Newcastle University in Singapore

MSc in Energy and Sustainability

Programme Details

The Master of Science in Energy and Sustainability is designed to meet the Framework of the Higher Education Qualifications (FHEQ) at Masters level.

The programme aims to gain an advanced knowledge and understanding of specialist topics in Energy and Sustainability, to develop transferable skills in research and knowledge acquisition, to satisfy the professional development needs of the individual and his/her employers; providing relevant training to engineering graduates who wish to pursue a career in the area of Energy and Sustainability, and lastly to provide a foundation for further postgraduate studies.

Type of Programme
Post-graduate taught degree, face-to-face lessons.

Programme Duration

  • 12 months full-time study

Minimum Entry Requirements

  • First degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent engineering qualification with minimum second lower classification (2.2)
  • English Language Entry Requirements : IELTS overall 6.5 or equivalent

Course Fees (subject to prevailing taxes)

  • SGD90 non-refundable application fee
  • SGD15,000 per programme

Applicant Eligibility 
The course is only available to Singaporeans and Permanent Residents of Singapore.

Learning Outcomes

The programme provides opportunities for students to develop and demonstrate knowledge, understanding, skills and other attributes associated with Energy and Sustainability.

A successful student will have gained and be able to demonstrate:

  • Knowledge and understanding of current worldwide energy usage and its impact on the climate.

  • Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the origins and distribution of different renewable energy sources (solar, wind, hydro, wave, tidal and bioenergy).

  • Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the storage/conversion and integration of different renewable energy sources into existing systems.

  • Knowledge and understanding of the sustainable use of materials to improve energy efficiency.
  • Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of a number of key non-technical issues including system modelling, environmental issues and energy management.


The table below shows all the modules covered in the degree, all of which are core units of the programme.


Module Code

Module Title



Energy Resources and Technologies 



Materials for Sustainability



Environmental Impact, Legislation and Engineering



Renewable Energy Technologies



Energy Management



Energy Storage



Renewable Heating and Cooling



Mechanical Integrity



Masters Project

2018/19 MSc Energy and Sustainability Handbook: 2018/19 MSc Energy and Sustainability Handbook

How to Apply

The application process:

  1. Prospective candidates are required to visit Newcastle Research & Innovation Institute (NewRIIS) for a Pre-application Counselling session.
    (i) Kindly email the NewRIIS team for an appointment. 
    (ii) Please bring along the following original documents for verification when you visit NewRIIS
          - national registration identification card (pink/blue)
          - highest academic qualification
          - testimonials
          - updated CV

  2. Online application
    (i) Before applying, please prepare the following documents/items
         - correct programme code (please check with PG Programme Administrator/Coordinator, if you are unsure) 
         - scanned national registration card (pink/blue)
         - scanned verified educational documents
         - updated CV
         - personal statement 
    (ii) Create account for online application
    (iii) Apply online

  3. Payment of application fee of SGD90 (non-refundable) by cheque or bank transfer. All fees charged are subjected to prevailing taxes. 

For more information or clarifications, please email the NewRIIS team at

Download Brochure

To download programme brochure, please click MSc Energy and Sustainability Flyer