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Renewable Energy Engineering (with optional placement) MSc / PgDip

Renewable Energy Engineering (with optional placement) MSc / PgDip

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Energy Engineering Renewable Energy Resources

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This programme is an advanced MSc course in renewable energy engineering, with an emphasis on the design, analysis and implementation of renewable energy projects. Designed to help you develop critical understanding, the course will equip you with the engineering knowledge and practical skills necessary to develop and implement creative solutions to engineering problems encountered in renewable energy capture and conversion, system design and analysis, project development and implementation. You’ll use lab and field-testing facilities for measuring and monitoring performance of different renewable energy systems, such as wind turbines, photovoltaic power systems and heat pumps. You’ll also learn to use tools for component and system design, simulation of the performance and monitoring of renewable energy systems. These tools include Matlab/Simulink, GH WindFarmer and WAsP for wind farm design, PVsyst for photovoltaic system design and Labview for system monitoring. You’ll also have the option to experience a Professional/Work Placement in addition to the taught course.

Career Opportunities

Graduates from this course will find employment in the growing renewable energy sector as a system engineer, design engineer, project engineer, energy consultant and in energy management and would eventually aspire to lucrative director-level positions in the renewable energy sector. You will also gain PGDip award in this course.

Different course options

Full time | Preston Campus | 1 year | 21-SEP-20

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

21-SEP-20

Modules

The aim of this module is to apply fundamental laws of thermodynamics to modern energy systems considering technological merits in terms of energy sustainability, renewable technologies, economical and environment impact; to investigate electricity generation, transmission and distribution, smart grids, energy storage, and nuclear power; and finally to consider the legislation to date and recommend future changes for increased efficiency.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£6,900

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£14,200

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students should have one of the following: honours degree in relevant scientific, engineering and technology subjects, grade 2:1 or above. Grade 2:2 is also considered if there is evidence of good mathematical background and/or relevant industrial/engineering experience. Overseas equivalent qualifications and English IELTS 6.5 or equivalent if English is not the first language.

University information

University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is a leading modern university based in the centre of Preston. Offering innovation, world-leading research and real-world practicality to inspire their students, the University provides a high-quality experience. The University offers over 200 postgraduate courses – both taught and research – in a range of subjects. What's more, UCLan is ranked in the top 3.7% of universities in the world, while 16...more

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