Masters | Postgraduate Course - Renewable Energy Engineering MSc Course Details within University of Exeter

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Tuition fees per year 2019/20 UK/EU: £10,500 full-time; £5,250 part-time International: £23,700 full-time
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Renewable Energy Engineering MSc

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MSc 1 year full-time

Climate change and the need to manage diminishing fossil fuel reserves are, today, two of the biggest challenges facing the planet.

In order to secure the future for ourselves and generations to follow, it is widely accepted that we must act now to reduce energy consumption, switch to renewable energy sources and substantially cut greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide.

To do this, the renewables sector requires Renewable Energy Engineers with the right multidisciplinary skillset to pioneer the design, building and management of its infrastructure.

Drawing upon our particular research strengths in marine, solar and wind based generation alongside specialist modules in energy storage, this programme prepares you for a career in a variety of energy-related roles across the sector.

Module details

Compulsory modules

  • ENE3002 Network Engineering, Modelling and Management 15
  • ENEM101 Renewable Energy Systems 30
  • ENEM104 Research Project 60

Optional modules
Select 1 from the below:

  • BEP3010 Social and Technological Innovation 15
  • CSMM401 Professional Ethics, Competence and Commercial Awareness 15
  • GEOM363B Themes in Climate Change 15

You can select 4 from the below:

  • ENE3004 Life Cycle Analysis 15
  • ENE3010 Sustainable Architecture 15
  • ENE3013 Computational Engineering for Renewable Energy Systems 15
  • CSMM403 Further Electrical and Electronics Engineering 15
  • CSMM404 Advanced Marine Renewable Energy 15
  • CSMM415 Advanced Wind Energy 15
  • CSMM427 Solar Energy Research and Innovation 15
  • ENEM102 Advanced Energy Storage 15
  • GEO3409B Energy Policies for a Low Carbon Economy 15

Entry Requirements

A good honours degree, normally above a 2:2, from a recognised university. We do consider all applications where there is evidence of exceptional performance in modules relevant to the programme of study, significant relevant work experience or professional qualifications

Programme Funding

We offer numerous scholarships to encourage exceptional students to apply for Masters programmes at the University of Exeter.

Student Destinations

The MSc in Renewable Energy Engineering has been designed to include the knowledge and skills that potential employers in the energy sector have told us they require.

The UK’s commitment to expansion of renewable energy is likely to mean a high level of investment in the sector in the next decade. The adoption of the UK’s microgeneration tariff in 2009, the Green Deal in 2013, the phased adoption of the Renewable Heat Incentive from 2011-2014 and introduction of Contracts for Difference in 2014, suggests continued strong support for rapid expansion of renewable energy in the UK.