Kingston University London - Renewable Energy Engineering MSc

Kingston University London

Renewable Energy Engineering MSc

Climate change is a major challenge for the 21st century, requiring an alternative supply of cleaner energy from renewable sources. This course is designed with an engineering focus that deals with applications, combined with the business element; applicable whether you work for a large organization or a small-to-medium-size enterprise.

You will gain skills and expert knowledge in solar power, wind power, biofuel, and fuel cell technologies, renewable energy business, and management. You will use computer-aided simulation technologies such as Polysun for solar-energy applications, WindPRO for wind farm applications, and Gabi for life cycle assessment in biomass applications. Through option modules, you will be able to specialize in project engineering and management, risk management, or engineering design and development. Advanced topics include 3D solid modeling and simulation, and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) analysis and simulation.

Reasons to choose Kingston University

  • You will prepare for a career in a wide range of industries, including automotive, aerospace, construction, petroleum, power, and manufacturing.
  • The course meets the requirements for Further Learning for a Chartered Engineer (CEng) if you already have an Accredited CEng (Partial) BEng(Hons) or an Accredited IEng (Full) BEng/BSc(Hons).
  • Kingston has excellent industrial links which have developed throughout many countries. Some examples include work with: Matra-Marconi Space; Ericsson; Balfour Beatty; the National Health Service; and British Gas.

Entry Requirements

A 2:2 or above honours degree in engineering or a related science, or an equivalent professional qualification


IELTS academic test in English with an


overall score of 6.5,




no element below 6.0

Career Prospects

Graduates have gone on to work in organizations such as Atkins, Alstom Power, Inditex, Vattenfall, Shell, and SGS UK Ltd. The course is also an ideal foundation for a Ph.D. and an academic or research career in renewable energy.

Course Details

  • This course is part of the newly-established Alternative Energy Group for Renewable Energy Engineering at Kingston University.
  • You gain hands-on virtual design experience using industry-recommended software technology in CAD, CFD and FEA analysis.
  • The programme incorporates specialist field trips for group projects. You also have the opportunity to undertake research and industry-relevant dissertation projects, including the chance to work on research areas within wind power, solar power and biofuel.
  • It will develop your professional, analytical and management skills, as well as improving your technical skills and knowledge. For example, you will gain communication, teamwork, IT and problem-solving skills.
  • You can choose to study the course full-time or part-time to fit in with work commitments. September and January start dates give you extra flexibility plus the programme is modular, with majority of the modules delivered over one week.
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