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Renewable Energy Engineering MSc 2019/20 entry

Course code:

EECT005

Study options:

1 year full-time

 

Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

September 2019

 

Fees:

2019/20 fees - TBC
2018/19 fees - £7,750

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Faculty:

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Overview

This course is designed for students that are interested in supporting the renewable energy industry as it continues its rapid growth to tackle the severe issues posed by climate change. Students will have the opportunity to advance their engineering proficiency and develop new skills and knowledge.

Through the exploration of current and emerging technologies and applications for renewable energy, students will be prepared to make significant contributions to their professions, the economy and society.

Why Coventry University?

An award-winning university, we are committed to providing our students with the best possible experience. We continue to invest in both our facilities and our innovative approach to education. Our students benefit from industry-relevant teaching, and resources and support designed to help them succeed. These range from our modern library and computing facilities to dedicated careers advice and our impressive Students’ Union activities.

Global ready

An international outlook, with global opportunities

Employability

Career-ready graduates, with the skills to succeed

Student experience

All the support you need, in a top student city

Accreditation & Professional Recognition

This course is accredited and recognised by the following bodies:

Prior Experiential learning (APEL)

There is an accreditation for Prior Learning (APL) process available which is in accordance with University regulations for taught postgraduate courses.

The accreditation for Prior Experiential learning (APEL) will only be awarded for achievements equivalent to master’s level. AP(E)L will be assessed in line with University Regulations.

Course information

This course will enable students to develop and critically analyse technologies and applications for renewable heat, power and transportation.

Students will learn how to apply their engineering knowledge to address the requirement for cost-effective carbon reduction solutions and appraise the global socio-economic challenges associated with renewable energy.

Course Specification
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Modules

Overview

Modules

  • Semester 1

    • Computer Aided Engineering
    • Solar Energy Engineering
    • Sustainability and the Environment
    • Wind and Hydro Power Engineering
  • Semester 2

    • Thermofluid Systems
    • Bioenergy Engineering
    • Alternative Propulsion Systems
    • Global Professional Development (CMI)
  • Semester 3

    • Individual Project

We regularly review our course content, to make it relevant and current for the benefit of our students. For these reasons, course modules may be updated.

In more detail...

  • The course is designed for students from a variety of different academic and professional backgrounds.
  • The School is located in an inspirational £50M state-of-the-art building with modern equipment and student facilities.
  • Teaching and project supervision is provided by experienced academics who are research leaders in the field of renewable energy.
  • The MSc meets the demand for skilled renewable energy engineers and graduate career prospects will be wide ranging to include manufacture, design, consultancy and management.
  • Through a Chartered Management Institute (CMI) recognised business module, students will develop their project management skills and have the opportunity to gain level 7 certificates in consultancy and leadership.

The delivery of the curriculum will be informed by University and Faculty/School developments in teaching and learning, including the University’s Teaching and Learning Strategy. The EEC faculty has an ‘Activity Led Learning’ (ALL) delivery approach to all its courses and the Engineering and Computing Building has been designed to support this. This programme aligns well to ALL as it is inherently very practical, due to the use of computational simulations, numerical modelling and laboratory-based experimentations. 

Teaching will be supported by academics who are research leaders in the areas of alternative transportation and solar, wind, hydro and bio energy, and teaching activities align with several of the University's Faculty Research Centres (Centre for Mobility and Transport, Flow Measurement and Fluid Mechanics and Low Impact Buildings).

This course will be assessed using a variety of methods which will could vary depending upon the module. Assessment methods will include exams, individual assignments and group work elements that clearly explain the opportunity for individual marks.

The Coventry University Group assessment strategy ensures that our courses are fairly assessed and allows us to monitor student progression towards the achieving the intended learning outcomes. Assessments may include exams, individual assignments or group work elements.

The course has multiple modules that are structured around weekly classes comprising lectures, tutorials and practical sessions. Students will also carry out an individual research project under the guidance of an academic supervisor.

Energy engineering companies are increasingly developing global partnerships. Extended supply chains and energy security in the context of sustainability and energy management will be considered throughout the course. Case studies for both developing and developed countries will be an area of focus, with teaching activities supported by international research projects. Group work and guest lectures from visiting international academics will be used to develop intercultural skills and experience.

Global ready

Did you know we help more students travel internationally than any other UK university according to data from the experts in higher education data and analysis, HESA?

In 2016/17, we were able to provide a total of 3,482 student experiences abroad that lasted at least five.

Much of this travel is made possible through our Global Leaders Programme, which enables students to prepare for the challenges of the global employment market, as well as strengthening and developing their broader personal and professional skills.

