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Marine Renewable Energy: Sources and Recovery



Course format Blended
Date 2022-06-06 - 2022-08-29
Duration 100 hours
Entry level Bachelor


To introduce students to marine renewable energy technologies, spatial planning, capital and economic considerations.

Outline Of Syllabus

The module will cover the following topics:


  • Framing the imperatives and the macro-economic environment for marine renewable energy projects. Components of the industry. Overview of regulatory framework. De-carbonising the UKL economy/climate change


  • Underpinning knowledge for identification, capture and utilization of wind, wave and tidal energy sources.


  • Current portfolio, emerging technologies.

Spatial Planning

  • What is spatial planning? What are the key considerations? Who are the stakeholders? What space is needed? Conflicts with other activities


  • Evaluating project feasibility, securing project finance

Case Studies

  • Predominantly offshore wind, tidal exemplars, wave emerging technologies.
Pre-school material

Normally requires 50 hours of study.

Pre-school material enables you to revise and review prerequisite material so that the intensive school can be run efficiently and effectively. The materials will be available six to eight weeks before the intensive school takes place.

You will undertake a pre-school assignment (30% of the module mark) which you will submit on the first day of the intensive school.

One week intensive school

Has an approximate contact time of 35 hours.

The intensive school includes lectures, case studies, tutorials, presentations, and discussions.

You will sit an examination (40% of the module mark) during this intensive teaching week.

Post-school material

Requires 15 hours of study.

This material consolidates the module learning.

Post-school material involves completion of a post-school assignment (30% of the module mark) which you will submit eight weeks after the intensive school.

Teaching Location: Southampton University Campus

*The start and end date stated above is approximate, contact us if interested taking the course in 2021/2022


You should have a minimum of:

  • a Second Class Honours degree in Engineering or equivalent with a strong quantitative component
  • at least three years of relevant work experience in the marine sector or similar

You'll also need to provide a personal statement and reference.

Find out more about entry requirements (including English language requirements).

Application procedure

There are normally two intakes each year, in September and February. Find out more about the course on the Newcastle University prospectus website.

Use Newcastle University’s online application portal to apply for the course.


ISCED Categories

Offshore and renewable energy
Marine spatial planning