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Study renewable energy engineering abroad

An in-depth guide to studying renewable energy engineering as an international student.

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Renewable energy engineering degrees abroad

Renewable energy engineers use sustainable resources, like the wind, sun, and waves, to generate power. The work of renewable energy engineers is vital in today’s fight against climate change and global warming.

You’ll study a variety of renewable energy technologies, including biofuels, wind turbines, and solar panels, and learn how to measure and maximize their efficiency. You’ll develop a solid grounding in core engineering principles, as well as in applied mathematics and science.

Most countries are now trying to reduce their carbon emissions and meet international targets. Studying abroad is a great chance to see the renewable power generation methods of different nations in action and evaluate the effectiveness of government strategies.

Renewable energy engineering program structure

Most undergraduate degrees in renewable energy engineering are offered as three-year BEng programs. However, it’s possible to combine your bachelor’s and master’s education in an integrated MEng degree. MEng programs last a minimum of four years.

If the integrated MEng course isn’t for you, you can pursue a separate MSc after finishing your BEng. These usually take between one and two years to complete, depending on whether you’re a full or part-time student.

If you’re passionate about conducting cutting-edge research, you could enroll in a doctorate degree. PhDs generally take between four and six years of study.

You’ll encounter a wide variety of teaching methods, including lectures, seminars, workshops, and tutorials. You’ll also benefit from trips to renewable energy facilities where you’ll carry out fieldwork.

The content of your course will depend on where you study and the modules you select. But here are some core topics you’ll probably cover:

  • Wave and tidal energy systems
  • Solar and wind energy systems
  • Thermodynamics and fluid mechanics
  • Energy policies and law
  • Mechanical principles
  • Manufacturing principles
  • Electrical and electronic principles
  • Environmental impact assessment

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Renewable energy engineering study abroad programs

Renewable energy engineering undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in renewable energy engineering

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    Electrical Engineering: Renewable Energy Sources and Sustainable Energy Systems - BSc Frederick University, Cyprus

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    10,108 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 8,400 EUR

    Start date
    February, September
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    Physics with Renewable Energy Science - BSc (Hons) University of Dundee, UK

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    5 years
    Annual tuition fee
    30,526 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 21,950 GBP

    Start date
    September
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    Renewable Energy Engineering - BEng (Hons) Ulster University, UK

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    20,138 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 14,480 GBP

    Start date
    September
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    Electrical Engineering – Power and Renewable Energy Track - BSEE University of Central Florida, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    22,478 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 22,478 USD

    Start date
    January, May, August
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    Electrical and Renewable Energy Engineering - Integrated BEng (Hons)/ME University of Portsmouth, UK

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Master's
    Duration
    3 years
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    22,669 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,300 GBP

    Start date
    September
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Associate in renewable energy engineering

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    Renewable Energy - AASc Elgin Community College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    9,510 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 9,510 USD

    Start date
    January, February, June, August, September
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Renewable energy engineering graduate programs

Master's in renewable energy engineering

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    Engineering and International Business: Renewable Energy, Water and Waste Management (Fast Track) - MEng SRH Berlin University of Applied Sciences, Germany

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    18 months
    Annual tuition fee
    9,626 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 8,000 EUR

    Start date
    October, March
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    Renewable Energy - MSc University of Hull, UK

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    23,086 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,600 GBP

    Start date
    January, September
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    Renewable Energy - MSc Cranfield University, UK

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    28,510 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 20,500 GBP

    Start date
    October
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    Electrical and Renewable Energy Engineering - Integrated BEng (Hons)/ME University of Portsmouth, UK

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Master's
    Duration
    3 years
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    22,669 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,300 GBP

    Start date
    September
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Future renewable energy engineering careers

The renewable energy sector is growing at tremendous speed. As more governments and businesses attempt to minimize their carbon emissions and switch to cleaner energy sources, your skills and knowledge will be in high demand.

You’ll be prepared for a range of positions in the renewable energy sector, as well as roles in the wider engineering and manufacturing industries. Here just a handful of the exciting jobs available to you:

  • Renewable energy engineer
  • Renewable energy consultant
  • Project manager
  • Environmental impact assessment consultant
  • Wind engineer
  • Mechanical engineer
  • Biofuel production technician
  • Geothermal technician

With so many career paths on offer, finding the perfect one can be tricky. If you’d like some extra guidance with career planning, drop by your university’s employability office. They provide free advice and can answer any career-related questions you might have.