Research course

Sustainable Energy Technology

University of Nottingham · Faculty of Engineering

Entry requirements

2:1 (or international equivalent) and/or a masters at merit level or above in a relevant subject.

Months of entry

February, April, July, October, December

Course content

PhD projects in the area of sustainable energy technology explore how new and renewable technologies may be harnessed at the scale of buildings and the wider built environment.

Research areas

Subject areas covered include:

  • combined heat power systems
  • cooling technologies
  • heat power cycles
  • energy storage
  • eco-cities/smart cities
  • sustainable building materials
  • vehicles, transport and pollution control
  • photovoltaic thermal systems; solar energy systems (e.g. solar powered cooling); wind energy
  • solar water desalination systems
  • sustainable waste management and disposal
  • clean fossil fuel and carbon capture technologies

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Fees and funding

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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