Taught course

Renewable Energy Systems Technology

Loughborough University · School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree (or equivalent international qualification) in a relevant science, technology, engineering or maths discipline.

Applicants with qualifications slightly below this level, alternative qualifications and/or professional experience will also be considered.

Months of entry


Course content

Our MSc in Renewable Energy Systems Technology (REST) is the UK’s longest established master's degree specialising in renewable and sustainable energy engineering. Over the last 25 years, more than 500 students from 30 countries have successfully completed the programme.

Our renewable energy master's is designed to match the demands of employers. You will develop the full range of knowledge and skills needed for a successful career in the global renewable energy sector. Our highly skilled graduates are prized by industry - many now have senior positions in industry, commerce, government and NGOs.

The programme is designed and delivered by experts from the Centre for Renewable Energy Systems Technology (CREST), the UK’s largest sustainable energy engineering research centre. At CREST, we have influential partnerships with industry, policy makers, and researchers across the world. This means the course is always up to date and includes the latest research and thinking in sustainability. All your modules are taught by these leading experts, and you will benefit greatly from their experience.

You will be part of a close group of students from around the world with different technical backgrounds and career stages. You will share your experiences and debate environmental and engineering issues, and work together on practical projects and coursework.

Our MSc Renewable Energy Systems Technology is fully accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), and fulfils the educational requirements for registration as a Chartered Engineer when presented with a CEng accredited bachelor’s degree.

Who should study this programme?

Our master's in renewable energy is aimed at individuals looking to understand both the technical and practical aspects of renewable energy engineering. Students join us from a range of science and engineering backgrounds, and many of our graduates have used this programme to successfully move into new careers in renewable and sustainable energy engineering professions.

Information for international students


Fees and funding


Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44 (0)1509 227158