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Renewable Energy Development (RED), Postgraduate Diploma

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    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration

Overview

The Renewable Energy Development (RED) programme at Heriot-Watt University is designed to specifically address these key drivers of renewable energy development in the UK and abroad.

The RED course aims to give its graduates cross-cutting skills in the renewables sector. The course addresses the needs of renewable energy developers as they seek to maximize economic benefits whilst grappling with challenges of overcoming regulatory and environmental issues, and securing finance. 

Teaching is reinforced with project work where the emphasis is placed on simulating real working situations.

The RED course maintains strong links with industry and regulators involved in the sector to ensure its relevance to the demands of renewables employers.

Career

The RED programme is designed to provide graduates with inter-related skills in the renewables sector. It addresses the needs of renewable energy developers as they seek to maximize economic benefits whilst grappling with challenges of overcoming regulatory and environmental issues, and securing finance.

Graduates typically hold a wide spectrum of key positions within renewable energy technology developer companies, project development companies, utility consultancies, governments, regulators and NGO's.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Energy in the 21st Century
  • Economics of renewable energy
  • Environmental Policy & Risk
  • Environmental Processes
  • Renewable Technology: Generation
  • Renewable Technology: Integration
  • Development Appraisal

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • PG Diploma level entry applicants must have an ordinary degree in a related subject area and relevant post qualification industry experience.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14960 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14960 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7168 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7168 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Part time fees:

Scotland / Non-UK EU: £3,584

England / Northern Ireland / Wales: £3,584

Overseas: £7,480

Funding

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