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MSc Renewable Energy and Clean Technology

Year of entry: 2020

Overview

Degree awarded
Master of Science
Duration
12 months full-time
Entry requirements
We require a good Upper Second Class Honours degree or international equivalent in any of the following: electrical and electronic engineering, mechanical engineering, engineering, physics, or equivalent scientific discipline which includes a significant mathematical and engineering content.

Applicants will be considered with alternative qualifications who also have appropriate industrial experience.

When assessing your academic record, we take into account your grade average with particular emphasis on relevant course units and the standing of the institution where you studied your qualification.

Full entry requirements

How to apply

Apply online

Course options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning
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Course overview

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Fees

For entry in the academic year beginning September 2020, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MSc (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £10,500
    International students (per annum): £25,000

The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive for the course tuition, administration and computational costs during your studies.

All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of courses lasting more than a year for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for International students, for the course duration at the year of entry). For general fees information please visit: postgraduate fees . Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your qualification award and method of attendance.

Self-funded international applicants for this course will be required to pay a deposit of £1000 towards their tuition fees before a confirmation of acceptance for studies (CAS) is issued. This deposit will only be refunded if immigration permission is refused. We will notify you about how and when to make this payment.

Policy on additional costs

All students should normally be able to complete their programme of study without incurring additional study costs over and above the tuition fee for that programme. Any unavoidable additional compulsory costs totalling more than 1% of the annual home undergraduate fee per annum, regardless of whether the programme in question is undergraduate or postgraduate taught, will be made clear to you at the point of application. Further information can be found in the University's Policy on additional costs incurred by students on undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes (PDF document, 91KB).

Contact details

Department
Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Contact name
Matthew Pumford
Telephone
+44 (0)161-306 4701
Email
Website
https://www.manchester.ac.uk/eee
School/Faculty

The School of Engineering creates a world of possibilities for students pursuing skills and understanding. Through dynamic research and teaching we develop engineering solutions that make a difference to society in an ethical and sustainable way.  Science-based engineering is at the heart of what we do, and through collaboration we support the engineers and scientists of tomorrow to become technically strong, analytically innovative and creative. Find out more about Science and Engineering at Manchester .

Courses in related subject areas

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Entry requirements

Academic entry qualification overview

We require a good Upper Second Class Honours degree or international equivalent in any of the following: electrical and electronic engineering, mechanical engineering, engineering, physics, or equivalent scientific discipline which includes a significant mathematical and engineering content.

Applicants will be considered with alternative qualifications who also have appropriate industrial experience.

When assessing your academic record, we take into account your grade average with particular emphasis on relevant course units and the standing of the institution where you studied your qualification.

English language

You will need to be able to demonstrate competency in the English language and if do not already possess a recognised English Language qualification will need to take a test such as:

  • IELTS score of 6.5 overall with no sub-test of less than 6.0
  • TOEFL iBT score of 90 overall with no sub-test of less than 22 (please note that we do not accept 'My Best' score reports)
  • Pearson PTE score of 58 overall with no sub-test of less than 50

English language test validity

Some English Language test results are only valid for two years. Your English Language test report must be valid on the start date of the course.

Application and selection

How to apply

Advice to applicants

Please note that we can only assess complete applications. Complete applications must include all of the applicable items from the following list:

  • Official Bachelor degree transcripts, including official translations and original language copies if study not undertaken in English. 2+2 and 3+1 applicants must provide official transcripts and certificates from both institutions.
  • Final Degree Certificate, or Study Certificate confirming dates duration and level if degree not yet complete.
  • One supporting reference letter, signed by hand and on headed paper.
  • Current IELTS certificate if available (please note that conditional offers can be made without proof of English ability).
  • If studying in the UK from overseas, a copy of your BRP card and an enrolment letter accurately confirming dates duration level and location of UK studies.
  • If still studying, please provide an official list of all the modules you are taking in your final year.
  • Applicants studying in China are required to provide an official document confirming average percentage grade.
  • A CV is compulsory for applicants who have been out of education for three or more years.

Please note that failure to provide these documents may lead to your application being declined. We will only contact you once to request any missing documents, and failure to provide them by the deadlines given in our email will result in your application being unsuccessful.

Re-applications

If you applied in the previous year and your application was not successful you may apply again. Your application will be considered against the standard course entry criteria for that year of entry. In your new application you should demonstrate how your application has improved. We may draw upon all information from your previous applications or any previous registrations at the University as a student when assessing your suitability for your chosen course.

Course details

Course description

The REaCT course will provide you with a detailed understanding of the key renewable energy generation technologies and the factors which influence their exploitation.

It provides the foundations necessary to understand the principles of solar, wind and marine energy technologies and also the knowledge required to understand: the efficient distribution of renewables; their integration into usage into zero carbon built infrastructure and to determine the economic and climate issues affecting the choice of renewable.

Manchester Engineering Campus Development (MECD), the University of Manchester's new £400m purpose built home for engineering and material science , is nearing completion. The physical move to the new development is scheduled to take place between January 2021 and December 2021. Whilst it is anticipated that access to equipment, or work on projects for which such access is required may be limited during the period of the move, plans are underway to ensure that any disruption caused is minimised, a wide selection of dissertation projects will continue to be available, and excellent student experience remains pivotal. If you have any questions about how the move may affect you, please contact pgt-eee@manchester.ac.uk .

Course unit list

The course unit details given below are subject to change, and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.

TitleCodeCredit ratingMandatory/optional
Dissertation EEEN60070 60 Mandatory
Smart Grids & Sustainable Electricity Systems EEEN60352 15 Mandatory
Techniques for Research and Industry EEEN60357 15 Mandatory
Introduction to Power Systems EEEN60401 15 Mandatory
Interfacing clean energy systems EEEN60402 15 Mandatory
Understanding Energy as a 'system' driving modern society EEEN60411 15 Mandatory
Solar Energy Technologies EEEN60421 15 Mandatory
Zero Carbon Built Infrastructure EEEN60422 15 Mandatory
Marine Energy: Wind, Wave & Tidal EEEN60431 15 Mandatory

Disability support

Practical support and advice for current students and applicants is available from the Disability Advisory and Support Service. Email: dass@manchester.ac.uk

Careers

Career opportunities

In completing this multidisciplinary course you will become highly employable in an area of technology which will be of dominant importance in this century. The course will provide you with all the necessary skills required if you wish to continue to study for a PhD and contribute your own ideas to advance these key technologies. COVID-19 is changing how and when we use electrical energy, but electrical energy is still essential to society; to play, to work, to study, to shop, to cook, and for warmth. In 2019 the UK set a record for its power network being coal-free for 18 days and 6 hours, the longest period since 1882, and during this period, the renewable energy sector contributed 28% of our energy needs. From China to Chile, India to Indonesia, many countries across the world are making greater use of renewable energy sources, and have ambitious plans for increasing their use. Our graduates from REaCT (Renewable Energy and Clean Technology) are, and will continue to make their contribution to more efficient, lower-cost renewable energy technology, increased use of renewables, intelligent energy-efficient building design and advanced power system management and control. Come join REaCT, and make your contribution!