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Sustainable Engineering: Renewable Energy Systems and the Environment MSc/PgDip/PgCert


University of Strathclyde Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

Full time & Part time September MSc, PgDip, PgCert MSc:12 months full-time, up to 36 months part-time PgDip: 9 months full-time

About the course

Why this course?

Renewable Energy Systems and the Environment is one of the pathways offered in the Sustainable Engineering programme.

This course examines the design and operation of the energy systems that provide the environments in which people live and work. It explores how quality of life can be balanced by the need for conservation of world resources.

You’ll learn about different energy resources:

  • renewable
  • fossil
  • nuclear

You’ll look at the systems that are employed to control these resources such as:

  • combined heat & power schemes
  • heat pumps
  • solar capture devices
  • high efficiency condensing boilers
  • advanced materials
  • adaptive control systems

You’ll explore the impact energy has on the environment and how it can be reduced.

Our course has been running for over 20 years and has over 400 graduates.

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Entry Requirements

Degree in engineering or physical sciences or equivalent professional qualification. Preferably a first or second class honours degree, equivalent to a UK 2:1 degree. A 2:2 may be considered.


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Student Profile(s)

James Sweeney

The course is well structured covering a wide range of topics that are relevant to the engineering discipline. The course encouraged me to learn how to work effectively within a group as well as on an individual basis – these are key skills that employers look for in prospective candidates.


Michael Bush

I was attracted to the course at first, as there are not many courses that are specific to renewables around the UK. Coming to Strathclyde is an extra bonus as it is a top university and is situated right in the heart of Glasgow city.


Maria del Carmen Bocanegra-Yanez

I have enjoyed the programme because it is very well organised with a good diversity of technological background in different energy resources and energy efficiency, and teaches you how to work as part of a group.


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