Loughborough University
Leicestershire, UK
LE11 3TU
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Loughborough University

Centre for Renewable Energy Systems Technology (CREST)

John O'Sullivan

‌MSc Renewable Energy Systems Technology

With the desire to return to the Renewable Energy Industry having previously worked as a Wind Project Engineer 13 years ago, John O’Sullivan shows that you are never too old to test yourself and take on new challenges.‌

"I completed my Masters in Renewable ‌Energy Systems Technology by distance learning from Loughborough University in 2014.

I received a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from University Col‌lege Cork in 2001, and then spent a year working in the Renewable Energy Industry as a Wind Farm Project Engineer for Enerco Energy Systems ltd. Since then, I have embarked on some minor consultancy work in ocean wave energy, consequently motivating me to pursue a career change and embark on a Distance Learning MSc.

I found out about the CREST Distance Learning MSc while searching for courses online. I researched the course material and decided that it was a suitable challenge within my reach. The course greatly exceeded my expectations, turning out to be of a much higher standard than I could ever have envisaged.

I have particularly enjoyed studying the various modules available which were beneficial in achieving the understandings required for the subsequent written exams. I felt there was a deep integrity across all of the modules through the effort and enthusiasm of the lecturers, reflected in their notes and presentations. Since studying this course and completing the many and very interesting subjects available my ideas have broadened.

I would definitely recommend the distance learning course to others. I wouldn’t have succeeded without the quality of both the course and the lecturers. It’s also a bonus to know that the distance learning course is current with the full-time course being taught. The lecturers handle queries for distance learning students in the same manner as for Full-time students, showing no distinction between the two.‌"