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Master of Renewable Energy


Master of Renewable Energy programme is a matching programme for the Master of Energy Science from Kyoto University, Japan under the UM-Kyoto University double Degree MoA that offers to produce experts in the said field among local and international students. This coursework-based programme’s total credit hours allocated for the   research component constitute less than thirty (30) percent of the total credit hours of the whole programme.

The students will be exposed to the latest equipment, tools, techniques and methods to achieve their goals in the course of this programme. In addition, they will also benefit from the industry-relevant technical field trips to various advanced institutions and  establishments around the world. The students will have the opportunity to observe and emulate the latest technologies and best practises during these field trips.

This programme is very suitable for fresh graduates as well as professionals who are looking to develop their knowledge, expertise and skills, as well as practising engineers who are looking for career advancements in the field of Renewable Energy. Our graduates will find many opportunities to go on to impressive careers as policy makers, professional  scientists, consultants, managers or engineers across the latest Renewable Energy technologies, power generation from Renewable Energy, distribution and demand management and so on.

Programme Structure

The programme has a total of forty two (42) credit hours consisting of:

a. Five (5) core courses whereby each course carries three (3) credit hours; AND

b. Research Project, twelve (12) credit hours; AND

c. Five (5) elective courses whereby each course carries three (3) credit hours; OR

d. Any other courses offered by UMPEDAC.

Core Courses

  • Research Methodology
  • Research Project
  • Energy and Sustainable Development
  • Energy Policy
  • Energy Conservation and Management
  • Foundation of Renewable Energy

 Elective Courses

  • Energy and Environment
  • Renewable Energy Resources and Applications
  • Smart Grid
  • Biomass Energy
  • Hydrogen Economy
  • Energy Storage Technology
  • Zero Carbon Buildings
  • Energy Economy
  • Solar Energy
  • Hydro Energy

Need to have at least:
IELTS: Band 5.5 (academic)
TOEFL: 550 paper-based / 213 computer-based / 80 internet-based

Entry requirements for this program are as follows:
Bachelor's Degree with honors in the field of Engineering or Science related or equivalent. 
Other qualifications as may be approved by the Senate from time to time.

September 2021

Last Updated: 11/06/2021