The course

Delivery type
Weekday evenings and Fridays
Duration
1 year (full-time) / 2 years (part-time)
Intake date
September, January
Study location
Dubai

Contact

Overview

The Energy MSc at Heriot-Watt provides the opportunity for graduate engineers or scientists and corporate members of related professional bodies to acquire the detailed knowledge needed to meet the challenges and develop opportunities within the energy industry. The programme is directly related to the energy challenges facing every region of the world, including the Gulf region.

Heriot-Watt recognises that learning needs to be flexible and this programme allows experienced and recent graduates to tailor the programme content and structure to their specific needs. The University uses a virtual learning environment (VLE) called Vision, which can be accessed via the Internet. Students will study courses and submit assignments through Vision at their own pace, allowing them to study for a recognised degree alongside their professional career.

Upon graduating from the Master’s programme, graduates will meet the academic requirements for membership of the Energy Institute.

January entrants

Students starting the programme in January should note that it runs full-time for 2 semesters (12 months) + dissertation (February to April, 3 months) (total 16 months), or part-time runs for 4 semesters (24 months) + dissertation (March to August, 6 months) (total 30 months). 

Students enrolling for the January intake programmes are not required to be be on campus during the summer break.

Course content

Detailed course guide

A broad range of Energy disciplines are reflected in this degree, which covers Energy Resources, Energy Efficiency, Environmental Legislation, Environmental Impact Assessment and Energy in Buildings. The programme structure is outlined below.

Semester 1

Mandatory

  • Foundations of Energy

Optional (choose three)

  • Process Intensification
  • Heat Transfer and Heat Exchangers
  • Electrical Power Systems
  • Renewable Energy Technologies
  • Ventilation and Air Conditioning

Semester 2

Mandatory

  • Technology Future and Business Strategy
  • Critical Analysis and Research Preparation

Optional (choose two)

  • Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Demand Management and Energy Storage
  • Building Energy Management

Summer session (mandatory)

  • Master’s Dissertation (Master’s students only)

Semester timetable

September starters

  • Semester 1 - September to December
  • Semester 2 - January to April
  • Summer session - May to August
  • Graduation - November

January starters

  • Semester 2 - January to April (Year 1)
  • Semester 1 - September to December (Year 1)
  • Summer Session - May to August (Year 2)
  • Graduation - November (Year 2)