Key facts


This course combines engineering and business studies and is offered by the School of Engineering and Physical Sciences but includes contributions from all Engineering disciplines represented at Heriot-Watt and from the Edinburgh Business School (EBS).
Heriot-Watt is a world leading university in energy and renewables. This degree is supported by industrial suppliers and users of energy, who are committed to an ethical environmental policy.

The course is designed to equip graduates with the knowledge and skills to design and analyse sustainable energy solutions and to influence business strategies relating to energy and environmental legislation. It explores the demand and supply of energy and related technical, political, economic and social issues. Energy provision, consumption and costs are examined in engineering, economic and environmental terms. The issues studied include energy resources, power generation, process engineering, environmental legislation, environmental impact assessment and energy in building.

Students studying on this degree are typically those working in industrial sectors, the built environment, SMEs exploring new products and processes, and energy and environmental advisory organisations.

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