Renewable Energy Engineering, M.Sc.

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    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    17570
    Tuition (Year)
    5200
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
Heriot-Watt University ,
This is an advanced, specialist programme in the rapidly expanding area of renewable energy engineering with a clear Mechanical Engineering focus. The programme is aimed at students wishing to develop critical understanding of the significant changes afoot in the energy system due to the development and integration of wind, marine, biomass and solar technologies. 
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  • Key facts
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  • Fees and funding

About

The programme will enable graduates to develop and implement creative solutions to the problems encountered in renewable energy capture, conversion, storage and management.

Students will gain the knowledge and skills to assess renewable energy resources, design appropriate renewable energy systems, evaluate the performance of these systems and assess the wider impacts of renewable energy development. The programme provides introductory courses to fundamental energy science and current energy issues, while the project-led courses focus on the design of renewable energy systems. The programme concludes with a research-led dissertation in the summer.

Renewable energy research focuses on six main areas:

  • Photovoltaics and Solar Energy
  • Wind and Marine Energy
  • Renewable Energy Systems
  • Minimising CO2 Emissions
  • Biofuels
  • Wind and Marine Energy

The aims of the programme are to enable the students to:

  • develop detailed knowledge and critical understanding of the core skills in renewable energy resources, converters and systems
  • develop and use a significant range of principal and specialist skills, techniques and practices in renewable energy
  • be able to apply this knowledge directly to complex applications
  • critically review existing practice and develop original and creative solutions to problems within the domain
  • communicate and work effectively with peers and academic staff in a variety of tasks, demonstrating appropriate levels of autonomy and responsibility, and
  • plan and execute a significant project of research, investigation or development in a specialist area within the renewable energy arena, demonstrating extensive, detailed and critical understanding of that specialism.

Programme Structure

  • Foundations of Energy
  • Economics of Renewable Energy
  • Renewable Energy Technologies
  • Advanced Renewable Energy Engineering
  • Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Demand Management and Energy Storage
  • Critical Analysis and Research Preparation
  • Masters Dissertation
  • Electrical Power Systems
  • Heat Transfers and Heat Exchangers
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics with Heat Transfer

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Study intensity Part-time, Full-time
    • Duration part-time 24 months
  • Credits
    60 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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Entry requirements

  • A first or second class honours degree in a suitable subject with a numerate background. Equivalent overseas qualifications will also be considered.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 17570 International
  • GBP 5200 EU/EEA

Part-Time Tuition Fee:

  • EU: £2,600
  • Non-EU: £8,785

Funding

Scholarship Opportunity
Scottish Funding Council has made available 20 scholarships covering fees only to students with Scottish backgrounds. These will be spread over all our Energy based MSc programmes. There is no separate application process for this. If you are eligible, you will be considered automatically. You will be notified through the summer if you have been selected.

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