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Durham Business School Launches Master's In Energy Engineering Management

Aiming to prepare future leaders to make goals to achieve net zero a reality in business, Durham Business School launches new master’s degree

Fri Feb 10 2023

Durham University Business School has announced the launch of a new Master's in Energy Engineering Management, focused on preparing leaders with skills and expertise to accelerate a Net-Zero business agenda. 

The program is open to graduates from engineering backgrounds or other relevant bachelor's degrees. 

MSc In Energy Engineering Management | Curriculum 

The year-long program has been designed in collaboration with the University’s Department of Engineering. In doing so, the program draws on the expertise of STEM specialists to home in on green technologies. 

Modules on the MSc in Energy Engineering Management will cover topics such as decarbonization, renewable energy technologies, climate economics and finance, new green venture creation and society, and energy and environment resilience. 

The program also aims to combine engineering and business through practical exercises for students. In the Strategic Business and Engineering project, for example, students undertake a research project in a key area of interest. 

Elective modules also allow students to target their individual career goals. These include Innovation and Technology Management, Environmental Engineering, and Context and Challenges in Energy and Society. 

Why is now the right time to study the MSc in Energy Engineering Management?

In response to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement, both countries and businesses are increasingly showing their commitment to becoming 'Net-Zero'—cutting greenhouse gas emissions to zero, or as close as possible. 

The Paris Agreement calls for global warming to be limited to no more than 1.5 degrees, meaning emissions need to be reduced by 45% by 2030 and reach net zero by 2050. 

“We are delighted that this important program is launching at this critical time in the fight to reach Net Zero and achieve a just transition," says Joanna Berry, associate dean of external engagement and professor in entrepreneurship at Durham. 

"A rapid increase in the speed and scale of actions required to reduce the risks of climate change will create new economic opportunities." 

Grads from the program will understand these complexities and dynamics from the perspective of both engineering technicalities and business strategies, she adds.

“Our students will emerge uniquely capable of translating between the two worlds of business and engineering practice, to take their place in global companies increasingly under pressure to find creative, innovative ways to go further than simply reaching Net Zero,” says Cathy Cassel, executive dean. 

The program is set to launch in September 2023 and will cost around $15,800 for domestic students and $34,600. Applications are now open. 

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