Sustainable Energy Solutions

North Highland College UHI


Thurso Campus


As the renewable energy sector continues to grow there is a need for trained individuals to plan, implement and manage new renewable energy projects. This course will provide you with the theoretical and practical tools to place you at the centre of such ventures.

If you are already working in or are interested in a career in the renewable energy or low-carbon technology sectors, this dynamic course will provide you with the knowledge and skills required to critically analyse the theories, principles and concepts of low-carbon energy production and sustainability.

Additionally the course will give you a firm understanding of the technical and economic case for renewables along with confidence to tackle the calculations required to assess their viability.


Core modules are:
Energy, climate and carbon; Transition to a low-carbon society; Renewable energy technologies

You can exit after 12 months with PgCert Sustainable Energy Solutions


Option modules, from which you will choose three, include:
Sustainable rural land use and energy in rural Scotland; Energy modelling for building; Tidal, wave and future energy; Developing a community energy project; Sustainable development; Local economic development; Research methods (strongly recommended to continue to MSc.)

You can exit after 18 months with PgDip Sustainable Energy Solutions

Entry Requirements

Honours degree in a relevant subject.

Start Date

September, January


Postgraduate Master's



Study Method

Distance and Flexible learning
Part time (day)

Course Length

2 years


Science and Environment

SCQF Level


Career Area


Career Sectors

Aeronautical Engineering

Chemical and Materials Engineering

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Engineering General

Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (including Fabrication and Welding)

Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering

Offshore and Energy