MSC SUSTAINABLE ENERGY TECHNOLOGY The MSc Sustainable Energy Technology programme provides state-of-the-art education in the fields of sustainable energy generation, distribution and consumption.

Sustainable Energy Technology


Designed in response to a growing skills shortage of engineers with a high level of training in renewable energy, smart grids and sustainability, the MSc Sustainable Energy Technology programme provides you with an advanced education in the fields of sustainable energy generation, distribution and consumption.

You will gain 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.

You will graduate ready to forge a successful career in sustainable energy technology, where recent developments have led to many job opportunities opening up in industry, government institutions and research centres.

XJTLU-JITRI Joint-Supervision Pathway

This programme also offers XJTLU-JITRI joint supervision pathway which leverage the strength from both XJTLU and the research institutes and leading enterprises of Jiangsu Industrial Technology Research Institute (JITRI) to promote in-depth integration between industry, education and research. Through the unique training model integrating specialised module study, industrial research practice and dual supervision mechanism, we aim to cultivate cross-disciplinary talents who are innovative, application-oriented and with high-level international perspective.

Please click here to find more information about XJTLU-JITRI joint Master education.

Why should I study at XJTLU?

  • Study in world-class facilities including a power electronics laboratory equipped with advanced experimental equipment, a sustainable energy laboratory equipped with a 600W wind turbine, two 270W solar modules, batteries, an inverter with sinusoidal output and main controller and an electric machine and power system laboratory
  • Engage in cutting-edge research areas such as the intelligent and efficient utilisation of solar, wind energy and other renewable energy sources
  • Benefit with the University’s close links with international universities, research centres and industry
  • Earn a University of Liverpool degree that is recognised by the Chinese Ministry of Education.

Knowledge and skills

By the time you graduate from the MSc Sustainable Construction, you will have:

  • independent critical thinking skills, which are crucial to engineers’ professional development
  • a solid understanding of the theories and the recent advances in engineering, construction, and sustainability
  • knowledge of the latest sustainability technology and strategies and how to apply them in building designs
  • the ability to work in a professional environment and find innovative solutions to technical problems.

The MSc SET program aims to provide state-of-the-art education in the field of electrical power generation using sustainable, renewable and clean energy in supporting economic and environmental sustainability, development and implementation of sustainable energy technologies. Also, it concerns the integration of sustainable and renewable energy in electric power systems.For more information please

Dr Xu Xu

Programme director


The university offers a broad range of activities aiming to enrich master students’ theoretical and experiential learning and professional development. Trainings, workshops and seminars, covering varieties of themes and topics, both generic and subject-specific, are often offered at both university and school/department levels. You may also be provided with opportunities to work as a teaching assistant, research assistant, or intern at XJTLU. Depending on the programme, field trips and company visits may be organized, and invited talks may be given by the industrial experts and professionals. Such activities will not only support you in your programme study, but also develop your personal and professional skills and enhance your overall employability.。

My way of thinking about renewable energy has been enhanced, allowing me to understand major challenges we are facing to live in a sustainable environment.

Hengyang Lou

Alumnus, MSc Sustainable Energy Technology, China


Graduates from this programme are well prepared for positions such as electric power system engineer, electric power system consultant, electric power projects manager, and sustainable cities and building design consultant. Graduates may go on to work with industry and government to implement sustainable energy technologies within existing or new systems, and model and evaluate of their impact on ecosystems, economics and society

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