MSc Renewable Energy Engineering

MQA/PA13311 KPT/JPS (R2/522/7/0030) (MQA/FA2721) 02/28

Course Information

Mode: Taught
Duration: FT: 1 Year; PT: 2 Years

September, January

Conducted in Malaysia: Yes
Level of Study: Masters Degree Level
Faculty: School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society
Awarding Country: United Kingdom
Exam Body: Heriot-Watt University
Fees: 47250 / 53640 (international)

Course Overview

This programme is a specialist programme with a clear Mechanical Engineering focus. It aims to equip students with a widespanning, yet detailed overview of renewable energy resources and their exploitation, as well as the socio-economic and environmental impacts of related activities. To do this, the programme provides a broad introduction to current energy issues and specialist knowledge and skills to analyse, appraise or design renewable energy systems or equipment.

This programme is an advanced MSc in the rapidly expanding area of renewable energy engineering. It is aimed at students wishing to develop critical understanding of the significant changes taking place in the energy industry due to the development and integration of wind, marine, biomass and solar technologies. The programme will enable graduates to develop and implement creative solutions to the problems encountered in renewable energy capture, conversion, storage and management.


Course content

Core courses

  • Foundations of Energy
  • Renewable Energy Technologies
  • Economics of Renewable Energy Engineering
  • Advanced Renewable Energy Engineering
  • Demand Management and Energy Storage
  • Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Critical Analysis and Research Preparation
  • Master's Dissertation

Optional courses (select one)

  • Electrical Power Systems
  • Heat Transfer and Heat Exchangers


In accordance with our normal practice, our professionally orientated programmes are designed to meet the educational requirements for membership of relevant professional institutions, and we are seeking accreditation from the Energy Institute for Further Learning for Chartered Engineer (CEng).

Entry Requirements

A first or second class Honours degree (or equivalent) in engineering, physical science, mathematics, geoscience or a related subject. Relevant industrial experience may also be considered

Career Prospects

Many of the students studying on this programme are in employment. By gaining the Masters degree in Renewable Energy Engineering, they enhance their career prospects with their current employer, both by virtue of the qualification and because they are able to contribute more through application of the knowledge and skills they have gained. As the importance of the renewable energy sector continues to increase, this programme equips graduates to move into other areas of employment in this exciting field.

  • All fees are in RM (Ringgit Malaysia) currency unless stated otherwise.

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