Taught course

Renewable Energy Systems Technology (Distance Learning)

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

January, September

Course content

Based upon our renowned full-time master's in renewable energy, this part-time, online distance learning programme offers flexibility in terms of place, pace and learning mode. It is designed for students wanting this highly sought after qualification but who are unable to attend classes at Loughborough.

The objectives of the course are to provide an advanced technical level of education in a range of renewable energy technologies including solar, wind, biomass and water with an emphasis on integration into electricity networks in developed and developing countries. Furthermore, policy and environmental issues are examined to understand the need for renewable energy. The project, which is undertaken towards the end of your study, can be either practical or theoretical research relating to renewable or sustainable energy topics and enables students to gain and develop in-depth research and problem solving skills.

By using the same course materials distance learning students can achieve the same outcomes as their full-time counterparts. The main difference is the study method (online e-learning platform versus a face-to-face classroom environment) and the length of study which is typically 3-4 years.

Through the enhanced use of our Virtual Learning Environment platform we can offer students the opportunity to study postgraduate modules completely online. This includes scheduled tutorial submissions and online assignments, supported tutor group sessions, live streamed and recorded lectures, collaboration and discussion forums for communicating with tutors and fellow learners, and computer-based simulation activities.

Our MSc Renewable Energy Systems Technology (Distance Learning) 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 for in-depth knowledge of both theoretical and practical aspects of renewable energy resources, generation technologies, network integration, energy storage, economics and policy. If you're looking for a renewable energy course that will help you stand out from the crowd, then this is the course for you.

For further information about how the course is run please see distance learning with CREST.

Information for international students


Fees and funding


Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24 - 72 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44 (0)1509 227158