MSc Offshore Renewables

This course has been designed to provide you with an understanding of the physical, technological, economic and environmental aspects of renewable energy sources, and their present and potential future role in energy supply systems.

You will gain the skills and knowledge to assess different types of offshore renewable foundations and structures, the challenges of maintenance, decommissioning and health and safety implications of each design. You will also look at the operation and control of electrical power and energy systems as well as the control and telemetry systems to allow integrative design.

You will be able to identify and quantify appropriate sites, assess the available resource and select the correct technology for the location. You will be able to model the hydrodynamic and aerodynamic forces applied to offshore structures and select the best installation and anchorage system for the job.

The course also covers managing the health, safety and environmental impact of offshore renewables through effective risk assessment and environmental impact analysis. It will promote an understanding of the principles, fundamental concepts and strategies of project management, and of the benefits to the offshore renewables sector. It will enable you to practice and carry out essential project planning and execution processes.

This course builds on the strengths of the existing courses in Offshore Renewable Energy, Oil and Gas Engineering and Subsea Engineering and adds content on the offshore environment and electrical power, forming a unique programme which is relevant to the needs of professional engineers working in, or aspiring to work in, the offshore renewables sector. The MSc Offshore Renewables course will equip graduates to become part of the 21st century engineering community responsible for sustainable energy generation for the future.
Entry Requirements

Applicants should have an Honours degree in Engineering at level 2.1 or above. Applicants with engineering degree at 2:2 level with relevant years of industry experience may be considered. Those with other qualifications but with considerable years of relevant work experience may be considered.

English Language Requirements

All students for whom English is not their first language must provide evidence of their English language skills by gaining Academic IELTS with 6.5 overall and a minimum of 5.5 in each element, Pearson PTE with 61 overall and a minimum of 51 in each element or TOEFL iBT with 88 Overall, 18 in Reading, 17 in Listening, 20 in Speaking and 17 in Writing.

Note: The minimum entry requirements as stated above are only a guide, and do not guarantee entry.

All applicants whose first language is not from a recognised English speaking country will be asked to provide evidence of their English language skills as part of their offer to study at RGU.
English qualifications we accept

IELTS Academic
Pearson PTE Academic
Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE)
Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE)
Integrated Skills in English (ISE) Trinity College London