Heriot-Watt University: Renewable Energy Engineering

InstitutionHeriot-Watt University View institution profile
Department Mechanical Engineering
Web www.hw.ac.uk/postgrad
Email studywithus@hw.ac.uk
Telephone 0131 451 3729
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Summary

This is an advanced, specialist course in the rapidly expanding area of renewable energy engineering with a clear Mechanical Engineering focus. The course is aimed at students wishing to develop critical understanding of the significant changes afoot in the energy system due to the development and integration of wind, marine, biomass and solar technologies. The course will enable graduates to develop and implement creative solutions to the problems encountered in renewable energy capture, conversion, storage and management.

Students will gain the knowledge and skills to assess renewable energy resources, design appropriate renewable energy systems, evaluate the performance of these systems and assess the wider impacts of renewable energy development. The course provides introductory courses to fundamental energy science and current energy issues, while the project-led courses focus on the design of renewable energy systems. The course concludes with a research-led dissertation in the summer.

Renewable energy research focuses on six main areas:

- Photovoltaics and Solar Energy

- Wind and Marine Energy

- Renewable Energy Systems

- Minimising CO2 Emissions

- Biofuels

- Wind and Marine Energy

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We offer over 180 Postgraduate courses that will provide you with the knowledge to solve real world challenges.  There are around 2,400 postgraduate students studying at our Edinburgh Campus. It is a friendly, welcoming place ...

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