msc renewable energy aberdeen university

Last Updated on December 24, 2022

This programme has been designed to provide you with a detailed knowledge of all major renewable energy sources and the engineering skills associated with them, including geothermal, solar, biomass, hydro, marine and wind. In addition, there are courses covering legislative, planning and economic considerations associated with renewable energy, and the integration of renewable energy to the grid.

The course included in this programme cover both the theoretical knowledge and advanced technical skills in demand from this ever-evolving sector. Teaching is by specialist staff drawn from our engineering school as well as from the energy industry, to ensure that students are exposed to the latest developments and future needs of the renewable energy industry.

One of the main features of the programme is its interdisciplinary nature, being suitable for students with mechanical, civil, electrical, chemical and other suitable engineering backgrounds. In special cases, the programme is also open to students with other relevant science backgrounds, including Physics, Chemistry and Applied Maths.

Aberdeen is known as the Energy Capital of Europe and is a major international centre of research and innovation in every aspect of the offshore oil and gas industry. In recent years, however, non-hydrocarbon based energy has grown significantly, mainly due to the large talent pool of energy engineers and scientists based in the Aberdeen region and the abundant wind and tidal energy resources off the Aberdeenshire coast. The city and region is quickly developing as a major hub for renewable energy.

In August 2016, Hywind, the world’s first floating wind farm was installed off the coast of Aberdeenshire by Equinor (formerly Statoil), while in 2018 work commenced on the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) in Aberdeen Bay, featuring the world’s most powerful wind turbine.

Available Programmes of Study

Renewable Energy Engineering

QualificationDurationLearning ModeStudy ModeStart MonthLocation MSc12 monthsOn Campus LearningFull TimeSeptember

Programme Information

Semester 1

Compulsory Courses

Electrical Systems for Renewable Engineering (EG501H)

15 Credit Points

This course aims to develop a broad understanding about the basic concepts in electrical engineering and power systems with emphasis on renewable power generation techniques.View detailed information about this course Geothermal and Hydro Energy (EG503A)

15 Credit Points

Aims

To provide an understanding of the physical principles, technologies and systems associated with renewable energy generation from geothermal and hydro sources. To provide an understanding of the position of these sources of energy in the current and future global energy requirements and the technical challenges in meeting the future energy demand.View detailed information about this course Energy from Biomass (EG50M1)

15 Credit Points

This course describes in detail the technologies used to convert biomass into energy. The course covers combustion, gasification, pyrolysis, anaerobic digestion, bioethanol and biodiesel.View detailed information about this course Geothermal and Solar Energy (EG503V)

15 Credit Points

This course aims to provide a broad understanding of generation from solar sources, the associated technologies and the main technical challenges.View detailed information about this course 


Programme Fees

Fee categoryCost
EU / INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS£23,500
Tuition Fees for 2021/22 Academic Year
HOME / RUK£9,200
Tuition Fees for 2021/22 Academic Year

MSc12 monthsOn Campus LearningFull TimeJanuaryAberdeenView

Programme Information

Semester 1

Compulsory Courses

Marine and Wind Energy (EG552U)

15 Credit Points

Aims

To provide an understanding of the physical principles, technologies and systems associated with renewable energy generation from wind and marine sources. To provide an understanding of the position of these sources of energy in the current and future global energy requirements and the technical challenges in meeting the future energy demand.View detailed information about this course Energy Conversion and Storage (EG551J)

15 Credit Points

This course is to provide an understanding of the need to and the efficiency behind conversion of energy from one form to another and the need to store energy in distinct forms, while minimising energy losses.View detailed information about this course Renewable Energy Integration to Grid (EG551K)

15 Credit Points

This course studies the challenges and solutions of integration of Electrical Energy generated from non-conventional Renewable Energy sources to the grid. View detailed information about this course Legislation, Economics and Safety (EG552S)

15 Credit Points

To provide an insight into the legislation and the economics framework which shape UK, European and international energy provisions from conventional and renewable sources. The course also aims to cover the fundamental safety issues which are important for the all renewable energy technologies.


Programme Fees

Fee categoryCost
EU / INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS£23,500
Tuition Fees for 2021/22 Academic Year
HOME / RUK£9,200

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