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Renewable Energy Systems Engineering

This programme is idea for graduates from engineering, science or other relevant backgrounds and who have an interest in pursuing a successful career in research, technological change and the commercialisation of renewable-energy systems.

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

Created in the context of the rapid advancement of the renewable-energy industry, this Masters programme investigates both renewable energy and systems technologies.

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

Entry requirements

A minimum 2.1 honours degree or an overseas equivalent in an engineering, science or related subject. Practitioners with suitable qualifications and relevant experience in engineering, science or technology are also welcome to apply.

English language requirements

IELTS 6.5 overall, 6.0 in each component (or equivalent)

We offer intensive English language pre-sessional courses, designed to take you to the level of English ability and skill required for your studies here.

Course modules

This programme is studied full-time over one academic year and part-time students must study at least two taught technical modules per academic year. It consists of eight taught modules and a dissertation.
Example module listing

The following modules are indicative, reflecting the information available at the time of publication. Please note that not all modules described are compulsory and may be subject to teaching availability and/or student demand.

  • Optimisation and Decision-Making
  • Process Modelling and Simulation
  • Technology, Business & Research Seminars
  • Renewable Energy Technologies
  • Refinery and Petrochemical Process
  • Solar Energy Technology
  • Advanced Process Control
  • Energy Economics and Technology
  • Process Systems Design
  • Biomass Processing Technology
  • Wind Energy Technology
  • Process and Energy Integration
  • Knowledge-based Systems and Artificial Intelligence
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Introduction to Petroleum Production
  • Process Safety and Operation Integrity
  • Economics of International Oil & Gas
  • Dissertation

Sponsorship information

Surrey International Scholarship for Engineering and Physical Sciences

These university-funded scholarships are worth £2,000 - £4,000 for 2017 entry onto the MSc programmes within the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences departments.

Offer holders for these programmes who are overseas feepayers and achieve either a 2:1 or a 1st class honours degree, or equivalent, are eligible. Those paying UK/EU fees are not eligible.


Please note these fees are for the academic year 2017/2018 only. Annual fees will rise by four per cent (rounded up to the nearest £100) for each year of study.


Qualification Study mode Fee status Fee Study period Duration
MSc Full-time Home/EU £ 9,500 Whole course 12 months
MSc Full-time International £ 19,000 Whole course 12 months
MSc Part-time Home/EU £ 4,800 Academic year 24 months
MSc Part-time International £ 9,500 Academic year 24 months

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