the future of renewable energy and it’s risks and benefits.
the engineering skills to design and research renewable and sustainable energy sources.
your creativity and entrepreneurship skills to produce solutions to real-world problems.
Why choose this course?
To meet the 2050 carbon reduction targets to control climate change, member states of the EU have signed legally binding targets to transition from traditional fossil fuel energy sources to renewable and sustainable energy. This MSc programme offers students a chance to access this exciting, dynamic and highly innovative field.
- The programme provides an up-to-date overview of all the major renewable energy sources. This includes the engineering skills associated with selecting, designing and installing the apparatus to capture, as well as store, convert and transfer it into useful forms.
- The future of renewable energy will rely on innovative forward-thinking businesses, politicians, engineers and managers, and as such this programme also encourages creativity and entrepreneurship to produce solutions to real-world problems.
Key course features
- The programme looks at the engineering aspects of clean energy, energy economics and markets.
- Students will compare and analyse the costs/benefits/tariffs/risks of renewables with traditional fossil fuel and nuclear energy sources.
- Socio-economic, energy security and political issues are addressed, as well as environmental factors of different energy sources.
What you will study
- Engineering Research Methods
- Sustainable Design & Innovation
- Engineering Systems Modelling & Simulation
- Control Systems Engineering
- Renewable Engineering
- Renewables: Environmental, Economic, Social and Political.
The information listed in this section is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal academic framework review, so may be subject to change.
Entry requirements & applying
Applicants must have an honours degree with at least a 2:2 classification or equivalent in an appropriate engineering discipline or relevant professional experience.
Teaching & Assessment
You will be assessed throughout your course through a variety of methods including portfolios, presentations and, for certain subjects, examinations.
Teaching and Learning
Teaching methods include lectures, laboratory sessions, student-led seminars and guided research.
Independent learning is an important aspect of all modules, as it enables students to develop both their subject specific and key skills. This is promoted through guided study or feedback given to students.
We offer workshops and support sessions in areas such as academic writing, effective note-making and preparing for assignments. Students can book appointments with academic skills tutors dedicated to helping deal with the practicalities of university work. Our student support section has more information on the help available.
Our Careers & Employability service is there to help you make decisions and plan the next steps towards a bright future. From finding work or further study to working out your interests, skills and aspirations, they can provide you with the expert information, advice and guidance you need.
The course equips you with a thorough knowledge and skills in engineering at the forefront of new and emerging technologies. Graduates will be well placed to become subject specialists within industry, or to pursue research careers within academia.
Fees & funding
You do not have to pay your tuition fees upfront.
The fees you pay and the support available will depend on a number of different factors. Full information can be found on our fees & finance pages.
You can see the full programme specification here.
If you are applying as an European / International Student, and live outside of the UK, you should make your application through our online application system, Centurus.
For information about the university’s entry requirements for EU/international students, please visit our international section.