Renewable Energy Engineering MSc 2021/22 entry

Course code:

EECT068

Study options:

1 year full-time

 

Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

September 2021

 

Fees:

£14,250 | £4,000 (Work placement option additional fee)

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Course code:

EECT068

Study options:

1 year full-time

 

Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

September 2021

 

Fees:

£17,900 | £4,000 (Work placement option additional fee)

Find out more

Faculty:

Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

+44 (0) 24 7765 4321
Request information

Course code:

EECT068

Study options:

1 year full-time

 

Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

September 2021

 

Fees:

£17,900 | £4,000 (Work placement option additional fee)

Find out more

Faculty:

Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

+44 (0) 24 7765 4321
Request information

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, upon successful completion.

Work placement option

This master's programme provides you with the additional option to apply for a 'work placement' opportunity during your first semester with us. The 'work placement' is designed to further develop your skills, knowledge and professional experience with the aim of maximising your employability prospects upon successful completion. Please note that the optional placement modules incur an additional tuition fee of £4,000 payable on completion of 'work placement. Find out more about the work placement pathway.

Please note that we are unable to guarantee any placement or study abroad opportunities and that any such opportunities referred to on this webpage may be subject to additional costs (e.g. travel, visas and accommodation etc.), competitive application, availability and/or meeting any applicable visa requirements. To ensure that you fully understand the requirements in this regard, please contact the International Office for further details if you are an EU or International student.

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.

COVID-19

The University may deliver certain contact hours and assessments via emerging online technologies and methods across all courses. In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are prepared for courses due to start in or after the 2020/2021 academic year to be delivered in a variety of forms. The form of delivery will be determined in accordance with Government and Public Health guidance. Whether on campus or online, our key priority is staff and student safety.

Due to the ongoing restrictions relating to Covid-19, some facilities (including some teaching and learning spaces) and some non-academic offerings (particularly in relation to international experiences), may vary from those advertised and may have reduced availability or restrictions on their use.

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 and Professional Recognition

This course is accredited and recognised by the following bodies:

Chartered Management Institute

Chartered Management Institute

As part of this course you will undertake the consulting professional development module which is currently accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) for the 2020-21 intake. Upon successful completion of the module, you will gain the CMI Level 7 Certificate in Strategic Management and Leadership Practice at no additional cost. Further details can be found under the ‘course detail’ tab and on the CMI website and also on the Professional Development module homepage.

Coventry University’s accreditation with CMI is currently ongoing for the relevant modules.


Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE)

Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE)

This degree is accredited by the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) up to and including the 2025 intakes under licence from the UK regulator, the Engineering Council. Accreditation is a mark of assurance that the degree meets the standards set by the Engineering Council in the UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC). An accredited degree will provide you with some or all of the underpinning knowledge, understanding and skills for eventual registration as an Incorporated (IEng) or Chartered Engineer (CEng). Some employers recruit preferentially from accredited degrees, and an accredited degree is likely to be recognised by other countries that are signatories to international accords.

Students completing an IMechE accredited degree are deemed to have met part or all of the academic requirements for registration as a Chartered or Incorporated Engineer and are in a strong position to move on to achieve professional engineering status after a period of initial professional development in industry.

The accredited MSc will meet, in part, the exemplifying academic benchmark requirements for registration as a Chartered Engineer. Accredited MSc graduates who also have a BEng (Hons) accredited for CEng will be able to show that they have satisfied the educational base for CEng registration.

It should be noted that graduates from an accredited MSc programme, that do not also have an appropriately accredited Honours degree, will not be regarded as having the exemplifying qualifications for professional registration as a Chartered Engineer with the Engineering Council; and will need to have their qualifications individually assessed through the Individual Case Procedure if they wish to progress to CEng.

What our students say...

The Renewable Energy Engineering MSc covers a range of topics which have close links with mechanical engineering and some aspects of electrical and automotive engineering. I studied mechanical engineering for my undergraduate degree and I have really enjoyed the course so far as I near the end of the second term. I would definitely recommend to any students considering this course.

Samuel Hales, Renewable Energy Engineering MSC, graduated in 2019

Course information

This course will provide you with opportunities to develop and critically analyse technologies and applications for renewable heat, power and transportation.

You will have the chance to 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.

This course includes a mandatory Consulting Global Professional Development module developed in partnership with the Chartered Management Institute.

Course Specification
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Modules

Overview

Without work placement pathway

Semester 1
  • Computer aided engineering
  • Bioenergy engineering
  • Sustainability and the environment
  • Wind and hydro power engineering
Semester 2
  • Thermofluid systems
  • Solar energy engineering
  • Alternative propulsion systems
  • Global Professional Development- Consulting
Semester 3
  • Individual Project

All modules are mandatory



‘With work placement’ pathway'

The ‘With work placement’ opportunity enables you to apply in semester 1 for an optional 12 month work placement, extending the duration of your Masters to 24 months. The placement provides an opportunity for you to develop expertise and experience in your chosen field with the aim of enhancing your employability upon graduation.

