Newcastle University

Newcastle University

Renewable Energy Flexible Training Programme

Renewable Energy Flexible Training Programme (REFLEX) is a multi-disciplinary cross-Faculty course for engineers interested in renewable energy and its contribution to sustainability. The unique flexible learning approach blends distance learning with intensive face-to-face weeks on campus. This is a challenging course, covering the full range of renewable energy technologies as well as essential contextual studies, including an introduction to the impact of governmental policies and politics. Newcastle University has sustainability as one of our three key societal themes. Modules and projects are led by staff from across our Faculty of Science Agriculture and Engineering and build on our many strong research teams, including our leading Institute for Sustainability. Delivery: MSc degree students study 120 credits of compulsory taught modules plus a 60 credit renewable energy project. PG Diploma (PGDip) students study either 120 credits of taught modules or select 90 credits of taught modules plus a 30 credit renewable energy project. PG Certificate (PGCert) students select 60 credits of taught modules. You can choose to study one module at a time, which is called continuous professional development (CPD). One module typically takes 9 weeks to complete and includes one week on campus. Within the flexible learning framework, assessment for each module is normally based on a combination of: a pre-intensive assignment based on the initial distance study (eg a report, presentation or preliminary evaluation); an examination at the end of the intensive week (written, oral or submitted); a post-intensive assignment (eg report, project plan, etc). There is a strong emphasis on the development of research and autonomous study skills, to prepare you for a future career in a rapidly evolving environment.

Course modules

Assessment methods


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2017 - 12 months
MSc Part-time September 2017 - 60 months
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time September 2017 - 9 months
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time September 2017 - 60 months
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Full-time September 2016 - 9 months
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Part-time September 2016 - 36 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Campus Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU North East

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