12 months
23239 EUR/year
23239 EUR/year
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This Renewable Energy Engineering programme from Heriot-Watt University Dubai gives an overview of the provision and use of energy in the world today, but allows the student to specialise in the rapidly expanding area of renewable energy engineering. 


The Renewable Energy Engineering programme from Heriot-Watt University Dubai is aimed at students wishing to develop a critical understanding of the significant changes afoot in the energy sector due to the development and integration of wind, marine, biomass and solar technologies.

The programme will provide graduates of a calibre capable of developing and implementing creative solutions to the problems encountered in renewable energy capture, conversion, storage and management.

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 at their own pace through Vision as well as attend evening and weekend lectures and tutorials. This balances private study with attendance at the University, allowing students to work towards a recognised degree alongside their professional career.


Many of the students on this programme are in employment and can enhance their career prospects with their current employer by gaining the MSc in Renewable Energy Engineering, both by virtue of the qualification and because they are able to contribute more by applying the knowledge and skills they acquire. This programme also equips graduates from other areas to move into employment in this exciting field as the renewable energy sector continues to grow in importance.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Energy
  • Renewable Energy Technologies
  • Economics of Renewable Energy
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics with Heat Transfer
  • Electrical Power Systems
  • Critical Analysis and Research Preparation
  • Environmental Impact Assessment

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • January intake is for part-time students only.
  • Most students apply 6–10 months in advance of their chosen intake. We can accept applications up until 3 weeks before the start of each intake


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
First Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • For MSc entry, a good relevant Honours degree (first or second class) or equivalent overseas qualifications will be considered. 
  • Given the clear practical element of the programmes, we will also consider non-graduate candidates holding less than a good Honours degree, or its equivalent, but with compensating qualifications or experience may be admitted to the Postgraduate Diploma programme. 
  • Transfer to the MSc will be possible later on if exams and course work are at MSc level.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23239 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23239 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    23239 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23239 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.

AED 88452

Living costs for Dubai

5300 - 9200 AED /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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