Renewable Energy Engineering MSc

  • Course code KPT/JPS (PA 2721) 02/18
  • Delivery type Full-time/Part-time
  • Duration 1 year/2 years
  • Intake date September

Overview

This programme is a specialist programme with a clear Mechanical Engineering focus. It aims to equip students with a widespanning, yet detailed overview of renewable energy resources and their exploitation, as well as the socio-economic and environmental impacts of related activities. To do this, the programme provides a broad introduction to current energy issues and specialist knowledge and skills to analyse, appraise or design renewable energy systems or equipment.

This programme is an advanced MSc in the rapidly expanding area of renewable energy engineering. It is aimed at students wishing to develop critical understanding of the significant changes taking place in the energy industry due to the development and integration of wind, marine, biomass and solar technologies. The programme will enable graduates to develop and implement creative solutions to the problems encountered in renewable energy capture, conversion, storage and management.

Teaching and Assessment

Our students experience a stimulating teaching environment which blends conventional lectures and tutorials with online material in our Virtual Learning Environment. Programmes are regularly reviewed by research-active staff in Edinburgh, Dubai and Malaysia to ensure that the learning material is relevant and current.

Assessment of the taught component is through a balance of examinations and coursework.

Programme content

Core courses

  • Foundations of Energy
  • Renewable Energy Technologies
  • Advanced Renewable Energy Engineering
  • Demand Management and Energy Storage
  • Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Critical Analysis and Research Preparation
  • Master's Dissertation

Optional courses (select two)

  • Electrical Power Systems
  • Heat Transfer and Heat Exchangers
  • Economics of Renewable Energy Engineering

Assessment methods

Assessment of the taught component is through a balance of examinations and coursework.

Accreditation

In accordance with our normal practice, our professionally orientated programmes are designed to meet the educational requirements for membership of relevant professional institutions, and we are seeking accreditation from the Energy Institute for Further Learning for Chartered Engineer (CEng).

Career opportunities

Many of the students studying on this programme are in employment. By gaining the Masters degree in Renewable Energy Engineering, they enhance their career prospects with their current employer, both by virtue of the qualification and because they are able to contribute more through application of the knowledge and skills they have gained. As the importance of the renewable energy sector continues to increase, this programme equips graduates to move into other areas of employment in this exciting field.

Profiles

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Entry requirements

  • A, relevant first or second class Honours degree in a physical science orĀ engineering discipline, or a degree qualification, or equivalent qualification recognised by the Malaysian Government, acceptable to the University.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language, then evidence of proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.5 is required.

Fees

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Scholarships & bursaries

See our range of Heriot-Watt University Malaysia scholarships and sponsored scholarships.