Make an immediate contribution to the renewable energy sector.
This programme takes a multi-disciplinary approach to sustainable solutions for future energy needs, with an in-depth knowledge of the new emerging alternative technologies. It will prepare you for immediate contribution to the renewable energy sector, entering public, environmental, industry and commercial industries.
Climate change is possibly the most significant threat that humanity has ever faced. A new generation of scientists, engineers and policy-makers will need to be equipped with skills to enable them to make informed decisions on all aspects of this important and rapidly developing subject.
Our Masters degree in Renewable Energy and Environmental Modelling is designed to produce graduates with a broad and balanced skills base.
We provide the opportunity for you to go on field trips and external conferences as a part of your coursework, and you will have the option of undertaking either an industry-based or research-related project.
The Dundee MSc is intended to interact with the renewables industry on many levels, enabling frequent networking opportunities during the year. The conference-style modules also allow delegates from industry to attend and enhance their skills in an informal and friendly setting. Graduates from this degree will be able to make an immediate contribution to the renewable energy sector.
Dundee University Centre for Renewable Energy (DUCRE)
DUCRE brings together a wide range of scientists with strong interests in renewable energy and environmental issues. Staff and students in the Centre are engaged in a wide range of diverse renewable energy and environmental research. Projects range from electric vehicle technologies, to wind, solar, and hydro technologies, and from energy policy issues to Third World environmental development analysis.
Who should study this course?
The MSc in Renewable Energy and Environmental Modelling suits students and professionals from diverse backgrounds, including scientists, engineers, environmentalists, and policy-makers.
The programme has been designed to appeal to graduates with first degrees in the physical sciences, engineering, environmental science and related subjects. However, all applications will be assessed on their merits, regardless of background, and any relevant experience will also be taken into consideration.
"I'd wholeheartedly recommend this MSc Renewable Energy and Environmental Modelling to anyone. It provided a really strong body of knowledge about renewables and all forms of low carbon technology and has helped me secure a job in a really dynamic and exciting industry. The taught part of the course exposed me to a wealth of topics that have been invaluable whilst starting my career."
MSc Renewable Energy and Environmental Modelling graduate 2017
Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)
The University of Dundee has been given a Gold award – the highest possible rating – in the 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).
How you will be taught
This course utilizes conference-style teaching - delivered in one week intensive bursts.
The taught element will be delivered using a lively mix of lectures, seminars, peer-based problem-solving, practical sessions and site visits.
How you will be assessed
Students are assessed on written and practical work, formal presentations and a project dissertation.
What you will study
Modules cover environmental physics, law and policy, renewable energy technologies, environmental monitoring, and the hydrogen economy.
You will study/take part in:
- Foundation in renewable energy
- Energy regulation law and security of supply
- Hydrogen economy (incorporating fuel cells)
- Physical concepts: A primer in energy, electromagnetism & electronic materials
- Renewables technologies: In depth investigation of existing & emerging technologies, supply & demand issues, conservation & architectural issues
- Environmental modelling: hydrology, carbon cycling, wind, wave & solar modelling
- Field trips
Graduates from this programme will be able to make an immediate contribution to the renewable energy sector and make informed decisions that will have an impact on the development of national programmes to meet future targets.
Each graduate will have a firm grasp of the predominant and emerging technologies, and will be able to set these in context using a range of environmental monitoring techniques.
An Honours degree at 2:1 or equivalent in physical or engineering science is normally required, but consideration will be given to other applicants with degrees in (for example) environmental science and geography. Relevant work experience will also be taken into account.
English Language Requirement
English Language Programmes
We offer Pre-Sessional and Foundation Programme(s) throughout the year. These are designed to prepare you for university study in the UK when you have not yet met the language requirements for direct entry onto a degree programme.
The fees you pay will depend on your fee status. Your fee status is determined by us using the information you provide on your application.
|Fee status||Fees for students starting 2019-20|
|Scottish and EU students||£6,950 per year of study|
|Rest of UK students||£6,950 per year of study|
|International students (non-EU)||£20,950 per year of study|
|Fee status||Fees for students starting 2020-21|
|Scottish and EU students||£8,750
See our scholarships for UK/EU applicants
|Rest of UK students||£8,750
See our scholarships for UK/EU applicants
|International students (non-EU)||£21,950
See our scholarships for International applicants
Tuition fees for Overseas (non-EU) students will increase by no more than 5% per year for the length of your course.
You may incur additional costs in the course of your education at the University over and above tuition fees in an academic year.
Examples of additional costs:
|One off cost||Ongoing cost||Incidental cost|
|Graduation fee||Studio fee||Field trips|
*these are examples only and are not exhaustive.
- may be mandatory or optional expenses
- may be one off, ongoing or incidental charges and certain costs may be payable annually for each year of your programme of study
- vary depending on your programme of study
- are payable by you and are non-refundable and non-transferable
Unfortunately, failure to pay additional costs may result in limitations on your student experience.
For additional costs specific to your course please speak to our Enquiry Team.
You apply for this course through our Direct Application System, which is free of charge. You can find out more information about making your application when you click Apply Now below
|Apply now||Renewable Energy and Environmental Modelling MSc||P033399|
Dr David Rodley
Science and Engineering
+44 (0)1382 384558