MSc Energy and Environmental Engineering

Postgraduate, Full-Time

Build on your current credentials in the field of energy and environmental engineering, or take the first step into this vital industry.

  • Napier code:

    52731MM

  • Course type:

    Full-Time

  • Duration:

    3 trimesters

  • Award:

    MSc

  • Location:

    Merchiston campus

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Course introduction

Energy and the environment are increasingly taking their place as a major issue in today’s world.

The course emphasises renewable energy techniques and theories, while also addressing the scientific background associated with sustainable construction and renewable and alternative energies.


energy and environmental engineering

As well as advanced engineering principles and practices, you’ll learn to effectively manage projects and develop your research skills. You’ll be given practical experience in applying these principles to the investigation and development of renewable energy sources, such as solar and wind energy.

The course is accredited by both the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and the Energy Institute, UK. Combined with a suitable accredited undergraduate degree, the MSc degree would then satisfy the academic requirements of the UK Engineering Council for Chartered Engineer (CEng) status.

Subjects include

  • Sustainability energy technologies
  • Solar energy: technology
  • Modelling and analysis
  • Sustainable building design
  • Research skills and project Management
  • Control engineering
  • Distributed generation systems
  • MSc project

Study modules mentioned above are indicative only. Some changes may occur between now and the time that you study.

Full information on this is available in our disclaimer.

Career opportunities

  • energy production
  • engineering consultancies
  • research
  • building services
  • environmental engineering design


An Honours degree at 2:2 or above in one of the following engineering disciplines: electrical, electronic, mechanical, mechatronics, environmental energy, renewable/sustainable energy, engineering with management; or an alternative qualification and appropriate experience within the industry.

Civil Engineering as a degree subject will not be considered for this programme.

English language requirements

If your first language isn't English, you'll normally need to undertake an approved English language test and our minimum English language requirements will apply.

This may not apply if you have completed all your school qualifications in English, or your undergraduate degree was taught and examined in English (within two years of starting your postgraduate course). Check our country pages to find out if this applies to you.

Our entry requirements indicate the minimum qualifications with which we normally accept students. Competition for places varies from year to year and you aren't guaranteed a place if you meet the minimum qualifications.

International students

If your qualifications aren't listed above, visit our country pages to get entry requirements for your country.

Please note that non-EU international students are unable to enrol on our nursing courses.

Admissions policies

We are committed to being as accessible as possible to anyone who wants to achieve higher education.

Our admissions policies will help you understand our admissions procedures and how decisions are made.


Tuition fees
Students from 2016/17 2017/18
Home/EU £3,750 £3,750
Overseas £12,620 £12,620

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