Loughborough University

Loughborough University

Renewable Energy Systems Technology

Reducing carbon emissions by 80 per cent by 2050 requires a transition to energy provided by renewable systems technology. This MSc teaches an international community of students about the latest advances in clean power developments and enables graduates to design and develop benign renewable energy solutions that can be implemented in countries around the world. It is aimed at engineers and natural scientists pursuing or wishing to pursue a career in the renewable energy sector, particularly those in technical positions such as systems designers, technical consultants and R and D engineers and scientists. Taught by world leading experts in renewable energy research with personal industrial and research experience in the areas of their lectures, the course provides coverage of all the main renewable energy sources and their integration into current energy systems. It is enriched with guest lectures from industry partners and provides highly transferable academic skills in research methodology and project management.

Entry requirements

Upper 2nd Class Honours degree in any engineering or science subject including: electronic/electrical/mechanical/civil engineering, computer science, physics or chemistry or who have an equivalent qualification or equivalent industrial experience. Applicants with a good lower 2nd Class Honours degree may also be considered on a case-by-case basis. Candidates holding CEI Part II are admitted.

Course modules

Core modules: solar power; wind power 1; water power; biomass; sustainability and energy systems; integration of renewables; research project; 3 optional modules advanced solar thermal; advanced photovoltaics; wind power 2; energy storage; energy system investment and risk management

Assessment methods

Assessment is via a mixture of written and practical coursework and examinations. The individual research project is also assessed by viva. Because of its multidisciplinary nature, assessment may be done in collaboration with academic colleagues from Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Materials.

Sponsorship information

EPSRC Advanced Course studentships; European Social Fund; industrial studentships; Grundy Educational Trust.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time - 1 years
MSc Distance learning - 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Loughborough University Loughborough LE11 3TU East Midlands

Key information

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