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Renewable Energy (MSc)

Course Description

Gain the theoretical and practical skills to explore the growing field of renewable energy technologies.

Renewable energy technologies have become an important part of energy production. Strong initiatives and investments from the public and private sectors have made this a rapidly growing field and created further career opportunities in the sector.

This is one of the few courses offered at Masters level which not only encompasses renewable energy technologies but also complements with the essential related elements of renewable energy finance and environmental law.

These elements touch on financial analytical tools, project structuring, finance and management in renewable energy, while the law element will consider legal framework impacting upon renewable energy provision.

See the website http://www.napier.ac.uk/en/Courses/MSc-Renewable-Energy-Postgraduate-FullTime

What you'll learn

The course will extend your skills into various renewable energy technologies such as wind, solar, hydro, biomass, wave etc.

Study renewable energy capture, energy storage, energy audit and life-cycle analysis, as well as learning the concept of the system, design, development and applications.

The course is accredited by the Energy Institute, UK. Combined with a suitable accredited undergraduate degree, the MSc degree would then satisfy the academic requirements of the UK Engineering Council for Chartered Engineer (CEng) status.

Subjects include:
- Sustainable energy technologies
- Solar energy: technology
- Modelling and analysis
- Renewable energy finance and environmental law
- Research skills and project management
- Distributed generation systems

Module choice of:
- Control engineering
- Energy materials
- Mechatronic systems
- Sustainable urban property development

Study modules mentioned above are indicative only. Some changes may occur between now and the time that you study.

Career opportunities

- Consultancies
- Renewable energy industries
- Renewable energy technology/design
- Building services
- Research & development

Visit the Renewable Energy (MSc) page on the Edinburgh Napier University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

The entry requirement for this course is a Bachelor (Honours) Degree at a 2:2 or above. We look for applicants to have a background in a relevant engineering field such as electrical, electronics, mechanical, mechatronics automation, control or renewable/sustainable energy in order to be eligible for the programme. We may also be able to consider applicants with a built environment background depending on the discipline. We may also consider lesser qualifications if you have sufficient relevant work experience within the industry.

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