MSc Renewable Energy Engineering 2 Years, 3 Months Distance Learning Part Time September
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Opening up a broader range of career opportunities in the renewable industry than other, more specific renewable related MSc degree programmes.
This programme provides students with a detailed knowledge and understanding of all the major renewable energy sources and the engineering skills associated with them. Key areas covered include electrical systems for renewable energy, energy conversion and storage, and the fundamental concepts in safety engineering.
You will get both a theoretical and practical grounding. Teaching is by specialist staff drawn from our engineering school and the energy industry, each of whom are highly regarded in their field of expertise. The programme is constantly updated to reflect the current and future needs of the renewable energy industry.
One of the main features of the MSc Programme is its interdisciplinary nature, being suitable for students with mechanical, civil, electrical, chemical and other suitable engineering backgrounds. In special cases, the programme is also made available to those with relevant science backgrounds, including Physics, Chemistry and Applied Maths.
The information below applies to the 1 year full time on campus learning MSc programme which runs in September. You will find information about other ways to study this programme in the next section on this page.
This course is to develop a broad understanding about the basic concepts in electrical engineering and power systems with emphasis on electrical systems used in conjunction with renewable power generation techniques.
This course is to provide an understanding of generation from solar and geothermal sources, the associated technologies and the main technical challenges.
This course is to provide an understanding of the issues as well as the uses applications and conversion technologies of biomass and bioenergy.
The course serves as the entrance to the field of safety and reliability engineering with the introduction of the basic concepts and tools of safety and risk management. Legal frames related to engineering safety are also introduced.
Contents include: Fundamentals of safety engineering; natural and man-made hazards; safety measures; accident and failure statistics; fundamentals of risk management; risk assessment techniques; classical reliability theory; modelling of engineering systems as series and parallel systems; redundancy; fault trees and event trees; availability and maintainability; UK safety legislation, including the Health and Safety at Work Act and its historical, offshore and other regulations.
This course is to provide an understanding of the physical principles, technologies and systems associated with renewable energy generation from wind, marine and hydro sources. To provide an understanding of the position of these sources of energy in the current and future global energy requirements and the technical challenges in meeting the future energy demand.
This course is to provide an understanding of the need to and the efficiency behind conversion of energy from one form to another and the need to store energy in distinct forms, while minimising energy losses.
This course is to gain an understanding of advanced technologies applied for integration of Electrical Energy generated from non-conventional Renewable Energy sources to the grid.
This course is to provide an insight into the legislation, planning and the economics framework which shape UK, European and international energy provisions from conventional and renewable sources.
The dissertation is an independent piece of work based on a topic of your own choice and you are encouraged to focus your dissertation on a problem confronting or a study related to the Energy industry.
This course enables students to write a dissertation on a topic of the student’s choice relevant to renewable energy.
We will endeavour to make all course options available; however, these may be subject to timetabling and other constraints. Please see our InfoHub pages for further information.
By written examination and coursework as prescribed for each course. In addition, MSc candidates must submit a dissertation on their individual project.
I chose Aberdeen because of the programme content. I researched all UK Universities and Aberdeen was the only one that had a renewable programme with a strong engineering focus.
You will be classified as one of the fee categories below.
|Home / EU / RUK Students||Tuition Fee for 2017/18 Academic Year||£5,200|
|International Students||Tuition Fee for 2017/18 Academic Year||£19,000|
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The only degree in the UK that offers laboratory teaching in all three of the following - hydroelectric energy, solar energy and anaerobic digestion.
2:1 (upper second class) UK Honours degree, or an Honours degree from a non-UK institution which is judged by the University to be of equivalent worth in any branch of Engineering or Physics, Maths or Chemistry.
Students with a 2:2 and 2-3 years relevant experience may also be considered
Key subjects you must have covered: Mathematics.
All students entering the University must provide evidence that they can use English well enough to study effectively at the University of Aberdeen.
Details of our English language entry requirements can be found on our English Language Requirements webpages. This programme requires that you meet the College of Physical Sciences Postgraduate Standard level of English proficiency.
If you have not achieved the required scores, the University of Aberdeen offers pre-sessional English courses. Further details are available on our Language Centre website.
Nationals of some English-speaking countries or those who hold degrees from some English-speaking countries may be exempt from this requirement. Details of countries recognised as English-speaking can be found on our English Language Requirements webpages.
Annual field trips are arranged to visit a number of different renewable energy companies. One company that supports the degree is Mackies, the ice-cream and crisps manufacturer who currently have the largest solar panel setup in Scotland.
Each year, there is an increase in the number of renewable energy projects being developed around the world. This steady increase in activity will continue to create jobs and it will also emphasise the need for skilled leaders, with strong engineering backgrounds.
By exposing you to the various renewable energy sources of power, and the technologies required to operate and develop them, you will graduate with extensive knowledge and skills. As well as strong technological skills, you will also develop an understanding of the commercial and project management skills required to run renewable energy projects, safely, on time and to budget.
Terry brings his knowledge of hydro power and engineering together to teach on the “Renewable Energy 3" course. He has offered specific projects to students on the programme as part of their final dissertation project work.
The opportunity exists to visit Gask Farm in Aberdeenshire. They have an anaerobic digester at the farm which converts organic waste from various sources into methane, which is then converted to electricity and sold to the grid.Find out more
You will be taught by a range of experts including professors, lecturers, teaching fellows and postgraduate tutors. Staff changes will occur from time to time; please see our InfoHub pages for further information.
The MSc Renewable Energy degree is fully interdisciplinary including subjects such as renewable technology, spatial planning, electrical engineering and project management taught by high calibre lecturers from a range of disciplines.