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Renewable Energy Systems Engineering

**Why choose this course**
How do we balance finite resources and infinite human ambition? Renewable energy systems are part of the solution.

Our MSc Renewable Energy Systems is ideal for graduates from engineering, science or other relevant backgrounds who also have an interest in pursuing a successful career in research, technological change and the commercialisation of renewable-energy systems.

You will be taught by academics who are experts in their fields, and have access to a range of advanced facilities and resources.

**What you will study**
Created in the context of the rapid advancement of the renewable-energy industry, our MSc Renewable Energy Systems Engineering investigates both renewable energy and systems technologies.

It will give you opportunities to learn about major renewable-energy technologies, energy-sector economics, supply-chain management and sustainable development.

It is designed to build your competence and confidence in the research, development and engineering tasks that are demanded of scientific engineers in the renewable and sustainable-development sector.

Entry requirements

MSc: A minimum of a 2:1 UK honours degree in either Chemistry, Engineering or Physics, or a recognised equivalent international qualification. We'll also consider relevant work experience if you don't meet these requirements.

English language requirements
IELTS Academic: 6.5 overall with 6.0 in Writing and 5.5 in each other element.

Course modules

Modules listed are indicative, reflecting the information available at the time of publication. Please note that modules may be subject to teaching availability, student demand and/or class size caps.

FULL-TIME
Year 1 (full-time)

RESEARCH DISSERTATION (PRISE) - Compulsory
ADVANCED PROCESS CONTROL - Optional
BIOLOGICAL AND TISSUE ENGINEERING - Optional
ENERGY ECONOMICS AND TECHNOLOGY - Optional
OPTIMISATION AND DECISION MAKING - Compulsory
PROCESS MODELLING AND SIMULATION - Compulsory
REFINERY AND PETROCHEMICAL PROCESSING - Optional
SOLAR ENERGY TECHNOLOGY - Optional
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT APPLICATIONS - Optional
TECHNOLOGY, BUSINESS & RESEARCH SEMINARS - Compulsory
TRANSITIONS TO A LOW CARBON ECONOMY - Optional
BIOMASS PROCESSING TECHNOLOGY - Compulsory
ECONOMICS OF INTERNATIONAL OIL AND GAS - Optional
INTRODUCTION TO PETROLEUM PRODUCTION - Optional
KNOWLEDGE BASED SYSTEMS & ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE - Optional
PROCESS AND ENERGY INTEGRATION - Optional
PROCESS SAFETY AND OPERATIONS INTEGRITY - Optional
PROCESS SYSTEMS DESIGN - Compulsory
SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT - Optional
WIND ENERGY TECHNOLOGY - Compulsory

Optional modules for Year 1 (full-time) - FHEQ Level 7

Semester 1 - Choose 1 from the 7 listed optional modules
Semester 2 - Choose 1 from the 6 listed optional modules

availability, student demand and/or class size caps.

PART-TIME
Year 1 (part-time)

ADVANCED PROCESS CONTROL - Optional
BIOLOGICAL AND TISSUE ENGINEERING - Optional
ENERGY ECONOMICS AND TECHNOLOGY - Optional
OPTIMISATION AND DECISION MAKING - Compulsory
PROCESS MODELLING AND SIMULATION - Compulsory
REFINERY AND PETROCHEMICAL PROCESSING - Optional
SOLAR ENERGY TECHNOLOGY - Optional
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT APPLICATIONS - Optional
TECHNOLOGY, BUSINESS & RESEARCH SEMINARS - Compulsory
TRANSITIONS TO A LOW CARBON ECONOMY - Optional
BIOMASS PROCESSING TECHNOLOGY - Compulsory
ECONOMICS OF INTERNATIONAL OIL AND GAS - Optional
INTRODUCTION TO PETROLEUM PRODUCTION - Optional
KNOWLEDGE BASED SYSTEMS & ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE - Optional
PROCESS AND ENERGY INTEGRATION - Optional
PROCESS SAFETY AND OPERATIONS INTEGRITY - Optional
PROCESS SYSTEMS DESIGN - Compulsory
SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT - Optional
WIND ENERGY TECHNOLOGY - Compulsory

Optional modules for Year 1 (part-time) - FHEQ Level 7

Semester 1 - Choose 1 from the 7 listed optional modules
Semester 2 - Choose 1 from the 6 listed optional modules

Year 2 (part-time)

RESEARCH DISSERTATION (PRISE) - Compulsory
ADVANCED PROCESS CONTROL - Optional
BIOLOGICAL AND TISSUE ENGINEERING - Optional
ENERGY ECONOMICS AND TECHNOLOGY - Optional
OPTIMISATION AND DECISION MAKING - Compulsory
PROCESS MODELLING AND SIMULATION - Compulsory
REFINERY AND PETROCHEMICAL PROCESSING - Optional
SOLAR ENERGY TECHNOLOGY - Optional
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT APPLICATIONS - Optional
TECHNOLOGY, BUSINESS & RESEARCH SEMINARS - Compulsory
TRANSITIONS TO A LOW CARBON ECONOMY - Optional
BIOMASS PROCESSING TECHNOLOGY - Compulsory
ECONOMICS OF INTERNATIONAL OIL AND GAS - Optional
INTRODUCTION TO PETROLEUM PRODUCTION - Optional
KNOWLEDGE BASED SYSTEMS & ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE - Optional
PROCESS AND ENERGY INTEGRATION - Optional
PROCESS SAFETY AND OPERATIONS INTEGRITY - Optional
PROCESS SYSTEMS DESIGN - Compulsory
SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT - Optional
WIND ENERGY TECHNOLOGY - Compulsory

Optional modules for Year 2 (part-time) - FHEQ Level 7

Semester 1 - Choose 1 from the 7 listed optional modules
Semester 2 - Choose 1 from the 6 listed optional modules

Fees

Please note these fees are for the academic year only. Annual fees will rise by four per cent (rounded up to the nearest £100) for each year of study.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 9,500 (Whole course) Home/EU 12 Months
MSc Full-time £ 19,000 (Whole course) International 12 Months
MSc Part-time £ 4,800 (Academic year) Home/EU 24 Months
MSc Part-time £ 9,500 (Academic year) International 24 Months
MSc Part-time September 2019 24 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 12 Months
MSc Part-time February 2020 24 Months
MSc Full-time February 2020 12 Months

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