Newcastle University in Singapore

MSc in Energy and Sustainability

Programme Details

The Master of Science in Energy and Sustainability is designed to meet the Framework of the Higher Education Qualifications (FHEQ) at Masters level.

The programme aims to gain an advanced knowledge and understanding of specialist topics in Energy and Sustainability, to develop transferable skills in research and knowledge acquisition, to satisfy the professional development needs of the individual and his/her employers; providing relevant training to engineering graduates who wish to pursue a career in the area of Energy and Sustainability, and lastly to provide a foundation for further postgraduate studies.

Type of Programme
Post-graduate taught degree, face-to-face lessons.


  • January (PT), September (FT and PT)

Programme Duration

  • Full time: 12 months
  • Part-time: minimum 12 months, up to maximum 24 months

Course Code

  • Till Sept 2021 intake: 5381F (FT), 5381P (PT)
  • Jan 2021 intake onwards: 5455P (PT)

Mode of Study

  • Classroom (evening classes)

Minimum Entry Requirements

  • First degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent engineering qualification with minimum second lower classification (2.2)
  • Candidates with a relevant engineering Diploma (2-3 years course) certificate with at least 8 (eight) years of working experience and is at least 30 (thirty) years old may also be considered on a case by case basis. 

English Language Requirement

  • English Language Entry Requirements : IELTS overall 6.5 or equivalent
  • Exemption: You do not need to prove your English ability if you meet one of the criteria in this page.

Fees & Funding

For information on Fees & Funding, please refer to Fees, Funding, and Student Contract

Learning Outcomes

The programme provides opportunities for students to develop and demonstrate knowledge, understanding, skills and other attributes associated with Energy and Sustainability.

A successful student will have gained and be able to demonstrate:

  • Knowledge and understanding of current worldwide energy usage and its impact on the climate.

  • Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the origins and distribution of different renewable energy sources (solar, wind, hydro, wave, tidal and bioenergy).

  • Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the storage/conversion and integration of different renewable energy sources into existing systems.

  • Knowledge and understanding of the sustainable use of materials to improve energy efficiency.
  • Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of a number of key non-technical issues including system modelling, environmental issues and energy management.


The table below shows all the modules covered in the degree, all of which are core units of the programme.


Module Code

Module Title



Energy Resources and Technologies 



Materials for Sustainability



Environmental Impact, Legislation and Engineering



Renewable Energy Technologies



Energy Management



Energy Storage



Renewable Heating and Cooling



Mechanical Integrity



Masters Project

2018/19 MSc Energy and Sustainability Handbook: 2018/19 MSc Energy and Sustainability Handbook

How to Apply

The application process:

  1. Prospective candidates are required to email to schedule an online Pre-application Counselling session or visit Newcastle Research & Innovation Institute (NewRIIS) for a Pre-application Counselling session.
    (i) Kindly email the NewRIIS team for an appointment. 
    (ii) Please bring along the following original documents for verification when you visit NewRIIS
          - NRIC or Passport
          - highest academic qualification
          - testimonials
          - updated CV

  2. Online application
    (i) Before applying, please prepare the following documents/items
         - correct programme code (please check with PG Programme Administrator/Coordinator, if you are unsure) 
         - scanned verified educational documents
         - updated CV
         - personal statement 
    (ii) Create account for online application
    (iii) Apply online

For more information or clarifications, please email the NewRIIS team at


Please click on the link to download:

Programme Handbook - MSc in Energy and Sustainability Handbook AY2019/2020