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Energy, M.Sc.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #314 (QS) ,
The multi-disciplinary Energy programme at Heriot-Watt University offers courses relevant to energy resources, power generation, process engineering, environmental legislation and environmental impact, energy in buildings as well as business courses. 


Through its portfolio of options, this programme is accessible to graduates from many Engineering and Science degrees.

The aims of the Energy programme at Heriot-Watt University are to provide a practical and theoretical grounding in technologies and wider knowledge and skills relevant to the Energy sector for the practicing engineer as well as decision-making managers and policymakers.

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.


The programme aims to equip graduates with a broad, yet detailed overview of energy resources, conversion, and use, as well as the socio-economic and environmental impacts of energy-related activities. The programme provides a broad introduction to current energy issues and specialist knowledge and skills to analyze, appraise, or design energy systems or equipment.

Typical careers include Energy Consultants, Energy Device Manufacturers, Developers or Operators of Installations, Energy Managers, Offshore Industry, Government Organisations, Community Organisations.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Foundations of Energy
  • Technology Futures and Business Strategy
  • Critical Analysis and Research Preparation
  • Renewable Energy Technologies
  • Economics of Renewable Energy Engineering
  • Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Demand Management and Energy Storage

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

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

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

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    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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Academic Requirements

General Requirements

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

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11417 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11417 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    10064 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10064 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

National fee: 47,232 RM

International fee: 53,559 RM

Living costs for Putrajaya

  • 1690 - 2370 MYR/month
    Living Costs

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


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