Renewable Energy Engineering MSc/PgCert/PgDip

Full-time/Part-time

MSc in Renewable Energy Engineering

Climate change, growing world populations and limited fossil fuel resources mean that demand for renewable energy will continue at an ever increasing rate for the foreseeable future. Renewable energy is now at the heart of every informed discussion concerning energy sustainability, security and affordability. The member states of the EU have signed up to legally binding targets of 20% energy from renewable sources by 2020. In order to meet these targets, a significant number of highly trained engineers are required worldwide. 

The MSc in Renewable Energy Engineering aims to deliver highly qualified engineers who are capable of contributing significantly to the increased technical demand for renewable energy. Many other MSc courses in this area only provide a very broad overview and do not offer the academic and technical depth required for designers of renewable energy power generation systems. This course will equip you with the advanced interdisciplinary skills required to design, optimise and evaluate the technical and economic viability of renewable energy schemes. You will have the opportunity to learn state-of-the-art technical skills required to design renewable energy systems, including Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and Finite Element Analysis (FEA).

This course is suitable for engineering, maths or science graduates who wish to specialise in renewable energy engineering.





Course overview

The MSc in Renewable Energy Engineering is made up of eight compulsory taught modules, a group project and an individual research project.

In addition to management, communication, team work and research skills, each student will attain at least the following learning outcomes from this degree course:

  • Demonstrate knowledge, fundamental understanding and critical awareness of renewable energy engineering techniques necessary for renewable energy conversion systems.
  • Demonstrate systematic knowledge across appropriate advanced technologies and management issues to provide solutions for international industries and/or research organisations.
  • Demonstrate the ability to acquire, critically assess the relative merits, and effectively use appropriate information from a variety of sources.

Group project

The aim of the group project is to provide you with direct experience of applying knowledge to an industrially relevant problem that requires a team-based multi-disciplinary solution. It is undertaken between October and March. In addition to gaining experience working in technical project teams, you will deliver presentations and learn other valuable skills.

It is clear that the modern design engineer cannot be divorced from the commercial world. In order to provide practice in this matter, a poster presentation will be required from all students. This presentation provides the opportunity to develop presentation skills and effectively handle questions about complex issues in a professional manner. All groups must also submit a written report.

Recent Group Projects include:

  • Development of educational renewable energy kits (with Ecostyle Ltd)
  • Floating offshore wind turbines coupled dynamics math modelling and experimental verification.
  • Scaling-up the tension moored PLAT-O tidal energy platform from 100kW to 1MW
  • JMOIO - foundation concept selector for offshore wind  turbine foundations (with Ramboll).

Individual Project

This is undertaken during March to September, and allows you to focus on a specific area of interest. You will develop the skills to design, optimise and evaluate the technical and economic viability of renewable energy schemes. It is common for our industrial partners to propose potential research topics. For part-time students, it is usually undertaken in collaboration with your organisation.

Recent Individual Research Projects include:

  • Numerical Predictions of the Hydrodynamic Drag of the Plat-o Tidal Energy Converter and Comparison with Measurements in a Water Channel
  • Efficiency Improvement and Commercial Application of a VAWT
  • Wind Resource Prediction and Assessment
  • Dynamics of a Drive Train System for Offshore Floating Wind Turbines
  • Aerodyn Software Feasibility Assessment for Tidal Turbines Design
  • Energy Saving Optimisation and Intelligent ‘Internet of Things’ control for a Typical Commercial Building or an Industrial Plant
  • Development of Advanced Approximation Methods for Reliability Assessment with Application in Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Electromagnetic Rectifier for Torque Ripple in Cranfield’s VAWT
  • Fluid Structural Interaction Analysis of Flexible Sails for Vertical Axis Wind Turbine.

Modules

The taught programme for the renewable energy engineering masters is generally delivered from October to February and is comprised of eight compulsory modules. The modules are delivered over one to two weeks of intensive delivery with the later part of the module being free from structured teaching to allow time for more independent learning and reflection. Students on the part-time programme will complete all of the compulsory modules based on a flexible schedule that will be agreed with the course director.

