Kingston University
Renewable Energy Engineering MSc
Kingston University

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Key Course Facts

Course Description

Reasons to choose Kingston – You will prepare for a career in a wide range of industries, including automotive, aerospace, construction, petroleum, power and manufacturing. – The course meets the requirements for Further Learning for a Chartered Engineer (CEng) if you already have an Accredited CEng (Partial) BEng (Hons) or an Accredited IEng (Full) BEng/BSc (Hons). – Kingston has excellent industrial links which have developed throughout many countries. Some examples include work with Matra-Marconi Space, Ericsson, Balfour Beatty, The National Health Service and British Gas.

About this course You will gain skills and expert knowledge in solar power, wind power, biofuel and fuel cell technologies, renewable energy business and management. You will use computer-aided simulation technologies such as Polysun for solar-energy applications, WindPRO for wind farm applications and Gabi for life cycle assessment in biomass applications. Through option modules, you will be able to specialise in project engineering and management, risk management or engineering design and development. Advanced topics include 3D solid modelling, computer-aided product development and simulation, and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) analysis and simulation.

Example modules – Biomass and Fuel Cell Renewable Technology – Solar Power Engineering – Wind Power Engineering

Career opportunities Graduates have gone on to work in organisations such as Atkins, Alstom Power, Inditex, Vattenfall, Shell, and SGS UK Ltd. The course is also an ideal foundation for a PhD and an academic or research career in renewable energy.

Assessment is through course work, exams and individual project.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

    • 6.5
    • All other courses
    • 6.0
    • Foundation / Pathway Courses
    • 6.5
    • Graduate Degrees
    • 6.5
    • Undergraduate Degrees
Do you not fulfill the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements?
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A 2:2 or above honours degree or equivalent in a related discipline. Candidates with non-standard qualifications but with relevant experience are welcome to apply.


Tuition Fees Renewable Energy Engineering MSc

EU £15400 year 1
England UK £9620 year 1
Northern Ireland £9620 year 1
Scotland £9620 year 1
Wales £9620 year 1
International £15400 year 1

Additional fee information

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Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

University Rankings

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About Kingston University

Founded in 1899, Kingston University is located in the suburban town of Kingston upon Thames, London. The university’s four campuses can be found in and around the town centre, with a free shuttle bus helping students to get there. This university offers what they call Flexi-stay accommodation, which allows students to book rooms in their residence halls for periods in which they expect to be studying exceptionally hard.

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Where is this programme taught

Roehampton Vale
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