Robert Gordon University’s School of Engineering is developing a Masters degree in offshore renewables for delivery (part-time, distance learning), starting in January 2012.
It is part of a wider strategic move by the university to reinforce its position as a leading provider of advanced energy industries learning in the UK, including by Aberdeen Business School, whose highly successful oil & gas MBA is recognised as a world leader.
Talking to Energy about the Offshore Renewables Master’s, Professor John Watson, dean of RGU’s Faculty of Design and Technology, said: “The school recognises the synergy that exists between offshore wind energy and offshore oil & gas. The new programme builds on the school’s recognised strengths in current courses such as asset integrity management, oil & gas engineering and subsea engineering. These topics are complemented within the new course through the inclusion of new modules on renewable energy systems and structures, instrumentation and telemetry systems and electrical power transmission and distribution. We believe this mix creates a unique product that is relevant to the needs of professional engineers working in, or aspiring to work in, the offshore renewables sector.”
More details on the new masters will emerge later.