Renewable Energy Engineering

University of Aberdeen


Foresterhill Campus


This programme provides students with a detailed knowledge and understanding of all the major renewable energy sources and the engineering skills associated with them. Key areas covered include electrical systems for renewable energy, energy conversion and storage, and the fundamental concepts in safety engineering.

You will get both a theoretical and practical grounding. Teaching is by specialist staff drawn from the university engineering school and the energy industry, each of whom are highly regarded in their field of expertise. The programme is constantly updated to reflect the current and future needs of the renewable energy industry.

One of the main features of the MSc Programme is its interdisciplinary nature, being suitable for students with mechanical, civil, electrical, chemical and other suitable engineering backgrounds. In special cases, the programme is also made available to those with relevant science backgrounds, including Physics, Chemistry and Applied Maths.

Entry Requirements

A 2:1 (upper second class) UK Honours degree in any branch of Engineering, Physics, Maths or Chemistry.

Students with a 2:2 and 2+ years of relevant experience may also be considered.

Key subjects you must have covered: Mathematics.

Start Date

September, January


Postgraduate Master's



Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Physical Science



SCQF Level



Career Area


Career Sectors

Aeronautical Engineering

Chemical and Materials Engineering

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Engineering General

Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (including Fabrication and Welding)

Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering

Offshore and Energy