Taught course

Sustainable Engineering - Renewable Energy Systems and the Environment

University of Strathclyde · Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Entry requirements

Degree in engineering or physical sciences or equivalent professional qualification. Preferably a first or second class honours degree, equivalent to a UK 2:1 degree. A 2:2 may be considered.

Months of entry


Course content

Renewable Energy Systems and the Environment is one of the pathways offered in the Sustainable Engineering programme.

This course examines the design and operation of the energy systems that provide the environments in which people live and work. It explores how quality of life can be balanced by the need for conservation of world resources.

You’ll learn about different energy resources:

  • renewable
  • fossil
  • nuclear

You’ll look at the systems that are employed to control these resources such as:

  • combined heat & power schemes
  • heat pumps
  • solar capture devices
  • high efficiency condensing boilers
  • advanced materials
  • adaptive control systems

You’ll explore the impact energy has on the environment and how it can be reduced.

Our course has been running for over 20 years and has over 400 graduates. External examiners consistently refer to our beneficial links with industry and the high quality of our project work.

For more information please see the course page.

Information for international students

IELTS - minimum overall band score of 6.5 (no individual test score below 5.5).

Fees and funding

UK students
Scotland £5,500 Rest of UK £9,000
International students
EU £5,500 Non EU £18,000

Please see the website and the scholarship search.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24-36 months
full time
12 months


full time
9 months
part time
21 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Team
+44 (0) 141 548 2846