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Marine Renewable Energy

Heriot-Watt University Dubai

36 months
1150 GBP/module
1150 GBP/module
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This Marine Renewable Energy programme from Heriot-Watt University Dubai is designed as a multidisciplinary transition programme relevant to students from a wide variety of backgrounds wishing to apply their knowledge and experience in the renewable energy industry. 


The taught part of the Marine Renewable Energy programme from Heriot-Watt University Dubai addresses the technical, environmental and economic drivers that are shaping the marine renewable energy industry. An individual research project then allows students to specialise in a topic of their choice.

The programme team has strong links with stakeholders in marine renewables and has unique experience and expertise gained at the geographical heart of marine renewables in the UK. A strong emphasis is placed on project work that simulates real working situations and international examples.


Marine planning, including spatial planning, is a fast developing discipline of global interest with excellent employment prospects. It has the ambition to promote sustainable development of the Blue Economy and mitigate the effects of climate change. The international "Blue Growth Agenda" anticipates increasing economic activity and employment from  maritime industries as diverse as offshore oil and gas, renewable energy, aquaculture, biotechnologies, artificial islands, deep sea mining and tourism. The increase in activity requires increased vigilance in marine protection and conservation. Our graduates typically hold key positions in:

  • Marine development companies 
  • Utilities
  • Consultancies
  • Governments
  • Regulators
  • NGO's

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Energy in the 21st Century
  • Economics of renewable energy
  • Environmental Policy & Risk
  • Oceanography & Marine Ecology
  • Marine Renewable Technologies
  • Renewable Technology: Integration
  • Development Appraisal

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Minimum of 2:2 honours degree or equivalent academic qualification in a related subject area
  • Corporate (or chartered) membership of relevant professional institutions will also be considered

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    1150 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1150 GBP per module during 36 months.
  • National

    1150 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1150 GBP per module during 36 months.

Distance learning fee is £1,150 per course, £1,580 dissertation/project.


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