Taught course

Renewable Energy Flexible Training Programme (REFLEX)

Newcastle University · School of Mechanical and Systems Engineering

Entry requirements

A 2:2 honours degree, or international equivalent, in engineering or a related subject. We will also consider your application on an individual basis if you have lower or non-standard qualifications and significant, relevant industry experience.

Months of entry


Course content

Renewable Energy Flexible Training Programme (REFLEX) is a multi-disciplinary cross-Faculty course for engineers interested in renewable energy and its contribution to sustainability. The unique flexible learning approach blends distance learning with intensive face-to-face weeks on campus.
This is a challenging course, covering the full range of renewable energy technologies as well as essential contextual studies, including an introduction to the impact of governmental policies and politics.
Newcastle University has sustainability as one of our three key societal themes. Modules and projects are led by staff from across our Faculty of Science Agriculture and Engineering and build on our many strong research teams, including our leading Institute for Sustainability.

Information for international students

To study this course you need to meet our Band 2 English Language requirements: Direct Entry : IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in all sub-skills). If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a Pre-sessional English Language course.

Fees and funding

See our course fees and funding web page.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
60 months


full time
9-12 months
part time
60 months


part time
36 months
full time
9 months

Further details of qualification

Each module offered is also designed as a stand-alone CPD module.

Course contact details

Sarah Hunt, Postgraduate Taught Support Officer, School of Mechanical and Systems Engineering
+44 (0) 191 208 3680