Taught course

Energy (online)

Heriot-Watt University · School of Engineering and Physical Sciences

Entry requirements

A First or Second Class Honours Degree in an engineering discipline or in the physical or chemical sciences. The degree can be from a British or overseas university. Different degrees, together with relevant industrial experience, will be considered.

If your first language is not English, or your first degree was not taught in English, we’ll need to see evidence of your English language ability. The minimum requirement for English language is IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. We offer a range of English language courses to help you meet the English language requirement prior to starting your masters course:

  • 20 weeks English (for IELTS of 5.0 with no skill lower than 4.5)
  • 14 weeks English (for IELTS of 5.5 with no more than one skill at 4.5);
  • 10 weeks English (for IELTS of 5.5 with minimum of 5.0 in all skills);
  • 6 weeks English (for IELTS 5.5 with minimum of 5.5 in reading & writing and minimum of 5.0 in speaking & listening)

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

This course combines engineering and business studies and is offered by the School of Engineering and Physical Sciences but includes contributions from all Engineering disciplines represented at Heriot-Watt and from the Edinburgh Business School (EBS).

Heriot-Watt is a world leading university in energy and renewables. This degree is supported by industrial suppliers and users of energy, who are committed to an ethical environmental policy.
The course is designed to equip graduates with the knowledge and skills to design and analyse sustainable energy solutions and to influence business strategies relating to energy and environmental legislation. It explores the demand and supply of energy and related technical, political, economic and social issues. Energy provision, consumption and costs are examined in engineering, economic and environmental terms. The issues studied include energy resources, power generation, process engineering, environmental legislation, environmental impact assessment and energy in building.
Students studying on this degree are typically those working in industrial sectors, the built environment, SMEs exploring new products and processes, and energy and environmental advisory organisations.

Fees and funding

See University website

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    36-48 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Admissions Office