UCL Energy Institute


UCL launches landmark data analytics and energy systems Master's

22 November 2017

UCL Energy Institute is pleased to announce the launch of the MSc in Energy Systems and Data Analytics

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UCL-Energy’s brand new MSc in Energy Systems and Data Analytics (MSc ESDA) will provide an academically leading, and industrially relevant, study of energy systems through the lens of data analytics.

For first teaching from September 2018, students will gain a multi-sector multi-vector understanding of Energy Systems, while developing advanced statistical and machine learning skills and getting practical experience of data analysis.

Dr Aidan O’Sullivan, Course Director - MSc ESDA, said:

ESDA is the first course of it’s kind in the UK and will equip students with the data science skills required to analyse and extract insights from data as well as the domain expertise in Energy Systems necessary to use these skills to tackle problems of sustainability and drive the transition to a decarbonised energy industry. The course has received broad support from a range of major industry bodies and is recognised as meeting a key skills gap and the industry's need for energy literate data scientists. “

Nick Smailes, Director and Head of External Relations at the Energy System Catapult, said:

The Energy Systems Catapult is one of a network of elite technology and innovation centres set up by Innovate UK. We are very pleased to see how the Energy Systems and Data Analytics (ESDA) MSc programme is focused on developing the energy analysts of the future. It thus addresses a key skills gap in the Energy industry for graduates with both domain expertise in energy systems and also cutting-edge data analytics skills.”

On 6th December 2017, as part of UCL’s graduate open day, MSc ESDA Course Director Dr Aidan O’Sullivan and Dr Tristan Smith will be speaking on ‘Energy Systems, Data and Decarbonisation  - opportunities for research and studies at the UCL Energy Institute’. Register online here.

The UCL Energy Institute is part of the prestigious Bartlett: UCL's global faculty of the built environment, delivering world-leading learning, research and policy support on the challenges of climate change and energy security. The Institute holds in-depth relationships with UK government agencies, regulators and advisory bodies, close connections with industry, as well as links to non-governmental organisations and think tanks.

Applications for the MSc ESDA are now open - please visit the programme overview page for detail on how to apply.