What will I learn?

Master of Renewable Energy programme is a matching programme for the Master of Energy Science from Kyoto University, Japan under the UM-Kyoto University double Degree MoA that offers to produce experts in the said field among local and international students. This coursework-based programme’s total credit hours allocated for the research component constitute less than thirty (30) percent of the total credit hours of the whole programme.

The students will be exposed to the latest equipment, tools, techniques and methods to achieve their goals in the course of this programme. In addition, they will also benefit from the industry-relevant technical field trips to various advanced institutions and establishments around the world. The students will have the opportunity to observe and emulate the latest technologies and best practises during these field trips.

This programme is very suitable for fresh graduates as well as professionals who are looking to develop their knowledge, expertise and skills, as well as practising engineers who are looking for career advancements in the field of Renewable Energy. Our graduates will find many opportunities to go on to impressive careers as policy makers, professional scientists, consultants, managers or engineers across the latest Renewable Energy technologies, power generation from Renewable Energy, distribution and demand management and so on.

Which department am I in?

Institute of Advanced Studies

Study options

Full Time (Minimum of 2 or 3 semesters and maximum of 8 semesters)

Tuition fees
RM44,070.00 (US$ 10,440) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

September 2020


University of Malaya

Jalan Universiti,


Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur,

50603, Malaysia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

To be admitted to a Master‘s programme, applicants will need to have completed a recognized Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline and to have obtained a better than average cumulative grade point average (CGPA). Minimum Requirements: A Bachelor’s Degree (Hons.) or its equivalent in the related field. English Language Requirements: Students must obtain: TOEFL score of 500 (PBT), 173 (CBT) or 60 (IBT) and above or IELTS Band 5.0 - 6.5 and above or Pass in any equivalent English proficiency test approved and recognized by the University of Malaya.

For international students

Bachelor's Degree with honors in the field of Engineering or Science related or equivalent.


Other qualifications as may be approved by the Senate from time to time.

Need to have at least:

IELTS: Band 5.5 (academic)

TOEFL: 550 paper-based / 213 computer-based / 80 internet-based


About this uni

UM is the only Malaysian university to be among the Top 100 in the world and the Top 1% of the world's universities.

  • Ranked 70th in the 2020 QS World University Ranking
  • Over 200 world-class programmes to choose from
  • UM’s alumni include former Malaysian Prime Ministers
  • 32 courses ranked in the QS World’s Top 200 Subject Rankings