Taught course

Renewable Energy (subject to University approval)

Institution
Cranfield University · Energy
Qualifications
MScPGDipPGCert

Entry requirements

1st or 2nd class UK honours degree (or equivalent) in mathematics, physics or an engineering discipline.

Months of entry

October

Course content

Climate change, growing populations and limited fossil fuel resources mean that demand for renewable energy continues at an ever-increasing rate. Use of renewable resources and application of renewable energy technologies will play a major role in future energy supply. Renewable energy is now at the heart of every informed discussion concerning energy sustainability, security and affordability.

Evidence is growing that production from conventional oil resources has already peaked and that, at current usage rates, similar peaks will occur in the foreseeable future for natural gas and coal.

Developed economies now face a number of challenges in procuring energy security and responding to energy pricing and affordability issues, as well as dealing with contributions to carbon emissions in line with the UK Government’s ambitious targets of an 80% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

Students benefit from dedicated state-of-the-art facilities including unique engineering-scale facilities for the development of efficient technologies with low CO2 emissions. In addition to management, communication, team work and research skills, each student will attain at least the following learning outcomes from this degree course:

  • Critically evaluate the key concepts and issues appertaining to the availability and use of renewable energy resources, together with the engineering principles and technologies that underpin the production, distribution and use of these energy resources
  • Systematically assess the technical and economic issues involved in the design and/or operation of renewable energy conversion systems.

Fees and funding

For details of any funding or bursaries that may be available, please contact the Student funding office.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
24-36 months
full time
12 months

PGDip

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

PGCert

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Assessment

AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations40
Written coursework / continuous assessment40
Group work20

Course contact details

Name
Admissions
Email
studyenergy@cranfield.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1234 758082