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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.

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 Energy Technology, you will have:

  • hands-on experience working with advanced experimental equipment including a network analyser, power analyser, Dspace controller, wind turbine and PV testing system
  • knowledge of the latest sustainability energy technology and strategies and how to apply them in a practical context
  • the ability to work in complex professional environments and find innovative solutions for technical problems.
Renewable energy including PV and wind is becoming more and more popular. The MSc SET program will provide state-of-the-art education in the field of electrical power generation using sustainable, renewable and clean energy in supporting economic and environment sustainability, development and implementation of sustainable energy technologies.
Huiqing Wen
Programme director


  • Core modules


  • Additional learning activities

    The completion of additional learning activities is required to obtain your master degree. The programme includes a total of 600 hours of Additional Learning Activities, most of which are chosen individually by students. Normally, required ALA hours will be distributed evenly across each semester, amounting to 200 hours per semester. Part-time programmes will normally require 100 to 150 hours per semester. They should normally be spread equally over teaching semesters and the summer and winter breaks.

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.