University of Strathclyde

University of Strathclyde

Offshore Renewable Energy

This one-year course is an instructional programme leading to the award of the MSc degree or Postgraduate Diploma and is designed for experienced or newly qualified engineers in Naval Architecture, Marine Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering or other related disciplines. The course is delivered jointly by this Department and the Energy Studies Research Unit within the Department of Mechanical Engineering of Strathclyde University. The main objectives are: to produce graduates of high calibre with in-depth knowledge in Offshore Renewable Energy Technologies capable of making significant contributions to the industry; to provide graduate engineers of related disciplines an opportunity to acquire advanced knowledge in Offshore Renewable Energy Technologies.

Entry requirements

All students are admitted as prospective MChem Honours students.The entry requirements differ depending on the course and are largely a reflection of whether the course carries single or dual professional accreditation. The grades specified should be understood as minimum entry requirements that may be raised at times of exceptional demand. If it is necessary to do this, the higher standard will be applied fairly to the complete applicant field in any given year.

Course modules

Specialist modules: energy resources and policy; electrical power systems; renewable marine energy systems; finite element analysis of floating structures. Generic modules: design management; environmental impact and sustainability; financial engineering; information management; project management; quantitative risk analysis; group project; individual project.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time - 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Strathclyde Glasgow G1 1XQ Scotland

Key information

Telephone number: 
0141 548 3195