Renewable Energy Engineering MSc
The course provides an in-depth knowledge of renewable energy systems design and development, commercial and technical consultancy and project management within the sustainable engineering environment.
You will gain technical skills in and knowledge of solar power, wind power, biofuel and fuel cell technologies, as well as renewable energy business and management. In addition, you will gain practical skills in up-to-date computer-aided simulation technologies such as Polysun for solar energy applications, WindPRO for wind farm applications and ECLIPSE for biomass applications.
Option modules enable you to specialise in project engineering and management, as well as risk management or engineering design and development. Advanced topics, such as 3D solid modelling, computer-aided product development and simulation, and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) analysis and simulation allow you to gain further practical and theoretical knowledge of analytical software tools used in product design.
To take into account
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. We regularly review all our postgraduate courses to make sure that they are up-to-date, reflect industry needs and are comparable to other university courses.
The Renewable Energy Engineering MSc provides excellent career progression and internship opportunities with leading renewable companies. Around 80% of students who have graduated from this programme have been recruited by the relevant industries as a consultant such as Atkins, Alstom Power, Inditex, Vattenfall, Shell, SGS UK Ltd and many others. Completion of this programme also provides an ideal progression to PhD level of research studies if you are interested in following an academic or research career in novel areas of renewable energy. This programme is designed to prepare you for senior technical and management positions in energy engineering and management across a range of industries, including: automotive; aerospace; construction; petroleum; power; manufacturing and others
a good honours degree (minimum 2:2) in engineering or a related science, or an equivalent professional qualification; or equivalent overseas qualification.
The MSc will meet, in part, the academic benchmark requirements for registration as a Chartered Engineer. Accredited MSc graduates who also have a BEng(Hons) accredited for CEng, will be able to show that they have satisfied the educational base for CEng registration. It should be noted that graduates from an accredited MSc programme, who do not also have an appropriately accredited honours degree, will not be regarded as having the exemplifying qualifications for professional registration as a chartered engineer with the Engineering Council; and will need to have their first qualification individually assessed through Accreditation is a mark of assurance that the degree meets the standards set by the Engineering Council in the UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC). Some employers recruit preferentially from accredited degrees, and an accredited degree is likely to be recognised by other countries that are signatories to international accords. the individual case procedure if they wish to progress to CEng.
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What you'll learn on the course
- Risk Management
- Renewable Energy
- Fluid Dynamics
- Energy Engineering
- Product Development
- Wind Power
- IT risk
Example core modules
- Biomass and Fuel Cell Renewable Technology
- Solar Power Engineering
- Wind Power Engineering
- Project Dissertation
- Engineering Projects and Risk Management
- Computational Fluid Dynamics for Engineering Applications
- Computer Integrated Product Development