Please note that the optional placement modules incur an additional tuition fee of £4,000. Placement opportunities may also be subject to additional costs, visa requirements being met, subject to availability and/or competitive application. Work placements are not guaranteed but you can benefit from the support of our employability and placements team EEC Futures in trying to find and secure an opportunity.

In semester six of this pathway, you will undertake an individual study project related to your work placement, subject to having successfully secured a placement.

Semester 1
  • Computer aided engineering
  • Solar energy engineering
  • Sustainability and the environment
  • Wind and the hydro power engineering
Semester 2
  • Thermofluid systems
  • Bioenergy engineering
  • Alternative propulsion systems
  • Global Professional Development- Consulting
Semester 3
  • Work placement (Part One)
Semester 4
  • Work placement (Part Two)
Semester 5
  • Work placement (Part Three)
Semester 6
  • Individual Project

All modules are mandatory



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.
  • Teaching will be located in the university’s £50 million engineering and computing building with modern equipment and student facilities, including wind tunnels and a solar simulator. Please note that this is subject to change and currently the course is being held virtually online.
  • Teaching and project supervision is provided by experienced academics who are research leaders in the field of renewable energy. Please note that staff are subject to change.
  • The MSc aims to meet the demand for skilled renewable energy engineers and graduate career prospects are wide ranging and could include manufacture, design, consultancy and management
  • Through a Chartered Management Institute (CMI) recognised business module, students will also have the opportunity to develop their project management skills and have the opportunity to gain level 7 certificates in consultancy and leadership, upon successful completion of the module. Please see the Accreditation and Professional recognition section for further information.
  • Renewable energy technology design, applications and evaluation, including solar thermal and photovoltaic systems, wind turbine and hydropower technologies, and biochemical and thermal conversion technologies
  • Electric vehicles and battery technology
  • Power generation and networks
  • Fluid dynamics, combustion and thermodynamics
  • Engineering design processes
  • Energy system management, logistics, consultancy and leadership
  • Sustainability: economics of clean energy systems, environmental impact assessments and cultural and societal benefits of renewable energy systems.

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 Engineering, Environment and Computing faculty is designed to have 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 the ALL approach 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. Please note that staff are subject to change. Teaching activities are designed to align with several of the university's faculty research centres, including the Centre for Fluids and Complex Systems and the Institute of Future Transport and Cities.

This course will be assessed using a variety of methods which will vary depending upon the module. Assessment methods include formal examinations, coursework, tests, essays, practical or project work, group work and presentations.

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.

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Select and apply appropriate systematic analysis methods to critically evaluate and solve complex renewable energy engineering problems
  • Analyse different energy resources and conversion processes using analytical modelling, experimental techniques and numerical simulations
  • Critically access the use of renewable energy systems to mitigate climate change and improve the environment and social welfare
  • Make and justify decisions for selecting and optimising renewable energy products and systems based on technical, environmental, economic, risk and social criteria
  • Develop innovative solutions to meet the current global sustainability and renewable energy challenges

Actual teaching contact hours will vary depending on the requirements of a particular semester, you will study two taught semesters and 1 project semester over the course of the year. For taught semesters, In a typical week your contact hours will be divided amongst personal tutorials, medium group teaching in tutorial sessions, labs and workshops activities as well as large group teaching in lectures. Additionally, you will be expected to undertake significant self-directed study approximately 35 hours each week, depending on the demands of individual modules. The number of contact hours may vary from semester to semester, however, on average, it is likely to be around 12 contact hours per week in the taught semesters. Your project-based semester will be supervisor supported, self-directed study in the region of 45 hours per week as well as supervisor meetings around 1 hour per week and optional workshops supporting your project which can add up to 10 additional hours across your project semester.

The University is committed to providing a global educational experience, which is reflected throughout the teaching experience. The course has previously recruited diverse international graduates and promotes multicultural experiences.

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 (subject to availability) from visiting international academics will be used to provide you with the opportunity to develop intercultural skills and experience.

International field trips may be provided through the Global Leaders Programme (GLP) and are subject to a GLP membership fee, and places may be subject to availability, application, and meeting visa requirements and additional fees may apply.

In addition to the international field trips and student mobility opportunities provided by our Global Leaders Programme (GLP), we have introduced Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) projects, which have proved highly popular across other courses within the University, providing the chance to collaborate on projects with students on similar courses throughout the world. 

Please note that any international experience opportunities may be subject to application, availability, meeting applicable visa requirements and or be subject to additional costs.

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 2018/19, we were able to provide a total of 5,469 experiences abroad that lasted at least five days.

