Renewable Energy

Edinburgh Napier University


Merchiston Campus


Renewable energy technologies have become an important part of energy production. Strong initiatives and investments from the public and private sectors have made this a rapidly growing field and created further career opportunities in the sector.

This is one of the few courses offered at Masters level which not only encompasses renewable energy technologies but also complements with the essential related elements of renewable energy finance and environmental law.

These elements touch on financial analytical tools, project structuring, finance and management in renewable energy, while the law element will consider legal framework impacting upon renewable energy provision.

Subjects include:
Sustainable energy technologies; Solar energy: technology, modelling and analysis; Renewable energy finance and environmental law; Research skills and project management; Distributed generation systems; Energy Materials; MSc Project module.

Entry Requirements

A 2:2 Honours degree or above with a background in a relevant engineering field such as electrical, electronics, mechanical, automation, control, energy or renewable/sustainable energy. Applicants with a built environment background may also be considered.

Start Date

September, January


Postgraduate Master's



Study Method

Full time

Course Length

12 months (September) 18 months (January)



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