Renewable Strategy Engineering Prize

Best individual project competition awarded by the Offshore & Upstream Engineering Committee, Process Industries Division.

The winner of this annual competition will be selected from the best individual project in a mechanical engineering topic related to offshore renewable energy.

This prize represents a unique opportunity, particularly for young engineers to:

  • Get noticed by presenting projects to peers, colleagues and senior managers
  • Gain experience in presenting, refining communication skills
  • Enhance their CV and develop competencies for CEng application.


  • The competition is open to students and graduate engineers of all ages - undergraduate students (BEng, BSc, MEng), postgraduates (MSc, MRes, PhD) and industry- based engineers.

Award criteria

  • The project must contain a substantial mechanical engineering component, be an individual effort and be concerned with offshore renewable energy.

Award conditions

  • Shortlisted candidates will be invited to present their projects to a panel at Institution headquarters in London (date TBC)
  • The final decision will be announced two weeks later with the prize formally awarded at an upcoming Offshore & Upstream Engineering Committee event (tbc).
  • The prize is sponsored by Renewable Strategy Limited (RSL), a leading renewable energy boutique advisory firm with offices in the UK and South Africa. 

Application process

Closing date: date of next award to be confirmed.

  • Eligible candidates should submit an electronic copy of their final year thesis/report with a covering letter describing how the report relates to mechanical engineering and offshore renewables.
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