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Renewable Energy Engineering

1 Year
September 2022
Campus Taught

Industries worldwide are increasingly turning towards renewable sources of energy generation as we seek to find ways of powering our world without destroying our planet. On our MSc Renewable Energy Engineering course you’ll explore the design, analysis and implementation of renewable energy projects in depth.

We’ll equip you with the engineering knowledge and practical skills you need to develop and implement creative solutions to the engineering problems you’ll encounter when capturing and converting renewable energy. You’ll gain a deep understanding of system design and analysis, project development and implementation.

Throughout this course you’ll make use of lab and field-testing facilities for measuring and monitoring the performance of different renewable energy systems, such as wind turbines, photovoltaic power systems and heat pumps.

You’ll also learn to use various tools for component and system design, as well as simulation of the performance and monitoring of renewable energy systems. Some of the tools you’ll get to use include Matlab/Simulink, GH WindFarmer and WAsP for wind farm design; PVsyst for photovoltaic system design; and Labview for system monitoring.

Why study with us

  • Accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)
  • You’ll benefit from our new £35 million Engineering Innovation Centre (EIC), which provides an integrated space for teaching and research with direct links to industry
  • Through our facilities at the EIC you’ll get the chance to work on live, real-world projects with commercial partners in state-of-the-art facilities

What you’ll do

  • You’ll have the chance to undertake a professional placement in industry (this will extend your study time by six to twelve months)
  • We offer an additional short course enabling you to gain valuable extra skills in areas such as electric circuits, rotating machines, maths and more
  • Opportunities to undertake site visits to renewable energy installations throughout the UK

Module Overview

Course Delivery

This course is taught face-to-face at one of our UK campuses.


Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

Study in our Engineering Innovation Centre (EIC)

During your studies with us you’ll benefit from our new £35 million EIC building which provides an integrated teaching space in state-of-the-art facilities.

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Academic expertise


  • This MSc is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) on behalf of the Engineering Council as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for registration as a Chartered Engineer. Candidates must hold a CEng accredited BEng/BSc (Hons) undergraduate first degree to comply with full CEng registration requirements.

Future careers

After graduating from this course you’ll have gained the skills and knowledge required for a successful career in the growing renewable energy sector.

The roles available to you include system engineer, design engineer, project engineer, and energy consultant. You’ll also be equipped to carry out consultancy work in the energy sector.

With the skills you’ve developed, you’ll soon be able to move into lucrative director-level positions.

You could also consider applying for one of our energy-related PhD opportunities.

Looking to start your postgraduate journey?

Our range of subjects and study modes can support your goals, take your next step with a postgraduate degree.

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Fees and Funding

Full-time£7100 per year
Sandwich year£1000 for the sandwich year
Part-time£785 per 20 credits
Full-time£14500 per year
Part-time£785 per 20 credits
Full-time£14500 per year
Full-time£7800 per year
Sandwich year£2000 for the sandwich year
Part-time£867 per 20 credits
Full-time£14500 per year

Scholarships and Bursaries

We have a wide range of scholarships, bursaries and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

Select your country and see eligibility information and how to apply by selecting more info on the cards below.


This course is based in the School of Engineering located in the Faculty of Science and Technology

For information on possible changes to course information, see our Essential and Important Course Information

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