Heriot-Watt University

Heriot-Watt University

Renewable Energy Engineering

The programme is aimed at students wishing to develop critical understanding of the significant changes afoot in the energy industry due to the development and integration of wind, marine, biomass and solar technologies; this course is concerned with the concepts, applications, design, development and deployment of renewable energy converters, and energy storage and demand management systems.

Entry requirements

1st or 2nd Class Honours degree in a suitable subject with a numerate background. The minimum requirement for English language is IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

Course modules

Core modules: foundations of energy; economics of renewable energy; renewable energy; advanced renewable energy engineering; environmental impact assessment; demand management and energy storage; critical analysis and research preparation; Master's dissertation; optional modules: electrical power systems; heat transfers and heat exchangers; computational fluid dynamics with heat transfer.

Assessment methods

Dissertation.

Sponsorship information

Some funding may be available on a competitive basis.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,100 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,100 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 17,220 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,100 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,100 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,100 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,690 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,180 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 8,390 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,180 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,690 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,180 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
PgCert Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,100 per Year 1 (EU) 6 months
PgCert Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,100 per Year 1 (England) 6 months
PgCert Full-time September 2016 GBP 17,220 per Year 1 (International) 6 months
PgCert Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,100 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 6 months
PgCert Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,100 per Year 1 (Scotland) 6 months
PgCert Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,100 per Year 1 (Wales) 6 months
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,690 per Year 1 (EU) 21 months
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,180 per Year 1 (England) 21 months
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 8,390 per Year 1 (International) 21 months
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,180 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 21 months
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,690 per Year 1 (Scotland) 21 months
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,180 per Year 1 (Wales) 21 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,100 per Year 1 (Wales) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,100 per Year 1 (EU) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,100 per Year 1 (England) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 17,220 per Year 1 (International) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,100 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,100 per Year 1 (Scotland) 9 months
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 8,390 per Year 1 (International) 21 months
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,180 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 21 months
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,690 per Year 1 (Scotland) 21 months
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,180 per Year 1 (Wales) 21 months
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,690 per Year 1 (EU) 21 months
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,180 per Year 1 (England) 21 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Edinburgh Campus Edinburgh EH14 4AS Scotland

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Key information

Contact: 
PG Secretary
Telephone number: 
0131 4513023