Taught course

Renewable Energy Engineering

Heriot-Watt University · School of Engineering and Physical Sciences

Entry requirements

A first or second class honours degree in a suitable subject with a numerate background. Equivalent overseas qualifications will also be considered. Applicants for whom English is not their first language and who do not already hold a degree in which the teaching was in English must satisfy the university minimum requirements for competence in English - IELTS at 6.5 or equivalent.

Months of entry


Course content

This is an advanced Masters course in the rapidly expanding area of renewable energy engineering. The course 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. The course will provide graduates of a calibre capable of developing and implementing creative solutions to the problems encountered in renewable energy capture, conversion, storage and management.

Information for international students

Heriot Watt can provide summer courses in English as a foreign language and further information is available from the EPS graduate school office.

Fees and funding

UK students
Please refer to the website
International students
Please refer to the website

A full fees bursary is available for eligible full time students who are UK/EU nationals.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


full time
9 months
part time
21 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations37
Written coursework / continuous assessment13

Course contact details

Barbara Kerr
+44 (0)131 451 3023
+44 (0)131 451 3136