Core

  • Dynamics of Fluidic Energy Devices
    Module LeaderDr Takafumi Nishino - Lecturer in Fluid Mechanics
    Syllabus
    • Principles of fluid dynamics: properties of fluids: Control volumes & fluid elements, Continuity, Momentum & Energy equations, stream function & velocity potential, Bernoulli’s equation.
      Flow structures: Boundary layer theory, laminar & turbulent flow, steady & unsteady flow, flow breakdown & separations, vortex formation & stability
      Lifting flows: Circulation theory, Prandtl’s lifting-line theory, sources of drag,  aerofoil characteristics
      Fluid loading on horizontal and vertical axis turbines
    • Dynamics of floating bodies: from simple hydrostatics to complex dynamic response in waves.
      Hydrostatics of Floating Bodies; Buoyancy Forces and Stability, Initial stability, The wall sided formula and large angle stability, Stability losses, The Pressure Integration Technique
      Fluid loading on offshore structures and Ocean Waves Theory: The Added Mass Concept, Froude Krylov Force, Linear wave theory, Wave loading (Diffraction Theory & Morison Equation),
      Dynamics response of floating structures in waves: dynamic response analysis, application to floating bodies (buoys, semisub, TLP), effect of moorings
    • Engineering performance models: Blade Element Momentum theory, Vortex and Cascade models, Wake models:
      Induction factors (blade/blade-wake interactions), Pre- and Post-stall aerofoil characteristics, Dynamic stall models, Finite aspect ratio considerations, flow curvature model
    Intended learning outcomes

    On successful completion of this study the student should be able to:

    • Explain how the wind, waves and tides are formed, factors that influence their distribution & predictability
    • Review the fundamental equations for fluid behaviour, characterisation of flow structures and forces and moments acting on lifting bodies
    • Evaluate and select the most appropriate engineering performance model to undertake the simulation of a practical problem and critically assess the solution
  • Structural Integrity of Renewable Energy Systems
    Module LeaderProfessor Feargal Brennan - Director of Energy
    Syllabus

    Materials: 

    This part of the module aims to enhance and elaborate upon the broad understanding of materials issues that students are expected to have attained during bachelors degrees. The course components can be broken down as follows: theory of materials; structure-property relationships are discussed as are alloys (including non-metallic). Steel is used to reinforce these basic topics and link to real-world engineering. All major heat treatments, aspects of alloying additions (including high alloy steels) and the use of temperature-time-transformation diagrams are covered. This leads on to four detailed areas of study where some of the previous tenets are applied:

    • Corrosion and protection: basic principles, types of corrosion, methods of protection including cathodic protection (eg. impressed current)
    • The metallurgy of welding: basic principles, influence of welding process (e.g. heat input) on microstructure, including use of TTT diagrams to assist prediction of structure and properties, welding defects and their avoidance/mitigation
    • Emphasis upon steel, but coverage of other alloys
    • Composites and new materials.

    Fatigue, Fracture and Defect Assessment:

    This part of the module is to provide the theoretical and practical background necessary to carry out fatigue life predictions and fracture mechanics based defect assessment of common engineering components and structures.  These are approached from an appreciation of Non Destructive Testing (NDT) methods and evaluation of their reliability. Topics covered are:

    • Introduction (Failure Criteria and Stress Analysis)
    • Fatigue Crack Initiation
    • Fracture Mechanics (1) - Derivation of G and K
    • Fracture Mechanics (2) - LEFM (FCG) and EPFM
    • Fracture Mechanics (3) - Evaluation of Fracture Parameters
    • Inspection Methods
    • Inspection Reliability
    • Defect Assessment; Fatigue and Fracture Mechanics of Welded Components
    • Fatigue & Fracture Mechanics of Notched Components.
    Intended learning outcomes

    On completion of this module, the student will:

    • Gain a systematic understanding of structural integrity and fitness-for-service issues
    • Demonstrate an in-depth awareness of the current practice and its limitations in aspects of structural integrity
    • Develop a critical and analytical approach towards the engineering aspects of structural integrity
    • Be able to confidently assess the applicability of the tools of structural integrity to new problems and apply them appropriately.
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics for Renewable Energy
    Module LeaderDr Takafumi Nishino - Lecturer in Fluid Mechanics
    Syllabus
    1. Introduction to CFD & thermo-fluids: Introduction to the physics of thermo-fluids. Governing equations (continuity, momentum, energy and species conservation) and state of the art Computational Fluid Dynamics including modelling, grid generation, simulation, and high performance computing. Case study of an Industrial problem and the physical process that CFD can be used to analyse.
    2. Computational Engineering Exercise: specification for a CFD simulation. Requirements for accurate analysis and validation for multi scale problems. Introduction to Turbulence & practical applications of Turbulence Models: Introduction to Turbulence and turbulent flows. Traditional turbulence modelling.
    3. Advanced Turbulence Modelling: Introduction to Reynolds-averaged Navier Stokes (RANS) simulations and large-eddy simulation (LES).
    4. Practical sessions: Offshore renewable energy problems (flow around wind and tidal turbines) will be solved employing the widely-used industrial flow solver software FLUENT. These practical sessions will cover the entire CFD process including grid generation, flow solver, analysis, validation and visualisation.
    Intended learning outcomes

