The University of Oldenburg in Oldenburg, Germany, offers a Master of Science degree in Renewable Energy. This program is highly flexible, offering a blended mode of delivery that allows students to complete coursework both online and on campus. Students will need to devote about 20 hours of work per week, so they can continue to work while completing the seven-semester program. Every student must complete the following course modules: Renewable Energy Basics; Renewable Energy Laboratories and Excursion; Introduction to Renewable Energy Resources and Systems; Simulation and Laboratory; Wind Energy Fundamentals and Wind Farm Design; Basics of Photovoltaics; Energy Storage; Selected Technologies of Renewable Energy; Grid-Connected and Off-Grid Renewable Energy Systems; Energy and Society; and Renewable Energy and Sustainability.
Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, United States, offers a Master of Science degree in Renewable and Clean Energy. The length of time required to complete the program varies from student to student; however, all students are required to enroll on a full-time basis. This program is geared primarily toward students who wish to work in engineering, but those with bachelor’s degrees in non-engineering related fields will also be considered for admission. Mandatory courses include Advanced Engineering Mathematics, Renewable and Clean Energy Courses, and Advanced Thermodynamics. Students also complete an independent study project and a master’s thesis.
Murdoch University in Perth, Australia, offers a number of post-graduate programs in Renewable and Sustainable Energy. With one year of full-time study, students can earn a Graduate Diploma in Energy and Carbon Studies or Energy and the Environment. Those who wish to continue their studies can remain at the university for one more year to complete a master’s thesis that leads to a Master of Science degree. Depending on which diploma path is chosen, students may take any of the following courses: Energy Systems, Energy Policy, Energy in Society, Energy Economics, Energy Auditing and Management, Climate Change Science and Policy, Greenhouse Gas Reporting and Life Cycle Assessment, and Carbon Management.
Bangor University in Bangor, United Kingdom, offers a Master of Science degree in Marine Renewable Energy. This program is open only to students who have a bachelor’s degree in physical science, numerate science or mathematics. Requiring full-time study on campus, the program takes one full year to complete. Every student who is admitted to the program must pass the following classes to quality for the degree: Key Concepts and Techniques, Practical Oceanography, Geophysical Fluid Dynamics, Geophysical Surveying, Literature Review-Project Plan, and Marine Renewable Energy. Students have the opportunity to complete an independent research project as well.
Linnaeus University in Växjö, Sweden, offers a Master of Science degree in Renewable Electric Power Systems. The program approaches the topic from an electrical engineering standpoint. As a result, students will need to either hold a bachelor’s degree in the field or have work experience related to electrical engineering to succeed in the course. Among the courses required for the degree are Electric Power Systems, Sustainable Energy Supply, Multivariable Calculus and Vector Calculus, Electricity from Renewable Sources, Estimation Theory, Legislation on Sustainable Development and Energy, Electric Power and Smart Grid, Project course in Renewable Electric Power Systems, Automatic Control for Energy Systems, and Mathematics. Most students complete all of the required coursework within two years with full-time study.