Wind, marine and solar energy technologies are covered, as well as the wider environment in which they are to fit, including: resource assessment; energy production, delivery and consumption; efficiency; sustainability; economics, policy and regulation.
In addition, this Sustainable Energy Systems programme at The University of Edinburgh students actively engage in research as part of their dissertation projects either within the Institute for Energy Systems or with industry, with some joining our PhD community afterwards.
Graduates go on to a wide range of activities in industry, public organisations or academia. The MSc has well established links with industry, with many graduates finding employment with leading national and international companies involved with energy, consultancy and engineering. Recent graduates are now working as civil, structural, automotive, subsea and electrical engineers and as power systems, energy and environment and renewable energy consultants. Employing firms include Arup, Alston, Avery, Dennison, GE, Schneider, SSE and Scottish Power.
This programme is accredited as counting towards further learning (FL), as a requisite in the educational base for a Chartered Engineering (CEng).
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- Technologies for Sustainable Energy
- Energy and Environmental Economics
- Sustainable Energy Contexts
- Electrical Engineering Fundamentals of Renewable Energy
- Mechanical Engineering Fundamentals of Renewable Energy
- Solar Energy & Photovoltaic Systems
- Principles of Wind Energy
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- 12 months
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DisciplinesEnergy & Power Engineering Sustainable Energy View 119 other Masters in Energy & Power Engineering in United Kingdom
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- A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in engineering or physics.
- If you apply with a background in another field, you may be accepted if you hold a UK first class honours degree, or its international equivalent, and have studied mathematics to first year undergraduate level, including vectorial calculus (gradients, curls, etc), complex algebra and Fourier transforms. You must also be able to demonstrate a strong interest in the energy sector.
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International28150 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 28150 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA13000 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 13000 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
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