Northumbria University Newcastle - Renewable and Sustainable Energy Technologies MSc

Northumbria University Newcastle

Renewable and Sustainable Energy Technologies MSc

With climate change dominating news agendas and world economies committing to decarbonisation, there's never been a better time to study a Master's in renewable energy. 

Beyond the North East, demand for renewable energy and sustainable solutions is growing worldwide and there is a global shortage of trained engineers to fill renewable energy jobs worldwide. 

Northumbria's Renewable and Sustainable Energy Technologies MSc is a highly relevant qualification, which is accredited by the Engineering Council through the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. 

This industry-focussed MSc programme covers topics such as photovoltaic, wind, thermo-mechanical energy conversion systems, hybrid renewable energy systems, energy efficiency, building energy modelling and engineering optimisation, through both lectures and practical laboratory work. You will have access to a specialist laboratory that’s dedicated to power networks, wind energy, photovoltaics and battery testing for electric vehicles.

Entry Requirements

Applicants should normally have:

A minimum of a 2:2 honours degree in an engineering or science discipline. Other subject qualifications, equivalent professional qualifications and/or relevant work experience will be considered on an individual basis.

English language requirements:

International applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with 5.5 in each component (or approved equivalent*).

Career Prospects

  • MSc Renewable and Sustainable Technologies has been accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirements for registration as a Chartered Engineer. Chartered status is associated with improved employability and higher salaries.

The course will equip you with the expertise to design, optimise, apply and evaluate renewable and sustainable energy technologies. Your master’s project will extend your practical experience of industry-standard hardware and software tools. At the same time you’ll develop transferable key skills and personal attributes that promote employability and lifelong learning.

Course Details

  • Our teaching methods include lectures, seminars, workshops, individual tutorials, and group projects. As this is a master’s course there is a significant element of independent learning and self-motivated reflection.
  • You’ll undertake a master’s project that will hone your skills in evaluating and applying research techniques and methodologies. The topic of the project will reflect your own unique interests.

Year One

Building Energy and Environmental Modelling (Core,20 Credits)
Research Methods (Core,20 Credits)
Sustainable Development for Engineering Practitioners (Core,20 Credits)
Thermo-Mechanical Energy Conversion Systems (Core,20 Credits)
Multidisciplinary Design and Engineering Optimisation (Core,20 Credits)
Wind, Photovoltaic and Hybrid Renewable Energy Systems (Core,20 Credits)
Research Project (Core,60 Credits)
Academic Language Skills for Mechanical and Construction

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