    On successful completion of this study the student should be able to:

    • Assemble and evaluate the different components of the CFD process.
    • Explain the governing equations for fluid flows and how to solve them computationally.
    • Appreciate a wide range of applications using CFD.
    • Compare and contrast various methods for simulating turbulent flows applicable to civil and mechanical engineering, especially offshore renewable energy applications such as wind turbines and tidal turbines.
    • Set up simulations and evaluate a practical problem using a commercial CFD package.
  • Risk and Reliability Engineering
    Module LeaderDr Athanasios Kolios - Senior Lecturer in Risk Management and Reliability Engineering
    Syllabus
    • Introduction and Fundamentals of Risk and Reliability Engineering, Risk Management Process
    • Mathematics for risk analysis
    • Qualitative Reliability Analysis (FTA/ETA)
    • Systems modelling using Reliability Block Diagrams
    • Practical Session #1: Basic statistics and Systems’ Reliability
    • Failure mode, effects, and criticality analysis (FMEA/FMECA)
    • Hazard and operability study (HAZOP) Analysis
    • Quantitative Reliability Analysis, Introduction to MCS
    • Reliability, Availability, Maintainability and Safety (RAMS) Analysis
    • Certification of Engineering Systems
    • Practical Session #2: FMEA/HAZOP, First Order Reliability Method (FORM)
    • Risk Control and Decision Support Systems, Failure Consequences
    • Introduction to Stochastic Modelling Using @Risk
    • Insurance of Engineering Applications
    • Risk Analysis of Mega-Projects
    • Practical Session #3: Stochastic Modelling
    • Regulations/Standards/ Hazards Assessment /Case Study of Accident Assessment
    • Asset Integrity Management
    • Introduction to inspection and Structural Health Monitoring (SHM)
    • Full day workshop: “Wind turbine electromechanical assembly / Subsea Tie-back Manifold Reliability"
    • Revision Session
    Intended learning outcomes

    On completion of this module, the student will be able to:

    • Demonstrate a systematic knowledge of the fundamentals of risk management and reliability engineering and a critical awareness of their application on relevant engineering problems
    • Evaluate and select appropriate techniques for risk analysis (qualitative and quantitative), failure consequences assessment, and methods for control/mitigation through decision support systems and other relevant methods/tools
    • Develop a critical and analytical approach to the collection and stochastic modelling of data in the application of Quantitative Risk Assessment (QRA) methods
    • Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the development and use of standards and asset integrity management
  • Engineering Stress Analysis: Theory and Simulation
    Module LeaderDr Ali Mehmanparast - Lecturer in Structural Integrity
    Syllabus

    Stress Analysis: Introduction to stress analysis of components and structures, Ductile and brittle materials, Tensile data analysis, Material properties, Isotropic/kinematic hardening, Dynamic strain aging, Complex stress and strain, Stress and strain transformation, Principal stresses, Maximum shear stress, Mohr’s circle, Constitutive stress-strain equations, Fracture and yield criteria, Constraint and triaxiality effects, Plane stress and plane strain conditions, Thin walled cylinder theory, Thick walled cylinder theory (Lame Equations), Compound cylinders, Plastic deformation of cylinders, Introduction to computational stress analysis.

