Climate change, growing populations and limited fossil fuel resources mean that demand for renewable energy continues at an ever-increasing rate. Renewable energy is now at the heart of every informed discussion concerning energy sustainability, security and affordability.

renewable energy

At a glance

  • Start dateFull-time October, part-time throughout the year
  • DurationOne year full-time, two-three years part-time.
  • DeliveryThe taught modules 40%, The Group Project 20%, The Individual Research Project 40%
  • QualificationMSc, PgDip, PgCert
  • Study typeFull-time / Part-time

Who is it for?

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

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

Why this course?

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.

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.

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.

Informed by Industry

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. 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.

Your teaching team

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

  • Dr Taka Nishino, Course Director and 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.

  • Professor 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.

Accreditation

This MSc degree is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE).

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Course details

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.

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.

Assessment

The taught modules 40%, The Group Project 20%, The Individual Research Project 40%

Core modules

Dynamics of Fluidic Energy Devices

Module Leader
  • Nishino, Dr Taka T.
Aim

    To provide a theoretical and applied understanding of fluid mechanics and fluid loading on structures with an emphasis on the conceptual and preliminary design of wind, wave and tidal current renewable energy systems.

Syllabus

    Global climatology: Atmospheric circulation and turbulence, the structure of the atmosphere and its various scales, effects of terrain on wind profiles, thermally-driven winds,Weibull distribution of wind speeds, wave mechanics, tidal patterns.

    Principles of fluid dynamics:

    • Properties of fluids: Control volumes and fluid elements, Continuity, Momentum and Energy equations, stream function and velocity potential, Bernoulli’s equation.
    • Flow structures: Boundary layer theory, laminar and turbulent flow, steady and unsteady flow, flow breakdown and separations, vortex formation and 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 characterisation of near and far wakes, wake decay models, windfarm analysis & design including practical demonstration.
Intended learning outcomes

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

  • Explain how the wind, waves and tides are formed, factors that influence their distribution and 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.

Risk and Reliability Engineering

Module Leader
  • Kolios, Dr Athanasios A.
Aim

    To introduce the principles of risk management and reliability engineering and solve relevant engineering problems through widely applied methods and tools.

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.

Structural Integrity

Module Leader
  • Mehmanparast, Dr Ali A.
Syllabus
    • Introduction and Structural Design Philosophies
    • Fatigue Crack Initiation
    • Fracture Mechanics (1) – Derivation of G and K
    • Fracture Mechanics (2) – LEFM and EPFM
    • Fracture Mechanics (3) – Evaluation of Fracture Mechanics Parameters; K and J
    • Fracture Toughness Testing and Analysis; KIC and JIC
    • Creep Deformation and Crack Growth
    • Non Destructive Testing Methods
    • Inspection Reliability
    • Defect Assessment, Fatigue and Fracture Mechanics of Welded Components
    • Fracture of Composites
    • Corrosion Engineering.
Intended learning outcomes

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

  • 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.

Management for Technology: Energy

Module Leader
  • Mr Stephen Carver
Aim

    To provide a knowledge of those aspects of management which will enable an engineer to fulfil a wider role in a business organisation more effectively.

Syllabus
    • Engineers and Technologists in organisations: The role of organisations and the challenges facing engineers and technologies.
    • People management: Understanding you. Understanding other people. Working in teams. Dealing with conflicts.
    • The Business Environment: Understanding the business environment; identifying key trends and their implications for the organisation.
    • Strategy and Marketing: Developing effective strategies; Focusing on the customer; building competitive advantage; The role of strategic assets.
    • Finance: Profit and loss accounts. Balance sheets. Cash flow forecasting. Project appraisal.
    • New product development: Commercialising technology. Market drivers. Time to market. Focusing technology. Concerns.
    • 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.
    • Negotiation: Preparation for Negotiations. Negotiation process. Win-Win solutions.
    • Presentation skills: Understanding your audience. Focusing your message. Successful presentations. Getting your message across.
Intended learning outcomes On successful completion of this module a student should be able to:
  • To understand the importance of teamwork in the performance and success of organisations
  • Recognise the contribution which they can make to the performance of a team, and to be able to help others to improve the overall performance of a team
  • Understand the basic operation of a business and recognise the commercial aspects relevant to the manufacture of a product or provision of a technical services
  • Understand the role of key functional areas in the performance of an organisation, with particular focus on understanding the business environment, strategy and marketing and finance
  • Improve their skills in making effective presentations
  • Improve their negotiating skills.

Engineering Stress Analysis: Theory and Simulations

Module Leader
  • Mehmanparast, Dr Ali A.
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 outcomes On 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.

