Renewable Energy Flexible Training Programme (REFLEX) MSc; PGDip; PGCert; Continuing Professional Development (CPD) modules

MSc: 12 months full time; 60 months maximum part time
PGDip: 9 months full time; 60 months maximum part time
PGCert: 6 months min FT; 36 months max PT


Fees per academic year 2014-15

UK and EU: full time £6,000 (MSc); £4,170 (PGDip); £2,085 (PGCert) part time £3,250 (MSc); £2,335 (PGDip)
International: full time £15,990 (MSc); £10,830 (PGDip); £5,415 (PGCert)

More information is available about tuition fees and discounts.

Programme Overview

The programme has been specifically designed to meet the needs of an expanding and developing renewable energy industry. It aims to ensure you receive a comprehensive understanding of the complete renewable energy technology industry and provides fully integrated training in mechanical, electrical, chemical, marine/offshore engineering; photovoltaics and; geothermal energy and economics and policy.

REFLEX has been accredited by the IMechE, IMarEST, Energy Institute and IET under licence from the UK regulator, the Engineering Council.

Accreditation is a mark of assurance that the degree meets the standards set by the Engineering Council in the UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC). An accredited degree will provide you with some or all of the underpinning knowledge, understanding and skills for eventual registration as a Chartered Engineer (CEng).


For the MSc you take 12 compulsory modules and a research project and dissertation. For the Diploma you take nine modules and a research project and report. For the Certificate you take six modules.

Each module is delivered by a combination of distance learning and a one-week intensive school.  Each module offered is also designed as a stand-alone CPD module.

Find out more detailed information about the programme modules.

Further course information including reading lists and the programme schedule is available on the School website.

+Entrance Requirements

A lower-second-class Honours degree, or international equivalent, in engineering or a related subject. We will also consider applicants on an individual basis with lower or non-standard qualifications who have significant, relevant industry experience.

Applicants whose first language is not English require IELTS 6.5, TOEFL 90 (Internet-based), Pearson's PTE Academic Test 62 or equivalent.  

Our INTO Newcastle University Centre can provide extra tuition to help you meet the University's English language requirements.

The UK Border Agency (UKBA) has rules for international students regarding minimum English language requirements.

+Scholarships and Other Sources of Funding

International Students, consult your own government for funding. The University offers International Scholarships, and there are funding opportunities by external organisations available.

Students should consult their employers for sponsorship opportunities.

More information on scholarships, studentships, bursaries and other funding is available from our database.

+How to Apply

Visit our postgraduate application site.

There is no closing date for this programme. However, international students applying for September 2014 entry should apply by Friday 11 July 2014 to ensure that they have time to put appropriate arrangements in place.

Please note: As a formal condition of the offer to study at Newcastle University, students from outside the UK/EU are required to pay a deposit of £1,500 or submit an official letter of sponsorship for their chosen programme. The deposit payment is non refundable, but will be deducted from tuition fees upon registration.

+Further Information

For further information please contact:

School of Mechanical and Systems Engineering
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 3680

Subject Overview

This programme is within the subject area of Energy.