12 months
21500 GBP/year
10825 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Renewable Energy programme offered by the Cranfield University will equip you with the advanced interdisciplinary skills required to design, optimise and evaluate the technical and economic viability of renewable energy schemes. 

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Key facts

This Renewable Energy programme offered by the Cranfield University will equip you with the advanced knowledge and skills to develop a successful career in the rapidly growing renewable energy sector. A choice of study routes enables you to specialise in developing the state-of-the-art technical skills required to design renewable energy systems, or to focus on managing renewable engineering projects and systems. Ranked in the UK top 5 for mechanical engineering, Cranfield offers a unique, postgraduate-only environment, unique engineering-scale facilities for the development of efficient renewable energy technologies with low CO2 emissions and a teaching team with extensive experience of solving real world renewable energy challenges.

Why this course?

Governments around the world are establishing increasingly ambitious targets for renewable energy use. For example, by 2030 China plans to increase the share of non-fossil fuels in its total energy mix to 20% and Europe to 30%. The Renewable Energy MSc will prepare you for an exciting and rewarding career helping to address the global challenge of moving to a low carbon economy.

  • Study at a top 5 ranked UK university for mechanical, aeronautical and manufacturing engineering,
  • Choose to acquire the technical skills required to design renewable energy systems, or focus on developing the capability to manage renewable engineering projects and systems,
  • Participate in individual and group projects focused on your personal interests and career aspirations,
  • Learn from lecturers with extensive, current experience of working with industry on solving real world energy challenges,
  • Benefit from engineering-scale facilities for the development of efficient technologies with low CO2 emissions.


With the current global focus on developing low carbon energy production and renewable energy technologies, you can expect to be highly sought after by employers. Equipped with the expertise to analyse current and future energy needs and to design and implement appropriate solutions, a wide range of careers are open to you, as a professional scientist or engineer across the full breadth of industrial and public sector organisations involved in renewable energy.

For example, on completion of the course, our students have been employed by organisations such as E.ON, Vestas, Vattenfall, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, ABB, Scottish Renewables, EDF and Iberdrola.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Renewable Energy Technologies 
  • Engineering Stress Analysis: Theory and Simulations
  • Solar Energy Engineering
  • Energy Entrepreneurship
  • Energy Systems Case Studies
  • Fluid Mechanics and Loading
  • Design of Offshore Energy Structures 



Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Although there are no set application deadlines, we recommend that you apply as early as possible to secure your place.


IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A first or second class UK honours degree (or equivalent) in a related science or engineering discipline. Other recognised professional qualifications or several years' relevant industrial experience may be accepted as equivalent, subject to approval by the Course Director.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21500 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    10825 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10825 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.


  • MSc Part-time: £1,685 
  • PgDip Full-time: £8,250
  • PgCert Full-time: £4,750


  • PgDip Full-time: £17,950
  • PgCert Full-time: £8,950

Living costs for Cranfield

700 - 1300 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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