Renewable Energy is transforming the world from reliance on fossil fuels to sustainable energy systems. Researchers at UC are involved in sustainable energy projects in Pacific Island nations and in South East Asia as well as New Zealand-based work like transitioning the Burnham Army Camp to more sustainable energy sources.
Renewable Energy is a multidisciplinary subject with relevant courses taught by all departments within the College of Engineering but the programme is based in Civil and Natural Resources Engineering.
Students will learn about the variety of renewable energy resources and conversion technologies, system modelling techniques, challenges to sustainability and practical solutions to common issues. Our postgraduate qualifications are excellent pathways to careers in the growing renewable and sustainable energy sector.
- Master of Engineering Studies is a one-year master's aimed at graduates from a wide range of engineering backgrounds, with intakes in February and July. With four core courses and a range of electives to choose from, the MEngSt is designed to be flexible to the needs of prospective students.
- Postgraduate Certificate in Engineering caters for professional engineers seeking advanced technical training.
- Certificate of Proficiency is for students who do not want to enrol for a full programme but want to study a specific area. Students may undertake an individual course and be awarded a Certificate of Proficiency on passing.
Candidates must normally have completed one of the following:
- BE(Hons) with first or second class honours
- BSc(Hons) in appropriate subjects.
The relevance and standard of previous study will be the main criteria for approval.
- ENGR 621 Energy, Technology and Society
- ENCN 623 Energy Systems Modelling and Analysis
- ENEL 667 Renewable Electricity System Design
- ENCI 601 Risk Management