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Find new ways to power our planet.

Ready yourself for career success in renewables. Join a degree that gives you a much broader learning experience than many other Masters degrees in renewable energy. You can also study this degree full-time on campus.

You’ll train as an engineer in all major renewable energy sources, including:

  • geothermal
  • solar
  • biomass
  • hydro
  • marine
  • wind.

You’ll learn to design, build and optimise the renewable energy infrastructure of the future.

You’ll cover the theoretical knowledge and advanced technical skills you need as a renewables engineer. But you’ll also focus on the wider legislation, planning and economics of renewables. You’ll graduate ready to run projects safely, to budget and on time.

You can apply for this degree if you have a background in any branch of Engineering, or in Physics, Maths or Chemistry.

What will I study?

You can choose to study for a:

  • Masters (180 credits)
  • exit early with a Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits)
  • exit early with a Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits)
  • or start with one of the short courses that make up this degree. You can build your way to a qualification one short course at a time.

How will I study?

MSc Renewable Energy Engineering is delivered part-time online, with written exams at the end of term.

Your teaching is delivered through MyAberdeen, our online Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). It holds all the materials, tools and support you’ll need in your studies. Take a look around MyAberdeen.

You can access your learning materials on computer, smartphone and laptop, 24 hours a day. You’ll find a range of resources at your fingertips, including online access to our award-winning Sir Duncan Rice Library.

Your tutors

You’ll learn from an international team of research-active engineering staff, as well as industry professionals. You’ll share in their incredible level of industrial experience and academic expertise from working on major projects around the world. You’ll learn about renewable energy projects they’re working on right now.

Industry input

Your degree is designed with and supported by an Industry Advisory Board. This panel of experts from across the renewables sector ensures your degree content is always current and informed by the very latest industry needs and developments.

Your peers

This degree attracts students from around the world, all sharing a common interest and passion for renewable energy. You’ll be joining a close-knit community, working together across major projects, gaining international insights and building your global network.

Assessments

This degree combines online assessment with written exams. These are exams that you attend in person.

Your support team

Our friendly team are here to answer any queries you have before, during and after your studies.

Where will this take me?

Careers

This degree will prepare you to find work in the renewable energy sector. Your qualification will be recognised by industry employers around the globe.

Roles you’ll be ready to take up include:

  • Energy and Sustainability Adviser
  • Project Engineer
  • Renewable (Sustainable) Energy Consultant, Specialist or Researcher
  • Risk, Safety and Environmental Engineer
  • or pursue a PhD in Renewable Energy and an academic career.

You’ll graduate from this degree with the extensive knowledge and skills you need to work on renewable energy projects across the world.

As well as strong technical skills, you’ll confidently possess the commercial and project management skills needed to run projects, safely, on time and to budget.

Free careers advice

We’ll help you explore your career potential and connect with job opportunities around the world.

You can access our free careers service while you study, and for up to five years after you graduate.

From interview training to CV clinics, we’re here with tailored, impartial and professional advice.

Fees and funding

The fees quoted above are based on you starting your studies with us in the 2020/21 academic year.

We have confirmed that our fees will rise by 5% per year for the next three academic years (2020/21, 2021/22, and 2022/23). The indicative fees above include these 5% fee rises.

Pay as you go

Don’t worry, you do not have to pay the full degree fee upfront.

You can pay for your degree one term at a time. This gives you a flexible way to spread the cost.

I chose Aberdeen because of the programme content. I researched all UK universities and Aberdeen was the only one that had a renewables programme with a strong engineering focus.

Jorge Daniel Sanchez Thierry, MSc Renewable Energy Engineering graduate, Mexico

Entry requirements

MSc

  • A 2:1 (upper-second) UK honours degree (or equivalent) in any branch of Engineering, Physics, Maths or Chemistry.

You can also apply if you have:

  • a 2:2 (lower-second) UK honours degree (or equivalent) in any branch of Engineering, Physics, Maths or Chemistry and at least two years of relevant experience.

Key subjects you must have covered: Mathematics.

These are our minimum entry requirements. They are given as a guide and do not guarantee entry.

Master of Science - 180 Credits

You’ll work through eight 15-credit courses and a 60-credit project to gain your MSc.

Our online degrees are flexible, so you can progress at a pace that suits you.

Duration 

Typically, it takes 27 months to complete the MSc part-time. To study part-time, we recommend you take no more than 30 credits per term. You can take breaks between courses, as long as you complete your studies within six years.

We will endeavour to make all these courses available, but they are subject to change. Read our policy on changes to degree programmes and courses.

Start with a short course

Not sure you can commit to a full degree? You can start with a short course that’s part of the degree instead.

You’ll earn credits for each course you complete. Your credits count towards the MSc. You can study any course stand-alone, or build your way up to the full degree one short course at a time.

Master of Science

180 Credits

Indicative cost

£10,480

This indicative cost is calculated on the basis of 180 credits of study over 3 years.

Apply for this programme

Start month
September
INDICATIVE COST
£10,480

This indicative cost is calculated on the basis of 180 credits of study over 3 years.

Apply via our Applicant Portal