Taught course

Sustainable Energy Systems

Institution
University of Edinburgh · School of Engineering and Electronics
Qualifications
MScPGDip

Entry requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in engineering or physics.

If you apply with a background in another field, you may be accepted if you hold a UK first class honours degree, or its international equivalent, and have studied mathematics to first year undergraduate level, including vectorial calculus (gradients, curls, etc), complex algebra and Fourier transforms. You must also be able to demonstrate a strong interest in the energy sector.

All applicants must also meet our English language requirements.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This internationally renowned degree, based within a world-leading renewable energy research group, equips graduates and professionals with a broad and robust training.

Wind, marine and solar energy technologies are covered, as well as the wider environment in which they are to fit, including: resource assessment; energy production, delivery and consumption; efficiency; sustainability; economics, policy and regulation.

In addition, our MSc students actively engage in research as part of their dissertation projects either within the Institute for Energy Systems or with industry, with some joining our PhD community afterwards.

This programme is accredited as counting towards further learning (FL), as a requisite in the educational base for a Chartered Engineering (CEng). This programme is also affiliated with the University's Global Environment & Society Academy.

Information for international students

To find out about the support offered to international students at Edinburgh from arrival to graduation visit: http://www.ed.ac.uk/studying/international

Fees and funding

UK students
http://www.ed.ac.uk/student-funding/tuition-fees/postgraduate/taught-fees
International students
http://www.ed.ac.uk/student-funding/tuition-fees/postgraduate/taught-fees

Visit Scholarships and Student Funding Services at: http://www.ed.ac.uk/student-funding

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months

PGDip

full time
9 months

Assessment

AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations30
Written coursework / continuous assessment30
Dissertation40

Course contact details

Name
MSc Administrator
Email
pgtenquiries@eng.ed.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)131 650 7352