UCAS Code: H224
Renewable energy technologies such as hydroelectricity, solar power, biomass, wind energy and tidal turbines are now fundamental to the growing global effort to combat damaging climate change.
We offer renewable energy degrees which cover virtually every aspect of the wide range of technologies that you will encounter in a professional career in this field.
Renewable Energy is the study of the energy sources of the future. It involves every aspect of the study of matter and energy, and forms the basis of the science, engineering and technology of tomorrow. A career in renewable energy is both rewarding and a positive contribution to the fight against global environmental damage.
At Dundee our Renewable Energy degrees emphasise real-life engineering practice and research methodology through extensive practical projects chosen to match your career objectives. They reflect both experimental and theoretical aspects of the subject.
Tuition fees are approximate and dependent upon currency exchange rates.Start date September 2015 Duration full-time 60 months Languages Take an IELTS test
The MSci degree in Renewable Energy share a common set of six modules in Level 1. These establish a good understanding of the foundation subjects:
- Electricity, Optics & Waves
- Engineering Mathematics
- Mechanics & Thermodynamics
- Professional Studies
- Renewable Energy
The six modules in Level 2 are now more focused with an emphasis on general energy and engineering principles and underlying mathematics:
- Electrical & Mechanical Systems
- Energy Physics
- Engineering Mathematics
- Engineering Software
- Fundamentals of Electronic Devices
The range of subjects studied in the modules taken at Level 3 is broadened to include civil engineering materials and their interaction with the environment, fluid mechanics and thermodynamics. Practical classes give exposure to modern equipment.
- Atomic and Nuclear Physics
- Civil Engineering Materials and the Environment
- Electromagnetics with Transferable Skills
- Fluid Mechanics
- Mathematical Methods
- Power Engineering
- Renewable Energy Laboratory
- Solid State Physics
At Honours level you will take six taught modules covering the in-depth topics required by a practising renewables specialist, and undertake a major individual project in association with a research group or industrial partner.
- Chemical Energy
- Nuclear Power
- Power Station Engineering and the Grid
- Remote Sensing Systems
- Solar Energy
- Wind and Marine Energy
This year is only followed by the MSci Honours students. Amongst the taught modules that you will choose to study there will be a significant emphasis on professional engineering topics such as:
- energy law
- the hydrogen economy
- environmental modelling
- industrial economics.
Teaching takes the form of intensive conference-style weeks rather than traditional lecture courses.
Professional engineering principles are further developed through an in-depth continuation of your Level 4 individual project and group activities.
Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).
Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.
All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.
- Minimum Requirements:
SQA Higher: AABB
GCE A-Level: BBB
ILC Higher: AABB
IB Diploma: 32 points with 6, 5, 5 at HL
- Essential Subjects:
Mathematics and a science or engineering subject (H, A-L, ILC H, HL).
- Advanced Entry (to level 2):
SQA Advanced Higher: AB+BB (H) in different subjects
GCE A-Level: ABB
IB Diploma: 34 points with 6, 6, 5 at HL
- Essential Subjects:
Mathematics and a science or engineering subject (AH, A-L, HL).
No work experience is required.
"The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."
Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.
Alumni Bursary for UK Undergraduate students
* The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than University of Dundee.