    Finite Element Analysis: Introduction to FEA, Types of elements, Integration points, Meshing, Mesh convergence, Visualisation, Results interpretation, Beam structures under static and dynamic loading, stress concentration in steel and composite plates, tubular assemblies, 2D and 3D modelling of solid structures, axisymmetry and symmetry boundary conditions, CS1: Stress and strain variation in a pressure vessel subjected to different loading conditions, CS2: Prediction and validation of the stress and strain fields ahead of the crack tip.
    Intended learning outcomesOn successful completion of this study the student should be able to:
    • Develop a strong foundation on stress analysis and demonstrate the ability to analyse a range of structural problems.
    • Understand the fundamentals of Finite Element Analysis, be able to evaluate methodologies applied to the analysis of structural members (beams, plates, shells, struts), and critically evaluate the applicability and limitations of the methods and the ability to make use of original thought and judgement when approaching structural analysis.
    • Demonstrate an in-depth awareness of current practice through case studies of engineering problems.
    • Develop skills in using the most widely applied commercial finite element software package (ABAQUS) and some of its advanced functionalities.
    • Understand the importance of mesh sensitivity analysis and validation of finite element models.
  • Power Electronics and Machines
    Syllabus

    Transformers and Electrical Machines:

    • Fundamentals of Electromagnetism and Electric Power Conversion
    • Transformer Operations
    • DC Machines - motors, generators & control
    • AC Machines - synchronous & asynchronous

    Power Electronics and Power Converters:

    • Overview of semiconductor switches - Diodes, IGBTs, MOSFETs
    • Boost/buck converters - operation, control and design
    • Multi-phase converters - operation, control and design
    • Switching strategies of converters

    Applications to Renewable Energy Systems:

    • Wind generator systems: General types of electric machines. Converter types and configurations
    • Photovoltaic generators: General types of silicon photovoltaic. PV configurations and integration

    Basics of Electric Power System:

    • Introduction and overview to Centralized Power System
    • Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution
    • Power flow and compensation
    • Power dispatch and Control

    Advanced Electric Grid:

    • Underground Cable design
    • Fault analysis
    • Protection systems
    • Stability and dynamics analysis with the application of FACTS devices
    • Smart grid
    Intended learning outcomes

    On completion of this module, the student will be able to:

    • Assess the key features and operational advantages of electric machines and their converter systems
    • Identify and appraise the main configurations and components of an electric power conversion system comprising electric machines and converters
    • Critically evaluate the steady-state characteristics of different subsystems in an electric power conversion application
    • Assimilate suitable stakeholder requirements and make recommendations for different system designs, include the appropriate component sizing and control methods in an power conversion application
    • Appreciate the operations of electric power systems, and identify all key subsystems
    • Design and plan future extensions or modifications of existing power systems
    • Systematically develop computer simulation models of the electromechanical systems and use those models to evaluate the effectiveness of different technology options and control methods
  • Testing and Routes to Certification
    Module LeaderDr Florent Trarieux - Lecturer in Offshore Engineering
    Syllabus

    Hydrodynamic Testing: overview of facilities and techniques for testing offshore renewable energy technologies with visit to the Cranfield Wave Tank Test facility including practical demonstrations

    • Review of existing facilities worldwide and their capabilities
    • Theoretical background - Scaling Laws
    • Wave generation and absorption at model scale
    • Towing mechanisms
    • Water circulation systems
    • State of the art instrumentation and flow visualisation.

    Aerodynamic testing: overview of facilities and techniques for testing wind turbine rotors with visits to the Cranfield Wind Tunnel facilities and Wind Turbine Test facility including practical demonstrations

    • Wind Tunnels (model scaling and blockage constraints, model mounting systems and instrumentation)
    • Full-scale testing
    • Wind-speed monitoring.

    Certification routes:

    • Verification procedures
    • Performance warranties.
    Intended learning outcomes

    On completion of this module, the student will be able to:

    • Critically evaluate the tools and techniques available for physical testing of wind, wave and tidal energy devices and their supporting structures
    • Assess the limitations of sub-scale testing and evaluate consequences for full scale performance
    • Identify the most common issues and regulatory requirements for certifying wind, wave and tidal energy devices in the UK.
  • Management for Technology: Energy
    Module LeaderMr Stephen Carver - Lecturer in Project & Programme Management
    Syllabus
    • Project management: Scope definition. Planning and Scheduling. Critical path analysis
    • People management: Understanding you. Understanding other people. Working in teams. Dealing with conflicts
    • Marketing: Marketing technology. Selling technology. Market segmentation
    • Negotiation: Preparation for Negotiations. Negotiation process. Win-Win solutions
    • New product development: Commercialising technology. Market drivers. Time to market. Focusing technology. Concerns
    • Presentation skills: Understanding your audience. Focusing your message. Successful presentations. Getting your message across
    • Finance: Profit and loss accounts. Balance sheets. Cash flow forecasting.  Project appraisal
    • Business game: Working in teams (companies), students will set up and run a technology company and make decisions on investment, R&D funding, operations, marketing and sales strategy.
    Intended learning outcomes

    On completion of this module the student should:

    • Understand the structure of a company, and the importance of business policy, financial matters and working environment
    • Recognise the commercial aspects relevant to the manufacture of a product or provision of a technical services
    • Demonstrate an understanding of  the key elements of management required for design, research and development
    • Work effectively in a team to set up and make the appropriate decisions to run a successful technology company.