Explore our international experiences

1st for

international experiences

Sending more students overseas than any other UK uni (HESA 2016/17)


3,482

Student experiences

The number of student trips abroad for at least 5 days in 2016/17



21,000

and counting

The number of students we’ve helped travel internationally so far

12

global programmes

As well as trips, we offer other opportunities like language courses


Entry Requirements

To commence the full-time MSc Renewable Energy Engineering course, applicants must:

  • Be an honours graduate of any physical science, mathematics or engineering discipline (minimum 2:2 or higher),
  • Obtained from a recognised university/HE institution, or hold an equivalent qualification acceptable to Coventry University.
  • Students who do not fit with the above entry requirements can gain entry, but their degrees and experience will be assessed for appropriate content by the course director.

To commence the full-time MSc Renewable Energy Engineering course, applicants must:

  • Be an honours graduate of any physical science, mathematics or engineering discipline (minimum 2:2 or higher),
  • Obtained from a recognised university/HE institution, or hold an equivalent qualification acceptable to Coventry University.
  • Students who do not fit with the above entry requirements can gain entry, but their degrees and experience will be assessed for appropriate content by the course director.

English as a Foreign Language: This course requires IELTS 6.5. Pre-Sessional English is available if required.

Our International Student Hub offers information on entry requirements for your country, as well as contact details for agents and representatives should you need more advice.

More detail

To commence the full-time MSc Renewable Energy Engineering course, applicants must:

  • Be an honours graduate of any physical science, mathematics or engineering discipline (minimum 2:2 or higher),
  • Obtained from a recognised university/HE institution, or hold an equivalent qualification acceptable to Coventry University.
  • Students who do not fit with the above entry requirements can gain entry, but their degrees and experience will be assessed for appropriate content by the course director.

English as a Foreign Language: This course requires IELTS 6.5. Pre-Sessional English is available if required.

Our International Student Hub offers information on entry requirements for your country, as well as contact details for agents and representatives should you need more advice.

More detail

Tuition Fees

We pride ourselves on offering competitive tuition fees which we review on an annual basis and offer a wide range of scholarships to support students with their studies. Course fees are calculated on the basis of what it costs to teach each course and we aim for total financial transparency.

Starts

Fee


September 2019

2019/20 fees - TBC
2018/19 fees - £7,750 (per year)


Scholarships

If you're a truly outstanding undergraduate candidate we may be able to offer you a Coventry University Scholarship. Coventry University Scholarships are awarded to recognise truly exceptional sports achievement and academic excellence.

Starts

Fee


September 2019

2019/20 fees - TBC
2018/19 fees - £7,750 (per year)


Scholarships

For the September 2017 and January 2018 intakes, we're investing £1 million into scholarships for high achieving and enterprising students.

Our scholarships are worth up to £10,000 and every student that applies will be considered. Fulfil your potential this academic year with Coventry University!

Starts

Fee


September 2019

2019/20 fees - TBC
2018/19 fees - £15,050 (per year)


Scholarships

For the September 2017 and January 2018 intakes, we're investing £1 million into scholarships for high achieving and enterprising students.

Our scholarships are worth up to £10,000 and every student that applies will be considered. Fulfil your potential this academic year with Coventry University!

Career prospects

This course addresses the need for skilled energy engineers. Students will develop a systematic understanding of knowledge, analytical techniques and research skills related to an MSc in Renewable Energy Engineering. Embedded in the course is a CMI management module to give students essential business management experience and transferable skills.

Globally, the total renewable energy capacity has quadrupled in the last ten years. In 2015, $286 billion was invested in renewables and, for the first time, more than half of all added power generation came from renewables. However, significant increases in growth are still needed if global renewable energy targets are to be achieved.  In the UK alone, it is expected that more than half a million jobs in the renewable energy sector will have been created by 2020.

Renewable energy is set to expand even further as the UK aims to achieve an 80% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, and similar targets are in place around the globe. Renewable energy also has a particularly important role to play in providing crucial services in developing countries to tackle poverty and support sustainable economic growth.

Disclaimer

By accepting your offer of a place and enrolling with us, a Student Contract will be formed between you and the University. A copy of the 19/20 Contract can be found here. The Contract details your rights and the obligations you will be bound by during your time as a student and contains the obligations that the University will owe to you. You should read the Contract before you accept an offer of a place and before you enrol at the University.

The tuition fee for the course that is stated on the webpage and in the prospectus will apply. If the duration of the course is longer than one academic year, the University may increase the fee for each subsequent year of study but any such increases will be no more than inflation.