. It takes approximately 4-6 weeks for your application to be processed and before an admissions decision is given. After you have been accepted you will receive your official acceptance letter visa application form. If you have any questions contact us.

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