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An exciting new Masters programme is set to equip students with the skills to accelerate the transition to a Net Zero world.

Our new MSc in Energy Engineering Management is a joint programme between two world-leading departments and is designed to equip graduates with the skills to deliver on the Net-Zero transition, by ensuring they can navigate both technical and business challenges with ease.

Creating an impactful collaboration

Working closely with the Durham Energy Institute, and through intense collaboration between the Department of Engineering and the Business School, Professor Grant Ingram and Associate Professor Joanna Berry have created this new programme and look forward to welcoming its first cohort in September 2023.

Associate Professor Joanna Berry:

“We are delighted that this important joint programme is launching at this critical time in the global fight to reach Net Zero and achieve a just transition. A rapid increase in the speed and scale of actions required to reduce the risks of climate change will create new economic opportunities. Our exciting and innovative programme will produce graduates capable of understanding these complexities. It will support compassionate, curious students in exploring the dynamics of changing global energy systems from the perspective of both engineering technicalities and business strategies”.

This full-time programme brings together the two critical disciplines of engineering and business in a specially designed, customised and innovative new programme which provides students with the opportunity to develop both their career and their professional skill base.

The programme has been specifically created to inspire and inform a new generation of students, through collaboration across the University, and with our international industry partners. Our students will emerge uniquely capable of translating between the two worlds of business and engineering practice, informed by the latest in theoretical excellence, to take their place in global companies increasingly under pressure to find creative, innovative ways to go further than simply reaching Net Zero.

Steps toward a sustainable and resilient future post-COP27

The Strategic Business and Engineering project completes the new Masters programme and will provide students with an opportunity to undertake a substantial research project in an area of interest to them and of relevance to the programme. This provides an open-ended challenge, in collaboration with a supervisor from both the Department of Engineering and the Business School. This will develop skills in independent research and project management, the analysis and presentation of data, and the ability to argue a coherent case.

COP27 may have come and gone, but the climate change agenda and UN Strategic Development Goals (SDGs) will remain critically important to all political and practical agendas.

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