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University of Aberdeen: Energy Transition Systems and Technologies (Online)

Institution University of Aberdeen View institution profile
Department School of Engineering
Telephone 01224 272090
Study type Taught


Prepare for an engineering career in the energy transition from fossil fuels to renewables. Join the first online energy transition degree of its kind in the UK. Learn how we can integrate Low Carbon Technologies (LCTs) into current and future energy systems. Energy transitions require technical, economic and social solutions to the complex challenges of decarbonisation. This new online MSc in Energy Transition will give you an overview of these diverse challenges. You’ll gain in-depth technical knowledge of LCTs, including: - wind

  • tidal

  • solar

  • hydrogen

  • and biomass.

And you’ll also study the non-technical aspects all engineers in this field need to address, covering the economics and politics of the energy transition.

You’ll take a systems-thinking approach to energy transition, to understand complex, interconnected, and increasingly digitalised energy systems. You’ll train in a range of relevant methods for system-level analysis, including Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and Energy System Analysis (ESA). And you’ll learn to use technical, economic and environmental analysis tools to assess and compare different technologies.

Who can study online MSc Energy Transition This distance-learning degree is open to BSc and BEng engineering graduates, as well as graduates of other related disciplines in the physical sciences, natural sciences and mathematics.

You can study online with us anywhere in the world, with no need for a visa.


University of Aberdeen


The University of Aberdeen is Scotland’s third oldest university and the fifth  oldest in the UK. Founded by Bishop William Elphinstone in 1495, the beautiful campus attracts a diverse international community of over 14,000 students  from over  130 countries.

The University of Aberdeen is ranked as a Top 20 UK university by the Guardian University Guide 2024 and Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024, and ranks among the best 200 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2023). It also ranks second across Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland for student satisfaction in The …

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