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 2016/17


5,469

Student experiences

The number of student trips abroad for at least 5 days in 2018/19


12,000

and counting

The number of students we’ve helped travel internationally since 2016

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)
  • Have obtained a qualification 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 may gain entry, but their degrees and experience will be assessed for appropriate content by the course director. Each application will be considered on its merits and the final decision will be made by the course director. For information regarding what might amount to ‘equivalent qualification’ please contact postgraduate@coventry.ac.uk.

The tuition fee for the course that is stated on the course webpage and in the prospectus will apply. If the duration of the course is longer than one academic year, we may increase the fee for each subsequent year of study but any such increases will be no more than inflation. Following the UK’s exit from the European Union, EU students should be aware that there may be a change to UK laws following the UK’s exit, this may change their student status, their eligibility to study part time, and/or their eligibility for student finance. We will act in accordance with the UK’s laws in force in relation to student tuition fees and finance from time to time

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)
  • Have obtained a qualification 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 may gain entry, but their degrees and experience will be assessed for appropriate content by the course director. Each application will be considered on its merits and the final decision will be made by the course director. For information regarding what might amount to ‘equivalent qualification’ please contact postgraduate@coventry.ac.uk

The tuition fee for the course that is stated on the course webpage and in the prospectus will apply.  If the duration of the course is longer than one academic year, we may increase the fee for each subsequent year of study but any such increases will be no more than inflation. Following the UK’s exit from the European Union, EU students should be aware that there may be a change to UK laws following the UK’s exit, this may change their student status, their eligibility to study part time, and/or their eligibility for student finance. We will act in accordance with the UK’s laws in force in relation to student tuition fees and finance from time to time.

Following the UK’s exit from the European Union, EU students should be aware that there may be a change to UK laws following the UK’s exit in the coming years, this may change their student status, their eligibility to study part time, and/or their eligibility for student finance amongst other things. We will act in accordance with the UK’s laws in force from time to time.

English as a Foreign Language: This course requires IELTS of 6.5 overall, with no component lower than 5.5. 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)
  • Have obtained a qualification 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 may gain entry, but their degrees and experience will be assessed for appropriate content by the course director. Each application will be considered on its merits and the final decision will be made by the course director. For information regarding what might amount to ‘equivalent qualification’ please contact postgraduate@coventry.ac.uk.

The tuition fee that is stated on the course webpage and in the prospectus will apply for the first year of study. We will review our tuition fees each year.  For international students, we may increase fees for each subsequent year of study but such increases will be no more than 5% above inflation.

Graduate Immigration Route visa

Based on current information from the UK Government, students whose study extends beyond summer 2021 may be eligible for a visa under the UK Government’s Graduate Immigration Route, which will enable students to stay and work, or look for work, in the UK at any skill level for up to two (2) years. Check the most up to date guidance available to check your eligibility and any updates from the UK Government before making an application or enrolment decision.

English as a Foreign Language: This course requires IELTS of 6.5 overall, with no component lower than 5.5. 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 2021

£14,250 | £4,000 (Work placement option additional fee) (per year)


UK 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 2021

£17,900 | £4,000 (Work placement option additional fee) (per year)


Scholarships

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

Starts

Fee


September 2021

£17,900 | £4,000 (Work placement option additional fee) (per year)


Scholarships

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

Subject to a successful application for the optional work placement, a £4000 placement fee is payable in semester two.

Career prospects

Graduate Immigration Route visa

Based on current information from the UK Government, international students whose study extends beyond summer 2021 may be eligible for a visa under the UK Government’s Graduate Immigration Route, which will enable students to stay and work, or look for work, in the UK at any skill level for up to two (2) years. Check the most up to date guidance available to check your eligibility and any updates from the UK Government before making an application or enrolment decision.

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.

Renewable energy is set to expand even further as the UK aims to bring all greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050. 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.

A global skills shortage continues to ensure engineers remain among the most in-demand professions;

Engineering UK predicts 186,000 people with engineering skills will be needed annually through to 2024 to meet demand.

 

Where our graduates work

There are many wide ranging engineering jobs that have requirements for skills in energy systems and sustainability. Graduates may seek positions with energy technology manufacturers and operators, some may start their own companies, others could become energy consultants and many could go into more traditional aerospace, mechanical and automotive engineering jobs. 

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 2020/21 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 course webpage and in the prospectus for the first year of study will apply. We will review our tuition fees each year. For UK and EU students, if Parliament permit an increase in tuition fees, we may increase fees for each subsequent year of study in line with any such changes. Note that any increase is expected to be in line with inflation. Following the UK’s exit from the European Union, EU students should be aware that there may be a change to UK laws following the UK’s exit, this may change their student status, their eligibility to study part time, and/or their eligibility for student finance. We will act in accordance with the UK’s laws in force in relation to student tuition fees and finance from time to time.

For International students the tuition fee that is stated on the course webpage and in the prospectus for the first year of study will apply. We will review our tuition fees each year. For international students, we may increase fees for each subsequent year of study but such increases will be no more than 5% above inflation.