European Master's in Renewable Energy MSc

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    Loughborough

Description

Overview
The European Master’s in Renewable Energy is a collaborative programme offered by nine leading European universities. The programme is administered by Eurec (The Association of European Renewable Energy Research Centres).
The European Master's in Renewable Energy teaches students about the latest advances in clean power developments. The MSc enables graduates to design and develop benign renewable energy technologies that can be implemented in countries around the world to reduce our fossil fuel emissions.
International agreements on CO2 diminution and European directives on the expansion of renewable energy generation ensure that the recent rapid growth in renewable energy installations will continue. Skills shortages in this sector are already being identified and the expected growth will only exacerbate the situation. Within the rapidly expanding European renewable energy industry, an urgent demand exists for more post-graduate trained staff, specialised in renewable energy technology.
The European Master's in Renewable Energy programme gives you the chance to study in at least two countries and teaches you about the latest advances in renewable and clean energy technology and how they can be used to move to a low carbon future.
The course is divided into three sections. In the first semester (September/October to January), students acquire a solid foundation in key renewable energy technologies. In the second semester (February to June), they specialise in a chosen technology at a different university and at the end of the course, the students complete a six-month practical or research project. The entire programme is run on a modular basis with credits awarded for passing each section and the successful completion of the project. A total of 90 ECTS credits (30 for each section of the course) are required with a satisfactory level of achievement in all the sections to obtain the European Master's degree.
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Loughborough University, LE11 3TU

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Your personal and professional development The School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering is committed to helping you develop the skills and attributes you need to progress successfully in your chosen career. Your personal development On successful completion of this programme, you should be able to: Manipulate, sort and present data in a range of forms Use evidence based methods in the solution of complex problems Work with limited, incomplete and/or contradictory information in the solution of unfamiliar problems Use an engineering approach to the solution of problems in unfamiliar situations Be creative and innovative in problem solving Work effectively as part of a team Use a wide range of information and communications technology Manage time and resources Communicate effectively orally, visually and in writing at an appropriate level Learn effectively, continuously and independently in a variety of environments Graduate destinations Many of our students progress to senior jobs in renewable energy companies throughout Europe such as Technical Director at Renewable Energy Systems, one of the world’s largest developers of renewable energy projects and General Manager of the London Array, presently the world’s largest offshore wind farm. The course benefits for a number of guest lectures from industrial lecturers including experts from companies such as Renewable Energy Systems, DNV GL and DONG Energy.

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  • Oraganising yourself and making balance between things will make things easy for you. Keep yourself updated and be well prepared before exams. Apart from all this have a nice time.
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  • Loughborough furnishes all understudies with an extraordinary teaching & involve everyone in diff activities .Everyone will get their best time in this univ.
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5.0
19/08/2018
What I would highlight: Oraganising yourself and making balance between things will make things easy for you. Keep yourself updated and be well prepared before exams. Apart from all this have a nice time.
What could be improved: -
Would you recommend this course?: Yes

Student

5.0
19/05/2018
What I would highlight: Loughborough furnishes all understudies with an extraordinary teaching & involve everyone in diff activities .Everyone will get their best time in this univ.
What could be improved: -
Would you recommend this course?: Yes

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5.0
09/05/2018
What I would highlight: The wifi server might kick you off at times but the I.T department in the university is ready to help you everytime.
What could be improved: -
Would you recommend this course?: Yes

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5.0
24/02/2018
What I would highlight: The university offers wonderful academic facilities.The social life is also good.Therefore it is the best choice anyone could make.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes

Student

5.0
24/02/2018
What I would highlight: The university offers wonderful academic facilities.The social life is also good.Therefore it is the best choice anyone could make.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes

Student

5.0
03/01/2018
What I would highlight: My two years’ experience has helped to fall in love with the Loughborough University. The various facilities and opportunities have helped me to build my career as well as personality.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
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What you'll learn on the course

  • Technology
  • systems
  • Project
  • University
  • Wind Power
  • Design
  • IT
  • Renewable Energy

Course programme

What you'll study

  • Semester 1
  • Semester 2

Semester 1

Your first semester will be studied at Loughborough University, and will consist of the following taught modules:

Solar Power

Solar Power

The aim of this module is to introduce the facts governing the nature, availability and characteristics of the solar resources and the fundamental concepts of photovoltaics and solar thermal conversion. The conversion technologies are examined critically in terms of design, efficiency, manufacturing options and costs.

On completion of the module, students should be able to:

  • Identify the characteristics of the solar resource and its variability in the context of solar energy systems;
  • Explain the design principles and components used in photovoltaic systems;
  • Describe the principles, design and manufacturing concepts behind common semiconductor photovoltaic devices;
  • Describe the operational principles of flat plate solar thermal collectors;
  • Explain the principles behind passive solar in buildings;
  • Explain the fundamental processes taking place in a photovoltaic device.

Wind Power 1

Wind Power 1

The aim of this module is to introduce wind power and the fundamental concepts of wind turbine design including aerodynamics and control. The economic, technical, institutional and environmental aspects of onshore and offshore wind farm development are also considered.

On completion of the module, students should be able to:

  • Describe the physical characteristics of the wind;
  • Explain how a wind resource estimate is made;
  • Describe the principles, electrical, operational and control characteristics of a wind turbine;
  • Describe the design challenges associated with wind turbines;
  • Explain the fundamental principles of wind turbine aerodynamics and thus how a wind turbine produces power from the wind;
  • Describe the challenges associated with siting wind turbines onshore and offshore.

Biomass

Biomass

The aim of this module is to introduce the broad range of biomass energy technologies including the fundamental concepts of combustion and anaerobic digestion. At the completion of the module, students should be able to estimate the biomass resource in specific situations and to have an understanding of the conversion processes and equipment needed for optimum conversion of the biomass.

Teaching will help students to appreciate that in order to extract energy from different biological resources, appropriate technologies are available according to feedstock characteristics and fuel (gas, liquid, char) desired. This range of different biomass to energy technologies are covered in the module.

Water Power

Water Power

The aim of this module is to introduce the laws governing the availability of hydro power in its conventional form as well as in the form of wave and tidal power. The fundamental concepts of water turbines, wave energy devices and tidal power schemes will also be considered.

Semester 2

The second semester is undertaken away from Loughborough and comprises of a 30 ECTS Technology Specialisation and 30 ECTS European Project (60 credits) taken from:

  • Wind energy National Technical University of Athens
  • Grid Integration University of Zaragoza
  • Photovoltaics University of Northumbria
  • Solar Thermal University of Perpignan
  • Ocean Energy IST Lisbon
  • Sustainable Fuel Systems for Mobility, Hanze University of Applied Sciences

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