Taught course

Renewable Energy Engineering

University of Birmingham Dubai · Department of Engineering

Entry requirements

You should have, or expect to obtain, a 2:1 Honours degree from a UK academic institution (or an equivalent overseas qualification) in engineering or physical sciences.

Consideration may also be given to excellent applicants with degrees in life sciences and economics where these included an adequate component of mathematics.
Further consideration may be given to candidates with extensive, relevant post-degree experience.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme will help you to meet the global energy demands of tomorrow. You will learn about established and emerging renewable energy technologies, preparing you for a successful career in a transformed energy sector.

Subject to Ministry of Education Accreditation.

The climate crisis, resource depletion and a growing need for energy security are all driving the demand for more sustainable technologies. Renewable energy plays a pivotal role in a more sustainable future but must fit into global energy systems and markets. Key drivers such as climate change, air quality, reliability of demand, and growing urbanization, further direct energy trends.

This interdisciplinary programme will enable graduates to develop a deep understanding of renewable energy technologies and how they fit into global systems and policy. It considers the whole energy generation system, from generation and storage to distribution and efficient utilization. Course content is developed by the School of Chemical Engineering at the University of Birmingham.

You will study a total of 180 credits over a 12-month (full time) or 24-month (part time) course. 120 credits are delivered as taught modules where you will learn about specific renewable energy technologies and the design of renewable energy systems. Policy, economic and geopolitical aspects of the global energy market are also covered, with a focus on renewables.

Following the taught modules, you will complete a 60 credit research project allowing you to develop your skills in experimental design, data analysis and presentation to non-specialist audiences.

Information for international students

We accept a range of qualifications from different countries – learn more about international entry requirements. Standard English language requirements apply.

For students whose first language is not English, one of the following English language qualifications is required:
IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in any band is equivalent to:
TOEFL: 80 overall with no less than 19 in Reading, 19 in Listening, 21 in Speaking and 19 in Writing
Pearson Test of English (PTE): Academic 64 with no less than 59 in all four skills
Cambridge English (exams taken from 2015): Advanced – minimum overall score of 169, with no less than 162 in any component

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

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