Taught course

Renewable Energy Systems Technology (Distance Learning)

Loughborough University · School of Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering

Entry requirements

An honours degree (2:1 or above) or equivalent overseas qualification in any engineering or physical science subject.

Overseas qualification equivalencies can be found here.

Months of entry


Course content

This part-time distance-learning MSc in Renewable Energy Systems Technology is designed for people who want a rewarding career in the rapidly expanding global renewable energy sector. Our students are highly sought after, with a large global community of MSc graduates now working in senior posts world-wide. The MSc course is an ideal preparation for work in fields as diverse as research and manufacturing, project development, consultancy, finance, policy and international development.

Whether you are starting your career in this exciting field or upgrading your in-career skills as a professional engineer, this part-time online MSc gives you flexibility in terms of both place and pace of learning to meet your personal and professional requirements. Developed by CREST’s team of academic experts together with our specialist industrial partners, the MSc provides in-depth knowledge of both theoretical and practical aspects of renewable energy resources, generation technologies, network integration, energy storage, economics and policy. Each bespoke module is continually updated in line with cutting-edge research and industry developments, ensuring that the programme is kept up-to-date and maintains relevance in this fast-changing sector.

Loughborough is home to the Centre for Renewable Energy Systems Technology (CREST), one of the UK’s leading sustainable energy research centres. For over 20 years we have carried out leading-edge research and development into some of the world’s most progressive renewable energy technologies. Our MSc students benefit from becoming members of this research community, especially when carrying out their MSc research projects.

Supported by Loughborough’s distance and on-line learning support team, the CREST MSc is renowned for its innovative learning methods which help ensure that you have the best possible MSc experience. The rich array of online learning and teaching resources means that both full time and distance learning students are able to achieve equivalent learning outcomes. For example, our e-Learning Excellence Award-winning remote solar laboratory is designed for practical exploration of the energy conversion properties of photovoltaic technologies. It has a unique experiment-student interface which means that it can be controlled by distance learning students from any location with an internet connection world-wide.

Find out more about Distance learning at CREST here.

Information for international students

Please see the English language requirements.

Fees and funding

Please see the funding page for more details.

Qualification and course duration


part time
36 months
distance learning
36 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0)1509 227125