What you will study
This Renewable Energy programme at The Open University UK explores each of the principal renewable energy sources in turn. Each technology is examined in terms of the relevant physical principles; the main technologies involved; their costs and environmental impact; the size of the potential renewable resource; and their future prospects.
Renewable energy is the core teaching text for this module, along with a specially designed set of online activities to help you apply the knowledge to practical examples in the field.
You will work through a series of online study guides that use material from the book, together with additional online resources, exercises and activities to cover the following topics:
- Energy in buildings
- Solar thermal energy
- Solar photovoltaics
- Tidal power
- Wind energy
- Wave energy
- Deep geothermal energy
- Integrating renewable energy and renewable energy futures
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
DisciplinesEnergy & Power Engineering General Engineering & Technology Sustainable Energy View 10 other Short Courses in Sustainable Energy in United Kingdom
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
This is an OU level 3 module. OU level 3 modules build on study skills and subject knowledge acquired from studies at OU levels 1 and 2. They are intended only for students who have recent experience of higher education in a related subject.
- Studying the OU level 2 module Energy and sustainability (T213) will give you the necessary background and skills for this module.
International1584 GBP/fullTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1584 GBP for the full programme
National1584 GBP/fullTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1584 GBP for the full programme
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