Electrical Engineering for Sustainable and Renewable Energy MSc


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Qualification name:Electrical Engineering for Sustainable and Renewable Energy
Duration:1 year full-time
Entry requirements:A high 2:2 or equivalent
Including:Electrical Engineering, or other electrical engineering related degrees.
Excluding:All Arts, Social Sciences, Sciences & most other engineering subjects
IELTS:6.0 (with no less than 5.5 in any element)
Start date:September
Campus:University Park Campus
School:  Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Course Overview

The MSc Electrical Engineering for Sustainable and Renewable Energy is designed to provide instruction and training in the most recent developments in the equipment and systems used to interface and control renewable and sustainable energy systems.

This knowledge is essential both for an engineer wanting to work in research and development in electrical engineering for renewable energy systems in industry and for an engineer planning a research career in the field.

The course will give you an advanced and comprehensive coverage of the specialist engineering skills required by an engineer working in electrical technology for renewable and sustainable energy systems.

The programme provides an excellent basis for a range of students wanting to engage in further study. This includes working engineers wishing to update their knowledge in this area or those students/engineers who wish to go on to do research e.g. to study for a PhD degree. It is also suitable for first degree students who wish to enhance their training to masters degree level before embarking on a career in industry.

Key facts

  • The Faculty of Engineering conducts research that has been recognised by the Research Excellence Framework (2014) as being world-leading or internationally excellent, placing it in the UK’s top ten universities for engineering. 
  • One-to-one project tuition with expert members of staff.
  • Teaching informed by active leading-edge researchers in the field; innovative and engaging teaching methods.
  • Access to many online resources and flexibility in course content.
  • This course is currently going through the process for accreditation with the IET (Institution of Engineering and Technology) to meet the further learning requirements of a Chartered Engineer.

Course Details

After completing the taught components of the course, you will undertake a major piece of advanced independent research under the supervision of a specialist in your chosen area.

We will provide you with advice and guidance while you select and refine your area of study, and offer close supervision and support as you complete your research and your MSc.

You will be taught using the latest advances in teaching methods and electronic resources, as well as small-group and individual tuition.

Tutors provide feedback on assignments. Our objective is to help you develop the confidence to work as a professional academic, at ease with the conventions of the discipline, and ready to tackle any area of research in electronic technology for sustainable and renewable energy systems.

In the early stages of your project dissertation, your supervisor will read through and comment on your draft work. The project dissertation itself comprises a significant piece of your own research.

We also offer a Postgraduate Diploma Electrical Technology for Sustainable and Renewable Energy


UK/EU Students

Funding information can be found on the Graduate School website.

Funding available through the Faculty can be found on the Faculty of Engineering website.

International Students

Funding opportunities for international students can be found on the International Office website.


Our postgraduates generally progress to exciting roles in design and development with major international companies or government agencies, obtain consultancy posts with leading contract consultant companies or move into successful academic careers.

Average starting salary and career progression

In 2013, 88% of postgraduates in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering who were available for employment had secured work or further study within six months of graduation. Salary data for this department is not attainable due to a small sample size.*

* Known destinations of full-time home and EU postgraduates, 2012/13.

Career Prospects and Employability

The acquisition of a masters degree demonstrates a high level of knowledge in a specific field. Whether you are using it to enhance your employability, as preparation for further academic research or as a means of vocational training, you may benefit from  careers advice as to how you can use your new found skills to their full potential. Our Careers and Employability Service will help you do this, working with you to explore your options and inviting you to attend recruitment events where you can meet potential employers, as well as suggesting further development opportunities, such as relevant work experience placements and skills workshops.  

The Enquiry Centre

The University of Nottingham
King's Meadow Campus
Lenton Lane
Nottingham, NG7 2NR

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