The world faces major challenges in meeting the current and future demand for sustainable and secure energy supply and use. The one-year MPhil programme in Energy Technologies is designed for graduates who want to help tackle these problems by developing practical engineering solutions, and who want to learn more about the fundamental science and technology involved in energy utilization, electricity generation, energy efficiency, and alternative energy.
It is expected that graduates from this MPhil will be excellent candidates for PhD (at Cambridge and elsewhere) and for employment in a wide variety of jobs (Research and Development industrial departments; policy making bodies; utilities; manufacturing sector; energy equipment manufacturers and many more).
The course is centred around taught courses (core and elective), mainly offered by the Engineering Department but with significant input from other departments at the University, and a research project that is chosen from a list offered by members of staff and linked to the principal areas of energy research in their respective departments.
A wide range of graduates are encouraged to apply, including Mechanical, Chemical, Civil and Environmental Engineers; and Physics and Chemistry graduates. Electrical Engineers who want to learn more about the thermo-fluid aspects of Energy Technologies can also apply. There is a thorough selection process to ensure sufficient academic background. Typically, a First Class or equivalent degree is required.
For further information please contact the course director.