Master of Science in Sustainable Energy

Master of Science in Sustainable Energy

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Course information

Course title Master of Science in Sustainable Energy
Course code PMSCSSEFTR3
Postnominal M.Sc.(Melit.) Sust.Energy
Level of qualification Second Cycle Qualification
National Qualifications Framework level Level 7
Duration 3 Semesters
Mode of attendance Full-time (by Research)
Total ECTS credits 90
Coordinator Robert N. Farrugia
Delivered by Institute for Sustainable Energy
This programme of study is also offered on a part-time basis. Please consult the Registrar’s website for more information pertaining to courses offered by the University.

This programme is mainly offered if you are a graduate with a background in an area related to Sustainable Energy. Research projects normally investigate the area of renewable energy and energy efficiency, covering topics ranging from new technology to policy, economic and environmental issues. Research topics in other areas related to Sustainable Energy may also be considered if an academic supervisor with the necessary expertise is available.

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The Course shall be open to applicants in possession of:

(a) a first cycle degree from this University with at least Second Class (Honours) in a discipline related to Sustainable Energy or in any other area of study of the proposed research which the Board considers as appropriate, with a minimum of 240 ECTS credits, obtained in the ten years previous to registration for the Course or

(b) a qualification and work experience deemed by Senate, on the recommendation of the Board, to be equivalent to the qualifications listed in paragraph (a). The admission of applicants under this paragraph shall be made conditional on the results of an interview, provided that such applicants may be required to complete a preparatory programme as specified below.

Applicants may be asked to demonstrate competence in those skills required by the nature of the proposed research via an extended interview and the submission of appropriate documentation, provided that where deficiencies are identified applicants shall be required to take specific study-units intended to compensate for the deficit.

Applicants whose first degree was obtained more than ten years previous to registration for the Course may also be admitted provided that they produce sufficient proof of their competence to follow the Course with profit. The Board may, at its discretion, require such applicants to follow a preparatory programme as specified below.

Preparatory Programme

The preparatory programme shall comprise study-units to which not less than 30 ECTS credits and not more than 60 ECTS credits shall be assigned.

Students shall be required to successfully complete the Preparatory programme of study with an average mark of 55% or better, prior to their registration in the Course.

The Board may grant students full or partial exemption from the requirement of the preparatory programme if it is satisfied that the students possess post-first cycle qualification work experience that is relevant to the Course.

The admission requirements are applicable for courses commencing in February 2022.

For more detailed information pertaining to admission and progression requirements please refer to the bye-laws for the course available here.

UM currently hosts over 1,000 full-time international students and over 450 visiting students. The ever-increasing international students coming from various countries, in recent years, have transformed this 400-year old institution into an international campus.

Our international students generally describe Malta as a safe place, enjoying excellent weather and an all-year varied cultural programme. Malta is considered as the ideal place for students to study.

You can compare your national qualifications to the local requirements by visiting our qualifications comparability webpage.

Access more information about our admission process and English language requirements.

After you receive an offer from us, our International Office will assist you with visas, accommodation and other related issues.

Local/EU/EEA Applicants: Annual Enrolment Fee: Eur 400

Non-EU/Non-EEA Applicants: Total Tuition Fees: Eur 13,400
Yr 1: Eur 13,400 - Yr 2: NIL
By the end of the programme, you will be able to:

• Describe the scientific work performed in a written manner by means of technical reports, publications and a dissertation.
• Apply analytical and critical evaluation skills of published literature.
• Assess the advantages and disadvantages deriving from the particular mix of energy resources available.
• Evaluate different energy policies and regulations to achieve the goals formulated by economies/societies.
• Tackle basic budgeting and write and follow up on checklists for successful project implementation and running.
The course is intended if you are interested in tackling energy-related issues and would like to implement sustainability projects in the field of science, where you will be able to contribute original research to the existing literature in the area.
As a holder of the M.Sc. in Sustainable Energy, you will be able to enter a career related to sustainable energy with the recognition of a qualified researcher who will provide insights and projects to enhance and tackle issues related to sustainable energy.

Access to further studies at a doctorate level will be available in the University of Malta or a foreign institution abroad.
Click here to access the Programme of Study applicable from 2021/2 and click here for entry points.

Last Updated: 16 November 2021

The University makes every effort to ensure that the published Courses Plans, Programmes of Study and Study-Unit information are complete and up-to-date at the time of publication. The University reserves the right to make changes in case errors are detected after publication.
The availability of optional units may be subject to timetabling constraints.
Units not attracting a sufficient number of registrations may be withdrawn without notice.
Unless for exceptional approved reasons, no changes to the programme of study for a particular academic year will be made once the students' registration period for that academic year begins.