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Renewable Energy Systems Technology MSc

Renewable Energy Systems Technology MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Renewable Energy Resources Energy Engineering

Course type


Course Summary

Our Renewable Energy Systems Technology MSc programme is designed to prepare you for a rewarding career in the rapidly expanding global renewable energy sector. This is a practical industry-focused programme which is backed up by strong theoretical understanding of the principles and methods behind renewable energy production, distribution, economics and policy. Delivered by our academic team of international standing together with industrial experts, each bespoke module is informed by our world-class research programme and the latest industry developments. All modules are regularly reviewed to ensure that the Renewable Energy Systems Technology (Full-time) programme is kept up-to-date and maintains relevance in this fast-changing sector. Our Renewable Energy Systems Technology (Full-time) programme is fully accredited by major UK engineering institutions, including the IET, IMechE and Energy Institute, and fulfils the educational requirements for registration as a Chartered Engineer when presented with a CEng accredited Bachelor’s Degree. The School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering is committed to helping you develop the skills and attributes you need to progress successfully in your chosen career.

Our graduates work world-wide in senior posts across fields as diverse as research and manufacturing, project development, consultancy, finance, policy and international development. On successful completion of this programme you should be able to: Manipulate, sort and present data in a range of forms; Use evidence based methods in the solution of complex problems; Work with limited, incomplete and/or contradictory information in the solution of unfamiliar problems; Use an engineering approach to the solution of problems in unfamiliar situations; Be creative and innovative in problem solving; Work effectively as part of a team; Use a wide range of information and communications technology; Manage time and resources; Communicate effectively orally, visually and in writing at an appropriate level; Learn effectively, continuously and independently in a variety of environments. Graduate destinations include: EDF Energy; E.ON; SSE; RWE; RES; DNV GL; Mott MacDonald etc.

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Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



In this module, you will explore the environmental, technical, political and socio-economic issues associated with world energy use. The causes of climate change are examined, along with the policies and mechanisms designed to mitigate its impacts. Carbon emissions resulting from energy used are evaluated, and various policies for emission reduction are explored. Aspects of sustainable development in terms of energy security, costs and value of renewable energy are introduced in the context of energy markets. The module is assessed via a multi-disciplinary group project, and includes discussion seminars and workshops that examine the relationships between markets, economics and policy instruments with respect to current renewable energy technologies.

Tuition fees

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Course fees for UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


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Course fees for non-UK / EU students

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Entry requirements

Students need to have an honours degree (2:1 or above) or equivalent overseas qualification in any engineering or physical science. Other disciplines may be considered if they include strong mathematical, technological and analytical skills. Students with a good lower second class (2:2) honours degree may also be considered.

University information

Loughborough University is in the top 10 of every UK league table, has an award-winning student experience and was voted University of the Year in the Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2018. Our research has impact. We are a top 10 research-led university in England (REF 2014) and we have been awarded seven prestigious Queen’s Anniversary Prizes in recognition of our world-class excellence in areas of service and benefit to the UK – only Oxford...more

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