Taught course

Renewable Energy Engineering with optional placement

University of Central Lancashire · School of Engineering

Entry requirements

You should have one of the following: Honours degree in relevant scientific, engineering and technology subjects, grade 2:2 or above.

Overseas equivalent qualifications and English IELTS 6.5 or equivalent if English is not the first language. Other qualifications such as HND with relevant industrial/engineering experience.

Months of entry


Course content

This course is an advanced MSc course in the area of renewable energy engineering, with an emphasis on the design, analysis and implementation of renewable energy projects. The course is designed to help you develop critical understanding that you can apply to assist the wide range of renewable energy industries. The course will equip you with the engineering knowledge and practical skills necessary to develop and implement creative solutions to engineering problems encountered in renewable energy capture and conversion, system design and analysis, project development and implementation.

You will use lab and field-testing facilities for measuring and monitoring performance of different renewable energy systems, such as wind turbines, photovoltaic power systems and heat pumps. You will also learn to use tools for component and system design, simulation of the performance and monitoring of renewable energy systems. These tools include Matlab/Simulink, ANSYS and SciLab for wind turbine blade design and CFD, GH WindFarmer and WAsP for wind farm design, PVsyst for photovoltaic system design and Labview for system monitoring.

The course is suitable for students with a science or engineering background.

Core modules:

  • Research Methods
  • Energy Systems
  • Design and Analysis of Renewable Energy Systems
  • Renewable Energy Technology
  • MSc Project

Option modules (choose two of the following modules):

  • Wind Turbine Generators, Power Electronics and Control
  • Sensors, Instrumentation and Control
  • Design and Operation of Sustainable Systems
  • Sustainable System Development

Optional placement modules:

  • Professional Placement (Engineering); (120 credits)
  • Work Placement (Engineering); (60 credits)

Professional Accreditation

This MSc is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), as further learning satisfying the educational requirements for Chartered Engineer (CEng) registration.

Professional Placements

The Professional/Work Placement options will give you the opportunity to research, secure and undertake a period of work experience or industrial placement in an organization appropriate to the field of study. They take place after the completion of the taught modules.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


part time
24 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
+44 (0)1772 892400