University of Surrey

University of Surrey

Renewable Energy Systems Engineering

**Why choose this course** How do we balance finite resources and infinite human ambition? Renewable energy systems are part of the solution. Our MSc Renewable Energy Systems is ideal for graduates from engineering, science or other relevant backgrounds who also have an interest in pursuing a successful career in research, technological change and the commercialisation of renewable-energy systems. You will be taught by academics who are experts in their fields, and have access to a range of advanced facilities and resources. **What you will study** Created in the context of the rapid advancement of the renewable-energy industry, our MSc Renewable Energy Systems Engineering investigates both renewable energy and systems technologies. It will give you opportunities to learn about major renewable-energy technologies, energy-sector economics, supply-chain management and sustainable development. It is designed to build your competence and confidence in the research, development and engineering tasks that are demanded of scientific engineers in the renewable and sustainable-development sector.

Entry requirements

MSc: A minimum of a 2:1 UK honours degree in either Chemistry, Engineering or Physics, or a recognised equivalent international qualification. We'll also consider relevant work experience if you don't meet these requirements. English language requirements IELTS Academic: 6.5 overall with 6.0 in Writing and 5.5 in each other element.

Course modules

Modules listed are indicative, reflecting the information available at the time of publication. Please note that modules may be subject to teaching availability, student demand and/or class size caps. FULL-TIME Year 1 (full-time) RESEARCH DISSERTATION (PRISE) - Compulsory ADVANCED PROCESS CONTROL - Optional BIOLOGICAL AND TISSUE ENGINEERING - Optional ENERGY ECONOMICS AND TECHNOLOGY - Optional OPTIMISATION AND DECISION MAKING - Compulsory PROCESS MODELLING AND SIMULATION - Compulsory REFINERY AND PETROCHEMICAL PROCESSING - Optional SOLAR ENERGY TECHNOLOGY - Optional SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT APPLICATIONS - Optional TECHNOLOGY, BUSINESS & RESEARCH SEMINARS - Compulsory TRANSITIONS TO A LOW CARBON ECONOMY - Optional BIOMASS PROCESSING TECHNOLOGY - Compulsory ECONOMICS OF INTERNATIONAL OIL AND GAS - Optional INTRODUCTION TO PETROLEUM PRODUCTION - Optional KNOWLEDGE BASED SYSTEMS & ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE - Optional PROCESS AND ENERGY INTEGRATION - Optional PROCESS SAFETY AND OPERATIONS INTEGRITY - Optional PROCESS SYSTEMS DESIGN - Compulsory SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT - Optional WIND ENERGY TECHNOLOGY - Compulsory Optional modules for Year 1 (full-time) - FHEQ Level 7 Semester 1 - Choose 1 from the 7 listed optional modules Semester 2 - Choose 1 from the 6 listed optional modules availability, student demand and/or class size caps. PART-TIME Year 1 (part-time) ADVANCED PROCESS CONTROL - Optional BIOLOGICAL AND TISSUE ENGINEERING - Optional ENERGY ECONOMICS AND TECHNOLOGY - Optional OPTIMISATION AND DECISION MAKING - Compulsory PROCESS MODELLING AND SIMULATION - Compulsory REFINERY AND PETROCHEMICAL PROCESSING - Optional SOLAR ENERGY TECHNOLOGY - Optional SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT APPLICATIONS - Optional TECHNOLOGY, BUSINESS & RESEARCH SEMINARS - Compulsory TRANSITIONS TO A LOW CARBON ECONOMY - Optional BIOMASS PROCESSING TECHNOLOGY - Compulsory ECONOMICS OF INTERNATIONAL OIL AND GAS - Optional INTRODUCTION TO PETROLEUM PRODUCTION - Optional KNOWLEDGE BASED SYSTEMS & ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE - Optional PROCESS AND ENERGY INTEGRATION - Optional PROCESS SAFETY AND OPERATIONS INTEGRITY - Optional PROCESS SYSTEMS DESIGN - Compulsory SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT - Optional WIND ENERGY TECHNOLOGY - Compulsory Optional modules for Year 1 (part-time) - FHEQ Level 7 Semester 1 - Choose 1 from the 7 listed optional modules Semester 2 - Choose 1 from the 6 listed optional modules Year 2 (part-time) RESEARCH DISSERTATION (PRISE) - Compulsory ADVANCED PROCESS CONTROL - Optional BIOLOGICAL AND TISSUE ENGINEERING - Optional ENERGY ECONOMICS AND TECHNOLOGY - Optional OPTIMISATION AND DECISION MAKING - Compulsory PROCESS MODELLING AND SIMULATION - Compulsory REFINERY AND PETROCHEMICAL PROCESSING - Optional SOLAR ENERGY TECHNOLOGY - Optional SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT APPLICATIONS - Optional TECHNOLOGY, BUSINESS & RESEARCH SEMINARS - Compulsory TRANSITIONS TO A LOW CARBON ECONOMY - Optional BIOMASS PROCESSING TECHNOLOGY - Compulsory ECONOMICS OF INTERNATIONAL OIL AND GAS - Optional INTRODUCTION TO PETROLEUM PRODUCTION - Optional KNOWLEDGE BASED SYSTEMS & ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE - Optional PROCESS AND ENERGY INTEGRATION - Optional PROCESS SAFETY AND OPERATIONS INTEGRITY - Optional PROCESS SYSTEMS DESIGN - Compulsory SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT - Optional WIND ENERGY TECHNOLOGY - Compulsory Optional modules for Year 2 (part-time) - FHEQ Level 7 Semester 1 - Choose 1 from the 7 listed optional modules Semester 2 - Choose 1 from the 6 listed optional modules

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2019 - 12 Months
MSc Part-time September 2019 - 24 Months
MSc Full-time February 2020 - 12 Months
MSc Part-time February 2020 - 24 Months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site GU2 7XH South East

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