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Renewable Energy Engineering

University of Portsmouth

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On this Renewable Energy Engineering programme from University of Portsmouth, you'll learn more about the energy industry, better preparing you for a career in the field, and develop the theoretical knowledge and practical skills to deliver products and services that benefit the climate and society.

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Do you like solving problems and getting hands-on with new and exciting technology? Are you interested in finding solutions that deal with society's reliance on fossil fuels? Do you want to follow in the footsteps of the engineers who worked on advancements such as solar-powered drones and the hydrogen fuel used to heat and power green homes?

If so, this Renewable Energy Engineering programme from University of Portsmouth is your ideal next move. You can study it as a Bachelor's degree over 3 years (BEng) or integrated Master's degree over 4 years (MEng).

This branch of engineering focuses on powering the world, and the infrastructure around this. From energy conversion and storage technology, to low carbon heating systems, electrical circuit analysis and large network grids, you'll study a variety of topics in this constantly evolving area.

When you graduate, you'll be ready for a career working at the forefront of the technology responsible for electrical and renewable energy. You'll have a skillset that's always in demand, and get to be part of the solution to one of the most pressing issues facing society.

MEng and BEng differences

The 3-year Bachelor's degree (BEng) and 4-year integrated Master's degree (MEng) share the same modules in years 1–3. The MEng allows you to achieve a postgraduate-level degree with an extra year of study.

You can apply for the MEng or BEng. If you study the BEng, you'll also have the option of applying for the MEng at the end of year 3.

Careers and opportunities

When you finish this course, our careers and employability service can help you find a job that puts your skills to work in the industry.

You'll get work at the forefront of electrical and renewable energy technology, reinforcing and improving infrastructure. Not only is the work rewarding, but you'll be working in a highly skilled area, which is always in-demand.

You'll graduate with the skills and understanding to work in many related areas, including:

  • Energy generation, such as in solar or wind power
  • Energy conversion and storage in areas such as batteries and hydrogen fuel cell technologies.
  • Sustainable transport systems, in fields such as electric vehicles, charging infrastructure, as well as hydrogen and biomethane vehicles
  • Low carbon heating systems, such as in solar, thermal, hydrogen energy, as well as biomethane and heat pumps
  • Energy efficient buildings, in areas such as energy conservation, new materials, smart energy management and energy audits
  • Working to improve national security by working on new technologies and infrastructure

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Energy Conversion and Storage Technology
  • Algorithms and Programming
  • Analogue Circuits
  • Energy Systems
  • Mathematical Principles
  • Principles of Digital Systems

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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 120-136 points to include a minimum of 3 A levels, or equivalent, to include Mathematics, plus two relevant subjects.
  • English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.

Living costs for Portsmouth

710 - 1099 GBP /month
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The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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