The Caribbean region urgently needs critical expertise in technologies to support protection of the environment and meet the challenges of escalating price, availability, and use of fossil fuels.

Award: Master of Science - M.Sc. 
Total Credits: 45
Duration: Including Research Project
      FULL TIME: 3 Semesters
      PART TIME: 6 Semesters






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Why An MSc In Renewable Energy Technology

 The MSc in Renewable Energy Technology provides new graduates and those working in various sectors of the economy with required professional training and education and opens possibilities for further study and research.

The MSc Renewable Energy Technology is in line with other International programmes, such as the University of Loughborough Renewable Energy Systems Technology MSc., the MSc Renewable Energy programme at University of Flensburg, Flensburg University of Applied Sciences, and other universities.

Aim  & Motivation

The selection of courses offered for special admission are intended to meet the needs of a broad range of professionals whose occupations are related to science and energy, and sustainable development from other similar energy related industries. Included will be natural scientists, engineers and technical-related professionals, as well as those from the social sciences such as administrators. We endeavour for these courses to appeal to persons from the following sectors:

  • Recent graduates seeking to upgrade their qualifications for work in an energy-related field
  • Workers in any field seeking to retool or upgrade their skills and qualifications
  • Managers in any field seeking to implement aspects of renewable energy in their environment.


Including Research Project

  • FULL TIME: 3 semesters
  • PART TIME: 6 semesters


Entry Requirements

Admissions Criteria

  • B.Sc. Science or Engineering degree.

For further information, contact the MSc Coordinator, Dr. Xsitaaz Chadee ( ),  or the Administrative Assistant (Acting), Mrs. Virginia Briggs ( )

Course of Study 

Students must complete a preliminary study.

All students must take 8 compulsory courses worth 24 credits, 4 elective courses worth 12, and a 9-credit Final Research Project – totalling 45 credits.

Preliminary Study

To bring students up to a common standard, students will be expected to have spent four weeks on preparatory material prior to the start of the formal programme. The material will be made available online within this time-frame. Students must pass a short examination on completion of the preliminary courses. Support for this preparatory course will be available either online or face-to-face at the UWI St. Augustine Campus if so required. This course will carry zero credits.

i. Electricity

ii. Mechanics

iii. Fluid Mechanics

iv. Heat Transfer

v. Mathematics


Programme Content

8 compulsory courses split between the proposed renewable energy-based courses and the already existing management courses. 

Students will be required to complete 4 courses from the list of 6 elective courses as well as the 9-credit Research Project course. 

To complete a course, students must pass both the Coursework component and the Final Examination. The Core and Elective courses, together with the Research Project, total 45 credits.

Core Compulsory (8 courses – 24 credits)

Semester I

Semester II

Electives (Any 4 courses – 12 credits)

Semester II

RENT 6000 - Research Project : Three months’ work + Presentation and Report (9 credits Supervised) 


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NB: Additional information available in the Faculty of Science and Technology Postgraduate Booklet. 

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