Taught course

Advanced Digital Energy Systems

Cranfield University · Energy

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Entry requirements

A first or second class UK Honours degree (or equivalent) in a related science or engineering discipline. Other recognised professional qualifications or several years relevant industrial experience may be accepted as equivalent; subject to approval by the Course Director.

Months of entry


Course content

Lead the way for your career with Advanced Digital Energy Systems MSc

Energy supply is fundamentally important to our homes and workplaces. Future energy supply has to be stable, secure, not only affordable but also sustainable, which makes energy systems a complex problem. Digital Energy Systems is an emerging discipline using powerful digital tools and various digital models to solve and manage the increasingly complex modern energy systems. Within this discipline, digital tools and models (such as Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain technology) are used to analyse data from different energy systems and sources and drive new control and operational strategies and business models.

Who is it for?

This course is suitable for Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering and Information Technology and Energy graduates and practicing IT or Energy engineers wishing to pursue a technical management career in the strongly growing digital energy sector. It develops professional engineers and scientists with the multidisciplinary skills and ability to analyse current and future energy engineering problems.

Why this course?

Developed economies now face a number of challenges in procuring energy security and responding to energy pricing and affordability issues, as well as dealing with contributions to carbon emissions such as the UK Government’s ambitious targets of reducing greenhouse gas emissions to close to zero in the power sector by 2050.

You will benefit from dedicated state-of-the-art facilities including unique engineering-scale facilities for the development of efficient technologies with low CO2 emissions. In addition to management, communication, team work and research skills, each student will attain at least the following learning outcomes from this degree course:

  • Design an appropriate data acquisition system for energy related processes,
  • Critically analyse industrial data collected from different energy systems,
  • Develop systematic strategies using a range of software for energy systems modelling, optimisation and control to resolve the technical issues involved in the design and operation of industrial energy systems.

This MSc is supported by our team of professorial thought leaders, including Professor Phil Hart, who is influential in the field of digital energy, and an integral part of this MSc

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24-36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGDip
    part time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGCert
    part time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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