Renewable Energy in the Marine Environment

Master’s degree programme, 2 years, Glasgow/Leioa/Nantes/Trondheim

Renewable Energy in the Marine Environment

– Academic programme

Academic programme


The Master programme is fully presented in English.

The Programme is a two year Master’s course consisting of 4 semesters of study in accordance with the ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) (120 ECTS). Student mobility is compulsory so that each student must undertake the Programme by enrolling at three of the four partner universities (including for completion of the Master thesis).

The programme has been designed as a two year Master’s course consisting of 3 semesters’ full time study (90 ECTS) plus a final semester of the Master thesis (30 ECTS), and is designed to allow specialization in these particular areas of marine energy. Different pathways are available, designed to provide in-depth knowledge in individual marine energy disciplines, defining two specializations

  • Specialization (A): “Renewable Offshore Energy Systems Engineering”.
  • Specialization (B): “Power Electronics and Control for Offshore Renewable Energy Systems”.

Specialization (A) is suitable for those students with a good engineering and mathematical background, aiming to provide an understanding of the marine energy engineering processes, their assessment and optimization. Components of the units studied include concepts on marine environment, conversion technologies, design and deployment of particular devices and sustainable management of offshore parks. It prepares students both for further research, and for work within government and energy engineering research/consultancy companies.

Specialization (B) would be suitable for students with a good electrical-control background, covering aspects related to the power control of marine energy systems. Components of the units studied include concepts on marine environment, conversion technologies, connection and integration into the electricity grid. It prepares students both for further research, and for work within government and power energy research/consultancy companies.

Students will spend their 1st semester at the University of Strathclyde (STRATH) (30 ECTS), the 2nd semester in UPV-EHU (30 ECTS) and the 3rd semester at ECN or NTNU (30 ECTS). The 4th semester will be devoted to the student’s Master thesis, hosted by any of the partner universities or in the associate centres (AACC) collaborating in this Master.

Table over 4 semesters. Illustration.