MSc Sustainable Energy


The 2 year programme comprises of both coursework and a thesis. It includes the following courses:

  • Renewable Energy Resources
  • Numerical Methods and Statistics
  • Design and Manufacturing
  • Renewable Energy Systems
  • Research Methodology
  • Off-Grid Energy Systems Design
  • Project Management
  • Maintenance and Quality Management
  • Energy Economics
  • Renewable Energy Policy
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Technology Transfer and Commercialisation

The proposed MSc in Sustainable Energy will focus on the minigrid and off-grid sectors. It is a two year programme consisting of modules in engineering (electrical and mechanical), renewable energy, entrepreneurship and business development, and project management.  The multidisciplinary degree will therefore incorporate courses from Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Business Administration.

The degree aims to develop students’ design and engineering competencies relevant to  minigrids, off grid energy systems and hybrid energy systems. In addition it aims to develop entrepreneurship and business competencies to equip students for  business ventures in the sector as well as project management skills in the context of infrastructure development and management.


This programme is still under development by the University of Malawi, we’ll keep you updated as it progresses. For more information about the University of Malawi’s Polytechnic, visit