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Renewable Energy Systems Technology (Distance Learning) MSc

Loughborough University

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Loughborough University

  • Study mode

    Distance / Online

  • Start date

    OCT-21, JAN-22

  • Duration

    Variable - to suit the learner

Course summary

Based upon our renowned full-time Renewable Energy Systems Technology MSc, this award-winning, part-time, online distance learning programme offers you flexibility in terms of place, pace and learning mode. For nearly 20 years, our online programme has enabled over 400 students and practicing engineers to achieve their MSc qualification even if they are unable to attend classes or exams at Loughborough.

Our Renewable Energy Systems Technology MSc is designed to match the demands of employers worldwide. You will develop the full range of knowledge and skills needed for a successful and effective career in the global renewable energy sector. Our highly skilled graduates are prized by industry, with many now having senior positions in industry, commerce, government and NGOs.

The programme is designed and delivered by experts from the Centre for Renewable Energy Systems Technology (CREST), the UK’s largest sustainable energy engineering research centre. At CREST, we have influential partnerships with industry, policy makers, and researchers across the world. This means the course is always up-to-date and includes the latest research and thinking in sustainability. All your modules are taught by these leading experts, and you will benefit greatly from their experience.

The objectives of the course are to provide you with an advanced technical level of education in a range of renewable energy technologies. These include solar, wind, biomass, energy storage and water with an emphasis on integration into electricity networks in developed and developing countries. Furthermore, policy, investment and environmental issues are examined to understand the wider context for renewable energy. Your major research project will enable you to develop in-depth research and problem-solving skills. This can be focused on practical or theoretical research relating to a wide range of renewable or sustainable energy topics, ranging from technology to policy to investment.

By using the same course materials as the full time programme, distance learning students can achieve the same outcomes as their full-time counterparts. The main difference is the study method (online e-learning platform versus a face-to-face classroom environment) and the length of study which is typically 3-4 years.

Through the enhanced use of our Virtual Learning Environment platform we can offer students the opportunity to study postgraduate modules completely online. This includes scheduled tutorial submissions and online assignments, supported tutor group sessions, live streamed and recorded lectures, collaboration and discussion forums for communicating with tutors and fellow learners. Specially designed computer-based simulation activities are used to replicate practical laboratories for specific modules.

Who should study this programme?

Our master's in renewable energy is ideal for individuals looking to understand both the technical and practical aspects of renewable energy engineering. Students join us from a range of science and engineering backgrounds, and many of our graduates have used this programme to successfully move into new careers in renewable and sustainable energy engineering professions. If you're looking for a renewable energy course that will help you stand out from the crowd, then this is the course for you.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
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£ 25,450per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Loughborough University

  • University League Table

    7th

  • Campus address

    Loughborough University, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 3TU, England

Loughborough University's two campuses are located in different parts of the UK, near to airports, making it easier to explore more of Europe.
Loughborough's research community is made up of over 1,160 research students spanning 90 nationalities and over 860 members of staff supporting them.
Home to over 20,000 students and staff from more than 145 different countries. 1,070+ students are based at the London campus, over 80% are international.

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