University of Central Lancashire

University of Central Lancashire

Renewable Energy Engineering (with optional placement)

This course is in the area of renewable energy engineering, with an emphasis on the design, analysis and implementation of renewable energy projects. The course is designed to help you develop critical understanding that you can apply to assist the wide range of renewable energy industries. 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 will 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 will also learn to use tools for component and system design, simulation of the performance and monitoring of renewable energy systems. You will have the opportunity to complete an MSc with a 38-40 weeks professional placement or an MSc with 10-15 weeks work placement in addition to the standard MSc programme.

Entry requirements

1 of the following: Honours degree in relevant scientific, engineering and technology subjects, grade 2.2 or above; overseas equivalent qualifications and English IELTS 6.5 or equivalent if English is not the 1st language; other qualifications such as HND with relevant industrial or engineering experience.

Course modules

Core modules: Research methods; energy systems; design and analysis of renewable energy systems; renewable energy technology; MSc project. Optional modules (choose 2 of the following modules): wind turbine generators power electronics and control; sensors, instrumentation and control; design and operation of sustainable systems; sustainable system development. Optional placement modules: Professional placement (engineering); work placement (engineering).

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,450 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 1,000 per Module (England) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 1,000 per Module (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 1,000 per Module (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 1,000 per Module (Wales) 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 1,000 per Module (Scotland) 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 1,000 per Module (Wales) 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 1,000 per Module (England) 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 1,000 per Module (Northern Ireland) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Preston Campus Preston PR1 2HE North West

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