Taught course (will run subject to approval)

Sustainable Engineering - Offshore Renewable Energy

University of Strathclyde · Department of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering

Entry requirements

Relevant BEng Degree with First, or Second Class (Upper Division)Honours or equivalent overseas qualification. Applicants with marginally lower qualifications will be considered for the Postgraduate Diploma in the first instance. Applicants with other qualifications will be considered on an individual basis.

Months of entry


Course content

The course is delivered jointly by this Department and the Energy Studies Research Unit within the Department of Mechanical Engineering of Strathclyde University. The main objectives are:

To produce graduates of high calibre with in-depth knowledge in Offshore Renewable Energy Technologies capable of making significant contributions to the industry.
To provide graduate engineers of related disciplines an opportunity to acquire advanced knowledge in Offshore Renewable Energy Technologies.

The course has three components as follows;
Instructional Modules
Group Project
Individual Project (MSc only)

Specialist Modules;
Energy Resources and Policy
Electrical Power Systems
Renewable Marine Energy Systems
Finite Element Analysis of Floating Structures

Generic Modules;
Design Management
Environmental Impact and Sustainability
Financial Engineering
Information Management
Project Management
Quantitative Risk Analysis

In groups of 3 to 5, students work in consultant teams for ten weeks on a practical engineering problem, mirroring how they might work in industry. To conclude their project, students have the opportunity to present their report to a panel of industrial experts. This learning method provides students with much sought after teamworking and communication skills, plus valuable industrial contact.

Those pursuing the MSc then undertake an individual project. Students gain experience in tackling an issue in a methodical manner on a topic from the student's own interest or from a list assembled from practice. Guidance is provided by one or two supervisors and the dissertation assessed by external examiners. The discipline of in-depth study is a life-long skill that will be valuable in any position that a graduate may take up in their career.

Fees and funding

UK students
Actual tuition fees will be notified in your offer letter. All fees are in £ sterling and may be subject to revision.
International students
Actual tuition fees will be notified in your offer letter. All fees are in £ sterling and may be subject to revision.

MSc and Diploma students from Scotland and non-UK EU countries may be able to get fees-only support from the Student Awards Agency for Scotland (www.saas.gov.uk). In addition there are a limited number of scholarships from industry including BP and Lloyd’s Register. Applications should be made to the Department in the first instance.

For more information on Scholarships and Funding visit our webpage :- http://www.strath.ac.uk/search/scholarships/index.jsp

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months


full time
9 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Taught Admissions
+44 (0)141 548 4094
0141 552 2879