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This course is designed for students that are interested in supporting the renewable energy industry as it continues its rapid growth to tackle the severe issues posed by climate change. Students will have the opportunity to advance their engineering proficiency and develop new skills and knowledge.

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Through the exploration of current and emerging technologies and applications for renewable energy, students will be prepared to make significant contributions to their professions, the economy and society.

Work placement option

This master’s programme provides you with the additional option to apply for a ‘work placement’ opportunity during your first semester with us. The ‘work placement’ is designed to further develop your skills, knowledge and professional experience with the aim of maximising your employability prospects. Please note that the optional placement modules incur an additional tuition fee of £4,000. Find out more about the work placement pathway.


Why Coventry University?

An award-winning university, we are committed to providing our students with the best possible experience. We continue to invest in both our facilities and our innovative approach to education. Our students benefit from industry-relevant teaching, and resources and support designed to help them succeed. These range from our modern library and computing facilities to dedicated careers advice and our impressive Students’ Union activities.

Course information

This course will provide students opportunities to develop and critically analyse technologies and applications for renewable heat, power and transportation.

Students will have the chance to learn how to apply their engineering knowledge to address the requirement for cost-effective carbon reduction solutions and appraise the global socio-economic challenges associated with renewable energy.

This course includes a mandatory Consulting Global Professional Development module developed in partnership with the Chartered Management Institute.

To commence the full-time MSc Renewable Energy Engineering course, applicants must:


  • Be an honours graduate of any physical science, mathematics or engineering discipline (minimum 2:2 or higher)
  • Have obtained a qualification from a recognised university/HE institution, or hold an equivalent qualification acceptable to Coventry University

Students who do not fit with the above entry requirements may gain entry, but their degrees and experience will be assessed for appropriate content by the course director. Each application will be considered on its merits and the final decision will be made by the course director.

his course requires IELTS of 6.5 overall, with no component lower than 5.5. Pre-sessional English is available if required

Our International Student Hub offers information on entry requirements for your country

Career prospects

Globally, the total renewable energy capacity has quadrupled in the last ten years. In 2015, $286 billion was invested in renewables and, for the first time, more than half of all added power generation came from renewables. However, significant increases in growth are still needed if global renewable energy targets are to be achieved. In the UK alone, it is expected that more than half a million jobs in the renewable energy sector will have been created by 2020.

Renewable energy is set to expand even further as the UK aims to bring all greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050. Renewable energy also has a particularly important role to play in providing crucial services in developing countries to tackle poverty and support sustainable economic growth.

Where our graduates work

There are many wide ranging engineering jobs that have requirements for skills in energy systems and sustainability. Graduates may seek positions at energy technology manufacturers and operators, some may start their own companies, others could become energy consultants and many could go into more traditional aerospace, mechanical and automotive engineering jobs.







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