MSc/PGDip Sustainable Engineering: Offshore Renewable Energy

General information

The Faculty of Engineering runs a multi-disciplinary postgraduate course entitled Sustainable Engineering with a number of different themes, one of which is offshore renewable energy.

This flexible programme combines study in specialist, advanced engineering technologies underpinned with training in sustainability. The programme has been developed with direct industrial involvement to provide you with a solid understanding of modern, sustainable engineering. As well as gaining an understanding of how sustainable engineering applies to offshore renewable energy, this programme will also provide you with key transferable skills to aid your employability.

The course is designed for experienced or newly qualified engineers in:

  • Naval Architecture
  • Marine Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering or related disciplines

The Department of Naval Architecture, Ocean & Marine Engineering, a leading institution in Scotland, offers excellent teaching and research facilities in naval architecture, ocean and marine engineering, which expands your career opportunities in naval architecture, marine, offshore oil and gas industry.

You’ll study. Studying at least three generic classes will meet the key requirements to attain Chartered Engineer status.

You must take three specialist classes if you are studying for the Postgraduate Certificate and up to five if you are studying for a Postgraduate Diploma or MSc.

Successful completion of six classes leads to the award of a Postgraduate Certificate.

Group project. You’ll work with a group of students from different pathways of the Sustainable Engineering programme. You’ll produce sustainable solutions to real-life industry problems. This project will include site visits, field trips and progress reports to industry partners.

Successful completion of eight modules and the group project leads to the award of a Postgraduate Diploma.

Individual project. MSc students will study a selected topic in depth and submit a thesis.

Successful completion of eight classes, the group project and an individual project leads to the award of an MSc.

Instructional classes:

  • Sustainability
  • Energy Resources & Policy
  • Electrical Power Systems
  • Finite Element Analysis of Floating Structures
  • Renewable Marine Energy Systems

Elective classes:

  • Design Management
  • Financial Engineering
  • Information Management
  • Risk Management
  • Environmental Impact Assessment
  • To produce graduates of high calibre with in-depth knowledge in Offshore Renewable Energy Technologies capable of making significant contributions to the industry.
  • To provide graduate engineers of related disciplines an opportunity to acquire advanced knowledge in Offshore Renewable Energy Technologies.
Contact Person: Prof. Peilin Zhou (Academic Selector Postgraduate) (


The highlighted icons, represent the fields of education (in compliance with ISCED Classification) engaged during this course/programme.

0715 - Machinery and operators", "0713 - Offshore and renewable energy", "0712 - Environmental protection technology", "0732 - Near- and offshore constructions


Venue: University of Strathclyde
Glasgow, United Kingdom

Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering
Henry Dyer Building 
100 Montrose Street
Glasgow G4 0LZ


Open from
31 Jan 2017 to 31 Mar 2017


Scot/EU students: £5.000
RUK Students (England, Wales, Northern Ireland): £9.000
International students: £17.500

A definitive and up-to-date guide to the fees can be obtained here.


MSc. BEng with First, or Second Class (Upper Division) Honours or equivalent overseas qualification.

PgDip. Applicants with marginally lower qualifications will be considered for the Postgraduate Diploma in the first instance. Applicants with other qualifications will be considered on an individual basis.

Pre-Masters preparation course. The Pre-Masters Programme is a preparation course for international students (non EU/UK) who do not meet the entry requirements for a Masters degree at University of Strathclyde. The Pre-Masters programme provides progression to a number of degree options.

For more information for international students based on the country of origin, please see: Prospective International students

Application Procedure:

You can apply online from the programme's website. There are different application forms if you want to apply for the MSc diploma or the PG Diploma. Additional documents required include:

  • Degree certificate and Academic transcripts
  • Certificate of proficiency in English (for example, IELTS or TOEFL certificates)
  • Two references, at least one from an academic referee from the last educational institution attended.

Application Deadline
There is no formal closing date for postgraduate applications at the University of Strathclyde, you are recommended to apply by the end of March for September entry. You are advised to contact the programme director in order to ascertain whether the course you are interested in has an application deadline.

    Grant Opportunities:

    More information about funding opportunities is available here.


    Academic level: Master


    The student's performance is assessed via written examinations, coursework assignments and individual project thesis. The teamwork exercises are assessed on a continuous basis.

    Qualification: Master of Science

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