MRes Sustainable Energy and Building Technologies

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Key information


MRes Sustainable Energy and Building Technologies

Types of study

Full time


12 months

Start date

September 2022


Chemical and Environmental Engineering / Architecture and Built Environment / Faculty of Science and Engineering

Entry requirements

  • Course requirements an honours degree at 2.1 or a master's degree at merit level or above in a relevant subject (or international equivalent).
  • In a relevant discipline Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Materials, Aeronautical Engineering, Chemical Engineering and other related engineering backgrounds, subject to completion of suitable modules.

Language requirements

  • Applicants whose first language is not English or whose entry qualification was not obtained in the English medium are required to provide evidence of their proficiency in English.

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Course overview

This is a 1-year full-time research programme entirely based in Ningbo, China. The main aim of the programme is to provide students with a sound and coherent educational experience which develops critical intellectual faculties by application to the methods and practices involved in energy, architecture and environmental issues.

The graduates may also gain competitive advantage through maintaining the high levels of environmental conscientiousness which the programme advocates. The proposed programme is also intended to enhance the appeal of our educational activities to graduates and practitioners from various academic and professional backgrounds.

The specific objectives are as follows:

  • to encourage integration between the separate disciplinary areas;
  • to promote innovation and design creativity within a sound operational context;
  • to develop the students' transferable skills in research methods at the postgraduate level;
  • to facilitate an in-depth investigation of a relevant topic through independent research.

Course structure

  • Generic Research Training module

Students are required to take a compulsory Generic Research Training module which is run by the Faculty of Science and Engineering. The Generic Research Training module includes three components, including:

Component 1 – Research training

Training sessions are delivered by the Graduate School. Face-to-face and online standalone training options are available.

Component 2 - Scientific research paper writing

This face-to-face training is delivered by the module convenor. The training sessions focus on the development of scientific research paper writing skills, and scientific publication and metrics issues. This component consists of training sessions of total 4-5 hours in 2 mornings/afternoons and a tutorial session of 2 hours in a morning/afternoon (all sessions: to be arranged locally).

Component 3 - Professional Development

Relevant state-of-the-art techniques and up-to-date knowledge are obtained from the public lectures and research seminars organised by relevant professional institutions/organisations and Schools/Research Groups in the Faculty. Supervisor’s approval must be obtained before attending each event. Attendance of each event must be checked and signed by supervisor.

  • Thesis

Students are required to submit their thesis prior to the end of the period of registered study. The thesis is examined by both an External Examiner and an Internal Examiner appointed under the regulations governing the assessment of research degrees, who should provide independent reports on the thesis, indicating whether the thesis module has been passed; and also whether a viva voce examination is necessary.


Mainland Chinese students

100,000 RMB / year

Hong Kong, Macau & Taiwan students

100,000 RMB / year

International students

110,000 RMB / year

More information

For more information please contact: 

Dr Chengheng Pang

Leader of the Marketing and Recruitment Working Group

Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering

University of Nottingham Ningbo China 

199 Taikang East Road

Ningbo, 315100


Tel: +86(0)57488180000-8193


Research Centre

Students applying for this degree will do research in the Center for Sustainable Energy Technologies (CSET).

Learn more about CSET

Contact us

Graduate School

Room 451-2, Trent Building
University of Nottingham Ningbo China
199 Taikang East Road, Ningbo, 315100, China

T. +86 (0) 574 8818 0182

Faculty Office of Science and Engineering

Room 427, Sir Peter Mansfield Building
University of Nottingham Ningbo China
199 Taikang East Road, Ningbo, 315100, China