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Sustainable Engineering (Renewable Energy Systems and the Environment)

This course examines the design and operation of the energy systems that provide the environments in which people live and work. It explores how quality of life can be balanced by the need for conservation of world resources.

Entry requirements

Degree in engineering or physical sciences or equivalent professional qualification. Preferably a first or second class honours degree, equivalent to a UK 2:1 degree. A 2:2 may be considered.

English language requirements for international students

IELTS - minimum overall band score of 6.5 (no individual test score below 5.5).

Course modules

Compulsory classes: energy resources and policy; energy systems analysis; electrical power systems; energy modelling and monitoring; sustainability; group project. Generic modules select 3 classes from the following: design management; information management; project management; risk management; financial engineering; knowledge engineering and management for engineers; environmental impact assessment; individual project.

Assessment methods

Assessment of taught modules are by written assignments and exams. Group projects are assessed by project websites and presentations. Individual projects are assessed on the submitted thesis.


Course fees for Scottish and EU students are £5,500. For students from the rest of the UK, course fees are £9,000. Course fees for international students are £18,000.

Please contact the department for part-time course fees.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
PgDip Full-time 9 Months
MSc Full-time 12 Months
MSc Part-time 36 Months

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