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). Energy – based on fossil fuels and, increasingly, renewables – is an essential component of our existence. The cost, availability and efficient utilisation of energy are increasingly strong focal points in the strategies of governments world-wide, as they realise that the 'raw material' for most of the energy used today has a finite life.
Core modules: Foundation of energy; Technology futures and business strategy; Critical analysis and research preparation.
Optional modules: Renewable energy technologies; Economics of renewable energy; Environmental impact assessment; Demand management and energy storage; Energy technology; Ventilation and air conditioning; Computational fluid dynamics with heat transfer; Heat transfer and heat exchangers; Process intensification; Sustainable processing; Oil and gas field appraisal; Oil and gas field development; Electrical power systems; High voltage.
From the School of Management and Languages Courses (maximum 3): Environmental and energy economics; Competitive strategy; Strategic project management; Financial analysis; Project economics and evaluation; Business economics.
You can exit after Stage 1 with PgDip Energy.
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.
Distance and Flexible learning
Part time (day)
2 years (Part time) - 3-4 years (Online)
School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society
Energy and Renewables