University of Aberdeen

University of Aberdeen

Renewable Energy Engineering

The programme has been designed to provide students with a detailed knowledge of all the major renewable energy sources and the engineering skills associated with them. Essential subject areas are also covered to ensure that students develop the skills and understanding required to develop and implement renewable energy projects. The fundamentals of electrical engineering are covered in the revised course on Electrical Systems for Renewable Energy, while the importance of safety is covered in an existing safety and reliability course.

Entry requirements

Upper 2nd Class Honours degree in engineering; or overseas equivalent; or physical science degree with some experience in engineering or the energy industry; applicants whose 1st language is not English require proof of English language proficiency.

Course modules

Modules include: Electrical systems for renewable energy; renewable energy 1 (solar and geothermal); renewable energy 2 (biomass); fundamental concepts in safety engineering; renewable energy 3 (wind, hydro and marine energy); energy conversion and storage; integration of renewable energy to grid; legislation, planning and economics.

Assessment methods

Assessment is through written examinations. Examinations for the first half-session courses are in December and those for the second half-session are in May. Candidates are normally expected to pass all examinations and all projects submissions. MSc candidates must submit a dissertation on their project, and may be required to undergo an oral examination.

Sponsorship information

There are various sources of funding to support you during your period of study. We have a number of scholarships and bursaries available to our students, and external sources of funding available.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 17,200 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (EU) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (England) 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
King's Campus Aberdeen AB24 3FX Scotland

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Key information

Contact: 
Graduate School Admissions Unit, College of Physical Sciences
Telephone number: 
01224 272515