Computational Fluid Dynamics for Renewable Energy

Module Leader
  • Nishino, Dr Taka T.
Syllabus
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Advanced Turbulence Modelling: Introduction to Reynolds-averaged Navier Stokes (RANS) simulations and large-eddy simulation (LES).
    • 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.

Power Electronics and Machines

Module Leader
  • Luk, Professor Patrick P.C.
Aim

    To introduce and analyse electrical machines and power electronic systems for electric power conversion applications, including wind power generation and power controller for photovoltaic cells. To introduce electric power generation, transmission and distribution, and to examine the aspects of power management, load flow, and stability.

Syllabus
    Overview of renewable energy conversion:
    • Potential and limitations
    • The roles of electric machines and power electronics in renewable energy conversion
    Transformer and Electric Machines:
    • Electromagnetic materials, electric and magnetic circuits
    • Transformer and Asynchronous Machine
    • DC and Synchronous AC machines
    Power Electronics and Power Converters:
    • Power electronic components and their characteristics
    • Current and voltage source converters
    • DC-AC and DC-DC voltage source converters
    • Switching strategies, Bang-Bang and Pulse Width Modulation techniques
    Permanent Magnet Synchronous Machines:
    • Permanent magnet synchronous machine types and their applications
    • Modeling of permanent magnet synchronous machine
    • Control of permanent magnet synchronous machine
    Applications to Renewable Energy Systems:
    • Wind generator systems: overview of electric machines used, converter types and configurations
    • Marine generator systems: overview of electric machines use
    • Converter types and configurations Photovoltaic generators: general types of photovoltaic cells;PV configurations and integration
    • Smart Grid:General configuration of smart gird for renewable energy systems; opportunities and challenges.
Intended learning outcomes On successful completion of this module a student should be able to:
  • Demonstrate a broad understanding of the operation of electrical machines
  • Explain the key functions including the switching strategies of power electronic devices
  • Demonstrate an awareness of the characteristics of modern electric power conversion
  • Identify and apply analytical techniques to perform simple performance prediction of electrical machine systems
  • Select and use analytical techniques to evaluate specified renewable energy applications.

Testing and Routes to Certification

Module Leader
  • Trarieux, Dr Florent F.
Aim

    To provide a theoretical, applied and experimental understanding of the main engineering fields involved in the design and the operation of hydrodynamic testing facilities (such as wave tanks, towing tanks and water circulation channels) and aerodynamic testing facilities (ie wind tunnels).

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.

Fees and funding

European Union students applying for university places in the 2017 to 2018 academic year will still have access to student funding support.

Please see the UK Government’s Department of Education press release for more information

Cranfield University welcomes applications from students from all over the world for our postgraduate programmes. The Home/EU student fees listed continue to apply to EU students.

MSc Full-time £7,800
MSc Part-time £1,500 *
  • * The annual registration fee is quoted above and will be invoiced annually. An additional fee of £1,230 per module is also payable on receipt of invoice. 
  • ** Students will be offered the option of paying the full fee up front, or in a maximum of two payments per year; first instalment on receipt of invoice and the second instalment six months later.  

Fee notes:

  • The fees outlined apply to all students whose initial date of registration falls on or between 1 August 2017 and 31 July 2018.
  • 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.

For further information regarding tuition fees, please refer to our fee notes.

MSc Full-time £17,500
MSc Part-time £17,500 **
  • * The annual registration fee is quoted above and will be invoiced annually. An additional fee of £1,230 per module is also payable on receipt of invoice. 
  • ** Students will be offered the option of paying the full fee up front, or in a maximum of two payments per year; first instalment on receipt of invoice and the second instalment six months later.  

Fee notes:

  • The fees outlined apply to all students whose initial date of registration falls on or between 1 August 2017 and 31 July 2018.
  • 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.

For further information regarding tuition fees, please refer to our fee notes.

Funding Opportunities

To help students find and secure appropriate funding we have created a tool that allows you to search for suitable sources of funding by filtering the results to suit your needs. Visit the funding finder. 

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 Water, Energy and Environment. Please see below for the specific funding that is available and the eligibility criteria.

Prestige Scholarship

The Prestige Scholarship provides funding of up to £11,000 to cover up to £9,000 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 Water, Energy and Environment 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 Water, Energy and Environment 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 Water, Energy and Environment 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.

Delta Foundation Chevening Scholarships Taiwan

The Chevening/Delta Environmental Scholarship Scheme is designed to promote environmental awareness and increase future activity to tackle environmental issues, in particular climate change, by offering two joint scholarships for students from Taiwan.

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.

International students who do not already meet the English language entry requirement for their chosen Cranfield course can apply to attend one of our Presessional English for Academic Purposes (EAP) courses. We offer Winter/Spring and Summer programmes each year to offer holders.

Your career

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.

Applying

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


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