Taught course

Urban Energy Technology and Policy (with specialist pathways in Planning, Architecture and Engineering)

Newcastle University · School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in a related discipline, such as: built environment; engineering; science; mathematics; environmental sciences.

Months of entry


Course content

Our course provides a wide, cross-scale and integral understanding of energy in cities. You'll focus on the UK policy environment within the context of international energy challenges. The course builds on the latest professional practice, making it ideal for a career in urban energy infrastructure.

Our course allows graduates to retrain and become energy specialists. It will suit those with a background in:

  • engineering
  • planning
  • architecture
  • science
  • relevant business management

Specialist pathways

Our three specialist pathways allow you to tailor the course to your individual needs. You are able to select a pathway that suits your background and career aspirations:

  • planning focuses on planning and law
  • architecture has an emphasis on buildings
  • engineering is from the technical/technological perspective

On completing the course you'll have detailed knowledge and understanding of:

  • relevant facts, concepts, principles and theories
  • qualitative, quantitative or creative practice methods and processes
  • relevant IT applications
  • conceptual and detailed design of artefacts
  • management principles and business practices
  • professional and ethical responsibilities
  • the role and constraints of energy specialists in society
  • production practice and the regulatory and legislative framework

Information for international students

To study this course you need to meet our Band 3 English Language requirements: Direct Entry : IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in all sub-skills). If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a Pre-sessional English Language course.

Fees and funding

See our course fees and funding web page.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Nicola Rutherford, Programme Secretary, School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape
+44 (0) 191 208 6809