Assessment

The taught modules (40%) are assessed by an examination and/or assignment. The Group Project (20%) is assessed by a written technical report and oral presentations. The Individual Research Project (40%) is assessed by a written thesis and oral presentation.

Start date, duration and location

Start date: October

Duration: Full-time MSc - one year, Part-time MSc - up to three years, Full-time PgCert - one year, Part-time PgCert - two years, Full-time PgDip - one year, Part-time PgDip - two years

Teaching location: Cranfield

Overview

We have a world class reputation for our industrial-scale research and pilot-scale demonstration programmes in the Energy sector. Close engagement with the energy and transport sectors over the last 20 years has produced long standing strategic partnerships with the sectors most prominent players including among others. The strategic links with industry ensures that all of the material taught on the course is relevant, timely and meets the needs of organisations competing within the energy sector. This industry led education makes our graduates some of the most desirable in the world for energy companies to recruit.

The MSc in Renewable Energy Engineering benefits from a wide range of cultural backgrounds from across Europe and Overseas, which significantly enhances the learning experience for both staff and students. Cranfield University is very well located for visiting part-time students from all over the world, and offers a range of library and support facilities to support your studies. This enables students from all over the world to complete this qualification whilst balancing work/life commitments.


Your teaching team

You will be taught by a multidisciplinary team of experts in Cranfield. Our teaching team includes:

  • Dr Taka Nishino, Course Director, an expert in aerodynamics, hydrodynamics and offshore renewable energy.

  • Dr Maurizio Collu, whose research is focused on offshore wind turbine (HAWT and VAWT) floating support structures: conceptual and preliminary design, microalgae cultivation for biofuel production: modelling and engineering and Aerodynamically Alleviated Marine Vehicles: conceptual and preliminary design, dynamics.

  • Prof Feargal Brennan, a leading authority on the development and assessment of offshore renewables including wind, wave, tidal stream and the production of sustainable biofuel feedstocks in the ocean environment.

  • Dr Patrick Luk, whose current research interests include electric machines and drives for all types of hybrid and electric vehicles including land, air, surface and sub-sea; electric drivetrain for renewable energy systems and high frequency AC power transfer and contact-less/inductive power transfer.

Our staff are practitioners as well as tutors, with clients that include Shell, Siemens and Alstom Power. Knowledge gained working with our clients is continually fed back into the teaching programme, to ensure that you benefit from the very latest knowledge and techniques affecting industry.

Facilities and resources

Students can take advantage of the industrial-scale test facilities on offer at Cranfield. We are developing some impressive, industrial-scale renewable energy research and development facilities, coupled with a range of state-of-the-art software tools. Cranfield has recently commissioned a wind turbine test facility on campus and is building a vertical axis generator designed by staff and MSc students. A number of wind tunnels are also available, capable of investigating a wide range of different flowfields using some of the latest experimental techniques. Hydrodynamic testing can take place in the Ocean Laboratory with a 30m length wave and tow tank. Students also have access to impressive materials and fatigue testing facilities. A range of inspection/NDT equipment is used for crack and stress measurement.

Cranfield University offer a comprehensive library and information service, and are committed to meeting the needs of students, creating a comfortable environment with areas for individual and group work as well as silent study.

Experience and familiarity with using the more specialist industry resources will be recognised and valued by future employers. Developing skills to make the most of our rich information environment at Cranfield is not only important to you whilst you are studying at Cranfield, it is also vital for your future employability and career progression.

Entry Requirements

A first or second class UK Honours degree (or equivalent) in mathematics, physics or an engineering discipline. Other recognised professional qualifications or several years relevant industrial experience may be accepted as equivalent; subject to approval by the Course Director.

Applicants who do not fulfil the standard entry requirements can apply for the Pre-Masters programme, successful completion of which will qualify them for entry to this course for a second year of study.


