Taught course

Offshore Renewable Energy Engineering

University of Plymouth · Faculty of Science and Engineering

Entry requirements

2:2 or above in engineering, mathematics, robotics, marine, computing and physical science related subjects.

All applicants must have GCSE (or equivalent) Maths and English at Grade C or above. If your first language is not English then evidence of English proficiency is required. The minimum IELTS score for acceptable English proficiency for entry is normally 6.5 and not less than 5.5 in all components.

Months of entry


Course content

The MSc Offshore Renewable Energy: Engineering programme (MSc OREE) is a deepening engineering programme which combines study in specialist, advanced engineering technologies that underpin the development of Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) systems. The MSc OREE programme is designed to take advantage of the offshore renewable energy specialisms present in the School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics (SECaM), and to take advantage of the international reputation that Plymouth has in this sector, as highlighted by the leadership of the EPSRC ORE Supergen Hub.

The MSc OREE programme will be a one year MSc course, incorporating subjects including the mechanics of ORE structures, computer aided engineering, power systems, naval architecture, simulation and optimisation of engineering systems, operation and maintenance and experimental and numerical modelling. A dissertation over the summer will provide students the opportunity to carry out a research project of their choosing, working alongside the international leading research being carried out in ORE at Plymouth. The programme is designed to target previous engineering graduates (Civil, Mechanical and Electrical and similar) who seek a deepening pathway specific to an engineering career in the ORE sector. This will include BEng and BSc graduates who need to achieve a Masters and also MEng graduates requiring new skills to move sector. It may also be suitable for a limited number of non-engineering graduates with a sufficient mathematical background and relevant industrial experience. The MSc OREE programme is designed to meet industry’s need for suitably trained engineers, as detailed in a recent review of the skills requirements of the UK Offshore Wind Industry.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    12+ 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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+44 (0)1752 585858