Taught course

Nanotechnology and Renewable Energy

University of Surrey · Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences

Entry requirements

An honours degree in electronic engineering or physics. Our minimum entry level is a 2.2 from a UK university, or overseas equivalent. Material science graduates with a background in advanced materials or those with strong industrial experience will also be considered.

Months of entry


Course content

The programme's broad theme is the practical implementation of nanoscience and quantum engineering, nanomaterials and nanotechnology.

The programme covers the fundamentals behind nanotechnology and moves on to discuss its implementation using nanomaterials – such as graphene – and the use of advanced tools of nanotechnology which allow us to see at the nanoscale, before discussing future trends and applications for energy generation and storage.

You will gain specialised, practical skills through an individual research project within our research groups, using state-of-the-art equipment and facilities. Completion of the programme will provide you with the skills essential to furthering your career in this rapidly emerging field.

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Our Mobile Media Communications programme explains the algorithms and intricacies surrounding transmission and delivery of audio and video content. Particular emphasis is given to networking and data compression, in addition to the foundations of pattern recognition.

Programme structure

This programme is studied full-time over one academic year and part-time students must study at least two taught technical modules per academic year. It consists of eight taught modules and an extended project.

Example module listing

The following modules are indicative, reflecting the information available at the time of publication. Please note that not all modules described are compulsory and may be subject to teaching availability and/or student demand.

  • RF and Microwave Fundamentals
  • Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
  • RF Systems and Circuit Design
  • Energy Economics and Technology
  • Semiconductor Devices and Optoelectronics
  • Microwave Engineering
  • Nanoelectronics and Devices
  • Nanophotonics Principles and Engineering
  • Renewable Energy Technology
  • Engineering Professional Studies 1
  • Engineering Professional Studies 2
  • Extended Project

Information for international students

IELTS 6.5 overall, 6.0 in each component (or equivalent)

We offer intensive English language pre-sessional courses, designed to take you to the level of English ability and skill required for your studies here.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
60 months

Course contact details

01483 682 222