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Renewable energy and clean technology
MSc Renewable Energy and Clean Technology

MSc Renewable Energy and Clean Technology

Year of entry: 2019

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
MSc Y N N N

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.

Fees

For entry in the academic year beginning September 2019, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MSc (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £10,500
    International students (per annum): £24,500

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

School/Faculty
School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Contact name
Jonathan Restall
Telephone
+44 (0)161-306 4822
Email
Website
http://www.eee.manchester.ac.uk/study/pgt/react-msc/
School/Faculty

Courses in related subject areas

Use the links below to view lists of courses in related subject areas.

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 at least three sub-tests at 6.0 or above and no sub-test below 5.5
  • TOEFL iBT score of 90 overall with no sub-test of less than 22
  • Pearson PTE score of 59 overall with no sub-test of less than 51
  • Cambridge CPE grade C

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

If you do not currently have an English Language qualification at the required level then it may be possible to arrange a pre-sessional course, the duration of which will depend on your current English language qualification. For more information on the pre-sessional English language courses please visit the University Language Centre website.

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

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.

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.