Renewable engineering students with solar panels

Course details



Year of entry

2024, 2025


4 YRS (FT)

Institution Code




Course Highlights

Industry experienced

lecturers active in sustainability research.


to local industrial companies including solar, hydro and wind energy sites.

Industry links

Clwyd Alan housing, Dragon drilling, Scottish power energy.

Why choose this course?

This course equips you with the thorough knowledge and skills at the forefront of renewable energy engineering. Graduates will be well placed to become subject specialists within the renewable energy and net zero industry, or to pursue research careers within academia.

Students who wish to become part of the solution to climate change will find this programme beneficial as it covers multiple parts of the net zero revolution.

The MEng contains an Industrial Placement and Project which aims to: 

  • Provide students with the opportunity to practice the task management and problem-solving activities of a professional engineer and to explore original ideas.
  • To exercise the student in applying and extending the methods, skills, information, knowledge and understanding obtained during the various parts of the programme to developing and evaluating an original design of an engineering product or system.
  • To develop the knowledge and skills, through involvement and experience, to determine solutions to real engineering problems whilst working as a member of a team in industry.

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Key course features

Specialist modules in:

  • Wind and Hydro Energy Engineering
  • Solar, biomass, and energy storage engineering
  • Smart grids, energy storage and energy mix
  • Rapid Prototyping facility (fused deposition method)
  • Laboratory experiments in wind, solar and hydro renewable energy.
  • You will have access to industry standard software packages such as RetScreen, Altium Designer, Multisim, HP VEE, MATLAB & Simulink, Abaqus, AutoCAD, Fluent, Pro Engineer, SolidWorks.

What you will study

Year 1 (Level 4)

Gives the student a good grounding and knowledge with the big picture of energy production, mathematics, and engineering skills. Includes the modules: 

  • Future Energy Systems & Sustainability
  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Introduction to Electrical & Mechanical Engineering Science
  • CAD and Production Science
  • Engineering Professional Development
  • Materials and Environment

Year 2 (Level 5)

More specialised modules for wind, solar, hydro and biomass engineering and introduction to research.

  • Wind and Hydro Energy Engineering
  • Solar and Biomass Energy Engineering
  • Engineering Futures – Research, Ethics, and Sustainability
  • Further Engineering Mathematics
  • Mechanics, Structures & FEA
  • Electrical Power Engineering

Year 3 (Level 6)

  • Optional Industrial placement
  • Industrial Placement and Project

Year 4  (Level 6)

The student can specialise in their own preferred discipline with the project together with specialist modules in electronics and energy saving and recycling.  


  • Smart Grids, Storage, and Energy Mix
  • Mechanical Engineering Modelling & Simulation (option)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering Modelling & Simulation (option)
  • Energy Saving, Low Carbon, and Recycling Systems (option)
  • Power Electronics and Electrical Machines (option)

Year 5 Level 7 

Final year where the student undertakes research and self-directed study of their own.

  • Climate Change, Consequences, Solution & Policies
  • Energy Reduction & Sustainability
  • Group Design Project
  • Mechanical Engineering Systems Modelling & Simulation (option)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering Systems Modelling & Simulation (option)
  • Renewable Technology & Storage Integration Engineering (option)
  • E Intelligent System Design & Control Engineering (option)
  • Design with Composites-Theory & Practice (option)

The information listed in this section is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal academic framework review, so may be subject to change.

Entry requirements & applying

For direct entry to the Level 6 of the programme, applicants must have achieved a qualification at Level 5 or better in a relevant discipline. Entry to the programme may be gained by students who can present one of the pieces of evidence listed below:

a)    Have passed a Dip HE in a relevant discipline.
b)    Have passed a French DUT.
c)    Have achieved a minimum of 120 ECTS credits in a relevant discipline.
d)    Have passed a Foundation Degree or HND in a cognate discipline.
e)    Have passed a qualification from an EU or other overseas country equivalent, as defined as equivalent NARIC, to a DipHE or better in a relevant discipline.

Applicants may enter the programme at various levels with Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) or Recognition of Prior Experiential learning (RPEL) in accordance with the University General Regulations.

Teaching & Assessment

Wrexham University is committed to supporting our students to maximise their academic potential.

We offer workshops and support sessions in areas such as academic writing, effective note-making and preparing for assignments. Students can book appointments with academic skills tutors dedicated to helping deal with the practicalities of university work. Our student support section has more information on the help available.

In terms of particular needs, the University’s Inclusion Services can provide appropriate guidance and support should any students require reasonable adjustments to be made because of a recognised prevailing disability, medical condition, or specific learning difference.

Career prospects

This programme prepares students for a career in Renewable Energy and Sustainability related work such as:

  • Energy officers
  • Electrical grid engineers
  • Wind turbine engineers
  • Hydro engineers
  • Sustainability officers/ engineers
  • Low carbon / carbon reduction consultants

Fees & funding

You do not have to pay your tuition fees upfront.

The fees you pay and the support available will depend on a number of different factors. Full information can be found on our fees & finance pages. You will also find information about what your fees include in the fee FAQs.

All fees are subject to any changes in government policy, view our undergraduate fees.


If you’re looking for a place to stay while you study then take a look at our accommodation pages to get more information on your options, including our on-campus halls of residence Wrexham Village.


If you are applying as an European / International Student, and live outside of the UK, you should make your application through our online application system, Centurus.

For information about the university’s entry requirements for EU/international students, please visit our international section