Master in Renewable Energy in the Marine Environment (REM+)

Programme Overview

The REM programme welcomed its first students in 2017, under the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree label. REM welcomed its last intake of students in September 2020 and has been extended under the name REM+ for four more cohorts (from September 2021 to August 2026).

Bearing witness to the excellence of the programme in international higher education this year came both the World Maritime Week Award 2023 awarded to REM+ in the category of marine energy and the retention of the EACEA's “Good Practice Flag” for a third consecutive year.

The aim of the programme is to train specialists to meet the major technological challenges associated with the developing sector of offshore renewable energy. REM+ provides students with skills in assessment, analysis, simulation, development and exploitation of all available energy in the marine environment and in project development of safe, efficient and reliable marine energy generation plants. The programme, which is fully taught in English, implies mobility in a minimum of two European countries.

Consortium Partners

The four partner institutions for the REM+ programme are:

  • University of the Basque Country (UPV), Spain - programme coordinator
  • Centrale Nantes, France
  • Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway
  • University College Cork (UCC), Ireland

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Course Content

The programme is a two-year master's course consisting of four semesters of study (120 ECTS), in accordance with the ECTS (European Credit Transfer System). Student mobility is compulsory - each student must spend time at three of the four partner universities.

Students will spend their first semester at UCC, the second semester in UPV/EHU and the third semester at Centrale Nantes ECN or NTNU. The fourth and final semester will be devoted to the student’s Master thesis, hosted by any of the above mentioned universities or in the associate centres collaborating in this master's programme.

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M2 Year

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Meet the Programme Supervisor

Guillaume Ducrozet Guillaume Ducrozet obtained his PhD at Centrale Nantes in 2007, and then occupied different post-doctoral positions, notably at DTU in 2009. He returned to Centrale Nantes in 2010 as an Associate Professor in Ocean Engineering in the LHEEA Laboratory, of which he has been the deputy director since 2022.

His research interests include: Free-surface hydrodynamics; Nonlinear ocean waves; Numerical modelling; Pseudo-spectral methods (HOS); Rogue/freak waves; Wave-structure interactions; Experimental hydrodynamics. He is the main developer of the open-source High-Order Spectral models HOS-ocean and HOS-NWT. He has authored 45+ publications in ISI peer-reviewed international journals.

Admissions and funding

The REM+ programme is open to holders of a university degree (Bachelor of Science or equivalent), in a relevant field: Naval Engineering, Naval Achitecture, Maritime Engineering, Nautical and Maritime Transport, Electrical Engineering, Electric Power Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Automatic and Industrial Electronic Engineering, Control System Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Civil Engineering, Renewable Energy Engineering, Energy and Environmental Engineering, Industrial Technology Engineering, Industrial Organization Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electromechanic Engineering, Applied Mathematics, Physics.

An applicant whose native language is not English is required to prove sufficient fluency in English.


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Application deadline: 15 March 2023

Scholarship opportunities

Erasmus Mundus scholarship covering tuition fees, living expenses and travel costs are available.
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After the Master

Offshore renewable energy has a vast potential, but it represents a major technological challenge. The harsh conditions offshore demand advanced specific knowledge in various scientific and technological fields, and specifically trained professionals are in great demand.

The aim of the REM+  master's programme is to train specialists with the required skills to accomplish this technological challenge.

Graduates will have skills in assessment, analysis, simulation, development and exploitation of all available energy in the marine environment and in project development of safe, efficient and reliable marine energy generation plants, including operation and maintenance design and study of the integration of the plants in the power system.

Published on September 3, 2020 Updated on January 2, 2024