MEGS new collaborative MSc programme launched

MEGS-MScThe Midlands Energy Graduate School (MEGS) announces the launch of its first collaborative taught Masters, MSc in Efficient Fossil Energy Technologies, available for 2013 entry at the universities of Birmingham, Nottingham and Loughborough. Students will be graduates with good first degrees, typically in Chemical Engineering, Materials and Mechanical Engineering, and those with relevant industrial experience are also welcome.

The programme consists of 1/3 core modules, 1/3 of options and 1/3 research project, so students will be able to tailor their studies according to their personal research/technological preferences. The core modules are the same as those on the sister programme, EngD Efficient Fossil Energy Technologies, which include power generation & carbon capture, social and economic aspects of the energy market, research skills and innovation. Thus MSc and EngD students will benefit from close collaboration within the taught element of each programme. Students will be able to choose their options from a substantive list, available from all three MEGS universities, via video lecture, distance learning or in person, making this a highly flexible programme. The major research project is taken during the May-September period and will be based on a choice of projects, supervised from the university at which the student is registered, and MEGS is expecting to offer industrially-focussed projects as well as specialist research topics.

This MSc will thus prepare future leaders and industrial engineers with knowledge and skills to tackle the major national and international challenges of implementing new fossil-based power plant and processes to more efficiently with near zero emissions and CO2 capture. It can also provide an entry route for students to progress to PhD study upon successful completion.

Programme details are on the postgraduate prospectus on  

For more information on MSc Efficient Fossil Energy Technologies, for study at any MEGS university, prospective students are invited to contact Dr Chen-Gong Sun, Programme Director, on


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