English Language

If you are an international student you will need to provide evidence that you have achieved a satisfactory test result in an English qualification. The minimum standard expected from a number of accepted courses are as follows:

IELTS - 6.5

TOEFL - 92 

Pearson PTE Academic - 65

Cambridge English Scale - 180

Cambridge English: Advanced - C

Cambridge English: Proficiency - C

In addition to these minimum scores you are also expected to achieve a balanced score across all elements of the test. We reserve the right to reject any test score if any one element of the test score is too low.

We can only accept tests taken within two years of your registration date (with the exception of Cambridge English tests which have no expiry date).

Students requiring a Tier 4 (General) visa must ensure they can meet the English language requirements set out by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) and we recommend booking a IELTS for UKVI test.

Fees

Home EU Student Fees

MSc Full-time - £9,000

MSc Part-time - £1,500 *

Overseas Fees

MSc Full-time - £17,500

MSc Part-time - £17,500 **

*

The annual registration fee is quoted above. An additional fee of £1,300 per module is also payable.

**

Students will be offered the option of paying the full fee up front, or to pay in four equal instalments at six month intervals (i.e. the full fee to be paid over the first two years of their registration). 

Fee notes:

  • The fees outlined apply to all students whose initial date of registration falls on or between 1 August 2016 and 31 July 2017.
  • All students pay the tuition fee set by the University for the full duration of their registration period agreed at their initial registration.
  • A deposit may be payable, depending on your course.
  • Additional fees for extensions to the agreed registration period may be charged and can be found below.
  • Fee eligibility at the Home/EU rate is determined with reference to UK Government regulations. As a guiding principle, EU nationals (including UK) who are ordinarily resident in the EU pay Home/EU tuition fees, all other students (including those from the Channel Islands and Isle of Man) pay Overseas fees.

Funding

To help students in finding and securing appropriate funding we have created a funding finder where you can search for suitable sources of funding by filtering the results to suit your needs. Scholarships and bursaries are available to contribute towards fees, and/or living costs for graduates applying for full-time Masters courses in the themes of Agrifood, Energy and Environmental Technology. Please see below for the specific funding that is available and the eligibility criteria.

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Please contact the Enquiries Office for further details.

Prestige Scholarship

The Prestige Scholarship provides funding of up to £11,000 to cover up to £9k fees and a potential contribution to living expenses. This scholarship has been designed to attract exceptional candidates to Cranfield University so we welcome applications from UK or EU graduates with a first-class honours undergraduate degree. Prestige Scholarships are available for all MSc courses in the Energy, Environment and Agrifood themes.

Merit MSc Bursary

The Merit MSc Bursary provides funding of up to £5,000 towards tuition fees. Applicants should be UK or EU graduates with a first class honours, 2:1 honours or in exceptional circumstances 2:2 honours undergraduate degree in a relevant subject. Merit MSc Bursaries are available for all MSc courses in the Energy, Environment and Agrifood themes.

International MSc Bursary

The International MSc Bursary provides funding of up to £5,000 towards tuition fees. Applicants should be from outside the EU with a first class honours or upper second class honours undergraduate degree or equivalent in a relevant subject. International MSc Bursaries are available for all MSc courses in the Energy, Environment and Agrifood themes.

Cranfield Postgraduate Loan Scheme (CPLS)

The Cranfield Postgraduate Loan Scheme (CPLS) is a funding programme providing affordable tuition fee and maintenance loans for full-time UK/EU students studying technology-based MSc courses.

Conacyt (Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnologia)

Cranfield offers competitive scholarships for Mexican students in conjunction with Conacyt (Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnologia) in science, technology and engineering.

Application Process

Online application form. Applicants may be invited to attend for interview. Applicants based outside of the UK may be interviewed either by telephone or video conference.

Career opportunities

The industry led education makes our graduates some of the most desirable in the world for recruitment by companies competing in the Energy sector. Graduates from this course will be equipped with the advanced interdisciplinary skills required to design, optimise and evaluate the technical and economic viability of renewable energy schemes. Indeed, these interdisciplinary skills are also necessary for graduates wishing to take a management career route in the renewable energy industry. 

Our graduates have been successful in securing employment in renewable energy consultancies and leading energy and petrochemical companies. Recent graduates are currently working at Shell, DNV, RES, and Mott MacDonald.





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