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  • Study Type

    Full time available

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  • Course Duration

    Full-time: 1 year

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  • Course Fees


  • Last Updated

    29 October 2018

Course content

Our Renewable Energy Systems Technology MSc programme is designed to prepare you for a rewarding career in the rapidly expanding global renewable energy sector.

This is a practical industry-focused programme which is backed up by strong theoretical understanding of the principles and methods behind renewable energy production, distribution, economics and policy.

Delivered by our academic team of international standing together with industrial experts, each bespoke module is informed by our world-class research programme and the latest industry developments. All modules are regularly reviewed to ensure that the Renewable Energy Systems Technology (Full-time)programme is kept up-to-date and maintains relevance in this fast-changing sector.

Our Renewable Energy Systems Technology (Full-time) programme is fully accredited by major UK engineering institutions, including the IET, IMechE and Energy Institute, and fulfils the educational requirements for registration as a Chartered Engineer when presented with a CEng accredited Bachelor’s Degree.

The Centre for Renewable Energy Systems Technology (CREST) is one of the UK’s leading sustainable energy research centres. Our world-class state-of-the-art experimental and simulation laboratories are available for you to use for your project work and coursework assignments. Project work in the labs gives you a chance to work side by side with leading academics and researchers on industrially-relevant problems.

What you'll study

Our modules in our Renewable Energy Systems Technology (Full-time) programme have been carefully developed to provide the breadth and depth of knowledge and skills required by a wide range of employers in the global renewable energy sector.


The Renewable Energy Systems Technology (Full-time) programme covers a wide range of topics; to give you a taster we have expanded on some of the core modules affiliated with this programme and the specific assessment methods associated with each module.


  • Sustainability and Energy Systems
  • Solar Power
  • Wind Power 1
  • Biomass
  • Water Power
  • Integration of Renewables
  • Research Project


  • Advanced Photovoltaics
  • Solar Thermal Systems
  • Energy Storage
  • Energy System Investment and Risk
  • Wind 2

How you'll be assessed

Assessment is via examination, coursework, group work and an individual research project.

Examinations are held in January and May/June with coursework and group work milestones set throughout the programme. The individual MSc research project is assessed by a written dissertation and oral presentation. Students receive regular feedback on their progress from on-line support officers, tutors and academic staff.

How you'll study

  • Lectures
  • Independent study
  • Group work

Your personal and professional development

The School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering is committed to helping you develop the skills and attributes you need to progress successfully in your chosen career.

Future career prospects

Our graduates work world-wide in senior posts across fields as diverse as research and manufacturing, project development, consultancy, finance, policy and international development.

Graduate destinations

Graduate destinations include:

  • EDF Energy
  • E.ON
  • SSE
  • RWE
  • RES
  • DNV GL
  • Mott MacDonald
  • Nordex
  • Vestas
  • Arup
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers Siemens AG
  • EDF France
  • M-Solv
  • OST Energy
  • Parsons Brinckerhoff
  • Petrocon Brunei
  • Statnett SF

Your personal development

On successful completion of this programme you should be able to

  • Manipulate, sort and present data in a range of forms
  • Use evidence based methods in the solution of complex problems
  • Work with limited, incomplete and/or contradictory information in the solution of unfamiliar problems
  • Use an engineering approach to the solution of problems in unfamiliar situations
  • Be creative and innovative in problem solving
  • Work effectively as part of a team
  • Use a wide range of information and communications technology
  • Manage time and resources
  • Communicate effectively orally, visually and in writing at an appropriate level
  • Learn effectively, continuously and independently in a variety of environments.

Visit the Renewable Energy Systems Technology (Full-time) MSc page on the Loughborough University website for more details!





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