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

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.

Subject areas covered include:combined heat power systems; cooling technologies (eg absorption, adsorption, ejector, thermoelectric); heat power cycles; energy storage (eg phase change materials); ground source heat pumps and geothermal energy; eco-cities/smart cities; sustainable building materials; outdoor pollution/modelling and monitoring; vehicles, transport and pollution control; economics and environmental impact in Built Environment; photovoltaic thermal systems; solar energy systems (eg solar powered cooling); wind energy; solar water desalination systems; biomass combustion, gasification and pyrolysis; biomass heating, combined heat and power generation; 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

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44 (0) 115 951 5151