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Royal College Wind Energy Scholarships

Renewable energy technologies are vital to the development and sustainable growth of the Scottish economy.  The Government remains committed to an overall renewable energy target of 30% by 2020, and to achieve this has established individual targets for renewable electricity, heat and transport.  It is widely recognised that the Wind industry will play a key role in delivering the target for renewable electricity, but that the growing demand for highly skilled engineers in this industry, needs to be met in order to support this.

To address this demand, through support from the Scottish Funding Council (SFC), the Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering has funded places available for its specialist postgraduate degree, MSc in Wind Energy Systems. The funded places are open to well qualified SCOTTISH and EU STUDENTS only. 

On the MSc course students will develop and enhance their technical expertise of wind energy and deepen their understanding of the engineering, political and economic contexts of wind power. It will provide them with an advanced level of knowledge to address the current and future challenges of the exciting and dynamic wind energy sector. 

Students will be taught by academics internationally-renowned in the wind energy sector, have the opportunity to undertake real-world industry-linked projects (eg ScottishPower, SmarterGrids Solutions, SSE) and have unique access to world-leading teaching and research facilities (e.g GIS test rigs, distribution network & protection lab with 100kVA microgrid, and Europe’s only centre dedicated to the development and demonstration of “smart-grid” technologies, Power Networks Demonstration Centre (PNDC) 

  • Number of scholarships 17
  • Value Full tuition costs and £3,000 scholarship
  • Opens 1 February 2017
  • Deadline 30 August 2017
  • Help with Tuition fees, Living costs
  • Duration 1 year

Eligibility

To be considered for one of the funded places, candidates must:

  • Be of Scottish or European nationality
  • Already hold, or will gain by 30th August, a good second class undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline (e.g. electrical, electronic, mechanical, renewable energy, engineering systems)
  • Have submitted an application and hold an offer for the MSc Wind Energy Systems
  • Be able to commence their MSc Wind Energy Systems in September 2017

Project Details

 

 

Further Information

On the MSc Wind Energy Systems programme students will develop and enhance their technical expertise of wind energy and deepen their understanding of the engineering, political and economic contexts of wind power. It will provide them with an advanced level of knowledge to address the current and future challenges of the exciting and dynamic wind energy sector. 

Students will be taught by academics internationally-renowned in the wind energy sector, have the opportunity to undertake real-world industry-linked projects (eg ScottishPower, SmarterGrids Solutions, SSE) and have unique access to world-leading teaching and research facilities including GIS test rigs, distribution network & protection lab with 100kVA microgrid, and Europe’s only centre dedicated to the development and demonstration of “smart-grid” technologies, the Power Networks Demonstration Centre (PNDC).

With the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) forecasting UK/EU employment in wind energy related jobs to double to more than 500,000 by 2020, this course offers excellent career prospects.  Graduates have found well-paid, challenging positions in sectors spanning power, renewables, management consultancy and oil & gas, with companies including Siemens, ScottishPower Renewables, SSE, Sgurr and Arup.

Recipients of this scholarship are not permitted to hold any other forms of financial support (e.g scholarships or tuition fee awards)

How to apply

Applicants must have submitted an application and hold an offer for the MSc degree before they can be considered for one of the awards. Award nominations are made by the Department on the basis of academic merit, professional and personal achievements, as detailed in the MSc application.

Apply online at http://www.strath.ac.uk/courses/postgraduatetaught/windenergysystems/